• The Pizza Man dominates the Hollywood Turf Cup.Posted 14 hours ago
  • Heart to Heart runs away with the River City on the Churchill Downs turf.Posted 14 hours ago
  • Green Gratto holds off a brigade to win the Fall Highweight at 24-1.Posted 15 hours ago
  • It's all Favorite Tale in the Fabulous Strike.Posted 1 day ago
  • Lavender Chrissie romps past Calamity Kate in the Zia Park Oaks.Posted 1 day ago
  • Mobile Bay wins the Zia Park Derby, while International Star fades to fourth.Posted 1 day ago
  • It's all Lewys Vaporizer in the $200,000 Steel Valley Sprint at Mahoning Valley.Posted 3 days ago
  • Solid Wager rolls late in the Cary Grant; Big Macher last at 2-5.Posted 4 days ago
  • Dolphus (Lookin at Lucky), 1/2 brother to Rachel Alexandra, wins his career debut at Fair Grounds.Posted 4 days ago
  • Rusty Slipper proves best in the 11-furlong Red Carpet.Posted 5 days ago

HRN Original Blog:
A New York State of Racing
Posted Wednesday, November 25, 2015
The Cigar Mile and the Remsen are the featured races on the final NYRA Super Saturday card of the year.
Posted Sunday, November 22, 2015
International Star will try and return to his winning ways in the $200,000 Zia Park Derby on Thanksgiving Eve.
Posted Saturday, November 14, 2015
Mr. Maybe gave trainer Chad Brown another graded stakes win on the Aqueduct turf in the Red Smith (G3)
Posted Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Trainer Todd Pletcher took the top two places in the Discovery Handicap (G3) when Tommy Macho got the win and Madefromlucky finished second.
Posted Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Triple Crown and Grand Slam Champion American Pharoah is among 12 sports stars to be nominated for the 2015 Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year Award.
Posted Saturday, November 07, 2015
Turf trainer extraordinaire Chad Brown swept the top two places in the $200,000 Long Island Handicap (G2) at Aqueduct.
Posted Wednesday, November 04, 2015
Mohaymen, another highly regarded gray son of Tapit, won the $200,000 Nashua (G2) at Aqueduct on the opening day of the fall/winter meeting.
Posted Friday, October 30, 2015
Enjoy one last afternoon with Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah and trainer Bob Baffert.
Posted Thursday, October 29, 2015
The Horse Racing Nation staff share their picks for Breeders' Cup weekend.
Posted Monday, October 26, 2015
Here is a friendly reminder about the Triple Crown winner that is running in the Breeders’ Cup Classic.
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