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, January 16, 2010 - 09:57

Saturday’s Pick-6 Carryover - $69,998 – looks well worth attacking on a deep and competitive 9-race card that features three graded stakes races.

Friday, January 15, 2010 - 09:37

Friday’s opener looks well designed for #5 Milyone to earn his diploma in his sixth career start. The John Shirreffs-trained horse adds blinkers for the first time, and on paper clearly appears to be the controlling speed in this nine furlong turf affair. He’s never been one to give much off the bridle, but in a field lacking in effective closers, he might establish a comfortable early lead and simply keep on going. Espinoza rides him back.

Thursday, January 14, 2010 - 11:28

The following are key performances from the week of Jan. 6-10 at Santa Anita:

Thursday, January 14, 2010 - 09:43

Another day with small fields and cheap races – they save the good stuff for the weekends – so let’s try to string together a few rolling pick-3s and make it all worthwhile.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 - 23:57

There were only 56 horses entered on today’s eight race program, so finding a decent price play won’t be easy. Maybe stringing together a few rolling exotics can produce a profitable afternoon.

Sunday, January 10, 2010 - 01:34

Sunday’s opener is an unplayable five-horse maiden race that finds #5 Nicole H, a good second in her debut, listed at even money on the morning line. She goes from inside to outside for a trainer who is excellent with second time starters and should enjoy a very easy front running trip. No value, so we’ll pass.