Horse Racing Tips from a Top Race Handicapper

Horse owner, breeder and HRTV analyst Jeff Siegel also happens to be Southern California's premier handicapper. Check his blog each day before you play!

Handicapping, in short, refers to analyzing the race to come up with best predicted outcome, or pick. There are many angles when it comes to picking a winner. Using some of the help from the professional handicappers below, you can determine your own angle on placing a bet. For more information on how to bet or wager, click here.

Friday, November 1, 2013 - 20:36

It doesn’t get much better than this. A sensational 12-race program, including nine Breeders’ Cup events with an $891,813 Pick-5 carryover to begin the program.

Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 20:18

The Breeders’ Cup two day festival begins with a sterling 11-race program that begins early at 10:40 Pacific Daylight Time.

Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 00:30

Free general admission and a Pick-6 carryover of $439,663 make the Thursday program a “must play” day as Breeders’ Cup week begins at Santa Anita.

In the opener #1 Pure Blush and #3 Miz Wounded Knee exit the same race, with the former finishing a willing third while the latter was checking in fourth. Both are capable of winning at this level with ‘Blush the preferred of the two.

Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 00:37

A huge $88,698 Pick-6 carryover makes the Sunday program a “must play” for handicappers. It’s a tough sequence, though, and it would be shocking to see it carry over again.

Friday, October 25, 2013 - 21:28

A strong Saturday program begins with a $12,500 claiming sprint for 3-year-old fillies that appears made to order for #8 Julio’s Gold. She drops from an open affair to a restricted (nw-2) event and lands the cozy outside post. Pedroza should have her on or near the lead throughout. #1 Clearly Confused ran well at this level earlier this month and seems like a logical exacta partner with the favorite.

Friday, October 25, 2013 - 09:58

A nice pick-6 carryover of $46,733 adds interest to the Friday eight race program. We’re one week out from the beginning of the two-day Breeders’ Cup festival.