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A New York State of Racing
Posted Friday, July 20, 2018
Friday's feature focuses on Mind Your Biscuits and his stretch out in the Whitney.
Posted Thursday, July 19, 2018
Our first edition details Schuylerville contender Nonna Madeline.
Posted Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Plan for an early start if you're visiting Saratoga this year.
Posted Saturday, July 07, 2018
Catholic Boy, Diversify and more shine at Stars and Stripes Racing Festival.
Posted Sunday, June 10, 2018
Bob Baffert's alone at the top now of the Triple Crown wins list.
Posted Tuesday, June 05, 2018
HRN's Matt Shifman runs down the 11-horse field on the Belmont undercard.
Posted Thursday, May 31, 2018
HRN's Matt Shifman looks at $7.05 million worth of stakes on the June 9 card.
Posted Tuesday, May 15, 2018
How often do horses that didn't run in the Derby impact the Preakness?
Posted Wednesday, May 09, 2018
He's never lost a Preakness with the Derby winner. We look back at those before Justify.
Posted Wednesday, April 25, 2018
We run A to Z through tips to know for this year's Kentucky Derby wagering.
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Matt Shifman has been on the Horse Racing Nation staff since 2011 and currently serves as Assistant Editor. Matt covers Aqueduct, Belmont Park, Monmouth Park, and Saratoga in his two HRN blogs Racing at the Jersey Shore and New York State of Racing.


Matt’s articles and tweets frequently appear in the America’s Best Racing weekly Notebook. In 2012 he became a voter in the NTRA weekly polls for the Top Thoroughbred and Top Three-Year-Old.


The best way to get to know Matt is to check out some of his favorite articles from the past couple years.

• Preakness Interview with Trainer Todd Pletcher

• Kentucky Derby 2016 Handicapping Tips from A to Z


• Edison: the Travels of a Million Dollar Colt 

• A Kentucky Derby Field with Just 14 Horses

• What is the Best Kentucky Derby Running Style?



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