• Capla Temptress (5-1) rolls home in the Natalma, while making her North American debut.Posted 5 days ago
  • Untamed Domain (3-1) kicks it in late to win the Summer Stakes at Woodbine.Posted 5 days ago
  • World Approval (2-1) shows he is much the best in the Grade 1 Woodbine Mile.Posted 6 days ago
  • Patrona Margarita (23-1) draws clear in the Grade 2 Pocahontas.Posted 6 days ago
  • Uni (6-5) runs down La Coronel in the Grade 2 Sands Point.Posted 6 days ago
  • Johnny Bear (9-1) noses out Hawkbill in the Grade 1 Northern Dancer Turf.Posted 6 days ago
  • Chublicious (10-1) upsets the Grade 3 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash.Posted 6 days ago
  • The Tabulator (4-1) holds on in the Grade 3 Iroquois despite drifting out.Posted 6 days ago
  • Quidura (2-5) proves best in Grade 2 Canadian.Posted 6 days ago
  • Winx rolls late in the Colgate Optic White Stakes for her 20th straight victory!Posted 6 days ago

HRN Original Blog:
A New York State of Racing
Posted Friday, September 22, 2017
Take a look at the All-Stakes Pick 4 at Parx that ends with the Cotillion and the Pennsylvania Derby.
Posted Monday, September 18, 2017
A victory in the grade one Cotillion at Parx would virtually lock up the Three-Year-Old Filly Championship for Abel Tasman.
Posted Saturday, September 16, 2017
World Approval won his second straight grade one turf mile with a strong performance in the Woodbine Mile.
Posted Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Here is an early look at the 2017 Breeders’ Cup Distaff with facts and figures presented A-to-Z.
Posted Saturday, September 09, 2017
Miss Temple City showed her class and returned to the winner’s circle in the Kentucky Downs Ladies Turf.
Posted Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Here are some highlights from the 2017 Saratoga meeting, the best 40 days of thoroughbred racing in America.
Posted Saturday, September 02, 2017
Gun Runner continued his march to the Breeders’ Cup Classic with a ten-length victory in the Woodward at Saratoga.
Posted Friday, September 01, 2017
The two-year-olds stretch out to seven-furlongs in the Grade 1 Hopeful, the final stakes race of the 2017 Saratoga meeting.
Posted Thursday, August 31, 2017
With September upon us, which horses have a chance of being named Horse of the Year?
Posted Saturday, August 26, 2017
West Coast won the Travers in gate to wire fashion and in doing so moved to the top of the Three-Year-Old Male Division.
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Matt Shifman has been on the Horse Racing Nation staff since 2011 and currently serves as Assistant Editor. Matt covers Aqueduct, Belmont Park, Monmouth Park, and Saratoga in his two HRN blogs Racing at the Jersey Shore and New York State of Racing.


Matt’s articles and tweets frequently appear in the America’s Best Racing weekly Notebook. In 2012 he became a voter in the NTRA weekly polls for the Top Thoroughbred and Top Three-Year-Old.


The best way to get to know Matt is to check out some of his favorite articles from the past couple years.

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• Kentucky Derby 2016 Handicapping Tips from A to Z


• Edison: the Travels of a Million Dollar Colt 

• A Kentucky Derby Field with Just 14 Horses

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