HRN Original Blog:
Setting the Pace
Posted Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Will a pair of top synthetic runners handle dirt? One looks better than the other.
Posted Saturday, February 16, 2019
Three outsiders hope to make their presence known in Oaklawn's next prep.
Posted Thursday, February 14, 2019
With a fast pace projected, King of Speed gets the El Camino Real Derby nod.
Posted Tuesday, February 12, 2019
HRN's Reinier Macatangay is betting on a mild Risen Star Stakes upset.
Posted Wednesday, February 06, 2019
HRN's Reinier Macatangay covers the drawbacks, but also offers a runner to back.
Posted Thursday, January 31, 2019
Despite losing his last start, Mucho Gusto looks strong in the Robert B. Lewis.
Posted Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Reinier Macatangay on what to look for in 3-year-olds on the Derby trail.
Posted Thursday, January 24, 2019
Several attractive betting races go on the undercard. Here are 5 horses to bet.
Posted Wednesday, January 23, 2019
She brings international star power to the Pegasus Turf, but is the hype too much?
Posted Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Reinier Macatangay argues Accelerate's speed figures are concerning in the Pegasus
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Meet Reinier Macatangay

My first time at the racetrack came as a 5-year-old kid at Santa Anita Park. For most of my younger life, that was the only track I attended other the occasional visit to Hollywood Park. 

Years later, after graduating California State University, Stanislaus with an English MA, I began writing for Lady and the Track. From late 2014-2016, my articles were seen on a weekly basis and covered handicapping, interviews with well-known racing personalities, fashion and more. 

The handicapping style I use concentrates on pace analysis. Some horses are compromised by the pace. Others are helped. Handicappers just starting out cannot easily see how pace affects the finish, so with this blog, I hope to help those unsure of how to apply pace into their handicapping and post-race analysis. 

On an unrelated note, I enjoy video games and attending anime or comic-book conventions. I am currently based in Kentucky, but spend a lot of time traveling between there and California.

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