• Smart Transition wins the Curlin at Saratoga for trainer John Shirreffs.Posted 5 hours ago
  • There's no catching Moonlight Song in the John Morrissey over Saratoga's slop.Posted 1 day ago
  • La Verdad wins another, dominating today's Honorable Miss at Saratoga.Posted 2 days ago
  • Solow wins the Qatar Sussex Stakes over a stubborn Arod.Posted 2 days ago
  • Breaking Lucky edges Shaman Ghost in the Prince of Wales.Posted 3 days ago
  • Shore Runner turns it on late to win the Lucky Coin.Posted 4 days ago
  • I'm A Chatterbox DQ'd giving Curalina the win in the Grade 1 CCA Oaks.Posted 5 days ago
  • In defense of her Royal North win of last year, Ageless sets a new course record at Woodbine.Posted 5 days ago
  • Catch A Flight gets up in the final stride to win the San Diego.Posted 5 days ago
  • Hard Not to Like gets up in the final jump to win the Grade 1 Diana.Posted 6 days ago

HRN Original Blog:
55,000 Furlongs to the Finish


Older Comments...

Shared Belief is out for this year. I said in January that if AP wins the KD he'd win the TC. The best horse doesn't always win the KD. I saw AP gallop today and yesterday. Very few watching yesterday, 5000 today. I said CC would finish 5th in the Belmont last year. He tied for 4th. More hype than talent. Native Dancer was the greatest, losing one race and winning 21. Barely lost the Kentucky Derby and a mile ahead of 3rd. He was kicking and bucking early Saturday morning the day of the Derby and the trainer put the heavy exercise rider on him and said take him a slow mile. After a quarter mile he was going full out and continued two times around the track. Hand walking him would have been a Triple Crown winner and 22-0 for Native Dancer. AP is the best for some time, but the best can lose. Older horses in the Classic will tell the tale.
Congratulations on the HUGE day, Snoop... "tmallios and amino998 are one and the same" -- Inch High, Private Eye ... if only it was true TODAY :)
No A-P and the once "loaded" Jim Dandy will only have 4 horses.
p5: 1,6/1,2,3,5/4,9/7,10/1,2,9; $48
this Haskell is a disgrace , what that just found 750 k in a shoebox on Wednesday, right before the draw, 100% payoff money, And second I cant believe the weight are you kidding 122 lbs. I have never ever seen anything so manufactured in my life
If she wins the Alabama she will win the New York triple tiara for fillies
On July 31, V.E. Day worked 6f on good dirt at Saratoga in 1:14:04 (b) finishing 1/1.
On July 31, Tonalist worked 5f on fast dirt at Saratoga in 1:02:55 (b) finishing 2/2.
On July 31, Noble Bird worked 4f on good dirt at Saratoga in 48:88 (b) finishing 22/40.
On July 31, Delaunay worked 4f on fast dirt at Churchill Downs in 48:20 (b) finishing 5/46.
Nathan, keep a close eye on him at the Spa today and all weekend. Looks like he is loaded for some serious damage. Obvious horses today....Alma Maters of Indy Colts last 2 QBs'(and future Hall of Famers). Stanford and Tennessee. In the 5th he is there with 2 good ones. Second Timer Gangster ,just may be anything. Hopefully today is the day at big balloons. Finally to close out the day,Old Pal the Mountain Climber in the 9th.
Frosted, Texas Red and Frammento. If Texas Red runs anywhere near Frosted we're going to hear how great his second place finish was and how much progress he's made.
John Sadler tells DRF's Steve Andersen that G1 winner Stellar Wind will have a six-furlong turf workout at Del Mar on Sunday morning that will determine the next start for the Grade 1winner Stellar Wind. The options are the G1 Del Mar Oaks or possibly shipping east for her next start. Sadler says he will make a decision after the work. Article on DRF
1st - the best female in America , STOPCHARGINGMARIA ! ! 2nd - House Rules 3rd - Untapable 4th - Privet Hedge
Finally post positions! 1st - COMPETITIVE EDGE 2nd - Nonna ' s Boy 3rd - Upstart 4th - Keen Ice 5th - Dontbetwithbruno
Six days in the books, and John Velazquez already has three wins awarded to him, by DQ. With that kind of luck, he should be the runaway winner of the jockey title.
I never realized what a small thing an amino acid 998 is, until 3 years ago!!!
I'll be sticking with Bent On Bourbon and Tommy Macho (since he was scratched out of the Curlin Stakes).
A Pick Six Carryover of $53,419 was triggered Thursday at Del Mar. The Pick Six on Friday's card begins with Race 3.
1st - MARCH 2nd - Requite 3rd - Bluegrass Singer . I wish Blame Jim or Grand Bili were here. I think they both have chances to go to King's Bishop , etc along with March, Competitive Edge .

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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