HRN Original Blog:
Setting the Pace
Posted Thursday, December 06, 2018
Here's why bettors should consider Dueling and Extra Hope in the Los Alamitos Futurity.
Posted Tuesday, December 04, 2018
HRN's Reinier Macatangay evaluates top contenders for America's richest race.
Posted Thursday, November 29, 2018
Copper Town's past form indicates he should handle the Cigar Mile on Saturday.
Posted Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Watch for these returning 3-year-old horses returning from significant layoffs.
Posted Friday, November 23, 2018
Switching from turf, the Todd Pletcher trainee is worth a Kentucky Jockey Club win play.
Posted Tuesday, November 20, 2018
The Clark Handicap looks difficult to figure on paper. Is there a way to play this race?
Posted Thursday, November 15, 2018
Bob Baffert appears in line to win another 2-year-old stakes race at Del Mar.
Posted Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Here's what average players can learn from Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge results.
Posted Thursday, November 08, 2018
Cruel Intention is 2-for-2 with a stakes win. So, how far can he go?
Posted Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Monomoy Girl deserves a shot in the Pegasus, says handicapper Reinier Macatangay.
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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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