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I see that Joel Rosario has the mount on Secret Circle. Did Martin think that he has a better option in staying at CD overnight to ride Lord Nelson in a minor 2yo Stake. Somehow i would of thought the lure of a $500K race would take precedence over this. Guess i was wrong.
Nathan check out Saturday at AQ. Race 1. Taking a page out of Ernie Banks. Lets run 2.
Zia Park Distaff, 10 mtp, r9.
Jojo Warrior
  • jinlie01 · if Jojo Warrior is not running then going with Cassatt · 21 hours ago
  • Mary Z. · Nice win by Cassatt. Bad for Candy but her roommie Thegirlinthatsong brings home a check. 6,1,5,3 final. · 1 hour ago
Will make career debut Saturday at Aqueduct in race 5 maiden special weight
always wondered how good this one could have been at 4 or more. Over-reaching at three killed her.
Conformation: http://i.bloodhorse.com/sroimages//medium/0000167216_2.jpg
Will stand at EA Ranches for 2015
Retired and will stand at Poplar Creek
Easter Gift.
one of the best of his generation, full of heart a real racehorse til the finish
Conformation: http://www.adenastallions.com/Domains/www.adenastallions.com/CMSFiles/Photos/Medium/UNOCon_resized10-15-2014-20-52-14-418.jpg
  • Sullivan · Hard not to believe he isn't being penalized for his obscure pedigree. Built beautifully like the rest · 4 hours ago
Conformation: http://www.adenastallions.com/Domains/www.adenastallions.com/CMSFiles/Photos/Medium/TIACon_resized10-15-2014-20-58-19-995.jpg
Conformation: http://www.adenastallions.com/Domains/www.adenastallions.com/CMSFiles/Photos/Medium/POECon_resized10-15-2014-20-56-11-462.jpg
Really never paid attention to the points system,nor do i unless someone i know is running. That being said,i was just watching TVG and saw thae graphic of the updated point s. I get it that these are 2 yo races,but i think it is embarrassing that the richest 2yo race (Colt bc jeuvenile dirt) IS ONLY WORTH 10 PTS. That should not only carry a 50 pt maximum to the winner,but the winner should get an Automatic entry into the Derby. Seems that the Good Ole Boys from Churchill Downs still do not believe legitimate racing occurs outside of the Bluegrass State
  • Sullivan · Is it worth having Hansen, Shanghai Bobby, New Year's Day in the Derby when only a single winner has won and gone on? · 4 hours ago
Retired and will stand at Adena Springs Florida
Conformation: http://www.adenastallions.com/Domains/www.adenastallions.com/CMSFiles/Photos/Medium/ConHiRes1114_resized11-11-2014-9-44-20-676.jpg
Conformation: http://www.adenastallions.com/Domains/www.adenastallions.com/CMSFiles/Photos/Medium/HuntersCon1114_resized11-11-2014-9-46-32-870.jpg
Conformation: http://www.adenastallions.com/Domains/www.adenastallions.com/CMSFiles/Photos/Medium/AWECon_resized10-15-2014-20-32-27-217.jpg



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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