• The Pizza Man dominates the Hollywood Turf Cup.Posted 21 minutes ago
  • Heart to Heart runs away with the River City on the Churchill Downs turf.Posted 32 minutes ago
  • Green Gratto holds off a brigade to win the Fall Highweight at 24-1.Posted 2 hours ago
  • It's all Favorite Tale in the Fabulous Strike.Posted 21 hours ago
  • Lavender Chrissie romps past Calamity Kate in the Zia Park Oaks.Posted 1 day ago
  • Mobile Bay wins the Zia Park Derby, while International Star fades to fourth.Posted 1 day ago
  • It's all Lewys Vaporizer in the $200,000 Steel Valley Sprint at Mahoning Valley.Posted 3 days ago
  • Solid Wager rolls late in the Cary Grant; Big Macher last at 2-5.Posted 3 days ago
  • Dolphus (Lookin at Lucky), 1/2 brother to Rachel Alexandra, wins his career debut at Fair Grounds.Posted 4 days ago
  • Rusty Slipper proves best in the 11-furlong Red Carpet.Posted 4 days ago

HRN Original Blog:
55,000 Furlongs to the Finish


Older Comments...

Nicely done!
Pizza! Not a doubt! Mike Smith rode him brilliantly.
That looked catastrophic :(
That was bad
Wins yesterday's Swatara stakes!!!
Conformation: http://lovacres.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Merit-Man-10-20-15-DSC_3176-a-aas-a-300x236.jpg
Conformation: http://lovacres.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Governor-Charlie-DSC_3103-aa-as-21-300x232.jpg
Nice win in the River City!!
LA Verdad / Palace n/o however would love to see LV finish up a winner :)
BREAKING NEWS : Bob Baffert tells DRF'S Jay Privman that Dortmund's status for the Native Diver is still up in the air. Baffert says that Dortmund has been training well all week despite the quarter crack after his November 21st workout, but says the patch to heal the quarter crack was put on this morning. So Dortmund will be race time decision before Baffert decides to run him or not. According to DRF
Won the Furlough at Aqueduct.
Finally broke his maiden today at Gulfstream by 2 1/2!
Will be bred to Tapit for a 2017 foal
Breaking: Frivolous scratched from today's Falls City Handicap & Friday's Clark Handicap because of sore tendon; 5yo mare retired.
1 Clearly Now, 8 Speightsong, 6 Officer Griffin, 7 Nates Mineshaft
As I do every year pre-Turkey, I'd like to let HRN know how thankful I am for all of you; buckpasser, Mary Z, Tmalios, Sullivan, Travel Vic, Goblin and the rest. Now some thoughts: Thanksgiving to me is more about racing than football. I will celebrate this year as I do each by watching the Thanksgiving Handicap, (This year I am going with Ride on Curlin, my 2nd choice behind Chrome in the 140th KD) then, while the women gossip around the Black Friday ads to game plan their early shopping strategy, I will be looking at the pp's for the Clark and Cigar Mile with my Maker's 46( A bourbon to truly be thankful for.) out of my lucky 139th Kentucky Derby Julep glass it used to be the 08 glass until IHA. I was hoping Dortmund would run and I have been high on Keen Ice all year but without Dortmund's front running, I think the race will set up for Effinex. I may need a second bourbon or two to help me figure out the Cigar Mile. Private Zone always scares me, I know Tonalist is gifted but he looked a bit shakey last time out.
Effinex, Keen Ice, Mr.Z, Hoppertunity in no particular order.
2 for 2 lifetime - with a combined win total by 31 1/2 lengths!!!! Could be the female Smarty Jones! 🐎

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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