• Melatonin powers home a strong winner of the Gold Cup at Santa Anita.Posted 11 hours ago
  • Lord Nelson lunges late to nip Subtle Indian in the Triple Bend.Posted 11 hours ago
  • By the Moon proves best in the Grade 3 Bed O' Roses at Belmont Park.Posted 14 hours ago
  • Mo Tom finds a trouble free trip, and rolls home an easy Ohio Derby winner.Posted 14 hours ago
  • Isabella Sings strolls to victory in Monmouth's Eatontown.Posted 14 hours ago
  • Sarah Sis makes all the running as the Chicago Handicap favorite.Posted 15 hours ago
  • Harzand holds off Idaho in the Irish Derby to become a dual Derby winnerPosted 19 hours ago
  • Far From Over wins his return today at Belmont after more than 16 months away.Posted 1 day ago
  • Champion Untapable has been retired from racing, according to owner, Ron Winchell.Posted 6 days ago
  • Cheekaboo wins a blanket finish in the Honeymoon at 23-1.Posted 6 days ago

HRN Original Blog:
55,000 Furlongs to the Finish


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Every Horse is Good, But Not As Crazy and Different as Lani I loved this Colt I mean he improved from 9-5-3 in each Triple crown race I can't wait to he comes back in 2017 for the classic but Take Care!!! To the Most Badass racehorse of this century
Any latest news on Solow? When and where will this superstar horse be making his return??
I love Songbird, I really do, she really is TOP CLASS, but I'm getting sick of seeing her trott around racetracks in 2nd gear, beating sub-standard opposition at odds of 1-9. It's time for her to step up now and challenge the other top class fillies such as Cathryn Sophia, Carina Mia and Go Maggie Go. Lets find out how good she REALLY is.
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  • Ruffianlover · Weren't you just saying on Carina Mia's page how songbird will easily beat them? You look foolish · 2 days ago
  • nu-fan via Disqus · Better yet, let's see how good Cathryn Sophia, Carina Mia, and Go Maggie Go are. Let's see how good they REALLY are. Sorry to hear about your health and that you become ill watching the best filly out there. Hope you feel better soon. · 16 hours ago
I think it's funny that AP's competition takes so much crap. Again they proved themselves this weekend. His former competitors took the G1 Triple Bend (Lord Nelson) and went 2/3 in the Gold Cup (Win the space/Hard Aces)
  • BeastBob via Disqus · I got Win the Space, but I tossed Melatonin as I thought he would bounce today by giving everyone else so much weight. Maybe Win the Space's connections will keep him on dirt from now on; his last 2 races had been good on dirt. · 8 hours ago
  • DDAmasa via Disqus · Because it's all so very selective. When they run mediocre to poorly, not a word is mentioned about being AP competition. Only when one has a good race is it suddenly remembered they ran against AP. · 8 hours ago
Getting pretty exciting and interesting now,isn't it folks..?? ;)
I still believe this Horse has a Hell of a future ahead of him (:
Duramente, injury after 2nd finish the Takarazuka Kinen... has not been run to Arc...
See post below
Nice race today for this nice pedigreed 4 yo. Win the Space was under my radar until today. Ridden by Gary Stevens, Win the Space came close to Melatonin for second place💙🏇
Connected the Ramsey Farm about his possibility Mystic Lake Derby. Will update when I get a response.
Wow. The Iowa Oaks and Derby got great entries. Will definitely be watching.
Is this guy the second coming of Lava Man? He came from nowhere and has now captured 2 of the 3 biggest Classics in Cali. I may be rooting for him in the Pacific Classic where he may be completely overlooked.
  • MaryZinke via Disqus · GL.. BUT, I don't even know who came in second. I am rooting for Beholder in the Pacific Classic and wherever she runs. Is Melatonin Lava Man like? The out of nowhere is similar. · 10 hours ago
  • BeastBob via Disqus · Both him and Win the Space had tremendous turn of foot in the final quarter mile. That's scary since they both were up there pressing the pace. · 9 hours ago
one of the worst rides I ever seen in 20 years. Stevens did every in the world for the horse to lose, he ran the horse like he was an apprentice
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  • MaryZinke via Disqus · did you miss the 13 Fleur De Lis? · 11 hours ago
  • MaryZinke via Disqus · So then he rides ??? whatever Winning something to place in the Gold Cup. · 11 hours ago
Lord Nelson is back. But I think the best horse was Subtle Indian. He started his career at my home track and gotten to meet his trainer. Great runs by the top three.
On a totally random note, I just wanted to say how much I hate the way you Americans pronounce the word "Warrior", it really bugs me!!! It's WARRIOR, not WAR-YERRRR! lol
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  • nu-fan via Disqus · Uh-huh. Stirring up some trouble are you, hoof_hearted666? So you got banned from commenting and came back under a new name? · 15 hours ago
  • bronzeprincess33 · I pronounce it correctly, but I can't speak for anyone else. · 11 hours ago
Hard Aces / Second Summer / Bal A Bali
  • sully · I like Hard Aces to repeat as well. Hard Aces/Melatonin/Second Summer/Hoppertunity · 12 hours ago
  • MaryZinke via Disqus · I also included Bal A Bali because he should not mind the distance. So, I went against the usuals with speed Lieutenant Colonel, then Hoppy for his post-Dubai return, then Bal A Bali. · 11 hours ago
Melatonin Second Summer Hoppertunity Hard Aces
Subtle Indian / Kobes Back
  • sully · Kobe's Back/Lord Nelson/Clever Royal/Subtle Indian · 12 hours ago
  • MaryZinke via Disqus · They gotta run down your top pick, but Kobe's Back, Lord Nelson, Coastline. · 12 hours ago
It seems that many horse racing fans are not giving Nyquist any chance of winning against California Chrome and Beholder, particularly in weight for age races such as the BC Classic later this year. What these fans don't know is that Nyquist's KD winning form is better than Beholder's (her entire racing career, including the Pacific Classic). And it is only slightly behind California Chrome's best form (the 2016 DWC, which Chrome was never able to reach until he's 5 years old. A healthy Nyquist carrying 4 pounds less will beat both California Chrome and Beholder in the 2016 BC Classic! Remember this prediction 4 months before the race!!
Good job Mo Tom! Good start to your summer campaign!

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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