• Distinctiv Passion is a sharp winner of the Midnight Lute Stakes Posted 4 hours ago
  • Divine Oath holds on for the win in the W.L. McknightPosted 4 hours ago
  • Speechify rolls late in the Mr. ProspectorPosted 5 hours ago
  •  Rise Up skips away in a sloppy WoodchopperPosted 5 hours ago
  • Irish Mission best in the La Prevoyante Posted 5 hours ago
  • Bayern ditches blinkers, breezes 4F in  :47.80 at Santa Anita (13/61)Posted 5 hours ago
  • Irish Jasper gets up for the win in the Gasparilla Posted 6 hours ago
  • California Chrome sports blinkers, covers 5F in 1:00.60 at Los Al (5/15)Posted 6 hours ago
  • Overcontrol announces himself with a strong debut performance at Gulfstream Posted 7 hours ago
  • Shared Belief refuses to lose in the Grade 1 Malibu! Posted 1 day ago
HRN Original Blog:
Maryland's Own GQ
Posted Wednesday, November 12, 2014
The Frank J. DeFrancis Dash highlights Fall Festival of racing at Laurel Park on Saturday
Posted Friday, October 31, 2014
Lady Eli burst through a hole on the rail to win the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf.
Posted Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Gary Quill gives us the facts, figures, and analysis for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf.
Posted Saturday, October 18, 2014
Eigthtofasttocatch capturing his 3rd Maryland Million Classic in the past 4 years topped a great day of racing at Laurel Park.
Posted Friday, October 17, 2014
Eighttofasttocatch, Roadhog, and Ben's Cat are all in with a chance to make Maryland Million history on Saturday at Laurel Park.
Posted Monday, October 13, 2014
What started as Jim McKay's dream, 29 years later, the Maryland Million is stronger than ever.
Posted Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Is it time for a North American based 2-year-old filly to emerge as the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf champion?
Posted Wednesday, July 16, 2014
The Spa is so special that on Google maps it states, "Saratoga Race Course, revered horse track dating to 1863."
Posted Monday, June 09, 2014
Lack of Triple Crown doesn't mean lack of crazy fun.
Posted Saturday, June 07, 2014
7 1/2 length victory by Baffert trainee a "powerhouse performance"
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                Meet Gary Quill

  I am the most passionate person on the planet when it comes to thoroughbred horse racing! One sunny summer day in 1964 at Timonium Race Track is where my Dad and mentor introduced me to “The Sport of Kings”. Since that day, I have had the pleasure to visit over 40 different tracks across North America. Though an IT professional by trade, I’ve had a part-time gig with the Maryland Jockey Club since 1988.

here are thousands of rail-birds who claim to be great handicappers. Well, I don’t claim to be the best… just the most passionate and one that won’t tout “chalk”. Like a savvy stock broker, I look for value and often find it. Unlike the talking heads on horse racing television networks and the dozens of websites featuring handicapper’s opinions, I’m ACCOUNTABLE. That is, good or bad, you’ll always know how my previously posted picks performed along with a running record of my BEST BET and LONGSHOT Play of the Day selections.

   In addition to focusing on the Maryland thoroughbred racing circuit, each year I follow the Derby Trail and post “GQ’s Derby Double Dozen” in early February. 

   My personal mission is to rejuvenate interest in thoroughbred horse racing. Being able to share my energy, thoughts and opinions on this sport via HRN will certainly help the cause.

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"I lost $2 at Santa Anita and I've spent $3 million trying to get it back." - Mickey Rooney