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  • Magic Mark upsets the Bertrando Stakes at 11-1 to kickoff the Los Alamitos meet.Posted 1 day ago
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  • La Verdad skips through the Belmont slop to a victory in the Dancin Renee.Posted 5 days ago
  • Treve too much for Flintshire and the rest in today's Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud.Posted 5 days ago
  • Golden Lad surges late to score in the Prairie Meadows Cornhusker.Posted 6 days ago
  • Bent on Bourbon has his coming out party in the Iowa Derby.Posted 6 days ago
  • Departing slips through on the hedge to win the Firecracker.Posted 6 days ago
  • Sarah Sis just holds off Pangburn in the Iowa Oaks.Posted 6 days ago
  • Cosmic Evolution edges away to victory in the Debutante.Posted 6 days ago

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55,000 Furlongs to the Finish

 

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I like Force The Pass & Canndal
6,4
Ami's Flatter, Conquest Boogaloo and Shaman Ghost are my top picks. But I'm going to put some money on longshot Breaking Lucky. Beaten fav in his last Alw start and Baker has taken the blinkers off. Might improve and show some early speed and might steal this is in the front.
Ruffian is one of my favorite horses ever. Her story is one for the ages, a tragedy but one horse to never be forgotten. She was a powerhouse. She is truly one of the greats. Had she lived, perhaps she would be a,not triple crown winners. But to me she stands in that same group of champions because her accomplishments and her story will never be forgotten.
Pink Poppy. P-I-N-K P-O-P-P-Y.
Shared Belief needs to practice his rating skills. Getting crossed over by other horses in a race like Breeders is no excuse for losing. It takes skill to get through the pack and if he can do that he can be more consistent. Otherwise he may never recover to his best and beat other horses with better rating skills.
I am really liking this guy more and more in Tommorrows Los Als' Derby. The track is playing very strong to inside speed. After getting my speed sheets,i see that Kentuckian is hardly as fast as adverised. Martin should be in perfect position on the front end.
Like Big Beast / Clearly Now / Bay of Plenty n/o
Very impressive 62k Allx1 win 7/3/15 away since 10/14 impressive physical specimen.Conditions await.Chad Brown.Saratoga?
Tonalist- and without blinkers
Jerry Bailey on the Belmont Stakes coverage mentioned that he is done for the year. Bob Ehalt made a similar statement in a recent column on ESPN. It seems like he may be taking the rest of the year off. Get well soon Shared Belief. We miss you.
  • David via Disqus · Unfortunately he may never recover, but he is a good horse. Unfortunately he missed some of the big races. · 10 hours ago
Tonalist disappointing in the Met Mile I thought sure he would win.
Shrinking Violet and Sharp Sensation
I like Strut The Course and longshot Winning Rhythm
Betting on Warriorscmoutoplay and I'm a Looker in this one.
Sticking with Distorted Beauty and Photo Call (if she runs here).
Going with Blofeld and Tommy Macho to beat Texas Red.
Going 6-4/2- all
One more month till we see the greatest horse of the twenty first century run!! Interesting to see how many(and which) quality horses decide to challenge AP. AP came out of the TC in better shape then most horses who run all three races and on a two month break I don't see anyone beating AP over 9f. The horse in this crop with the best chance to beat AP over 9 would be Dortmund but he'll probably be in Saratoga for the Jim Dandy.
  • unbridled_68 · I agree. He's in great shape and has trounced the competition so far. I think the competition in the three year old division will have to Dortmund or Firing Line, especially at this distance. Will also be intersting to see how Texas Red fits into the scheme of things.Think frosted may become a handful as he matures at 10f. Hoping for a sweep of the Haskell &Travers, then the JCGC & BCC against the best of our older boys. · 12 hours ago
To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting. ~e.e. cummings

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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