• Tragic news - Rock Fall fatally injured working at Keeneland, via Jennie Rees.Posted 6 hours ago
  • Champion Sprinter Work All Week has been retired due to a fracture.Posted 1 day ago
  • Harmonize comes widest of all to win the Jessamine Stakes.Posted 2 days ago
  • Got Lucky gets there on the wire in the Grade 1 Spinster at Keeneland.Posted 5 days ago
  • Airoforce kicks away in the Dixiana Bourbon Stakes for hot trainer Mark Casse.Posted 5 days ago
  • Ben's Duchess takes advantage of a speed duel to win the L.A. Woman.Posted 5 days ago
  • Inheritance, a $1.9 million 2yo in training purchase, broke her maiden by 13 today at Belmont.Posted 6 days ago
  • Golden Horn wins the Arc ... Treve runs well, but settles for fourth.Posted 6 days ago
  • Wild Dude earns a Breeders' Cup berth with a Santa Anita Sprint win.Posted 6 days ago
  • Grand Arch just holds off a flying The Pizza Man to win the Shadwell Turf Mile.Posted 6 days ago

HRN Original Blog:
A New York State of Racing


Older Comments...

BREAKING NEWS: In an interview with Bloodhorse's Claire Novak, Jerry Crawford, president of Donegal Racing and owner of Travers winner Keen Ice, says that after the recent breakdowns at Keeneland, the connections have elected to stay at Churchill to train up to the Breeders Cup Classic. Saying " Nobody has more respect for Keeneland than I do, but it's pretty hard not to be concerned right now. When asked about who will ride Keen Ice in the Classic, Crawford says that if unless he elects to stay with Honor Code, the rider will be Javier Castellano. However, if Castellano goes to ride Honor Code, then Irad Ortiz Jr could be the rider. Crawford says that he hasn't seen Keen Ice this fired up and more impressive looking in his career and he can't wait to run him in the Breeders Cup Classic.
WOOOOWWWWW!!!!! Union Jackson WITH AUTHORITY!!! HAHA!!!! What a win!!! AWESOME!!!!
Holy Moly! Union Jackson smoked them! Now there is a Curlin, Jr!
Songbird reminds me a lot of another Medaglia D; Oro filly, Rachel Alexandra...
More bad news talco died last Monday while recovering from a bone chip operation. As if we needed more talented horses dead.
Nice win for "Chili". He looked good going away, rather easily too.
Union Jackson. Blew the doors off the field. Who hoo. stakes company next. I thought he was the best looking yearling colt I'd ever seen. You know I'll be all over him next yr
  • Jbyrnes1 · That was awesome!!! · 1 hour ago
  • Mark Kennedy via Disqus · Bittersweet for stonestreet with the death of Rock Fall but they now have a future with union Jaclson as their next star · 1 hour ago
Union Jackson has been entered in a 6F maiden special weight Saturday at Keeneland, race 5, Ricardo Santana Jr will ride.
Where is this horse? I couldn't find him on Questroyal farm's website
Thousand to win on Honor Code.
To stand at Swifty Farms
To stand at Rockridge Stud for 2016.
uh....where is Songbird
I will not be holding any contest this year, because I know that I will not be able to keep up with one - But sense I am a curious soul, and I do think tracking the 2 year olds' is fun - Who area couple un-raced (At this point) Two year old colts/or filly's you are interested in watching progress? (5 or fewer) Some I have my eyes on: Demonslayer -( Tale of the Cat - Impressive Miss, by Matthews Keep)Tabaddol - ( Jazil - Shawahid) Girl Talk - (Medaglia d'Oro - One Caroline) She's a Warrior- ( Majestic Warrior - Blabby B.) Battery - ( Bernardini - Flawless Diamond)
Hope they fix the problem with the surface before the Breeder's Cup weekend. So many wonderful athletes have been lost there is passing days. So sad for Stonestreet and Barbra Banke, I know how much she cares for her horses. RIP Rock Fall
Go Long / Bully Pulpit / I'malreadythere n/o
Like Mexikoma / Lengendary / Mr Speaker / All Included n/o Although if the pace is fast, War Dancer could get a piece.
This just breaks my heart. I try not to immediately blame the track. These Speightstown foals are very fast but are very prone to injury. There are no easy answers, and certainly no scapegoats. The truly sad part is in the quest for faster all breeders have gotten is more fragile.

Connect With Matt (AndyScoggin)

Me On Facebook
Follow Me On Twitter
 Meet Matt Shifman 

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.


 Edison: the Travels of a Million Dollar Colt 

 A Kentucky Derby Field with Just 14 Horses

What is the Best Kentucky Derby Running Style?



Best of the Blogs

Top Stories