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  • Kobe's Back goes from last to first down the stretch to win the Palos Verdes.Posted 1 day ago
  • Storied Lady (4-1) up the rail to nip Saythreehailmary's in the Biogio's Rose.Posted 1 day ago
  • Hoppertunity nips Imperative by a San Antonio head-bob.Posted 1 day ago
  • In her seasonal debut, Songbird is a dominant winner of the Las Virgenes at Santa Anita.Posted 2 days ago
  • Lukes Alley kicks it in late to win the Grade 1 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap.Posted 2 days ago
  • Mor Spirit cruises late to win the Robert B. Lewis at Santa Anita.Posted 2 days ago
  • Aussie-bred Power Alert gets there first in the GP Turf Sprint.Posted 2 days ago
  • Tommy Macho runs away with the Fred Hooper at Gulfsrtream Park.Posted 2 days ago
  • No catching Tammy the Torpedo in the turfy Suwannee River.Posted 2 days ago
  • Lady Shipman (1-5) is an easy winner in the Lady's Turf Sprint at Gulfstream.Posted 2 days ago

HRN Original Blog:
55,000 Furlongs to the Finish
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
Posted Wednesday, October 07, 2015
A talented field that looks to assemble at Keeneland for the 2015 Breeders' Cup Distaff.
Posted Sunday, October 04, 2015
After a thrilling stretch drive it was Got Lucky who made the most of the opportunity with a narrow victory over Untapable and Yahilwa in Keeneland's Grade 1 Spinster.
Posted Monday, August 03, 2015
Couldn't make it out to the Haskell? Enjoy the story of the day through the photos of Matt Scott.
Posted Friday, July 17, 2015
Who is Europe's best miler? The Sussex Stakes at Goodwood should go a long way in deciding matters.
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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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