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  • Royal Posse edges Saratoga Snacks in the Evan Shipman.Posted 9 hours ago
  • In a pouring rain, Harmonize rolls on by to a big win in the With AnticipationPosted 1 day ago
  • Azar gets there late to win Saratoga's With Anticipation.Posted 2 days ago
  • High Noon Rider wins the Better Talk Now as the longest shot on the board.Posted 4 days ago
  • It's all Stellar Wind in Del Mar's Torrey Pines.Posted 5 days ago
  • Lady Shipman both Smart and Fancy in winning another one at the Spa.Posted 5 days ago
  • Keen Ice shocks American Pharoah in the Travers.Posted 6 days ago
  • Flintshire flaunts his class in the Grade 1 Sword Dancer.Posted 6 days ago
  • Nothing but a walk in the park for Private Zone in the Grade 1 Forego.Posted 6 days ago
  • Runhappy runs them off their feet in the Grade 1 King's Bishop.Posted 6 days ago
HRN Original Blog:
Handicapper's Corner
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).
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.
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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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