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  • Salutos Amigos dominant in Monmouth Park's Mr. Prospector.Posted 1 day ago
  • Crucero upsets the San Juan Capistrano at odds of 23-1.Posted 1 day ago
  • La Verdad skips through the Belmont slop to a victory in the Dancin Renee.Posted 1 day ago
  • Treve too much for Flintshire and the rest in today's Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud.Posted 1 day ago
  • Golden Lad surges late to score in the Prairie Meadows Cornhusker.Posted 2 days ago
  • Bent on Bourbon has his coming out party in the Iowa Derby.Posted 2 days ago
  • Departing slips through on the hedge to win the Firecracker.Posted 2 days ago
  • Sarah Sis just holds off Pangburn in the Iowa Oaks.Posted 2 days ago
  • Cosmic Evolution edges away to victory in the Debutante.Posted 2 days ago
  • Hard Aces by a whisker over Hoppertunity in the Gold Cup at Santa Anita.Posted 2 days ago

HRN Original Blog:
55,000 Furlongs to the Finish
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.
Posted Wednesday, October 29, 2014
What's in a name? What was the Breeders' Cup Marathon is now the Las Vegas, still run at the gut wrenching distance of 14 furlongs. Who will be this year's winner?
Posted Monday, October 20, 2014
The six-time champion, Ambitious Dragon is set to make his return to racing after an 18 month layoff, and his return spot could not have turned out any tougher.
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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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