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.

Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 00:23

The Sunday program begins with a difficult sprint for $12,500 claimers. #2 Keyboard Courage just earned a strong figure in beating $25,000 foes last month but today shows up for half that month. Baze, who was aboard for that win, opts for #7 Dunmore East, a winner of an $8,000 claimer last time out. #5 Senator Bob looked fairly decent beating a lesser field two weeks ago but joins a low percentage outfit. None are trustworthy but it will be only a mild surprise to us if the winner isn’t one of these three.

Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 00:45

A superb 11-race Big ‘Cap program offers high quality of racing and a number of potentially lucrative wagering situations.

Friday, March 7, 2014 - 10:53

The Friday program begins with as five-runner bottom-rung router that looks made to order for Bay Area shipper #1 War Politics. He likes the Santa Anita main track, has winning connections, a comfortable inside post and recent speed figures that are better than par. #2 Londinium went on the vet’s list following his most recent victory but he’s trained well since and seems like a logical exacta partner with War Politics.

Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 10:32

Big ‘Cap week begins with a decent Thursday program that offers a couple of rolling exotic single possibilities.

Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 00:08

The main track very likely will be something less than fast for the Sunday program and there will be no turf racing.

Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 12:19

A $72,912 Pick-6 carryover awaits players on a Saturday program that will be conducted over a very wet but probably very fast, sealed racetrack.