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, March 21, 2014 - 10:08

A massive two-day pick-6 carryover of $551,928 awaits horseplayers on a Friday program that looks a little bit less challenging than the one yesterday. Let’s hope so.

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Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 10:10

A $125,160 carryover awaits Pick-6 players on a challenging Thursday program.

The opener, a bottom-rung maiden claiming miler for older fillies and mares, offers little in the way of opportunity. #2 Silk in Silver may finally win one though she’s burned a considerable amount of money in her last pair and her numbers continue to descend. But where else to turn? #1 Kid Rollins has good connections and is stretching out again so she looks like the one to fear most. The winner probably will be one of these two.

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Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 00:57

The Sunday program begins with modest turf miler for older maidens. #1 Aqua Revelation tries blinkers for the first time since his debut and seems logical, though he’s certainly no great shakes. However, he gets the rail, retains Bejarano, and should enjoy a very soft, ground-saving, pace-prompting or pace-setting trip. He’ll never get more favorable conditions.

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Saturday, March 15, 2014 - 09:12

It’s going to be fun today. A massive Pick-6 carryover of $226,505 will be offered in races four through nine.

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Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 22:42

The Friday program begins with a five-runner restricted claimer. #1 Cuneo returns to the main track and a repeat of his maiden claiming runaway score two races back probably will be good enough to beat this field. #4 Warren’s Tyler S. is another turf-to-dirt play while turning back in trip and though he’s 1-for-19 he still must be considered a contender, especially with the break in the weights.

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Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 09:46
A competitive $40,000 claiming downhill turf sprint ushers in a pretty good eight race Thursday program. There are several capable of winning but the preferred pair are #2 Luckarack and #3 Atta Boy Pete, one-two finishers in a similar affair here opening day. Luckarack exits a tough state-bred stakes races and returns to turf while making a pivotal switch to Bejarano while Atta Boy Pete disappointed up north in his most recent start but has trained sharply since for Hollendorfer and should bounce back.
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