• Laoban (27-1) wins his very first race in 8 starts in the Jim Dandy (G2).Posted 1 hour ago
  • A.P. Indian (9-2) gets the jump on Holy Boss (3-1) to win the Alfred G. Vanderbilt (G1). Posted 1 hour ago
  • Stonetastic (2-5) cruises to an easy victory in the Regret.Posted 2 hours ago
  • Lexie Lou (1-5) refuses to let Internal Bourbon (9-2) by in the Victoriana.Posted 2 hours ago
  • Flintshire (1-9) fights his way through and rolls to victory in the Bowling Green (G2).Posted 2 hours ago
  • Mind Your Biscuits (3-1) runs up the rail to win the Amsterdam (G2).Posted 4 hours ago
  • Connect, a son of Curlin, connects in the Curlin Stakes at Saratoga.Posted 1 day ago
  • Gold Rush Dancer (14-1) pulls the upset in Del Mar's Real Good Deal Stakes.Posted 2 days ago
  • Haveyougoneaway (7-2) wears down Paulassilverlining to win the Honorable Miss at Saratoga.Posted 3 days ago
  • Exaggerator is going in the Haskell, according to Steve Edelson of the Asbury Park Press.Posted 3 days ago
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Older Comments...

blinks on...20-1
Congrats Laoban and team. Got across this track at this distance quicker than Connect and Songbird
When I saw that he was still in front at the eighth pole, I started laughing and cheering him on all the way to the wire. He totally just showed up that classy field of 3 year-olds. Good for him, go Laoban!
They don't call Saratoga the "Graveyard of Champions" for nothing.. wow
Does anyone know what became of Mr Saturdaynight? Last seen racing in New Mexico.
Well... stranger things have happened I suppose.
was he and ap Indians jockey the only ones who could see it had to be off the front end ?
great win and a very good ride from the jock
Way to go Connect. Another stakes winner for Curlin. Wins his dads race. ( Cutlin Stakes)
  • Byrnzzz · Considering what just happened in the Jim Dandy, I think his chances are gonna go dramatically up to win the Travers. · 46 minutes ago
Thankful that horse and rider ok after stumble after race..
very good ride from the jockey
I swear, every single week, a horse by Uncle Mo wins a big race. Amazing.
Great ride by Jose Ortiz and great run by Laoban!
Congratulations to Laoban and connections. Hope they all came out of the race well and not injured
Uncle Mo's struck again! It was over after 6f when Laoban was allowed to set it in 1:12 and change. Creator had no chance in this one without a rabbit!!!
Who remember this fella, he's back and running in the Super Derby Prelude stakes on August 6th. Welcome back!
Mohaymen Governor Malibu Destin Creator
What might have been...that was a gutsy win in last year's Vanderbilt
Flintshire could have run blindfolded, all legs tied up and running backwards and still would have won, what a horse.
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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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