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  • Kobe's Back goes from last to first down the stretch to win the Palos Verdes.Posted 1 day ago
  • Storied Lady (4-1) up the rail to nip Saythreehailmary's in the Biogio's Rose.Posted 2 days ago
  • Hoppertunity nips Imperative by a San Antonio head-bob.Posted 2 days ago
  • In her seasonal debut, Songbird is a dominant winner of the Las Virgenes at Santa Anita.Posted 2 days ago
  • Lukes Alley kicks it in late to win the Grade 1 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap.Posted 2 days ago
  • Mor Spirit cruises late to win the Robert B. Lewis at Santa Anita.Posted 2 days ago
  • Aussie-bred Power Alert gets there first in the GP Turf Sprint.Posted 2 days ago
  • Tommy Macho runs away with the Fred Hooper at Gulfsrtream Park.Posted 3 days ago
  • No catching Tammy the Torpedo in the turfy Suwannee River.Posted 3 days ago
  • Lady Shipman (1-5) is an easy winner in the Lady's Turf Sprint at Gulfstream.Posted 3 days ago
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Posted Saturday, October 31, 2015
Six-Year-Old Stephanie's Kitten capped an illustrious career with a victory in the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf.
Posted Saturday, October 31, 2015
Join today's BC chat while we analyze all the action at Keeneland throughout the day.
Posted Friday, October 30, 2015
Live chat throughout Friday's Breeders' Cup action as we look at all the races while on-site at Keeneland.
Posted Saturday, October 24, 2015
While the Americans have held their own in the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf, a deep European contingent looks to sweep the top spots.
Posted Monday, October 12, 2015
As the World Championships approach, Jasen Mangrum analyzes the field for the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf.
Posted Saturday, August 15, 2015
Highland Reel Dominates the Secretariat Stakes in wire to wire fashion.
Posted Saturday, August 15, 2015
As racing's focus shifts to the Prairie State, blogger Jasen Mangrum breaks down the action on-site from Arlington Park.
Posted Thursday, July 16, 2015
Racing gets one step closer to returning to Kansas at The Woodlands.
Posted Monday, July 06, 2015
Of all the great performances turned in last weekend, 3 stood out heading towards the Breeders' Cup.
Posted Sunday, May 03, 2015
Finnegans Wake makes his return to Kentucky a winning one in the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (G1).
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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

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