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A New York State of Racing
Posted Friday, November 17, 2017
The trainer's next stable stars could be Marconi and Montauk.
Posted Monday, November 13, 2017
History says the 2018 Kentucky Derby winner will debut this year.
Posted Saturday, November 11, 2017
Edgar Prado guided Spring Quality to his first graded stakes win in the Red Smith at Aqueduct.
Posted Monday, November 06, 2017
Matt Shifman shares his ballot for the last NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll.
Posted Saturday, November 04, 2017
But she had an excuse in her final career start.
Posted Friday, November 03, 2017
With another relentless stretch drive, Forever Unbridled won the BC Distaff.
Posted Wednesday, November 01, 2017
Matt Shifman on why every runner could win -- but also, why she won't.
Posted Saturday, October 28, 2017
Tom's Ready rallied to win a strong renewal of the Bold Ruler Handicap.
Posted Friday, October 27, 2017
Trainer Chad Brown is preparing for the difficulty of Lady Eli's final career race.
Posted Thursday, October 26, 2017
You’ll be surprised by the list of trainers who have yet to win a Breeders’ Cup race.
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 Meet Matt Shifman 

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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