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  • Stopchargingmaria out-duels Untapable to win the G3 Shuvee.Posted 22 hours ago
  • American Pharoah wins the Haskell completely in hand!Posted 23 hours ago
  • Heart to Heart takes them wire to wire in the G3 Oceanport.Posted 1 day ago
  • Casual Smile closes from second last to win the G3 Matchmaker Stakes.Posted 1 day ago
  • Bradester snags the G2 Monmouth Cup in front-running fashion.Posted 1 day ago
  • Rachel's Valentina, daughter of champion Rachel Alexandra, wins her debut at the Spa!Posted 1 day ago
  • Beholder wins the G1 Clement L. Hirsch for fun!Posted 1 day ago
  • Texas Red returns to the winner's circle with a Jim Dandy victory over Frosted!Posted 1 day ago
  • Red Rifle squeezes through rivals to win the Bowling Green.Posted 1 day ago
  • Madefromlucky takes the G2 West Virginia Derby.Posted 1 day ago

HRN Original Blog:
55,000 Furlongs to the Finish
Posted Friday, July 17, 2015
Who is Europe's best miler? The Sussex Stakes at Goodwood should go a long way in deciding matters.
Posted Monday, July 06, 2015
2015 has already provided us with immortal history, but what else does this year have in store for racing fans?
Posted Sunday, April 26, 2015
This year’s Audemars Piguet QEII Cup once again boasted a very nice international field including reigning Hong Kong Horse of the Year Designs on Rome, Red Cadeaux, and Queen Elizabeth Stakes winner Criterion. However, it was not one of the main contenders that stole the show. Instead it was the always consistent, yet never spotlighted Blazing Speed (GB) who crossed the line first in the 2000m G1 contest.
Posted Sunday, April 19, 2015
There is no doubt that Bob Baffert is loaded heading to the Kentucky Derby, but which one is his best candidate?
Posted Friday, April 17, 2015
The Hong Kong superstar, Ambitious Dragon has been retired after six marvelous years of racing.
Posted Sunday, March 01, 2015
With a dominating win in the Hong Kong Gold Cup, Designs On Rome will head to the Dubai Sheema Classic to face Main Sequence.
Posted Sunday, January 25, 2015
Would a reform of the Eclipse Award structure change the way that horses are campaigned in North America?
Posted Sunday, January 25, 2015
Able Friend has announced himself as quite possibly the world’s top turf miler with another sparkling display at Sha Tin in the G1 Stewards’ Cup.
Posted Monday, January 19, 2015
The first of the four-year-old races in Hong Kong leading to the Derby, and it was Beauty Only running away with an impressive victory.
Posted Thursday, December 11, 2014
The Hong Kong International Races are again poised to host international fields worthy of the $83 million HKD ($10.5M USD) of prize money on the line this Sunday.
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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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