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  • Nomorerichblondes, a daughter of Hard Spun, runs to victory in the UAE Oaks.Posted 1 day ago
  • Conquest Farenheit (7-5) rolls down the hill to score in the Baffle Stakes.Posted 4 days ago
  • One Liner (3-1) powers home a strong winner in the Southwest Stakes.Posted 4 days ago
  • Gun Runner (1-5) dismantles his competition in the $500,000 Razorback Handicap.Posted 4 days ago
  • Caledonian pulls the upset in the Jimmy Winkfield at odds of 10-1.Posted 4 days ago
  • The longest shot Zakaroff (45-1) rallies to upset the El Camino Real Derby (G3) at Golden Gate Fields.Posted 6 days ago
  • Stonestreet's Terra Promessa (1-2) blitzes the field in the Bayakoa (G3) at Oaklawn Park.Posted 6 days ago
  • Imperial Hint (5-2) takes the General George (G3) at Laurel. Posted 6 days ago
  • High Ridge Road (3-1) runs them down to take the Barbara Fritchie (G2) at Laurel.Posted 6 days ago
  • Curlin's Approval (4-5) dominates in the Royal Delta.Posted 6 days ago

HRN Original Blog:
55,000 Furlongs to the Finish

 

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She is being bet off the board already in the Oaks only futures pool. This is a big value scenario to go against her if there is a horse you like. She's already less than even money, which is hilarious 2 months out. This is what happened to Songbird last year, and I went with Cathryn Sophia, and played her back in exacta 2nd as a hedge.
Well it looks like nobody pays attention Good So I can make some money if my pick of the risen star comes through. Reason to pick arklow . Take a good look at his first race let's see how far he can go fast . Second race lets just stick with the plan Waite for speed to wear then go for the kill. Take a good look at him in the race if he runs the same on dry surface you guys will be shocked . I am 100% sure he be 3erd 80% 2nd 70% 1st Now for a horse to go first race no where to be found . Second race almost second to a real strong field.( if he wasn't bumped 3 times) He is on his way to Derby
Mastery vs McCraken?
Scratches pending- So Conflated, Arklow & Takeoff
The horses that ran behind American Pharoah Derby: Firing Line Dortmund Frosted Danzig Moon Preakness: Tale of Verve Divining Rod Dortmund Mr Z Belmont: Frosted Keen Ice Mubtaahij Breeders Cup Effinex Honor Code Keen Ice. Not a fan of the horses who ran behind him and Equibase gave him a best of only 119. Also he got some candy leads. What I did like was he won three of the races big.
Mubtaahij ran second in the Curlin Stakes at Meydan on Thursday. He spotted the winner, Eltijah, 15 pounds and was beaten about 3 lengths. The time for the 10f was 2:03 and change. I'm sure this was just a prep for the DWC but he'll have to improve quite a bit to challenge Arrogate.
Local Hero Arklow Mo Town Untrapped
Officially entered in the Rachel Alexandra, let's go!
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  • SSilence86 via Disqus · I cannot go this year. Something severe came up, forcing our plans to drastically change. I was looking forward to going too. · 1 day ago
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You know what it really aggravates me when people think a horse being better than AP is no big deal and Arrogate is better in just three races so wanted to show you just how much better AP and his historical peers are. AP I get the sense is seen as overrated by alot of people and not really as good as his peers. So I'm going to compare him to the consensus 4 other best horses of the past half century or so(Secretariat, Seattle Slew, Affirmed and Bid) AP ran twice at 2, once at 7 and once at 8.5 7 AP 1.21.48 at Del Mar 7 Bid 1.20.80 at Atlantic City 7 Affirmed 1.21.60 at Belmont(comparable track to Del Mar) 7 Seattle Slew 1.22.00 at Belmont 8.5 AP 1.41.95 at SA 8.5 Bid 1.41.60 at Laurel, 1.42.00 at Keystone and 1.43.20 at Meadowlands 8.5 Affirmed 1.44.20 I don't know about you but AP looks competitive at 2 to me. Now on to three. AP ran 9 twice, 10 three times and 12 once. We are throwing out his runs at 8.5 and 9.5 because they were on the slop. Also going to compare by peer race(what time of the year race is) Major Derby Prep 9 AP 1.48.52 Arkansas Derby 9 Spectacular Bid 1.48.40 Flamingo 1.48.80 Florida Derby 1.50.00 Blue Grass Stakes(yes this was a fast track) 9 Affirmed 1.48.00 Santa Anita Derby(and that's a faster track than Oaklawn) 1.48.20 in the Hollywood Derby another faster track than Oaklawn. 9 Seattle Slew 1.47.40 Flamingo Stakes1.49.80 Wood Memorial 9 Secretariat lost the Wood Memorial to Angle Light in about 1.50.60. Derby 10 AP 2.03.02 10 Bid 2.02.40 10 Affirmed 2.01.20 10 Seattle Slew 2.02.20 10 Secretariat 1.59.40 Belmont(Slew doesn't count because he won on slop not fair to him) 12 AP 2.26.65 12 Bid lost to Coastal with the winning time being 2.28.60(using HRN's numbers don't have the lengths so I'm not giving you Bid's time). 12 Affirmed 2.26.80 12 Secretariat 2.24.00(world record) Post TC 9 furlong race 9 AP Haskell 1.47.95(Monmouth isn't exactly a speedway) 9 Bid Marlboro Cup 1.46. 60(keep in mind this was a month later) 9 Affirmed Jim Dandy 1.47.80(stakes record) loss in the Marlboro to SS in 1.46.60 exact same time as Bid's win. 9 Secretariat Arlington Invitational 1.47.00, loss in the Whitney in 1.49.40, Marlboro Cup 1.45.40(world record) Post Derby 10 furlong race/championship race 10 Arrogate Travers 1.59.36 at Saratoga 10 Arrogate BCC 2.00.11 at Santa Anita 10 AP BCC 2.00.07 at Keeneland! 10 Bid Meadowlands 2.01.20 12 Bid JCGC lost to Affirmed in about 2.27.55. 10 Affirmed Travers 2.02.00 at Saratoga 12 Affirmed JCGC lost by almost 20 lentghs to a winning time of 2.27.20. 12 Seattle Slew lost the Swaps in 2.01.80. Is it just me or does AP stack up pretty darn good to the all time greats and at the very least deserve to be considered the definitive best since Bid? You guys see what I mean now about Arrogate's lack of a three year old year hurting him?
Royal Mo worked 6f, February 24th, in 1:15.40 (h) finishing 12/18.
Stellar Wind worked 5f, February 24th, in 1:01.80 (h) finishing 30/72.
Iliad worked 4f, February 24th, in 50.20 (h) finishing 41/58.
Danzing Candy worked 4f, February 24th, in 48.60 (h) finishing 11/58.
Harmonize worked 4f, February 24th, in 48.60 (b) finishing 2/14.
Carina Mia worked 3f, February 24th, in 38.40 (b) finishing 7/8.
Pretty City Dancer worked 4f, February 24th, in 48.00 (b) finishing 6/49.
Oscar Performance worked 4f, February 24th, in 47.40 (b) finishing 2/49.
Noholdinback Bear worked 4f, February 24th, in 49.40 (b) finishing 26/49.
Noble Bird worked 4f, February 24th, in 50:00 (b) finishing 34/49.
Amis Gizmo worked 4f, February 24th, in 48.50 (b) finishing 12/49.

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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