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  • Kobe's Back goes from last to first down the stretch to win the Palos Verdes.Posted 3 days ago
  • Storied Lady (4-1) up the rail to nip Saythreehailmary's in the Biogio's Rose.Posted 3 days ago
  • Hoppertunity nips Imperative by a San Antonio head-bob.Posted 3 days ago
  • In her seasonal debut, Songbird is a dominant winner of the Las Virgenes at Santa Anita.Posted 4 days ago
  • Lukes Alley kicks it in late to win the Grade 1 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap.Posted 4 days ago
  • Mor Spirit cruises late to win the Robert B. Lewis at Santa Anita.Posted 4 days ago
  • Aussie-bred Power Alert gets there first in the GP Turf Sprint.Posted 4 days ago
  • Tommy Macho runs away with the Fred Hooper at Gulfsrtream Park.Posted 4 days ago
  • No catching Tammy the Torpedo in the turfy Suwannee River.Posted 4 days ago
  • Lady Shipman (1-5) is an easy winner in the Lady's Turf Sprint at Gulfstream.Posted 4 days ago


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Shapper Da California Capper
Posted Friday, February 05, 2016
The Triple Crown prep season heats up when seven Triple Crown hopefuls are set to clash in the 78th Running of the Grade III Robert B. Lewis at Santa Anita Park.
Posted Thursday, February 04, 2016
Horse Racing Nation proudly presents the pilot edition of Shap 'Cap with Scott Shapiro ... Let's hit the San Marcos!
Posted Thursday, February 04, 2016
Undefeated Songbird has not been seen seen since dominating a field of ten in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies. The Champion filly is set to return in Saturday's Las Virgenes at Santa Anita.
Posted Thursday, January 28, 2016
Sunshine Millions California Cup Day at the “Great Race Place” spotlights the California Thoroughbred racing and breeding industry in a series of stakes event.
Posted Thursday, January 21, 2016
Female sprinters take center stage on Saturday in Arcadia, California as nine are set to break from the gate in the 59th running of the Grade II Santa Monica Stakes.
Posted Thursday, January 14, 2016
HRN's West Coast Correspondent, Scott Shapiro, looks for a pace meltdown in Saturday's La Canada (G2) at Santa Anita.
Posted Thursday, January 07, 2016
Saturday marks the return of one of the best Southern California racing stories in recent memory, as California Chrome, returns in the Grade II San Pasqual Stakes at Santa Anita Park.
Posted Saturday, December 26, 2015
Hall of Famer Mike Smith and Birdatthewire got up just in time to win the 43rd running of the Grade 1 La Brea at Santa Anita Park.
Posted Friday, December 25, 2015
West Coast Correspondent Scott Shapiro offers Full Card Analysis of Opening Day at Santa Anita.
Posted Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Friday's Grade 1 Malibu has attracted a solid field of seven, including Breeders’ Cup Sprint Champion Runhappy.
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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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