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HRN Original Blog:
55,000 Furlongs to the Finish
Posted Sunday, April 27, 2014
Designs on Rome wins the APQEII Cup over reigning champion Military Attack.
Posted Saturday, April 12, 2014
An overview of Hong Kong horse races as it compares to that in the USA
Posted Friday, January 31, 2014
I had the chance to discuss the recent decision by the Reeves Thoroughbred Racing Team to enter the breeding industry with their own retired runners.
Posted Thursday, January 16, 2014
It's fun to imagine the possibilities of what you would do given the opportunity to breed your ideal race horse.
Posted Saturday, January 11, 2014
The first two Kentucky Derby and Oaks points races at Santa Anita have sent 4 horses to post in both respective races this year. Why?
Posted Thursday, December 19, 2013
Matt Scott's favorite memories of Hollywood Park tie in several generations.
Posted Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Little Mike and King Kreesa are in search of Far East riches in the Hong Kong Cup and Hong Kong Mile respectively.
Posted Saturday, November 09, 2013
Could the resurgence of the Handicap Triple save racing?
Posted Friday, November 01, 2013
London Bridge is the 2013 Breeders’ Cup Marathon Champion.
Posted Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Matt Scott surveys the field for the 2013 Breeders' Cup Marathon...
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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.