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  • Australia's Hugh Bowman wins the Longines International Jockey Challenge.Posted 1 day ago
  • Miss Temple City (8-5) hits the wire just in front in the Grade 1 Matriarch.Posted 4 days ago
  • Annals of Time (5-1) gets clear late in the Grade 1 Hollywood Derby.Posted 5 days ago
  • Vale Dori (1-2) much the best in the Grade 2 Bayakoa.Posted 5 days ago
  • Royal Posse (3-5) repeats in the Claiming Crown Jewel and becomes a millionaire.Posted 5 days ago
  • King and His Court (8-5) flies home to win the Display Stakes.Posted 5 days ago
  • R Angel Katelyn (8-5) leads all the way in the Sandpiper.Posted 5 days ago
  • Rapid Rhythm runs them down in the Battle of New Orleans.Posted 5 days ago
  • Highway Star (7-1) is up in time to win the Go for Wand.Posted 5 days ago
  • Chance of Luck (7-2) holds on to take the Inaugural StakesPosted 5 days ago


HRN Original Blog:
Shapper Da California Capper
Posted Friday, November 04, 2016
In a stretch duel for the ages, it was six-year-old mare Beholder getting the best of three-year-old Songbird in a desperately close finish in the two million dollar Breeders’ Cup Distaff.
Posted Wednesday, November 02, 2016
HRN's Scott Shapiro reveals his final thoughts and selections for the 2016 Breeders' Cup Distaff featuring Songbird, Beholder, and Stellar Wind.
Posted Wednesday, October 26, 2016
The pre-entries for the 2016 Breeders’ Cup were announced on Wednesday morning, and as expected, next weekend’s Longines Distaff features some of the game’s biggest stars.
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.
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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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