Posted Sunday, March 26, 2023
Kingsbarns proves that pace makes the race with his win in the Louisiana Derby.
Posted Saturday, March 25, 2023
Final analysis and pick for Sunland Park Derby, a Kentucky Derby points prep in New Mexico.
Posted Friday, March 24, 2023
Bet these win wagers and exotics in the Louisiana Derby and Jeff Ruby Steaks.
Posted Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Not an exciting pick, but here are 3 reasons to choose Country Grammer in Dubai World Cup.
Posted Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Baffert's Worcester deserves consideration in the UAE Derby despite being a maiden.
Posted Saturday, March 18, 2023
Bishops Bay meets a tough field in his second career start at Fair Grounds.
Posted Friday, March 17, 2023
Oaklawn: An upset possibility in Essex Handicap + value play in Whitmore.
Posted Thursday, March 16, 2023
Let's take a closer look at how Tapit Trice's style might affect him in the Kentucky Derby.
Posted Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Early thoughts on the Kentucky Derby pace and 3 who could jump to the front.
Posted Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Where do Secret Oath and A Mo Reay fit in the division after their respective wins?
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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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