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Handicapper's Corner
Posted Saturday, November 03, 2018
Jasen Mangrum offers picks and tips for Churchill Downs' races on Breeders' Cup Saturday.
Posted Friday, November 02, 2018
Jasen Mangrum offers picks and tips for Churchill Downs' stakes races.
Posted Sunday, October 14, 2018
Looking at the odds European bookmakers offer on Breeders' Cup races can help identify runners that offer value.
Posted Saturday, June 09, 2018
Can the way the Belmont surfaces played Friday and early on Saturday b a factor in the six Grade 1 races later today?
Posted Saturday, June 09, 2018
Handicapper Jasen Mangrum delivers picks for all 13 races at Belmont Park.
Posted Friday, June 08, 2018
Handicapper Jasen Mangrum delivers selections for all 11 races at Belmont Park.
Posted Saturday, May 05, 2018
Handicapper Jasen Mangrum gives his 2018 Kentucky Derby plays.
Posted Friday, May 04, 2018
Handicapper Jasen Mangrum picks all 14 of Churchill's Derby Day races.
Posted Friday, May 04, 2018
Handicapper Jasen Mangrum gives his best bet on Friday's Kentucky Oaks card.
Posted Thursday, May 03, 2018
Handicapper Jasen Mangrum picks all 13 of Churchill's Oaks Day races.
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Meet Jasen Mangrum

My interest in the Sport of Kings goes back over 25 years with my father taking me with his friends to the old Ak-Sar-Ben Race Course in Omaha, Nebraska. From those early experiences I was able to read the Daily Racing Form before the age of 10. Once The Woodlands opened in Kansas City in 1988, I became totally hooked on the sport studying racing charts after homework and tennis practice.  In recent years, with the explosion of handicapping tournaments, my love for playing the races has risen to a new level. Primarily focused on New York, Chicago and Louisiana racing, I have now been forced to study races far and wide in attempt to find “cap horses” in the tournaments I play.  I have also dabbled in horse ownership within syndicates and on my own.

My fondest memories in racing include Silver Charm’s 1997 Kentucky Derby victory.  Both my father and I selected him, which made for a memorable day.  The best race I’ve seen was Tiznow’s first Breeders Cup Classic win in 2000 when he outdueled Giant’s Causeway down the length of the Churchill Downs stretch. My biggest windfall as a gambler was a pool-scooping Pick 4 win, paying over $6,600 at The Woodlands in 2005.

The point of this blog is to get everyone out there a few winners, but also to go in depth at how I come to the conclusions that I do. I encourage others to post picks they like, too, but please explain how you come to your conclusions. That way everyone can learn a little more about this great game, and add another weapon to their handicapping arsenal. Best of luck.


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