• Curlin Road (9-1) gets up to win the Cougar II at Del Mar.Posted 22 hours ago
  • Paulassilverlining (8-5) wins the stretch battle in the Honorable Miss (G2).Posted 1 day ago
  • Cool Catomine (14-1) wins the Prince of Wales over Aurora Way and State of Honor.Posted 1 day ago
  • Miss Ella (5-2) wins the Caress Stakes at Saratoga for the second straight year.Posted 3 days ago
  • Madam Dancealot (21-1) rolls from last to win the San Clemente going away.Posted 3 days ago
  • Abel Tasman (4-5) edges Elate in the Coaching Club American Oaks.Posted 4 days ago
  • Accelerate (7-1) wins in a romp as Arrogate finishes way back in the San Diego Handicap. Posted 4 days ago
  • Hunt (3-1) waits and then blows by in the Grade 2 Eddie Read.Posted 5 days ago
  • Lady Eli (9-10), giving eight pounds, edges Quidura on the wire of the Grade 1 Diana.Posted 5 days ago
  • Firenze Fire (12-1) holds off Free Drop Billy in the Sanford Stakes.Posted 5 days ago

HRN Original Blog:
55,000 Furlongs to the Finish


Older Comments...

Can someone add this horses silks? I'm trying but they won't show up.
I like Timeline to win in a field which may not have a large amount of separation as far as talent goes. I like his post position with the only other speed being on his inside along with the fact that he just ran a big race over this track.
National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame seems to be the next start.
1st- Thirst For Victory 2nd- You're To Blame 3rd- Outplay
Another small field, WTF?? Where's the talent?? Wheres all the horses that ran in the Preakness and Derby?This is a great G1 race that should have more horse in it.
You know, people have been harping on how bad this years crop is ... however- I beg to differ. Not only are the horses that ran in this race continuing to run (which is an oddity in its own right, correct me if I am wrong but not one has retired yet.) But they are coming back and winning. No they may not be facing older better competition yet, so we don't know how well they will really fare, but I for one see some real promise. There is more than one BIG horse that has the potential to do well. They may not be world-beaters but this is the first collective group of colts I've enjoyed in quite a few years.
Carina Mia worked 4f, July 27th, in 49.55 (b) finishing 18/47.
It Tiz Well worked 5f, July 27th, in 1:00.20 (h) finishing 2/28.
American Anthem worked 4f, July 27th, in 47.60 (h) finishing 2/21.
Tom's Ready worked 4f, July 27th, in 50.80 (b) finishing 30/37.
Forever Unbridled worked 4f, July 27th, in 49.20 (b) finishing 8/37.
great work yesterday. Get him on a plane!
1st- Benbatl 2nd- Highland Reel 3rd- Frontiersman 4th- Hawkbill 5th- Idaho 6th- US Army Ranger
he will win the haskell
With him trying the dirt, this shakes up the three year old turf division a little.
I like these 4, Drefong, St.Joe Boy, Ransom the Moon, and Roy H, not sure in what order, thinking 1st-Drefong 2nd-Roy H 3rd-Ransom the Moon 4th-St Joe Boy, subject to change but I'll keep it this way for now.
I like the field size, solid 11 entrants.
Runs in his first race on Friday, at Saratoga. Another youngster I have been watching. This cross is quite interesting, and his last work was strong. Curious to see how he does.
Very nice! Curlin Road just noses Hard Aces. Tough not to take 9-1 w/ a Curlin last out winner w/ a top jock aboard. Thanks to the Del Mar capper for the 9-1!!

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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