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  • Lady Shipman breezes home much the best in Belmont's License Fee.Posted 1 day ago
  • Ben's Cat sprints home late to win his 10yo seasonal debut in thrilling fashion.Posted 1 day ago
  • Minding shows her class, easily winning the 1000 Guineas.Posted 1 day ago
  • Uncle Lino digs in to win the inaugural California Chrome Stakes.Posted 2 days ago
  • A Lot holds off favored Green Mask by a whisker to win the Elusive Quality.Posted 2 days ago
  • Galileo Gold, under Frankie Dettori, rolls in the 2000 Guineas.Posted 2 days ago
  • Olorda takes them all the way in the Bewitch Stakes on closing day at Keeneland.Posted 3 days ago
  • Nyquist will get in his final Kentucky Derby workout Friday afternoon at Keeneland.Posted 6 days ago
  • Time and Motion wins the Memories of Silver for Jimmy Toner.Posted 8 days ago
  • Finest City sets new track record in Great Lady M.Posted 9 days ago


HRN Original Blog:
Shapper Da California Capper
Posted Wednesday, April 27, 2016
The pace may not be brisk in the 2016 Kentucky Derby, but if the early fractions are honest there are several runners that could make some noise on the first Saturday in May.
Posted Tuesday, April 19, 2016
One of the major questions as we approach the first Saturday in May is whether the progeny of Uncle Mo, including likely favorite Nyquist, can get the mile and a quarter distance.
Posted Thursday, April 14, 2016
Check out the new "Shap 'Cap" looking back at the Wood Memorial, the Blue Grass, and the Santa Anita Derby.
Posted Saturday, April 09, 2016
Exaggerator ran right by them to score big in the sloppy Santa Anita Derby.
Posted Friday, April 08, 2016
Despite some poor weather, it should be a great day at Santa Anita -- Here is a look at the stakes races on Saturday's twelve race card.
Posted Thursday, April 07, 2016
The Santa Anita Derby drew a field that includes San Felipe winner Danzing Candy, Bob Baffert conditioned Mor Spirit and Exaggerator -- Watch now for the Shap 'Cap analysis ...
Posted Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Nyquist has arrived at Gulfstream Park for his showdown with Mohaymen in Saturday's Florida Derby. Watch now as Scott Shapiro reviews his career up to this point.
Posted Wednesday, March 23, 2016
The ladies on the lawn take center stage at Santa Anita Park this weekend in the Grade II Santa Ana Stakes headlined by Glory, Nancy From Nairobi, and Her Emmynency.
Posted Saturday, March 12, 2016
When they turned for home in the “Big Cap” you would have thought Melatonin was the heavy favorite, not 16-1 on the toteboard.
Posted Friday, March 11, 2016
Four graded stakes events highlight Big Cap Day at Santa Anita. Here is the analysis of each from Scott Shapiro ...
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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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