Thoroughbred racing has been a big part of Matt Shifman’s life for as long as he can remember. Since childhood, Matt has been a devoted fan of racing and handicapping and he eventually became an owner of a few horses that raced at Philadelphia Park. Since 2011, he has been on the staff of Horse Racing Nation, most recently serving as the Assistant Editor. There Matt joined forces with Brian Zipse to co-host the popular weekly video show, HorseCenter, which is now produced by Brett Workman.

Matt lives in New Jersey with his wife Cora and his son Riley. You can find him at Saratoga, Belmont Park, Monmouth Park, or any of the 31 thoroughbred racetracks around the world that he has visited.

Matt recently retired from teaching after 40 years to concentrate on his new position as Managing Editor of