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, January 23, 2009 - 19:51
Friday, January 23, 2009 - 19:50
Friday, January 23, 2009 - 19:49
Friday, January 23, 2009 - 10:15
Not surprisingly we have another Pick-6 to shoot for today – $91,353 from yesterday – and unlike yesterday’s card in which a carryover seemed inevitable, today’s program looks to be hitable. So we’ll give it our best shot.
Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 09:19
Tough card – one that could lead to a Pick-6 carryover. The shortest priced favorite on the morning line is #4 Tuscan Evening - she’s 8/5 in a downhill turf sprint for maiden fillies and mares - and she’s probably going to wind up being a single on many tickets.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009 - 19:10
Trumpet Play Jay, the namesake of long time racetrack bugler Jay Cohen, broke his maiden in his third career start in Monday’s opener and did so like a colt who’ll win again and then some. He’s not quick leaving the gate and needs at least a quarter of a mile to find his legs, but once he gets in gear the son of Orientate can really turn it on. And with Dynaformer on the bottom, the Mark Glatt-trained 4-year-old should be able to stay a middle distance in due time.