• On Leave (9-5) wins the Riskaverse for her third consecutive victory.Posted 2 hours ago
  • Chad Brown earns career victory #1,000 as Mr. Maybe scores in the John's Call.Posted 1 day ago
  • Rachel's Temper (3-1) gets the job done in the Summer Colony.Posted 3 days ago
  • Midnight Storm (3-10) holds off Om to win the Grade 2 Del Mar Mile.Posted 4 days ago
  • Camp Creek (26-1) comes from well back to pull the upset in the Breeders' Stakes at Woodbine.Posted 4 days ago
  • Time and Motion (8-5) powers by Catch a Glimpse late in the Lake Placid.Posted 4 days ago
  • California Chrome rolls to victory over Beholder and Dortmund in the Pacific Classic.Posted 4 days ago
  • Ashleyluvssugar (5-2)  just holds off Metaboss in the Del Mar Handicap.Posted 4 days ago
  • Harmonize (7-2) gets there in a blanket finish in the Grade 1 Del Mar Oaks.Posted 5 days ago
  • Songbird (1-5) gallops to ten in a row with an easy Grade 1 Alabama score.Posted 5 days ago

HRN Original Blog:
Shapper Da California Capper
Posted Wednesday, August 24, 2016
The Travers will draw the bulk of the attention on Saturday afternoon’s massive card, but the Grade I King’s Bishop Stakes is a great race in its own right.
Posted Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Arguably the strongest field ever is assembled for the one million dollar event that includes California Chrome, Beholder and Dortmund in what could be a race for the ages.
Posted Monday, August 15, 2016
With arguably the race of the year in the States on tap, the announcement that star mare Beholder would defend her title in Del Mar’s premier event topped the stories for the week.
Posted Tuesday, August 09, 2016
With the Del Mar Futurity and the Del Mar Debutante about a month away, it is a great time to take a look at the best two-year-olds to run thus far in Southern California.
Posted Monday, August 08, 2016
The fourth week of the 2016 Del Mar summer meeting was one that will be remembered by top performances from two-year-olds and some solid racing over the lawn.
Posted Thursday, August 04, 2016
The La Jolla offers horseplayers a great wagering opportunity, as well as what should be an exciting stretch run.
Posted Monday, August 01, 2016
Another week is history at the 2016 Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and it will largely be remembered for a thrilling stretch duel between two champions over the main track.
Posted Monday, July 25, 2016
Week 2 at Del Mar will most be remembered for a thrilling stretch duel between two of the top older horses in America.
Posted Thursday, July 21, 2016
California Chrome and Dortmund are set for a showdown Saturday in the San Diego Handicap.
Posted Monday, July 18, 2016
Opening weekend is in the books at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and what a start to the summer meeting in San Diego County it was.
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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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