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.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 - 20:52
He’ll be too short to wager on, but #5 Red Sun seems like a logical ShowVivor pick – assuming you’re still in the contest – in today’s 1st race. The Carla Gaines-trained gelding was beaten a half length in his debut despite a slow start and has come back to train especially well, indicating a substantial forward move is likely. He doesn’t have a whole lot to beat in this straight maiden state bred affair and should go on to bigger and better things down the road.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 - 17:44
One of the oldest axioms in racing is “pace makes the race.” The victory by Johnny Eves in Sunday’s 3rd race, the Palos Verdes Handicap, is a perfect illustration of how form can be drastically altered by early fractions and race shape. In his last start, the El Conejo Handicap, the 5 year old son of Skimming couldn’t cope with the blazing early splits dished out by Machismo (:21 1/5, :44 flat), got discouraged, and was virtually eased.
Saturday, January 24, 2009 - 21:57
Yep, another Pick-6 carryover for Sunday, this time with $155,407 in the till. And I’ll be surprised if it doesn’t carry over again until Wednesday. Personally, I’m going to tread lightly and you might consider doing the same.
Saturday, January 24, 2009 - 07:19
Great card for Sunshine Millions Day. Don’t forget – early first post today at 11:45 a.m.
Friday, January 23, 2009 - 19:55
Friday, January 23, 2009 - 19:51