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  • Tonito M. is much the best in the Oklahoma Derby! Posted 2 days ago
  • The well-bred Imperia rolls late to score in the Pilgrim! Posted 2 days ago
  • Lady Eli kicks it in to run away with the Miss Grillo! Posted 2 days ago
  • American Pharoah strides out in the FrontRunner! Posted 3 days ago
  • Beholder a bit short, but still best in the Zenyatta! Posted 3 days ago
  • Tonalist impressively wins the Jockey Club Gold Cup! Posted 3 days ago
  • Main Sequence wins a thriller over Twilight Eclipse in the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic! Posted 3 days ago
  • Private Zone battles his way to a 2nd straight Vosburgh! Posted 3 days ago
  • Stephanie's Kitten powers on by in the Flower Bowl! Posted 3 days ago
  • Belle Gallantey demolishes the field in the Beldame! Posted 3 days ago
HRN Original Blog:
Handicapper's Corner
Posted Monday, September 29, 2014
Now that Beholder has returned to the track, fans await an epic matchup with Close Hatches and Untapable.
Posted Sunday, September 21, 2014
Recap of last week's action in the Breeders' Cup Distaff division and a preview of the upcoming week.
Posted Sunday, September 14, 2014
A slew of competitors are lining up for the Breeders' Cup Distaff to try and dethrone two-time Breeders' Cup winner, Beholder.
Posted Sunday, August 31, 2014
Tom Durkin's illustrious career comes to a end after spending 43 years in the booth.
Posted Saturday, August 16, 2014
Adelaide made short order of his six rivals in the Secretariat Stakes.
Posted Saturday, August 16, 2014
Jasen Mangrum's race by race analysis of Chicagoland's best day of racing.
Posted Friday, August 15, 2014
Frankie Dettori and Wayne Catalano have fallen on hard times lately for different reasons, but all could be remedied with wins Saturday at Arlington Park.
Posted Sunday, May 25, 2014
One lucky gambler beat everyone to the punch and took home the Rainbow 6 jackpot of $6,678,939.12, just one day before the mandatory payout.
Posted Friday, May 23, 2014
The Rainbow 6 jackpot will be paid out on Monday, May 26th with a pool exceeding $10 million.
Posted Friday, May 16, 2014
Rather than waiting to the end of June, Gulfstream Park has moved the Rainbow 6 mandatory payout to Monday, May 26th.
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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