• ZATT's Star of the Week, is ... Winx!Posted 2 days ago
  • Elektrum (5-2) gets up in the final jump to win the Grade 3 Dowager at Keeneland.Posted 2 days ago
  • Roca Rojo (4-1) storms home to romp in Belmont's Athenia.Posted 2 days ago
  • Lightstream (2-1) rolls late to pass Malibu Stacy for the Raven Run win.Posted 3 days ago
  • Royal Posse (5-2) likes the off going and upsets Governor Malibu in the Empire Classic.Posted 3 days ago
  • Bar of Gold (4-5) wins the Empire Distaff by a country mile.Posted 3 days ago
  • Pat On The Back (20-1) puts them to sleep in a sloppy Sleepy Hollow.Posted 3 days ago
  • 2001 Kentucky Derby winner, Monarchos has passed away at the age of 18.Posted 3 days ago
  • Winx absolutely dominant in winning a second Cox Plate.Posted 4 days ago
  • Quidura (7-2) scores another graded stakes win at Keeneland for Graham Motion.Posted 4 days ago
Breeders Cup 2015

HRN Original Blog:
Shapper Da California Capper
Posted Wednesday, October 19, 2016
The Breeders' Cup Distaff is one of the most highly anticipated races at this year's world championship.
Posted Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Songbird is almost certain to be the favorite, but Stellar Wind and Beholder will take plenty of money at the windows as well.
Posted Wednesday, October 05, 2016
Lord Nelson will be tough to beat as he has his sights set on the Breeders' Cup Sprint next month.
Posted Thursday, September 29, 2016
Saturday marks Round 3 of the newly formed rivalry between champion mare Beholder and 2015 three-year-old Eclipse Award winning filly Stellar Wind. What a battle it should be.
Posted Wednesday, September 28, 2016
The stars will be out as California Chrome and Beholder, amongst many others return to "The Great Race Place" and prepare for next month's championships.
Posted Thursday, September 22, 2016
The most memorable renditions of all Breeders' Cup Distaffs? Check out these three ...
Posted Wednesday, September 14, 2016
The Breeders' Cup Distaff should be star-studded with Songbird, Beholder, Stellar Wind and Cavorting leading the early probables.
Posted Saturday, September 03, 2016
Union Strike, a high priced maiden, overpowers a field of winners to take Del Mar Debutante at 7-1.
Posted Thursday, September 01, 2016
It's closing weekend at Del Mar and Saturday's feature is the Grade I Debutante featuring American Pharoah's full sister, American Cleopatra and Sorrento Stakes winner Champagne Room.
Posted Monday, August 29, 2016
Masochistic’s win in the Grade II Pat O’Brien and a tribute to the great Shared Belief headlined the penultimate week of the Del Mar 2016 summer meeting.
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Scott has been a fan of handicapping and following thoroughbred racing since Garden State Park was rebuilt in Cherry Hill, NJ in 1985.  His first memories of the racetrack include the 1985 Jersey Derby won by Spend a Buck and the 1990 Met Mile clash between Easy Goer, Criminal Type and Housebuster, but it was not until his mid to late twenties that Scott became confident he had a knack for picking winners. He points to the summer of 2007 in San Diego while working on a masters degree in American History as the time where he took his handicapping, his communication skills, and his attention to detail to the next level.  It was at this time where he had his first real big score.   He had four of only five winning combinations in the now extinct “Place Pick All” on a $8 ticket netting himself $40,000. 

A few months after hitting a monster pick five at Santa Anita Park in February of 2013, Scott started his website, www.shapperdacapper.com showcasing his and other experts' selections, as well as analysis and commentary on North American racing. From there, he began writing a weekly column for www.danonymousracing.com called "Race of the Week" and soon thereafter started writing for Horse Racing Nation. Currently, he is Horse Racing Nation's Southern California Racing Correspondent and can be found most days at Santa Anita Park or Del Mar Race Course.

Scott loves playing in horse racing tournaments and constructing pick four and pick five tickets.  His favorite all-time horses are Captain Bodgit, A.P. Indy, Fly So Free and Charismatic. He has lived in multiple states including New Jersey, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Colorado before returning to Southern California in the middle of 2015 to start "Shapper Da California Capper." 


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