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  • Private Zone takes the Churchill Downs Stakes, Bayern last.Posted 21 hours ago
  • Tonalist returns a solid winner in the Westchester.Posted 22 hours ago
  • Dame Dorothy edges Judy The Beauty in the Humana Distaff.Posted 23 hours ago
  • Divisidero gobbles them up late to win the American Turf.Posted 1 day ago
  • Competitive Edge remains perfect with a romping win in the Pat Day Mile.Posted 1 day ago
  • International Star has been scratched from the Kentucky Derby.Posted 1 day ago
  • Lovely Maria and Boo Boo Clark strike to victory in the Kentucky Oaks for Jones & Jones.Posted 1 day ago
  • El Kabeir has been scratched out of the Kentucky Derby.Posted 1 day ago
  • Promise Me Silver remains perfect with an impressive Eight Belles win.Posted 1 day ago
  • Power Alert holds off Undrafted to win the Turf Sprint.Posted 1 day ago
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Handicapper's Corner
Posted Sunday, May 03, 2015
Finnegans Wake makes his return to Kentucky a winning one in the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (G1).
Posted Saturday, May 02, 2015
If you need some last minute pointers, Jasen Mangrum has you covered as he breaks down all the stakes action on the Churchill Downs card.
Posted Saturday, April 04, 2015
Baffert and Pletcher dominate derby preps on an annual basis, but 2015 looks to be their combined strongest hands yet heading into the Kentucky Derby.
Posted Sunday, January 25, 2015
NHC Day 2 Leader, John O'Neil, fell out of the lead several times throughout Sunday, but the final table proved his time to shine.
Posted Sunday, January 25, 2015
Only 17 races separate John O'Neil of Huntington Station, NY from $800,000, while 2 Derby Wars qualifiers are trying to get in his way.
Posted Friday, January 23, 2015
Joe Jarvie of Renton, WA took the lead late of Day 1 at the NHC. 4 Derby Wars players are in the top 100.
Posted Saturday, January 03, 2015
Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin has his deepest stable of Derby contenders yet, as he eyes his first blanket of roses.
Posted Saturday, November 01, 2014
Work All Week remains perfect on dirt in winning the Breeders' Cup Sprint at 19-1.
Posted Friday, October 31, 2014
On an overcast day at Santa Anita, Untapable under jockey Rosie Napravnik shined brightest of all in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff.
Posted Thursday, October 30, 2014
With the three-year-old filly championship wrapped up, will Untapable throw a monkey wrench into who wins the Eclipse for her elders?
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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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