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  • Disco Partner (5-2) rolls last to first to win the Elusive Quality on the Belmont lawn.Posted 1 day ago
  • Battalion Runner and Malagacy will NOT run in the Kentucky Derby, per Todd Pletcher.Posted 1 day ago
  • Thunder Snow confirmed for the Kentucky Derby by Godolphin.Posted 1 day ago
  • Quiet Business (16-1) powers home to win the Bewitch at Keeneland.Posted 2 days ago
  • Celtic Chaos (7-1) gets up on the wire to win the Affirmed Success.Posted 2 days ago
  • Girvin, the Kentucky Derby points leader, has a quarter crack, via Byron King.Posted 3 days ago
  • Party Boat (7-2) takes the Memories of Silver on the Aqueduct turf.Posted 7 days ago
  • Dolphus (6-5), Rachel Alexandra's half-brother, wins AQU allowance; Shagaf lastPosted 7 days ago
  • Multiplier (4-1) kicks it in late to get past Hedge Fund in the Illinois Derby.Posted 8 days ago
  • Collected (3-5) rolls home much the best in the Californian.Posted 8 days ago
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HRN Original Blog:
The Paddock View
Posted Thursday, February 23, 2017
A closer look at some of the jockeys on this year's Kentucky Derby trail.
Posted Friday, February 17, 2017
Saturday is the Winter Racing Carnival at Laurel Park, but the weather and action will be anything but winter-like! With highs close to 70 here in Maryland, we can expect plenty of hotshots on the track as well. I look forward to enjoying a six pack myself, and I'm not just talking about the beer. Laurel has 6 (yes 6!) stakes on tap tomorrow including 2 graded stakes. In honor of the day, I will limit my wagering to $6 per race and hope to get the most bang for my buck.
Posted Friday, August 19, 2016
Saturday is Maryland Pride Day at Laurel Park with eleven awesome races loaded with Maryland-bred talent. From a bow-tie to shorts, I wear the Maryland flag proud. I may not be a native but I am darn proud to be a resident now! Maryland racing is alive and well with older stars as well as some speedy up-and-comers. Saturday’s card showcases the best that Maryland has to offer. Here are four horses that are set to make Maryland proud on Saturday.
Posted Friday, July 29, 2016
My summer of firsts continues this weekend as I make the long awaited maiden trip to Saratoga! To say I am excited would be like saying Songbird is mediocre. Saratoga connects the past, present and future of our sport. I simply cannot wait to see it, feel it and experience it. Tomorrow’s card offers 4 highly competitive stakes races. Before I enter a state of awe upon arrival in the morning, I figured it would be a good idea to make my selections beforehand. Here is a quick look at who I like in each event.
Posted Monday, June 06, 2016
Trends say we could be in for a big payout this weekend in the Belmont Stakes!
Posted Tuesday, May 17, 2016
It is Maryland's time to shine and the party is well under way! Amid the celebration, let's take a look at the Black-Eyed Susan card from a Marylander's point of view.
Posted Monday, May 09, 2016
Let’s take a few minutes to celebrate the jockeys of Kentucky Derby 142.
Posted Thursday, May 05, 2016
Putting together a winning ticket is like making the classic mint julep! Here are my ingredients, aka picks for Derby 142!
Posted Wednesday, May 04, 2016
My thoughts and picks for the 142nd Kentucky Oaks!
Posted Friday, April 22, 2016
The road to the Charles Town Classic is full of ups and downs, literally! My drive over to Charles Town, West Virginia takes me right through the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. I am constantly going up, down and around much like the runners in this year’s race. Let’s take a look at where some of the horses find themselves heading into the race tomorrow.
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Meet Jason Wood


With deep Kentucky roots, I was born with an endless love for horses and racing. My dad owned several horses, so my favorite memories are either at the track or in the barn. I always tell my friends that I could read a racing program before I knew the alphabet! The Illinois racing circuit was home for many years. The majestic weeping willows along the backstretch of Arlington soon gave way to the warm winter nights under the lights at Sam Houston. Now, I am proud to call the great horse state of Maryland my home!

My dad has passed on to the big track in the sky, but this sport allows me to carry a piece of him with me every time I walk around the track. I feel like I am a winner every time I get to be a part of racing, even if my pick doesn’t leave the starting gate!

Here in the Old Line State, horse racing is alive and well! The exciting changes remind me that horse racing is alive and well! I look forward to celebrating and growing the sport with all of you!



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