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Posted Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Please enjoy Jasen Mangrum's Kentucky Derby Top 10 in Photos, and stay tuned as more HRN bloggers reveal their Top 10 Derby horses in photos...
Posted Sunday, January 26, 2014
Jose Arias of Bell Gardens, CA goes wire to wire and captures the NHC.
Posted Saturday, January 25, 2014
Jose Arias still holds a sizable advantage as he attempts to go wire to wire in the NHC.
Posted Friday, January 24, 2014
Longshots ruled day 1 of the NHC as handicappers match wits and try to take home the $750,000 top prize.
Posted Thursday, January 23, 2014
North America's top handicappers vie for bragging rights (and $750,000), starting Friday in Las Vegas.
Posted Friday, November 22, 2013
Rather than focusing on who's going to win, focus on horses that can round out trifectas to boost payoffs.
Posted Saturday, November 02, 2013
Though different tactics were used, Mizdirection was equally impressive when capturing the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint for the second consecutive year.
Posted Wednesday, October 30, 2013
The toughest field assembled in the short history of the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint looks to knock Mizdirection off her throne as "Queen of the Hill."
Posted Monday, October 21, 2013
With the Breeders’ Cup in sight, here’s what the top contenders for the Turf Sprint have been up to the last week before their venture “down the hill.”
Posted Thursday, October 10, 2013
The G1 Nearctic Stakes at Woodbine is the final "Win and You're In" qualifying race leading to next month's Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita.
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Meet Jasen Mangrum

My interest in the Sport of Kings goes back over 25 years with my father taking me with his friends to the old Ak-Sar-Ben Race Course in Omaha, NE.  From those early experiences I was able to read the Daily Racing Form before the age of 10.  Once The Woodlands opened in Kansas City in 1988, I became totally hooked on the sport studying racing charts after homework and tennis practice.  In recent years, with the explosion of handicapping tournaments, my love for handicapping the races has risen to a new level.  Primarily focused on New York, Chicago and Louisiana racing, I have now been forced to study races far and wide in attempt to find “cap horses” in the tournaments I play.  I have also dabbled in horse ownership within syndicates and on my own.

 

My fondest memories in racing include Silver Charm’s 1997 Kentucky Derby victory.  Both my father and I selected him, which made for a memorable day.  The best race I’ve seen was Tiznow’s first Breeders Cup Classic win in 2000 when he outdueled Giant’s Causeway down the length of the Churchill Downs stretch.   My biggest windfall as a gambler was a pool-scooping pick-4 win, paying over $6,600 at The Woodlands in 2005.

 

The point of this blog is to get everyone out there a few winners, but also to go in depth at how I come to the conclusions that I do.  From week to week, I’ll explain angles I think are important to locate winners.  I encourage others to post picks they like too, but please explain how you come to your conclusions.  That way everyone can learn a little more about this great game, and add another weapon to their handicapping arsenal.-Best of luck, Jasen Mangrum