• Minding rolls home an easy winner of the Group 1 Pretty Polly Stakes at The Curragh.Posted 2 days ago
  • Melatonin powers home a strong winner of the Gold Cup at Santa Anita.Posted 2 days ago
  • Lord Nelson lunges late to nip Subtle Indian in the Triple Bend.Posted 2 days ago
  • By the Moon proves best in the Grade 3 Bed O' Roses at Belmont Park.Posted 3 days ago
  • Mo Tom finds a trouble free trip, and rolls home an easy Ohio Derby winner.Posted 3 days ago
  • Isabella Sings strolls to victory in Monmouth's Eatontown.Posted 3 days ago
  • Sarah Sis makes all the running as the Chicago Handicap favorite.Posted 3 days ago
  • Harzand holds off Idaho in the Irish Derby to become a dual Derby winnerPosted 3 days ago
  • Far From Over wins his return today at Belmont after more than 16 months away.Posted 4 days ago
  • Champion Untapable has been retired from racing, according to owner, Ron Winchell.Posted 8 days ago
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Handicapper's Corner
Posted Friday, May 06, 2016
Jasen Mangrum gets you prepared for all the stakes action from Churchill Downs on Saturday.
Posted Saturday, March 26, 2016
With a carryover pool of over $4 million, Gulfstream Park's Rainbow 6 must be paid out later today.
Posted Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Jasen Mangrum makes his annual trek to Las Vegas to take in the madness and shares his thoughts on the first 2 days.
Posted Sunday, February 28, 2016
Three of the very best sires over the last 30 years have not produced Kentucky Derby results.
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.
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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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