• Miss Sunset (3-1) grinds out the win over Chalon in the Grade 2 Raven Run Stakes.Posted 2 days ago
  • Bonus Points (3-1) swings wide and draws clear to win the Maryland Million Classic.Posted 2 days ago
  • La Coronel (5-1) leads them all the way in the Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup.Posted 9 days ago
  • Rubilinda (6-5) finds the wire just in time to take the Pebbles Stakes.Posted 9 days ago
  • Engage (1-2) rolls home from last to win the Grade 3 Futurity Stakes.Posted 9 days ago
  • Bolt d'Oro is the 12-1 favorite in the current Las Vegas line for Kentucky Derby 2018.Posted 12 days ago
  • Romantic Vision (6-1) takes the sloppy Spinster (G1) at Keeneland.Posted 15 days ago
  • Unique Bella (1-5) returns with a clear victory in the L. A. Woman (G3) at Santa Anita.Posted 15 days ago
  • Flameaway (5-1) wins a three-horse photo finish in the Dixiana Bourbon (G3) at a wet Keeneland.Posted 15 days ago
  • War Flag (9-1) wins the stretch battle in Belmont's Flower Bowl (G1).Posted 15 days ago
Breeders' Cup 2017

HRN Original Blog:
A New York State of Racing
Posted Wednesday, October 18, 2017
There are many reasons why Stellar Wind is the obvious favorite, but will she win it?
Posted Sunday, October 15, 2017
At 42-1, Bullards Alley crushed a Grade 1 field Sunday at Woodbine.
Posted Friday, October 13, 2017
Take the chance to turn a few dollars into hundreds playing Saturday's Survivor contests.
Posted Thursday, October 12, 2017
Matt Shifman looks at how the mare's 21 straight wins stack up to the best in recent memory.
Posted Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Matt Shifman sees value in playing Oscar Nominated in Sunday's $800,000 race at Woodbine.
Posted Saturday, October 07, 2017
Firenze Fire earned Kentucky Derby points and a spot in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile with his win in the Champagne at Belmont Park.
Posted Thursday, October 05, 2017
The October 7 edition of the Cross-Country Pick 4 teams up Belmont Park and Keeneland for an All-Grade One sequence.
Posted Wednesday, October 04, 2017
The Jockey Club Gold Cup has attracted a unique field of seven that will compete for a ‘Win and You’re In’ spot in the Breeders’ Cup Classic.
Posted Tuesday, October 03, 2017
With her rousing victory in the Beldame, Elate gives Bill Mott a chance to win the Breeders’ Cup Distaff for the sixth time.
Posted Friday, September 29, 2017
The September 30, Super Saturday All-Stakes Pick 4 at Belmont Park includes the three grade one races, two of which are Breeders’ Cup ‘Win and You’re In’ qualifiers.
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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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