Horse owner, breeder and XpressbetTV analyst, Jeff Siegel also happens to be Southern California's premier handicapper. Check his blog each day before you play!
George O y su riqueza de sabiduría hípica lo hace uno de los mejores "handicappers" en el país. Ha sido propietario de caballos, agente de jinetes, ejecutivo de carreras y ha estudiado filosofías de los gran "handicappers" de nuestro tiempo, incluyendo a Andy Beyer de los "Beyer Figures" y el Dr. Jerry Brown de los "Thorograph Sheets". Ahora él trae su experiencia amplia como handicapper a Santa Anita.
Santa Anita Simulcast host Michelle Yu has been a lifelong racing fan who spun her love into a career. Prior to working on TV for TVG, HRTV, Fox and Breeders’ Cup, Yu worked for trainers like Ron Moquett and Steve Asmussen. Yu is married to Santa Anita based trainer Ryan Hanson and has two children; Olivia and Spencer. For updated tickets and selections, please follow Michelle on Twitter @themichelleyu.
Peter Lurie is a longtime Owner/Breeder & horseplayer in So Cal, as well as an Original member of the former HRTV. He now serves as The Host/Analyst for the Santa Anita Park Simulcast. You can find him on Twitter @Peterlurievo.
The Pick 4 is one of the sport’s most popular and lucrative wagers, and Frank R. Scatoni, former editor of “The HorsePlayer Magazine,” offers up his unique horse-by-horse analysis every day throughout the Santa Anita meet. In addition to this insightful handicapping analysis, Scatoni also shows players how to fully maximize their wagers by utilizing a matrix-style approach in order to play the Pick 4 most efficiently. With some of the biggest and best Late Pick 4 pools in the country, Santa Anita's Late Pick 4 gives players of every level a chance to cash in on plenty of solid scores.
Brad Free of the Daily Racing Form will be providing a daily analysis of the races. Each day during the meet, Brad Free offers his insight and analysis of the entire card, which usually will be available 24-48 hours before post time. Michael Hammersly will fill in on occasion.
Dean Keppler is the former Director of DRF Press for Daily Racing Form. He's authored two handicapping books for DRF titled: “Trainer Angles” and “Betting the Kentucky Derby.” Keppler is a past NHC qualifier and has published numerous racing-related/handicapping articles and material in Forbes Magazine, Horseplayer Magazine, the Paulick Report, BetfairUSA, New York Times, and TVG. His biggest racing scores include hitting a $91,000 pick 6 at Santa Anita on Easter Sunday, and being part of a small pick 6 cartel that took down the $292,000 jackpot in the 2016 Breeders’ Cup.
Ellis Starr, a.k.a. “Ubercapper,” has been a public handicapper for decades, educating fans of all levels with detailed analysis including the reasons behind his selections as well as "fair odds" thresholds for contenders. Ellis writes a widely distributed “Race of the Week” article which appears on various sites including Equibase and America’s Best Racing, and he also provides “Race of the Day” and “Race of the Week” blogs containing analysis and selections for tracks such as Santa Anita, Woodbine, Keeneland and Del Mar. You can follow Ellis’ insights and links to his blogs on twitter @ubercapper.
Duke Selections has been a stand out handicapping force at Southern California race tracks since 1939. The tracks have included Santa Anita, Del Mar, Los Alamitos, and also Golden Gate Fields. Since the advent of simulcast wagering, Duke Selections expanded its information to include New York, Florida, Chicago, Kentucky, and other areas of the country. These racetracks include Aqueduct, Belmont, Saratoga, Gulf Stream, Tampa Bay, Arlington, Churchill Downs, and others around the country. On any given day depending on which tracks are running, a Duke Selection Sheet can include up to five race tracks. Use the card as a handicapping tool, or take the risk out of handicapping and use Duke’s winning Selections by themselves. Whatever you choose to do, you’ll be satisfied with the results of the expert choices made by Duke’s Piks.
Dave Valento has created the Track Phantom analysis sheets for 17 years and has been involved in horse racing since 1986. He provides a daily full card analysis sheet for all Southern California live racing and many other major tracks. You can view a sample of his analysis sheet on his website. www.trackphantom.com. Twitter: @trackphantom
Rick Harris has been at the helm of CALHORSE for over 20 years now. His selection sheet is available on the web at www.calhorse.com and at select live meets. The daily selection sheet is comprised of the selections from the tracks on the Southern California circuit as well as special races of national interest. The betting strategy section is designed to find VALUE on that day's racing card.
Jerry has been a racing enthusiast since the 1977, the year of Seattle Slew. In my first three years of handicapping he had the good fortune to be greeted into our great sport by Seattle Slew, "Affirmed and Alydar" and then Spectacular Bid. What each of these marvels of the turf possessed was incredible speed. He noticed! Unlike most "pace" handicapper's who were devoted to figuring out the relative location each horse might assume in a race, Jerry was more interested in whether or not pace could yield information on form cycles and development. He also realized, that a good pace analysis could provide some terrific insights into "buried form" -- which often would lead to terrific win prices. Later on, in the late 1980's Jerry began to study form cycles using FINAL NUMBER products, and then handicapping on a daily basis with some of the icon's of handicapping in New York. In 1988, using his computer skills -- Jerry began to develop a systems analysis to create software for a past performance product one that would analyze each leg of the race, for every horse in our database. In 1992 this product was widely sold in New York, by the name of "Pace Power Plus". A daily racing product with both Pace and Final Numbers for each horse running. In 1997, Jerry left New York for Las Vegas, where he started the Jerry J's Power Page, which provides a single number to define "Current Form" -- synthesizing the best he has gleened from my deep studies on the cyclical patterns of Internal Speed figures and theories from his studies of Final Time speed figures...The Jerry J's Power Page has been widely distributed in Las Vegas and beyond for the past 18 years. Jerry also joins Ralph Siraco on "Race Day Las Vegas", each morning to talk horses and do some handicapping... You can visit my web-site at www.jerryjpowerpage.com for more information.
