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  • Stellar Wind (9-2) overtakes a battling Beholder (1-9) in the Clement L. Hirsch (G1).Posted 1 hour ago
  • Laoban (27-1) wins his very first race in 8 starts in the Jim Dandy (G2).Posted 4 hours ago
  • A.P. Indian (9-2) gets the jump on Holy Boss (3-1) to win the Alfred G. Vanderbilt (G1). Posted 4 hours ago
  • Stonetastic (2-5) cruises to an easy victory in the Regret.Posted 5 hours ago
  • Lexie Lou (1-5) refuses to let Internal Bourbon (9-2) by in the Victoriana.Posted 5 hours ago
  • Flintshire (1-9) fights his way through and rolls to victory in the Bowling Green (G2).Posted 5 hours ago
  • Mind Your Biscuits (3-1) runs up the rail to win the Amsterdam (G2).Posted 7 hours ago
  • Connect, a son of Curlin, connects in the Curlin Stakes at Saratoga.Posted 1 day ago
  • Gold Rush Dancer (14-1) pulls the upset in Del Mar's Real Good Deal Stakes.Posted 3 days ago
  • Haveyougoneaway (7-2) wears down Paulassilverlining to win the Honorable Miss at Saratoga.Posted 3 days ago


HRN Original Blog:
Shapper Da California Capper
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.
Posted Friday, July 15, 2016
It is opening weekend at Del Mar which includes two graded stakes races over the Jimmy Durante Course. Sunday's headliner, the Eddie Read, is the topic of this week's "Shap 'Cap."
Posted Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Opening Day at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club is Friday, July 15 and there is plenty to look forward to.
Posted Thursday, June 30, 2016
There are few things that signify summer in Southern California more so than the opening of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club.
Posted Thursday, June 23, 2016
A guaranteed spot in the Breeders' Cup Classic is on the line in Saturday's Gold Cup at Santa Anita.
Posted Thursday, June 16, 2016
The 2016 Triple Crown is now complete and what a great series of races we saw, including Creator's thrilling victory in New York last Saturday.
Posted Thursday, June 09, 2016
It might pay off to take a shot against Exaggerator as the Belmont Stakes favorite.
Posted Saturday, June 04, 2016
The win in the Vanity gave Beholder her 10th Grade I win, and her 17th victory in 22lifetime starts. She is now an incredible 13 for 14 at Santa Anita Park with one runner up finish.
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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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