• Lady Shipman sets a new track record in the OBS Sprint Stakes (Fillies). Posted 21 hours ago
  • Constitution covers 5F in 1:00 1/5 , fastest of 7 at Palm BeachPosted 1 day ago
  • Pure Tactics score down the hill in the Clocker's Corner. Posted 2 days ago
  • California Chrome breezes a mile in 1:41 2/5 at Los AlPosted 2 days ago
  • El Kabeir worked 5F at Belmont in 1:01.59 (2/19)Posted 2 days ago
  • Cassatt hangs on to win the Houston Ladies Classic.Posted 3 days ago
  • Alert Bay skims the rail to win the California Cup Turf Classic. Posted 3 days ago
  • Mischief Clem edges Pulmarack in the California Cup Derby. Posted 3 days ago
  • Birdatthewire rolls to a powerful victory in the Forward Gal. Posted 3 days ago
  • Singing Kitty proves best in the California Cup Oaks. Posted 3 days ago

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55,000 Furlongs to the Finish


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Mawthooq, the beaten favorite in the Mucho Macho Man Stakes at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 3, is returning to New York to run in the Grade 3, $250,000 Withers Stakes on Feb. 7, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said. According to DRF
I live in Las Vegas and the Wynn's opening futures for the Kentucky Derby on 1/4/2015 had BOLO at 175/1. I put another 100 dollars on BOLO Friday January 23 at 75/1. The other books in town Westgate, Caesars and William Hill are now lower than 75/1 and If he runs and wins the Robert B Lewis you'll be lucky to get 20/1 on him. I'm hoping he carries his turf form to the dirt and if he does we might have another California Chrome.
Honor Code Date: January 24, 2015 Track: PAYSON PARK TRAINING CENTER Distance: Five Furlongs Time: 1.01:60 Breezing Track Condition: Fast Surface: Dirt Rank: 1/3
YAY!!!! I'm so happy he won!! Go Firespike!!!!!!!!!
Northwest Farms owner Jerre Paxton dies at age 76, he owned stopshoppingdebbie and others.
Updated nominations for the Dubai Racing Carnival, including the Dubai World Cup itself, are listed in this link. The top 7 finishers in the Breeders' Cup Classic are all shown for the DWC, and Main Sequence is shown for the Dubai Sheema Classic. http://www.dubairacingclub.com/sites/default/files/2015_dwc_noms.pdf
  • Goblin · Interesting to see that Metaboss is nominated to the UAE Derby; Big Cazanova, Constitution, Lea, Liam's Map, Golden Ticket, and Hopportunity are all nominated to the Godolphin Mile. · 18 hours ago
  • Sullivan · Amino, your boy Footbridge is nominated · 12 hours ago
The Gomper is entered friday Jan.30 3rd race Alw/Oc $80,000 at 1 mile Santa Anita.5 horse field.
  • VEGASJIM1952 · Yes, there was a change of plans. Work outs are fine but needs to race now. · 13 hours ago
  • tmallios via Disqus · When i questioned this horses ability a few days back, i was branded as someone who knocks everyone. I must of been a mind reader,when i compared him to Top Billing. Bark is greater than the bite i said. Look at the similarities. Last year Shugs charge won at first asking in slow time. He ran an acceptable race in an Alw,yet could not win. So now rather than going in the Stake ,where progression of a Derby Contender should take him. They back down and run in Alw just like Shug did. So now if he wins and i stress IF. Then they have to rush back and over race him. More than how they run when handicapping. One must observe how confident the connections are in the horse and their intent. This move shows that they have absolutely no confidence at the present. They are more interested in a cheap win,then they are to Dare to be Good. Not a good sign. Now i will await how i am a hater. · 12 hours ago
Per Thoroughbreddailynews.com, Punctuate will be entered in Sunday's G2 San Vicente at Santa Anita.
TM, Mary Z and whoever else feels inclined to contribute here...It's no secret that I'm an Anglophile and so when a British-raced 2yo jumps on the Derby trail I can't help myself but to become a fan. Don't see this happen very often, after all. So, obviously this guy will be a definite favorite on Saturday in the Battaglia S. at Turfway (or whatever the heck it's called now) but what were your impressions of the colt's run in the BC Juvenile, given that he'd never ran on dirt or farther than 6.5 furlongs? Clearly Coolmore and Co is trying to test the Derby waters here but they've picked a fascinating horse and route to do it with.
  • tmallios via Disqus · A.O.R let me get the negative out of the way. Wesley Ward has shown to be a very good shorter distance trainer. He still has yet to develop a top distance runner. Last year he had 2 promosing colts including Pablo De Monte and the stablemate to Saamrat. As far as the horse goes,i never even payed attention to him before today. I looked at his replay in the BC. All things considering,he ran excellent. Forget the winner,he fluked and ran out of his skin. This guy was in the Photo with Carpe and Upstart(enough said)I thought he was ridden poorly ,without knowing the full story. He seemed to be to keen and was restrained severely and never stretched his legs. Maybe thy were trying to keep off the fast pace.Either way,he never visually looked comfortable.That is why i say he ran an excellent race. Also it was his first time on a dirt track. I went back and saw the replay of his previous race,when he won at 6F. You can see he is a different horse. In this race he relaxed and when asked took off. If they can get him to relax and settle into stride. He definately has the talent to be a player in this years Derby and beyond. Getting on the poly this weekend. Without knowing the competition,but assuming he is on his game. I cannot see him losing.Also an advantage he will have on Derby Day.History has shown that Turf meant horses negotiate the surface alot better than at other Tracks. But i like what i saw. · 12 hours ago
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Does anyone know who stopshoppingdebbie is going to be bred to this year
Northwest Farms owner Jerre Paxton dies at age 76
  • Goblin · I saw that as well. I'm wondering if his wife will continue the breeding and/or racing operation in his absence. · 15 hours ago
Watching Texas Red's Race in the 2014 Breeders Cup Juvenile, I get really excited, and I can't explain why. I'm a average discerning horseman, but something's telling me this one here, is a very special individual. Really excited on how's he's training, and the desormeaux duo are doing really well with him. Expect nothing but good things from this colt on the 2015 Triple Crown Trail.
The Gomper is also entered at Santa Anita Friday Jan 30 3rd race Alw/Opional Claiming 1 mile dirt in a 5 horse field.
DRF's Brad Free says on HRTV that Lady Eli is starting to train again and Chad Brown says that she will make her three year old debut in the G3 Appalachian Stakes at Keeneland on April 12th, according to DRF
  • jockey2be. · I don't know what I didn't see this before!!!!!!!!Thanks so much for posting!!!!I'm so excited now,Lady Eli is so fun to watch,her turn of foot is just incredible!!!!! · 16 hours ago
Firespike just won at Ocala by 2 1/4 !! Do these races have points involved ?
  • jockey2be. · I was so happy to see him win!And no,the race was not included on the road to the derby,so no points.I wouldn't be too suprised to see him in a road to the derby race soon though:) · 17 hours ago



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.