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  • Texas Chrome (2-1) bravely squeezed through on the rail for an Oklahoma Derby win.Posted 3 days ago
  • Unbridled Mo (4-1) rides the rail to victory in the Remington Park Oaks.Posted 3 days ago
  • Accelerate (1-1) rallies to win the Los Alamitos Derby (G2).Posted 4 days ago
  • Connect (10-1) upsets the Pennsylvania Derby.Posted 4 days ago
  • Songbird (1-5) gets win number 11 in the Cotillion (G1) at Parx Racing.Posted 4 days ago
  • Noholdingback Bear (3-1) wins the Gallant Bob (G3) at Parx Racing.Posted 4 days ago
  • 2015 Turf Champion Big Blue Kitten has been retired from racing, via the Chad Brown barn.Posted 7 days ago
  • No catching Sarah Sis (10-1) in the Presque Isle Downs Masters.Posted 9 days ago
  • Victory to Victory  7-1) pulls clear in the Grade 1 Natalma Stakes.Posted 10 days ago
  • Good Samaritan (3-1) rolls to a Breeders' Cup birth with a Summer Stakes win.Posted 10 days ago


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Shapper Da California Capper
Posted Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Santa Anita Park hosts five Grade 1 "Win and you're in" Breeders' Cup races on Saturday afternoon, including the Awesome Again and the Zenyatta. 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.
Posted Saturday, September 03, 2016
Union Strike, a high priced maiden, overpowers a field of winners to take Del Mar Debutante at 7-1.
Posted Thursday, September 01, 2016
It's closing weekend at Del Mar and Saturday's feature is the Grade I Debutante featuring American Pharoah's full sister, American Cleopatra and Sorrento Stakes winner Champagne Room.
Posted Monday, August 29, 2016
Masochistic’s win in the Grade II Pat O’Brien and a tribute to the great Shared Belief headlined the penultimate week of the Del Mar 2016 summer meeting.
Posted Thursday, August 25, 2016
After a huge Pacific Classic weekend, sprinters take center stage at Del Mar this weekend in the Grade II Pat O'Brien Stakes.
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.
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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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