Race of the Week 2017

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A New York State of Racing
Posted Monday, January 22, 2018
HRN's Matt Shifman runs down the field -- and provides early odds for Saturday's race.
Posted Wednesday, January 17, 2018
HRN's Matt Shifman evaluates prospects for the Kentucky Derby.
Posted Thursday, January 11, 2018
Get a full-field rundown with odds as the Derby trail begins in Arkansas.
Posted Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Get a full-field rundown and early odds as the Derby trail begins in New York.
Posted Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Jose and Irad have often found their biggest competition to be one another this winter.
Posted Saturday, January 06, 2018
He looked like a Kentucky Derby prospect in Saturday's Mucho Macho Man Stakes.
Posted Wednesday, January 03, 2018
Matt Shifman breaks down a field of eight set to go Saturday at Gulfstream Park.
Posted Friday, December 29, 2017
Get a full-field look at Monday's race headlined by Firenze Fire at Aqueduct.
Posted Thursday, December 21, 2017
We've got picks and plays for a $1,000 survivor-style contest on Saturday.
Posted Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Gun Runner will mark Steve Asmussen's unprecedented fourth such Eclipse Award.
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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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