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  • Texas Chrome (2-1) bravely squeezed through on the rail for an Oklahoma Derby win.Posted 12 hours ago
  • Unbridled Mo (4-1) rides the rail to victory in the Remington Park Oaks.Posted 13 hours ago
  • Accelerate (1-1) rallies to win the Los Alamitos Derby (G2).Posted 1 day ago
  • Connect (10-1) upsets the Pennsylvania Derby.Posted 1 day ago
  • Songbird (1-5) gets win number 11 in the Cotillion (G1) at Parx Racing.Posted 1 day ago
  • Noholdingback Bear (3-1) wins the Gallant Bob (G3) at Parx Racing.Posted 1 day ago
  • 2015 Turf Champion Big Blue Kitten has been retired from racing, via the Chad Brown barn.Posted 4 days ago
  • No catching Sarah Sis (10-1) in the Presque Isle Downs Masters.Posted 6 days ago
  • Victory to Victory  7-1) pulls clear in the Grade 1 Natalma Stakes.Posted 7 days ago
  • Good Samaritan (3-1) rolls to a Breeders' Cup birth with a Summer Stakes win.Posted 7 days ago
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Handicapper's Corner
Posted Sunday, September 18, 2016
Here are the top contenders for the $2 million TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint 2016 ...
Posted Saturday, August 13, 2016
Sea Calisi delivered a powerful performance giving owner Martin Schwartz his fourth Beverly D. Stakes victory.
Posted Saturday, August 13, 2016
Jasen Mangrum analyzes the entire Arlington Park card featuring the 34th Arlington Million.
Posted Saturday, July 02, 2016
Smack Smack rallies late to win his biggest race to date in the Cornhusker.
Posted Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Entries from four Hall of Fame trainers highlight Prairie Meadow's 3-day, 6-stake Iowa Festival of Racing.
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.
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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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