Author Archives: andyscoggin

About andyscoggin

Matt Shifman, the man behind AndyScoggin, is a featured blogger covering NYRA and Monmouth Park for HorseRacingNation.com. "Racing at the Jersey Shore" covers the racing scene at Monmouth Park and "A New York State of Racing" will discuss NYRA. Matt votes for the Top 10 Thoroughbreds in the NTRA Polls at www.NTRA/polls.

Recent AndyScoggin Links

I have a multi-generation collection of Kentucky Derby glasses. On HorseRacingNation.com we had an interesting discussion about those collectibles.  Collecting_Derby_Memories   I had a great day at Belmont Park where I got to see To Honor and Serve begin his … Continue reading

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AndyScoggin’s Derby Top 10 (v.10)

As of Sunday, April 15th, there are only 20 days until the First Saturday in May! The descriptions include each horse’s last start (with a YouTube link if available) and possible next start for each horse and a career summary … Continue reading

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AndyScoggin’s Derby Top 10 (v.9)

The descriptions include each horse’s last start (with a YouTube link if available) and possible next start for each horse and a career summary of starts with results, total earnings and graded stake earnings with the rank amongst Derby contenders.  … Continue reading

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Horses and Autism: April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day

My son Riley likes to go to the racetrack.  Going to Monmouth Park is part of our summer weekend routine that usually includes a visit to a water playground that is a short distance from the track.  Like most kids … Continue reading

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AndyScoggin’s Derby Top 10 (v.8)

The descriptions include each horse’s last start (with a YouTube link if available) and possible next start for each horse and a career summary of starts with results, total earnings and graded stake earnings with the rank amongst Derby contenders.  … Continue reading

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AndyScoggin Now Votes for the NTRA Polls

About a week ago my Horse Racing Nation Managing Editor, Brian Zipse, sent me an e-mail that said that I might become a voter in the NTRA Top Thoroughbred polls. Of course I had seen the polls quite often on … Continue reading

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AndyScoggin’s Derby Top 10 (v.7)

The descriptions include each horse’s last start (with a YouTube link if available) and possible next start for each horse and a career summary of starts with results, total earnings and graded stake earnings with the rank amongst Derby contenders.  … Continue reading

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AndyScoggin’s Derby Top 10 (v.6)

The descriptions include their last start (with a YouTube link if available) and possible next start for each horse and a career summary of starts with results, total earnings and graded stake earnings with the rank amongst Derby contenders.  You … Continue reading

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Native Dancer v. Spectacular Bid

From HorseRacingNation.com: This week, step back in Derby time with New York State of Racing’s Matt Shifman and Managing Editor Brian Zipse as they take on the top gray horses of all time – Native Dancer or Spectacular Bid? Please … Continue reading

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The Top 10 Gray Horses of All-time

Is Hansen or Creative Cause good enough to be considered one of the best gray thoroughbreds? If so, they would have to be better than some of the greatest horses of all time. The rest of this article appears at … Continue reading

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