• The Great War is off the Derby trail following poor finish in the BattagliaPosted 1 day ago
  •  Royal Son scores in the John Battaglia Memorial.Posted 1 day ago
  • Stellar Wind an impressive winner of the Santa Ysabel. Posted 1 day ago
  • Far Right shoots up the rail again to score in the Southwest Stakes. Posted 7 days ago
  • Khozan demolishes a Gulfstream Park allowance field to remain perfect in two starts. Posted 8 days ago
  • No beating North Slope as he returns to dirt a winner in the Evening Attire. Posted 8 days ago
  •  International Star scrapes the paint to win the Risen Star.Posted 8 days ago
  • I'm A Chatterbox speaks loud and clear in the Rachel Alexandra. Posted 8 days ago
  • Itsaknockout wins the Fountain of Youth on the DQ of Upstart. Posted 8 days ago
  •  Chocolate Ride sneaks away in the Fair Grounds Handicap.Posted 8 days ago

HRN Original Blog:
55,000 Furlongs to the Finish


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Competitive Edge worked 5f today (3/2/15) in 59:12. It was the fastest of 8 other works at that distance.
Sweet Whiskey worked 4f today (3/2/15) in 47:42. It was the fastest of 29 other works at that distance.
Stopchargingmaria worked 4f today (3/2/15) in 48:10. It was the seventh fastest of 29 other works at that distance.
Sandiva worked 4f today (3/2/15) in 50:90. It was the 26th fastest of 29 other works at that distance.
Daredevil worked 4f today (3/2/15) in 49:51. It was the 20th fastest of 29 other works at that distance.
Commissioner worked 4f today (3/2/15) in 47:96. It was the fourth fastest of 29 other works at that distance.
Prudhoe Bay worked 4f today (3/2/15) in 48 seconds flat. It was the fastest of 12 other works at that distance.
Valid worked 3f today (3/2/15) in 36 seconds flat. It was the fastest of 16 other works at that distance.
Cassatt worked 5f today (3/2/15) in 1:00:40. It was the second fastest of 24 other works t that distance
Tiznow Rj worked 4f today (3/2/15) in 52:20. It was the 18th fastest of 25 other works at that distance.
So ticked off! No derby for Cozmic One of Jess's Dream! Boo hoo!!!!
  • horseracingfan via Disqus · At least they're looking out for the horses. It is a shame we won't get that big showdown we were hoping for, but hey that's racing. · 46 minutes ago
National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame announced on Monday the 10 finalists for the 2015 class. They were chosen by 14 members of the Hall of Fame’s Nominating Committee. Here they are: Article on DRF to be posted later today. Jockey's: Victor Espinoza Corey Nakatani Chris Antley Criag Perret Trainers: King Leatherbury David Whiteley Horses: Black Tie Affair Lava Man Kona Gold Xtra Heat
  • Mike in SB · Interesting group. I would probably vote for Espinoza, Leatherbury, Lava Man and Kona Gold. · 4 hours ago
  • CauseForConcern · I'll probably be pulling for Chris Antley, since he's one of The Zip's favorites. · 1 hour ago
Now confirmed: Kaleem Shah tell's DRF's Brad Free Dortmund WILL run in the San Felipe next Saturday at Santa Anita. This race just got a whole lot tougher for the competition. According to DRF
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  • hannahWTC1 · Surprised that Dortmund is running, since Baffert has Lord Nelson pointed to the San Felipe as well. But now that Dortmund is running, the San Felipe is looking like the most competitive Derby prep yet! · 1 day ago
  • horseracingfan via Disqus · Whew! This one is definitely going to be a tough race. I hope Bolo breaks through.. what a horse this would be if he managed to defeat Dortmund. I suppose I'm in the clouds but Derby season is Dreaming season! · 2 hours ago
I think ultimately he'll turn out to be a 7F to a mile type horse.
Santa Anita 3/1/2015 Dirt 5F 1:00.60 Handily6/22
East Hall will skip the razorback and stay home for the Skip Away Mar 28th. He's doing very well, just relaxing, had an easy breeze the other day. The added distance should be right up his alley..
Flintshire will remain in training for 2015 and will targeted at an 'international campaign'
  • Northport · Flintshire returns to action tomorrow in a 9f conditions race in Chantilly, presumably a sharpener for the Sheema Classic. · 2 hours ago
Ocean Knight is a serious contender. His second start in the Sam F. Davis was impressive. He will be carrying the full 123lbs on the 7th of March versus 116lbs. El Kabeir has his work cut out for him with Ocean Knight going with him every step of the way. Far From Over is rumored to be missing this race. Classy Class will be there as well in the front and Tencendur, the bullet work producing late blooming son of Warrior's Reward should be closing again IF he can change leads. The Gotham is shaping up to be the best race of the year so far for 3yr olds.
  • buds · Id call it the 2nd best prep of the DAY afetr the San Filipe! LOL. They both look pretty good. · 15 hours ago
  • MarkKennedy · Well oceans knight was 1 sec faster in his last breeze then el kaiber · 3 hours ago
Going back out onto the track on Saturday
Does somebody know if her foal by Tapit has been named yet?



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.