• Nomorerichblondes, a daughter of Hard Spun, runs to victory in the UAE Oaks.Posted 6 hours ago
  • Conquest Farenheit (7-5) rolls down the hill to score in the Baffle Stakes.Posted 2 days ago
  • One Liner (3-1) powers home a strong winner in the Southwest Stakes.Posted 3 days ago
  • Gun Runner (1-5) dismantles his competition in the $500,000 Razorback Handicap.Posted 3 days ago
  • Caledonian pulls the upset in the Jimmy Winkfield at odds of 10-1.Posted 3 days ago
  • The longest shot Zakaroff (45-1) rallies to upset the El Camino Real Derby (G3) at Golden Gate Fields.Posted 4 days ago
  • Stonestreet's Terra Promessa (1-2) blitzes the field in the Bayakoa (G3) at Oaklawn Park.Posted 5 days ago
  • Imperial Hint (5-2) takes the General George (G3) at Laurel. Posted 5 days ago
  • High Ridge Road (3-1) runs them down to take the Barbara Fritchie (G2) at Laurel.Posted 5 days ago
  • Curlin's Approval (4-5) dominates in the Royal Delta.Posted 5 days ago
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If you want an up and coming horse, take a look at Adonis Creed. The French bred son of Oasis Dream has won two on the Gulfstream turf. He won a Maiden Claimer and a Starter Optional Claimer since blinkers were added. His future looks bright. And for all my Canterbury followers, Casse and Barber have finished second in the Mystic Lake Derby twice, so this could be that gets them that first ML Derby win.
While we await what is probably going to be the anti-climactic announcement concerning Arrogate going to Dubai we get to watch Winx in action this weekend. She is running in the Grade 1 Chipping Norton Stakes at Randwick on Saturday. She is the 1/9 favorite in the advance betting with Hartnell the second choice at 8/1. Winx drew the 4 post for the 1 mile race which is scheduled for 12.30 AM EST on Saturday and can be seen live at skyracingworld.com. Enjoy.
  • Neigh Sayer via Disqus · Thanks for that heads up, I appreciate that and will be watching. · 1 hour ago
Anyone want to discuss racing? Does Arrogate go to Dubai?
Destin should be back by the summer it seems like! http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/apb-destin-on-the-comeback-trail/
I see another Arrogate in Bronze Bob has a pattern in which he brings Moster Horses
Bob Baffert has had so much success with Espinoza . The reason Victor has been away from Baffert is just timing . If CC Stopped racing last year before breeders cup Bob would have give the horse to Victor. Last year Bob Baffert only had one great horse the problem was that he wasn't the type to win derby so Garry Stevens Rode him and victor to the last seconds didn't even had a horse to ride in Derby
This horse is amazing . When you watch him race he seems unstoppable I hope he can win this race because he just could be another Star in our Sport
I think Takeoff will make a move forward off the Lecomte. Don't think he cared for the off-track, will be very good value with Mo Town expected to be bet heavily. Looking at him to upset the favorites here.
Unique Bella worked 5 F today 1:00.20, earning herself the only breezing tag for the day. The fastest work at 5 F was 1:00.
There's a N1x Allowance race in the next Santa Anita book in 2 weeks time. Imagine we'll see this one, Reach the World, or Bronze Age in it
After passing on the allowance I have to assume the Triple Bend is under consideration for this guy..I did not see another suitable race for him in the next book.. Would be intriguing to see him going 7f off the bench
Cupid worked 4f today in 47 3/5
Strong work today 46 4/5 at Los Al..Looks like he's getting back into shape rather quickly
Am I the only one who isn't really feeling the 'Uncle Mo' themed names? Typically I love when owners do it, but I don't really like any of his fouls' 'themed' names, with the exception of Mopotism and Forevamo.
If any doubt look who is riding his winner If Espinoza didn't have to ride CC Arrogate would have been his to ride Perhaps another triple crown plan In work for the best trainer of the world
Is this another . Is this the one Is baffert pulling another Rabbit out of his barn . The speed the way he took off away from another baffert monster it reminded me of what baffert did in Saratoga with Arrogate . First second third all baffert horses. Bronze Age is another name we shall remember for a while
Finished second behind Etijaah in the Curlin Handicap. Did spot the winner 15 pounds, but lost by about 3 lengths and wasn't make up much ground on Etijaah late. Hopefully he just needed a race.
Thunder Snow!!! will win this by 5-6 lengths and head to the Kentucky Derby!!
In what I thought was the best race on the card today in Dubai, Beautiful Romance follows up her end of season success in the G2 Zipping Classic in Australia by holding off Vazirabad in 2nd and Sheikhzayedroad in 3rd to win the G3 Nad Al Sheba Trophy at Meydan. I wouldn't be at all surprised to see all of the top three finishers in this race right there about's again fighting out the finish of the G2 Dubai Gold Cup on world cup night 2017.
This is no Practical Joke! In front !
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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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