Posted Sunday, January 23, 2022
Thoughts on the Louisiana Stakes and Lecomte Stakes results.
Posted Saturday, January 22, 2022
Analysis and wagering strategies for the Busanda Stakes and more at Aqueduct.
Posted Friday, January 21, 2022
Picks and wagering strategies for Fair Grounds' 14-race program, which includes 6 stakes.
Posted Thursday, January 20, 2022
Analyzing Santa Anita riders using HRN Hot Jockey Reports.
Posted Wednesday, January 19, 2022
With the speed bias at Fair Grounds, who is likely to win Saturday's Kentucky Derby prep?
Posted Sunday, January 16, 2022
Recap analysis of Rated R Superstar's win in Fifth Season at Oaklawn.
Posted Friday, January 14, 2022
Picks and wagering strategies for select races from Gulfstream Park.
Posted Thursday, January 13, 2022
An early discussion of the pace scenario for the Pegasus World Cup Invitational.
Posted Wednesday, January 12, 2022
These are the 3 best Kentucky Derby prospects not trained by Bob Baffert.
Posted Sunday, January 9, 2022
Under the Stars showed improvement in his Santa Ynez Stakes win.
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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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