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.

Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 20:53

The Sunday program begins with a maiden special weight two-turner for 3-year-olds that has two main contenders and little else. #1 Rprettyboyfloyd and #6 Party Time both exit the same race and are hard to separate, though the latter, with only two career starts, may have a bit more room to improve. Let’s pass the race and wait for better opportunities.

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Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 02:49

An excellent Saturday program begins with a competitive mid-grade claiming sprint. #4 Peacenik disappointed when perhaps not caring for the wet fast surface last time out but he remains above his claim level so Spawr must still like him. We’ll give him a chance to make amends. #3 Muchos Besos, first off the claim for Lewis, has always liked this main track and will be doing his best work late. Both should be included in rolling exotic play.

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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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