• Mohaymen an impressive winner of Aqueduct's nine furlong Remsen.Posted 13 minutes ago
  • Lewis Bay runs to her odds in the Demoiselle.Posted 1 hour ago
  • Midnight Storm proves best in the Seabiscuit on the Del Mar turf.Posted 16 hours ago
  • Effinex is a game winner of the Grade 1 Clark Handicap.Posted 19 hours ago
  • Can't touch Almasty in the Commonwealth Turf Stakes.Posted 20 hours ago
  • Taris shows her class in the Go For Wand.Posted 22 hours ago
  • The Pizza Man dominates the Hollywood Turf Cup.Posted 1 day ago
  • Heart to Heart runs away with the River City on the Churchill Downs turf.Posted 1 day ago
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HRN Original Blog:
Shapper Da California Capper
Posted Friday, November 27, 2015
Om, the 5-2 morning line favorite, heads a full field of fourteen in the Hollywood Derby (G1) at Del Mar.
Posted Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Richard Mandella's Bal a Bali is the 5-2 favorite in Friday's Seabiscuit Handicap (G2) at Del Mar.
Posted Friday, November 20, 2015
Del Mar's Red Carpet Handicap drew a full field of fillies and mares, headlined by John C. Mabee winner Elektrum, as well as 2014 winner Three Hearts.
Posted Friday, November 13, 2015
The usual suspects, Bob Baffert and Jerry Hollendorfer each send out a pair in Saturday's Bob Hope Stakes for two-year-old colts at Del Mar
Posted Saturday, October 31, 2015
Songbird stayed unbeaten to easily win the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies and clinch the division championship.
Posted Wednesday, October 28, 2015
The first four races of the 2015 Breeders’ Cup World Championships take place on Friday afternoon. Keeneland Racecourse is offering an all-stakes Pick 4 wager starting in Race 6 with the Juvenile Turf and concluding with the $2 million dollar Breeders’ Cup Distaff in Race 9. The sequence is quite challenging and one that could pay very well if you are fortunate enough to piece the four winners together.
Posted Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Songbird is the one to beat in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies, but Reddam Racing's Land Over Sea could be the one to spring the upset.
Posted Saturday, October 17, 2015
a few interesting options that have the pedigree and talent to give the top two contenders all they can handle in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies.
Posted Friday, October 09, 2015
Songbird and Rachel's Valentina look to arrive to the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies starting gate as the race's top two choices.
Posted Friday, October 02, 2015
Before talking about new stars like Songbird and Rachel’s Valentina, Scott Shapiro takes a look back at two of the performances he remembers the most from the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies.
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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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