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  • Holy Lute (10-1) pulls off the surprise in the second division of the Eddie D.Posted 3 hours ago
  • Ambitious Brew (5-1) rolls to victory in the first division of the Eddie D.Posted 4 hours ago
  • Texas Chrome (2-1) bravely squeezed through on the rail for an Oklahoma Derby win.Posted 5 days ago
  • Unbridled Mo (4-1) rides the rail to victory in the Remington Park Oaks.Posted 5 days ago
  • Accelerate (1-1) rallies to win the Los Alamitos Derby (G2).Posted 6 days ago
  • Connect (10-1) upsets the Pennsylvania Derby.Posted 6 days ago
  • Songbird (1-5) gets win number 11 in the Cotillion (G1) at Parx Racing.Posted 6 days ago
  • Noholdingback Bear (3-1) wins the Gallant Bob (G3) at Parx Racing.Posted 6 days ago
  • 2015 Turf Champion Big Blue Kitten has been retired from racing, via the Chad Brown barn.Posted 9 days ago
  • No catching Sarah Sis (10-1) in the Presque Isle Downs Masters.Posted 11 days ago

HRN Original Blog:
55,000 Furlongs to the Finish
Posted Tuesday, March 29, 2016
A recap of the remarkable career of Cirrus Des Aigles.
Posted Sunday, February 28, 2016
Deja Vu for the former Hong Kong Horse of the Year, as he rallies to win the Hong Kong Gold Cup for the second consecutive year.
Posted Saturday, December 19, 2015
From Belmont to Hong Kong, a stunning photo recap of all Matt Scott's race track visits in 2015
Posted Sunday, November 22, 2015
As a prep for the International Races, the Jockey Club Day at Sha Tin Racecourse provides one last tune up for the top runners in Hong Kong.
Posted Sunday, November 01, 2015
Also departing the racing stage with a brilliant effort in the Breeders’ Cup is Liam’s Map.
Posted Friday, October 30, 2015
On a dramatic day of racing, the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Distaff lived up to the highly anticipated hype as Stopchargingmaria won the marquee event of Friday’s races.
Posted Tuesday, October 27, 2015
A look into the workouts of the Breeders' Cup Distaff field as well as some handicapping analysis of a possible race scenario.
Posted Friday, October 16, 2015
Practically an unknown entity at the start of 2015, Sheer Drama has earned the right to be considered a favorite for the Breeders' Cup Distaff
Posted Wednesday, October 07, 2015
A talented field that looks to assemble at Keeneland for the 2015 Breeders' Cup Distaff.
Posted Sunday, October 04, 2015
After a thrilling stretch drive it was Got Lucky who made the most of the opportunity with a narrow victory over Untapable and Yahilwa in Keeneland's Grade 1 Spinster.
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Meet Matt Scott 

My horseracing journey began when I was 16 years old and my mom took me to Hollywood Park. Although I did not fully appreciate it at the time, the experience stuck with me forever. 10 years later, during one of my many international business trips to Hong Kong, I visited Sha Tin racetrack to watch the races. This is where my true passion began. 

 

Holding a masters degree in mechanical engineering, the puzzle of handicapping intrigued me. I have made a career of making decisions based on trends, patterns, and formulas, which is why I think I was initially drawn to the sport. However, I have truly learned to appreciate the horses and how magnificent they are as athletes. 

 

I currently live in San Jose, CA, and when not following racing, I like to spend time with my wife, mountain bike, and design high-speed bicycles that I build and race For reference, 55,000 furlongs is the distance from Hong Kong to my home in San Jose. Also, I have 1-year-old dachshund (aka wiener dog) that I am training to race in the annual Wiener Nationals held at Golden Gate Fields.   

 

The purpose of this blog is to help give people the viewpoint of a fan that is newer to the sport and eager to learn. I like to respectfully speak my mind, and often the ideas come out of left field, which could give a fresh perspective on a sport rich with tradition and history. hope to represent the many future fans that I wish to follow my footsteps into the Sport of Kings. 

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