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  • Coal Front (4-5) refuses to let American Pastime by in the Grade 3 Gallant Bob.Posted 22 minutes ago
  • Page McKenney (6-1) digs down and holds on in the Pa Derby Champion Stakes.Posted 53 minutes ago
  • Off Limits (8-5) glides by her competition in the Grade 3 Noble Damsel.Posted 2 hours ago
  • Capla Temptress (5-1) rolls home in the Natalma, while making her North American debut.Posted 5 days ago
  • Untamed Domain (3-1) kicks it in late to win the Summer Stakes at Woodbine.Posted 6 days ago
  • World Approval (2-1) shows he is much the best in the Grade 1 Woodbine Mile.Posted 6 days ago
  • Patrona Margarita (23-1) draws clear in the Grade 2 Pocahontas.Posted 6 days ago
  • Uni (6-5) runs down La Coronel in the Grade 2 Sands Point.Posted 6 days ago
  • Johnny Bear (9-1) noses out Hawkbill in the Grade 1 Northern Dancer Turf.Posted 6 days ago
  • Chublicious (10-1) upsets the Grade 3 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash.Posted 6 days ago

HRN Original Blog:
55,000 Furlongs to the Finish
Posted Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Sunday Silence didn’t know that just about everyone in the game was betting against him. He didn’t care.
Posted Monday, November 21, 2016
Stopping over in Hong Kong on a Wednesday night provides a racing experience like nothing else in the world.
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
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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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