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A New York State of Racing
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.
Posted Thursday, April 12, 2018
HRN's Matt Shifman runs down strategies to win Saturday's $2,000 Keeneland contest.
Posted Thursday, April 05, 2018
Before placing your bets, check out our analysis of Pool 4's interests.
Posted Wednesday, April 04, 2018
Enticed heads a field of Kentucky Derby trail runners in New York. Get our odds and analysis.
Posted Thursday, March 29, 2018
Eighteen horses entered on the World Cup card have run in the U.S. Which are contenders?
Posted Monday, March 26, 2018
We run down the field for Saturday's Derby prep on the Dubai World Cup undercard.
Posted Wednesday, March 21, 2018
We highlight Kentucky Derby contenders to know based in Florida and New York.
Posted Thursday, March 08, 2018
Check out this chart before you bet on Kentucky Derby hopefuls this weekend.
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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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