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, June 20, 2014 - 10:09

There’s a Pick-6 carryover of $54,775 for the Friday program that begins with a 3 P.M. first post time.

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 09:51

Two weeks remaining in the winter/spring/summer Santa Anita season. Eight races are carded for the Thursday program with first post at 1 p.m.

Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 21:27

The Sunday nine race program begins at 1 p.m., with the featured Desert Stormer Stakes for sprinting fillies and mares carded prior to the Pick-6 sequence as the third event.

Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 00:04

An excellent Saturday program features a nine race program with two Grade-1 events, the Shoemaker Mile (7th race) and the Vanity Stakes (8th race). First post is 1 p.m.

Friday, June 13, 2014 - 10:00
There’s a $61,937 Pick-6 carryover for the Friday the 13th program at Santa Anita that has a late first post time of 3 p.m. It could be your lucky day! Or not.
Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 10:21

The Thursday program begins with what appears to be a very chalky early daily double. In the first race, #2 Missing Groom returns to state-bred company after exiting a pair of tough open events and should find this group well within his abilities. A recent bullet six furlong work indicates fitness and we’re expecting Nakatani to have him along in time.