MEET SCOTT SHAPIRO
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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