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  • The Great War is off the Derby trail following poor finish in the BattagliaPosted 4 days ago
  •  Royal Son scores in the John Battaglia Memorial.Posted 4 days ago
  • Stellar Wind an impressive winner of the Santa Ysabel. Posted 4 days ago
  • Far Right shoots up the rail again to score in the Southwest Stakes. Posted 11 days ago
  • Khozan demolishes a Gulfstream Park allowance field to remain perfect in two starts. Posted 11 days ago
  • No beating North Slope as he returns to dirt a winner in the Evening Attire. Posted 11 days ago
  •  International Star scrapes the paint to win the Risen Star.Posted 12 days ago
  • I'm A Chatterbox speaks loud and clear in the Rachel Alexandra. Posted 12 days ago
  • Itsaknockout wins the Fountain of Youth on the DQ of Upstart. Posted 12 days ago
  •  Chocolate Ride sneaks away in the Fair Grounds Handicap.Posted 12 days ago
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Handicapper's Corner
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?
Posted Tuesday, October 21, 2014
As a prime contender withdraws, the Breeders' Cup Distaff could come down to a two-horse race.
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.
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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