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  • Keen Ice shocks American Pharoah in the Travers.Posted 5 hours ago
  • Flintshire flaunts his class in the Grade 1 Sword Dancer.Posted 7 hours ago
  • Nothing but a walk in the park for Private Zone in the Grade 1 Forego.Posted 7 hours ago
  • Runhappy runs them off their feet in the Grade 1 King's Bishop.Posted 8 hours ago
  • Unbridled Forever storms to victory in the Grade 1 Ballerina.Posted 9 hours ago
  • Sheer Drama makes her claim as the East's best mare with a Personal Ensign win.Posted 9 hours ago
  • Lubash runs by King Kreesa to score in the West Point.Posted 1 day ago
  • Sudden Surprise much the best in the Funny Cide.Posted 1 day ago
  • Stormy Regatta a game winner of the Riskaverse.Posted 2 days ago
  • Da Big Hoss roles down the lane to score in the John's Call.Posted 3 days 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.

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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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