In 1970, Today's Racing Digest was created for the survival of the horseplayer by offering many unique features from a variety of perspectives that give insight into the value and expected performance of every horse in each day's races. Proven with over 40 years of experience and over 20 million issues sold, Today's Racing Digest products and data are easy enough to be used by the first time race-goer but sophisticated enough for the professional handicapper. The "Digest" is published daily for tracks across the country. Through a combination of our extensive database utilizing sophisticated algorithms to create accurate performance, speed, pace, and class ratings along with our team of expert analysts, on track observers and handicappers, we enhance traditional handicapping information to make it more accurate, useful and relevant to today's race. From the easy to use Quick Picks and Race Analysis to the projected past performances, Fractional Charting and exclusive Workout Reports each edition includes something for all levels of handicappers. Today's Racing Digest can be purchased as a hardcopy at all major California Thoroughbred Tracks, OTBs and newsstands or electronically at www.todaysracingdigest.com.
Ciaran Thornton the head handicapper at California Pick 4 grew up in Ireland and at a young age, thanks to his dad’s guidance, learned the art of horse handicapping. Honing his skills over the years at Santa Anita and then Del Mar, Ciaran has now focused his attention on the daily Pick 4 bet at Southern California racetracks.
Bruce Andrews Jr. has been handicapping the southern California racing circuit for over 38 years, always with an eye toward ‘price’ horses. He picks live runners oftentimes overlooked by the general public giving you, the horseplayer the best chance to make money.
He is in his 31st year of publishing the “Deuce Bruce” Gold Card professionally and has established a solid reputation as a longshot specialist. Give him a try and pay special attention to his Strategy Sheet section where he highlights the day’s best, most playable races. He has an excellent record at hitting his best races often at ‘juicy’ prices.
Roger was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and attended Rutgers University, where he received a B.A. in business and accounting, with 32 credits in the latter. When he was sixteen, a bit underage, he began frequenting the beautiful Garden State Race Track (1942-May 1, 2001) a quintessential racing facility which ultimately lost its wonderful life due to the influx of casinos at Atlantic City. Even at a young age, Roger showed an early proficiency for handicapping horses, poring over the then Morning Telegraph (analogous now to the Daily Racing Form). For over four decades, Roger has had the opportunity to tweak and ultimately perfect his stellar methods for handicapping horses. In 1973, while stationed in San Diego, Roger had the opportunity to watch Sham win the Santa Anita Derby under Laffit Pincay. The love for Santa Anita Park has persisted all these years. Now retired, Roger devotes his full time to profitable handicapping, focusing exclusively on the grand race facilities in California, especially Santa Anita- The Great Race Place.
Eddie Wilson began his handicapping career with the horses, picnicking from the infield at Santa Anita each Sunday afternoon with family and friends in the mid-1970's while attending junior high school in the San Gabriel Valley, minutes away from Santa Anita race track. He could often be seen carrying a Racing Form in his back pocket to classes and reading the "sheets" at lunch time. While wagering $2 show bets through his family, he graduated to win and place wagers and then dabbled in $5 exacta boxes while mentored by an old family friend. Two-dollar daily double plays were also a popular wager for him. "I guess you could say I was bitten by the bug at an early age," Wilson says. "My father and older brother fanned the flame too and we always had some sort of action each racing day, either through early bird or sneaking out to the track during the day to catch the nightcap. Had I put as much time and effort into my school work as I did reading the Racing Form, I may be on the Supreme Court bench now." Wilson got his start as a professional handicapper at the San Gabriel Valley Tribune in the late 1980s and continues his handicapping today with the SCNG newspaper group. A self-professed speed handicapper who also relies on trip and trouble notes, Wilson was the Santa Anita Fans Forum winner in 1991-1992, an annual contest that includes all public handicappers.
The Handicapping Guide's creator, Phil Rankin, has devised an ultra-consistent ranking format that provides a hierarchical listing of the field's strongest payoff contenders. THE HCP GUIDE is privileged to display a 'Free Racecard Selection' for each of Santa Anita's live racing days.
OptixEQ is an equine analytics information company that offers a suite of handicapping tools to help players of all levels take their game to the next level. Our free Race of the Day features advanced pace information, trip notes and past-performances, contender analysis, and wagering strategies. For more information, visit www.optixeq.com.
Handicapper's Report has provided Workouts, Performance Ratings and Trip Notes to So Cal racing since 1975. Our weekly Trip Notes are produced by top handicappers, including Aaron Hesz. Our Workouts are placed in a database directly after they are recorded, giving the handicapper the exact comments and grades from the clocker at the time of the work. For the Santa Anita meet we will be providing free a highlight race of workouts from our Daily Clocker Report or our Daily Performance Ratings Report or our Daily Horses to Watch in Today Report. To access our results and all of our reports on a daily and weekly basis online with subscriptions available by the race meet, go to www.hreport.com.
Bob Mieszerski is the lead handicapper for the Los Angeles Newspaper group (LANG) and his full card selections for Southern California tracks can also be found at Todaysracingdigest.com. He was also a handicapper and turf writer for the Los Angeles Times (1989-2008) and the Los Angeles Herald Examiner (1977-1989).
1/ST BET handicapper Jeff Siegel provides exclusive full-card analysis, wagering strategies, workout commentary, and critical inside info for both the casual and professional horse player.
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