Posted Sunday, September 26, 2021
Midnight Bourbon's chances were hurt by a drifting incident in the Pennsylvania Derby.
Posted Sunday, September 26, 2021
Picks for the Remington Oaks and Oklahoma Derby on the night card.
Posted Friday, September 24, 2021
Analysis and wagering strategies for the 5 stakes races at Belmont and Churchill Downs.
Posted Thursday, September 23, 2021
With Jackie's Warrior a heavy favorite, here is a betting strategy for Saturday's race.
Posted Wednesday, September 22, 2021
A key scratch from Saturday's Cotillion (G1) looks to greatly enhance the chances for 1 filly.
Posted Tuesday, September 21, 2021
2 long shots and 1 low-priced colt merit attention in Saturday’s Penn Derby.
Posted Sunday, September 19, 2021
Hidden Connection, Major General both shine in wins at Churchill Downs.
Posted Friday, September 17, 2021
Analysis and wagering strategies for the top races from Churchill Downs and Woodbine.
Posted Thursday, September 16, 2021
Analysis and selections for the Allied Forces and Christiecat Stakes at Belmont Park.
Posted Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Belmont Park's unique layout can be an advantage to sprinters trying a route of ground.
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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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