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  • Alert Bay best in the Zia Park Derby! Posted 17 hours ago
  • Cassatt takes them all the way in the Zia Park Oaks! Posted 17 hours ago
  • Shared Belief worked 4f in :50.40 (8/15) at Golden Gate on Nov 25. Posted 19 hours ago
  • Big Macher best in the Cary Grant! Posted 3 days ago
  • Calgary Cat blows by the field in the Kennedy Road! Posted 3 days ago
  •  California Chrome works 4f over Del Mar turf course in :52.00Posted 3 days ago
  • Belmont runner-up Commissioner returned to the work tab Nov 22 (3f in :38.12 at Palm Beach).Posted 3 days ago
  • Sunbean raises his career record to 12-for-19 lifetime with a Delta Mile victory! Posted 4 days ago
  • Ocho Ocho Ocho edges Mr. Z in the Delta Downs Jackpot! Posted 4 days ago
  • Take Charge Brandi scores again, this time in the Delta Downs Princess!Posted 4 days ago

HRN Original Blog:
55,000 Furlongs to the Finish
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.
Posted Sunday, August 31, 2014
Why the under recognized horseshoe could have a huge impact on the future of racing
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.
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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.