• Party Boat (7-2) takes the Memories of Silver on the Aqueduct turf.Posted 1 day ago
  • Dolphus (6-5), Rachel Alexandra's half-brother, wins AQU allowance; Shagaf lastPosted 2 days ago
  • Multiplier (4-1) kicks it in late to get past Hedge Fund in the Illinois Derby.Posted 2 days ago
  • Collected (3-5) rolls home much the best in the Californian.Posted 2 days ago
  • Imperative (5-1) surges past Matt King Coal for his second win in the Charles Town Classic.Posted 2 days ago
  • Itsinthepost (5-2) proves best in Keeneland's Elkhorn.Posted 2 days ago
  • Inordinate (5-2) surges to victory in the San Juan Capistrano.Posted 2 days ago
  • Twisted Tom (5-1) is a game winner of a sloppy Federico Tesio Stakes.Posted 2 days ago
  • Classic Rock (6-5) rolls in the Roar, the Preakness could be next.Posted 3 days ago
  • Unbridled Mo (2-5) holds on to win the Doubledogdare at Keeneland.Posted 3 days ago
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Posted Saturday, April 22, 2017
Loooch Racing got first and third when they sent a trio of runners to Charles Town Classic.
Posted Friday, April 21, 2017
It has been almost a year since Shagaf was last seen in Kentucky Derby 2016. Can he come back and become a player in the Older Dirt Male division?
Posted Monday, April 17, 2017
With all of the prep races complete, here is a look at the most likely contenders for the 2017 Kentucky Derby.
Posted Saturday, April 15, 2017
Dickinson’s upset victory in the Jenny Wiley capped a four victory day at Keeneland for Kiaran McLaughlin and Godolphin Racing.
Posted Tuesday, April 11, 2017
With the New York Road to the Kentucky Derby complete, here is a look at the contenders that are poised to compete on the First Saturday in May.
Posted Saturday, April 08, 2017
Irish War Cry wrapped up a spot in the Kentucky Derby when he swept to victory in the Wood Memorial.
Posted Wednesday, April 05, 2017
With a total of 170 Kentucky Derby qualifying points up for grabs in the Wood Memorial, eight horses will make their final try to Run for the Roses.
Posted Saturday, April 01, 2017
With a second win on the 2017 Kentucky Derby Trail, Girvin vaulted to the top of the points leaderboard.
Posted Monday, March 27, 2017
In the Dubai World Cup, Gun Runner reaffirmed his status as the second best dirt horse in the world.
Posted Saturday, March 25, 2017
Arrogate overcame a terrible start and rallied for last place to win the Dubai World Cup.
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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.

• Preakness Interview with Trainer Todd Pletcher

• 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

• What is the Best Kentucky Derby Running Style?



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