• Startup Nation steamrolls his foes in the With Anticipation! Posted 1 day ago
  • Partisan Politics breaks her maiden in style in the P.G. Johnson! Posted 2 days ago
  • Free as a Bird finds room and gets there in the Smart and Fancy! Posted 4 days ago
  • Goldencents runs them off their feet with a track record  in the Pat O' Brien!Posted 5 days ago
  • Tom's Tribute mows them down in the Del Mar Mile! Posted 5 days ago
  • V.E. Day nips his barn mate Wicked Strong on the Travers wire! Posted 6 days ago
  • Artemis Agrotera romps in the Ballerina! Posted 6 days ago
  • Abaco gets up in the Ballston Spa!Posted 6 days ago
  • Saturday, August 23 Del Mar Pick 6 Carryover - $106,668Posted 7 days ago
  • Close Hatches runs away with the Personal Ensign! Posted 7 days ago

HRN Original Blog:
55,000 Furlongs to the Finish


Older Comments...

Southern Honey's an overlay if she gets her morning line or higher. I'm willing to forgive her last out, and like the cutback. Thirteen Arrows seems to be in good form, and Delaware shippers have been doing well of late. Could get the best trip from the rail if Rosie sits her behind the front runners. Southern Honey-Thirteen Arrows-Tea Time-Miss Behaviour
Best Horse in America since "Big Brown".
Clearly Now looks like a lock against this field with his training progression since that dominating win in the Belmont Sprint. Only question is will he like the Spa surface. I simply feel this isn't Palace's preferred distance, so that opens the race up to some value. Zee Bros has an upset chance. Clearly Now-Zee Bros-Falling Sky-Big Business
It's official, Shared Belief will be pointed to Awesome Again as final prep for BC Classic, per trainer Jerry Hollendorfer
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  • tmallios via Disqus · are you serious when you talk down the 3yo crop. That is the strength in the Racing game this year. Other than 3 or 4 older horses,the Older horse division is a joke. Why i think that WTC is and amazing bet to win the BCC this year. You say others hide in the 3yo division. Personally WTC is the only legit older horse when he is right,and i think he will be. The rest are Johnny come latelys · 9 hours ago
  • supercool666 · "Horse Of The Year" award beckons for this awesome animal. · 54 minutes ago
This horse is a "SUPERSTAR".
If the turf is rated good, I really like Five Iron as somewhat of an upsetter.
A Pick Six carryover of $61,395 was triggered Friday at Del Mar. The Pick Six on Saturday's card starts Race 6.
I just notice that on the HRN POWER RATINGS,that this horse is rated 10th. I could care less if voters have the right to vote for whoever they want. But HRN if you want a legitimate racing site,then rename your list header to "OUR PETS". By calling it a Power Ranking,you are showing a blatant disrespect to those that actually follow the game with a serious perspective.
Gooooooooo Debbie , I might have to go to that one. jlp
VERY GOOD race, man she has really been improving, she blew away a good field today. keep it up girl. jlp
The undefeated 4-year-old Stopshoppingdebbie will make her next start in either the Grade 1, $300,000 Zenyatta Stakes on Sept. 27, or the Grade 3, $100,000 L.A. Woman Stakes on Oct. 4. article on DRF
  • Goblin · Moving forward as 'promised'. Did the article say if Rocco will remain as her jockey? (I don't subscribe to the pay-to-read DRF stuff.) · 7 hours ago
all in with Cozze Up Lady
all in with Seduire
Although I am very excited he is returning to the track, his campaign is boring and unexciting. He's already won all these races! Try something new. He's already shown his dominance on the turf. Why not go to the dirt for a little change?
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  • Melann Johnston via Disqus · There is nothing boring and unexciting about Wise Dan!!! It's doesn't matter where they put him, I just love watching this guy run!!! He is alive and that's what matters!! Go Dan!! · 13 hours ago
  • 5timeHOTY via Disqus · So if a 10f turf horse won the Arlington Million every year would you complain that it was boring?. · 8 hours ago
surprised that they are going to the turf with this guy, i wish them well, will very nice to see him vs. Wise Dan, however, if i trained the horse, i would've considered running him in the Kelso at Belmont Park, I know it's a cross country trip, but its the only logical dirt prep for the BC Dirt Mile, its right up his wheelhouse and, if the field doesn't come up tough, he would very tough, and i think he like Belmont, almost won the Met Mile and finished a very good 2nd in the champagne as a 2 year old, anyway, hope all goes well at Keeneland
Sean McCarthy, trainer of Gold Cup at Santa Anita winner Majestic Harbor, sixth in Sunday’s Pacific Classic, said the horse came out of the race in excellent shape and is headed for the Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita with “possibly” one start, in the Awesome Again, the stepping stone to the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic.
Joel Rosario, leading rider at Del Mar from 2009-2011 before moving his tack to the East Coast, will be back for a one-day stand on Sunday. He is booked on four mounts, the main one being Flamboyant for Patrick Gallagher in the Del Mar Derby.
shug has a couple of live 2 year old first time starters at saratoga. 1 tomorrow and 1 sunday. both at 7 furlongs.
Oxbow, winner of the 2013 Preakness Stakes, will move to owner Brad Kelley’s Calumet Farm for 2015 breeding season.
Gulfstream Park's 20-cent Rainbow 6 will have a guaranteed pool Saturday of $100,000. The popular wager was last hit August 7 for $40,807.18.The Rainbow 6 is paid out when there is only one bettor holding a ticket with all the winners of the last six races.



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.