• Cupid (7-1) makes a winning comeback in the Grade 1 Gold Cup at Santa Anita.Posted 9 hours ago
  • Illuminant (8-5) sneaks up the rail to capture the Grade 2 Monrovia.Posted 10 hours ago
  • Cowboy Culture (5-2) is the clear victor in the Grade 3 Arlington Classic.Posted 11 hours ago
  • Lady Eli (3-5) keeps Goodyearforroses at bay to win the Grade 1 Gamely.Posted 11 hours ago
  • Finley'sluckycharm (1-5) runs away with the Grade 3 Winning Colors.Posted 11 hours ago
  • Stormy Liberal (1-2) continues downhill turf success in the Grade 3 Daytona.Posted 12 hours ago
  • Starship Jubilee (10-1) rallies to Grade 2 Nassau win.Posted 12 hours ago
  • The breeding rights to Classic Empire have been acquired by Coolmore.Posted 4 days ago
  • Cloud Computing (13-1) edges a game Classic Empire in the Preakness.Posted 7 days ago
  • World Approval (5-2) whistles home a big winner in the Dixie.Posted 7 days ago
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I think it's now fair to say that Midnight Storm is a stereotypical older horse that only became relevant when the competition thinned down. He was able to put up a great time in the slop at 8.5 at the San Pasqual and even at 10 has clearly improved but at the end of the day he's simply not one of the best horses in the country.
Anybody know how tall Patch is (Hands)? I may be overlooking it but I can't find it... looked and looked. Thanks for any help.
Galloping 5/26 - https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f677e3cd894bc082d3f84ff70b69448997a3d2106a731d3005e2d7d3600713c3.jpg
Heavenly Summer, foals her first foal by Distorted Humor, a filly. This is Summer Bird's first reported grandfoal. Mare to visit Exaggerator. https://twitter.com/TomRyanKY/status/845154947972804609
Really stamping himself as a successful sire.
What is Bob Baffert's fence called? American PhArroGate
This horse ran her heart out and was really fun to watch race. Hope that she will race again!
Man!! Dang! Dangitall!!!~ I had Cupid for the Show only-and honest! Really!~ I laid off of him for the Win & Place right at the last moment! I liked him all the way to Win!!!~ All the way! Why did I jump off of him? 'Cause I listen to too many idiots..which makes me Worse! sheesh! smh! I'm really ticked off at myself. Here I liked him to comeback all the way. I liked him last year & again this year!~
Vet believes it was a combination of heart stroke & bleeding. She is resting in her stall comfortably, looking for peppermints & being monitored closely.
Bob Baffert had won the last 3 BC Classics. This year he may top that by having Arrogate and Cupid finishing 1-2 in the 2017 BCC.
  • sczen50 · Well I don't know..maybe~ 'Wouldn't be surprised~ But Gun Runner is still awfully good. 2nd for him maybe. Shaman's fans will argue he'll get 2nd. · 8 hours ago
  • jrem1 · You never know. I had forgotten all about this guy. He was a really solid 3 yr old...looks like he will be an outstanding 4 yr old. · 7 hours ago
Very impressive!
Cupid!! Yes big win today!
Yeah - I KNEW you'd do it!!! So proud and happy for you pretty girl !
ELI, ELI, ELI, well done girl. :-)
Lady Eli!!!!!
Looked like sesamoids. I contacted a vets assistant on the back side to find out what exactly happened and have not heard yet. Hope for the best.
Collapsed on the backside in the running of the Nassua. She did get up, but she's been vanned off
  • SSilence86 via Disqus · According to Casse, she bled badly. She's never bled before per Casse. She's back at the barn being evaluated. · 12 hours ago
Wow those strides were monstrous!
Dynamite Frankel filly in the Chad Brown barn. She won at Belmont today with such ease. Watch out for her!
Irish War Cry's older brother gets his first stakes win wire to wire in the Red Bank!
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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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