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 16, 2009 - 20:13
Friday, January 16, 2009 - 20:11
Friday, January 16, 2009 - 07:03
I had a hunch the Pick-6 would carry over again today. It did, with $461,236 already in the bank as we attack a sequence (races 3-8) that offers some value without being impossible.
Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 07:40
We have another Pick-6 carryover to attack today – there’s $103,255 already in the pool – but the task is challenging. There’s not one logical Pick-6 single in the sequence, let alone two. But if you’re playing, consider the following:
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 - 10:12
Trainer Julio Canani rarely has the opportunity to train young talent but he’s got a gem of a prospect in Miss Silver Brook, a $600,000 2-year-old in training purchase who made her debut in Sunday’s 6th race and could not have been more breathtaking. A strong, powerful filly with plenty of scope, she’s a daughter of Cozzene from a Turkoman mare and thus is bred to run as far as fillies are asked to. Yet, she was precocious enough to graduate sprinting in as visually impressive a performance as you’ll likely see from any maiden filly this meeting.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 - 23:11
Nothing of value in the 1st race, with #4 Uncle Jeep listed at 4/5 on the morning line. He should win – he has nothing to beat, really – but the Mike Mitchell-trained gelding already has failed as the choice in three straight races, so do you trust him?