Category Archives: Horse Racing Nation

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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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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AndyScoggin’s Derby Top 10 (v.5)

This past weekend’s major prep race was the (G3) Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct.  That was the first 2012 Derby prep race that I got to attend. What a treat to see Hansen make a huge statement that he is a … Continue reading

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Hansen Makes a Statement in the Gotham Stakes!

My post-Gotham Stakes article, that ran on HorseRacingNation.com/blogs/NYState, matches up with any that were written. Please enjoy. After finishing second to Algorithms in the Holy Bull (G3) at Gulfstream on Jan. 29th, many felt that Hansen needed to make a … Continue reading

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NYRA Coverage Begins

AndyScoggin’s coverage of NYRA begins the week of February 27th, at HorseRacingNation.com. http://www.horseracingnation.com/blogs/NYState

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Todd Pletcher on the Verge of 3,000 Wins

Todd Pletcher heads into Saturday’s racing needing only one more winner to reach the 3,000 victory mark.  Pletcher began his training career as an assistant to Hall of Famer D. Wayne Lukas.  Pletcher took out his training license and went … Continue reading

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