• Magic Mark upsets the Bertrando Stakes at 11-1 to kickoff the Los Alamitos meet.Posted 1 day ago
  • Salutos Amigos dominant in Monmouth Park's Mr. Prospector.Posted 5 days ago
  • Crucero upsets the San Juan Capistrano at odds of 23-1.Posted 5 days ago
  • 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

HRN Original Blog:
Maryland's Own GQ
Posted Saturday, June 06, 2015
Curalina prevailed in the Acorn, with a rally that was reminiscent of her dad, Curlin
Posted Saturday, June 06, 2015
Maryland's Own GQ tells us how American Pharoah will end the Triple Crown drought.
Posted Monday, June 01, 2015
The most talented 3-year-old of this crop, American Pharoah had help getting this far.
Posted Friday, May 15, 2015
In recent years, top Derby finishers have fared well in the Preakness. Maybe not this year.
Posted Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Nine years after Barbaro's injury, Gretchen and Roy Jackson have a promising 3-year-old Preakness starter.
Posted Friday, May 01, 2015
Corey Lanerie made a Borel-like move with Molly Morgan which paid off to win the Grade 1 La Troienne Stakes.
Posted Friday, May 01, 2015
Maryland's Own GQ provides his annual predicted order of finish for the entire Kentucky Derby field
Posted Thursday, March 05, 2015
It's supposed to be a "bettable" race, but is it this year?
Posted Sunday, March 01, 2015
Should final running times of Kentucky Derby preps help separate Contenders from Pretenders?
Posted Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Is it Un-American?! Here's a Derby List where GQ left off American Pharoah and a few other top contenders, and he explains why.
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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 for Maryland tracks (Laurel and Pimlico) at TheRacingBiz, see "The GQ Approach".

   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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