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  • Divisidero gobbles them up late to win the American Turf.Posted 1 day ago
  • Competitive Edge remains perfect with a romping win in the Pat Day Mile.Posted 1 day ago
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HRN Original Blog:
KentuckyDerbySuperScreener
Posted Saturday, June 08, 2013
The 2013 Belmont Super Screener crushed the race with a pick of 12-1 longshot Palace Malice to win! The Super Screener also identified the 1-2-3 finishers in its top five selections, and nailed 8 winning Trifectas!!!!
Posted Thursday, June 06, 2013
Super Screener says despite the hype, this big favorite is a toss...
Posted Friday, May 10, 2013
A recap of Super Screener picks for the Kentucky Derby. How did your picks do?
Posted Thursday, May 02, 2013
Horse Racing Nation’s Mike Shutty, author of the Kentucky Derby Super Screener projects the Derby pace and updates the complexion of the race following Wednesday’s post position draw.
Posted Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Mike Shutty, author of the Kentucky Derby Super Screener, already revealed this year's 20-1 longshot. Now he reveals the favorite you should be betting against.
Posted Sunday, April 21, 2013
While doing our analysis for the Kentucky Derby Super Screener, we came upon some interesting insights centered on the role of energy distribution profiles (running styles) and their impact on the outcome of the top four Kentucky Derby finishers.
Posted Monday, April 15, 2013
While entertaining to watch and excellent wagering opportunities, the top finishers in each race will likely have little to no impact on the outcome of the Kentucky Derby
Posted Sunday, April 07, 2013
Post Wood Memorial, stories have been written that are claiming Verrazano was finally tested. We put that very claim to the test by comparing how the Wood Memorial was run versus other routes on the Aqueduct card that day...the results were quite revealing.
Posted Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Mylute comes up strong as a Super Screener candidate to hit the board at 20-1+ odds. Here's why he'll be heard from on the first Saturday in May.
Posted Tuesday, March 26, 2013
At this point in the Kentucky Derby prep season, all serious contenders have logged their penultimate prep race leaving just one prep to go. Derby point earners in both the Spiral Stakes and Sunland Derby leave their connections with an option to run one more time before the Kentucky Derby, but winners of those races have what they need to get in.
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About Me

Mike has been a passionate horseracing fan for over 30 years. He received his “handicapping education” through countless hours of deciphering the mystery that is embedded in every race. It was the tough beats at the window, however, that propelled him to never make the same mistake twice (well, maybe three times).

As Managing Partner of Horse Racing Nation, Mike serves as investor, business advisor, staff handicapper and developer of handicapping content.

Handicapping the Derby has always been one of Mike's favorite endeavors.  He spends weeks compiling notes, speed figures and analysis in preparation for the big race.  In 2010, his HRN pals pushed him into packaging his time-tested methods into what became the 2010 Kentucky Derby Super Screener, an e-book that became extremely popular with HRN readers and was downloaded over 3,000 times.   

In preparation for the 2011 Derby, Mike will be "Rating the Preps" each weekend on the Derby trail.  The goal will be to build a good picture for which prep races are most likely to produce the 2011 Kentucky Derby winner.   


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