• Uncle Lino digs in to win the inaugural California Chrome Stakes.Posted 5 hours ago
  • A Lot holds off favored Green Mask by a whisker to win the Elusive Quality.Posted 8 hours ago
  • Galileo Gold, under Frankie Dettori, rolls in the 2000 Guineas.Posted 14 hours ago
  • Olorda takes them all the way in the Bewitch Stakes on closing day at Keeneland.Posted 1 day ago
  • Nyquist will get in his final Kentucky Derby workout Friday afternoon at Keeneland.Posted 4 days ago
  • Time and Motion wins the Memories of Silver for Jimmy Toner.Posted 6 days ago
  • Finest City sets new track record in Great Lady M.Posted 7 days ago
  • Stanford finds his way back to the winner's circle in the Charles Town Classic.Posted 7 days ago
  • Rose Brier sets new course record in the Henry S. Clark.Posted 7 days ago
  • Da Big Hoss lives up to his name with the Dixiana Elkhorn win.Posted 7 days ago

HRN Original Blog:
A New York State of Racing
Posted Saturday, April 30, 2016
Matt Shifman gives you Kentucky Derby handicapping tips in A to Z style.
Posted Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Trainer Steve Asmussen holds a strong hand in his quest to win this year’s Kentucky Derby.
Posted Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Whether he wins or loses, Nyquist is sure to be a major factor in the 2016 Kentucky Derby.
Posted Saturday, April 16, 2016
The turf racing machine named Tepin continued her domination, this time in Keeneland’s Grade 1 Jenny Wiley with a five length victory in stakes record time of 1:40.53.
Posted Wednesday, April 13, 2016
With New York's stops on the Road to the Kentucky Derby complete, six horses definitely have earned spots in the Run for the Roses.
Posted Saturday, April 09, 2016
With a victory in the $1,000,000 Wood Memorial (G1), Outwork got vindication for his sire Uncle Mo, exactly five years after he failed to win this race.
Posted Wednesday, April 06, 2016
Shagaf is the morning line favorite in the Wood Memorial, where the rest of field will take their last shot to qualify for the Kentucky Derby.
Posted Saturday, April 02, 2016
Nyquist won the Florida Derby in style, while defeating Mohaymen in the battle of unbeaten three-year-olds.
Posted Wednesday, March 30, 2016
The Kentucky Derby field of 20 presents unique challenges to the American bettor.
Posted Saturday, March 26, 2016
Gun Runner easily won the Louisiana Derby (G2) in a race that was very similar to the Risen Star.
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