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HRN Original Blog:
55,000 Furlongs to the Finish


Older Comments...

I am so happy this race is back to dirt and back to relevance. I was so excited and curious to see who would show up this year. It appears as though one "top contender" Carpe Diem will be showing up. Outside of him I am not too impressed with the probable field. Its easier to judge a field years later but I just feel like this race was always loaded with "top contenders" before it went to poly
no chance bayern beat sb by 4 and he wiped him out twice...they wont pick a race with sb after a long layoff
The 1994 Breeders Cup Classic winner died this week. He retired with a bank roll just a little over 3 mil, he is best known for his late closing kick and his narrow loss to Holy Bull in the '94 Travers. He was pensioned from stud duties in 2011. RIP
G3 winner Cassatt came out of the Santa Margarita with a displaced chip in one knee and a non-displaced chip in the other. She also has strained her hind suspensories. She will undergo chip removal surgery and 60 days of recuperation. Dr. Larry Bramlage will perform the surgery. According to Thoroughbreddailynews.com
  • DDAmasa via Disqus · That's too bad. I hope she makes a full recovery. · 5 hours ago
He's got 22 points. He doesn't necessarily have to win the Arkansas Derby. Anywhere from 1st to 4th and he's good.
La Tia, winner of the G1 Matriarch at Del Mar last fall and winner of 10 out of 24 starts, has been retired from racing. Nothing is wrong with La Tia, but her owners have set her up to become a broodmare and felt it was the perfect time to become a mom. La Tia will be bred to Candy Ride for a 2016 foal. Article on Brisnet.com
  • SSilence86 via Disqus · Farewell La Tia. Good luck in your next career. · 6 hours ago
"Perhaps Jacobson has another Salutos Amigos on his hands. Perhaps not. No matter how Room for Me turns out, racing fans will continue to marvel at Jacobson's "first after trainer switch" stats and speculate the reasons for the drastic improvement." -- Dan Illman
  • tmallios via Disqus · This is shaby journalism at its finest.Apparently Illman is insinuating that Jacobson is doing something that others are not. Then he hides behind the fans,as though they are the ones wondering what is going on. Yes Dan many believe that Jacobson is doing things to move up his horses. You and others with the DRF and other media outlets. Why not publically call out NYRA and other Racing outlets. To my knowledge in the past 3 years. I have not seen him get hit with a major infraction. So either NYRAis turning their heads,or he is completely innocent. Seems NYRA only targets who they want. · 6 hours ago
imperative won this race last year how the hell did he pull that off??
another easy win for the best horse in the world!!!
Super-chalk roomies Fury and Summer Hit are due to return from since-June layoffs in a 6f main track allowance at Golden Gate Fields, race 4, Sunday, 3/ 29/15.
Quick Casablanca worked 7f over firm turf today, March 26th, in 1:27:90 (h). It was the fastest of 5 works at that distance.
Moulin de Mougin worked 7f over firm turf today, March 26th, in 1:28:20 (h). It was the third fastest of 5 works at that distance.
Wild Dude worked 5f today, March 26th, in 1:12:80 (h). It was the third fastest of 18 works at that distance.
Home Run Kitten worked 5f today, March 26th, in 1:02:20 (h). It was the 37th fastest of 48 works at that distance.
Sea Queen worked 5f today, March 26th, in 1:03:00 (b). It was the seventh fastest of 14 works at that distance.
Mutin worked 5f over firm turf today, March 26th, in 1:05:00 (b). It was the fastest of 5 works at that distance.
Tea Time worked 4f today, March 26th, in 48:70 (b). It was the third fastest of 22 works at that distance.
Ready for Rye worked 4f today, March 26th, in 49:65 (b). It was the ninth fastest of 22 works at that distance.
Hopefully MPE can run his best race in the Florida Derby. It is tough to fire fist out. American Pharoah did it in a soft field in the Rebel Stakes. Good luck.
Charming Thought, the only Group 1 winner for Godolphin in Britain in 2014, has suffered a setback and will miss the 2,000 Guineas. His next possible targets could be the St James's Palace or Commonwealth Cup, both G1s at Royal Ascot

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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