• Wild Dude earns a Breeders' Cup berth with a Santa Anita Sprint win.Posted 3 hours ago
  • Grand Arch just holds off a flying The Pizza Man to win the Shadwell Turf Mile.Posted 6 hours ago
  • He repeats -- It's all Tonalist in a sloppy Jockey Club Gold Cup.Posted 6 hours ago
  • Brody's Cause flies home to win the Grade 1 Breeders' Futurity.Posted 7 hours ago
  • Tepin runs away and hides in the Grade 1 First Lady -- BC Mile next.Posted 7 hours ago
  • Greenpointcrusader (6-1) wins the Champagne going away.Posted 7 hours ago
  • Fioretti with Sophie Doyle aboard upset Keeneland's TCA at 17-1.Posted 8 hours ago
  • Nickname splashes home an impressive winner of the Frizette.Posted 8 hours ago
  • Stephanie's Kitten powers to victory in the Grade 1 Flower Bowl.Posted 9 hours ago
  • Appealing Tale takes them all the way around in a sloppy Kelso.Posted 9 hours ago

HRN Original Blog:
Maryland's Own GQ
Posted Tuesday, July 28, 2015
GQ made his annual pilgrimage to "The Spa" and provides his take on opening weekend
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?
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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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