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, June 28, 2014 - 22:59

It’s closing day at Santa Anita with mandatory payoffs in the Pick-5, Pick-6 and Super High-5. The 10-race program beings at 1 p.m.

Friday, June 27, 2014 - 23:42

An excellent 10-race Saturday program is spiced by a $64,153 Pick-6 carryover. First post is 1 p.m.

Friday, June 27, 2014 - 00:42

The final Friday program of the season offers eighth races with a late first post time of 3 P.M.

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 09:54

The Santa Anita winter/spring/summer season, which began exactly six months ago, heads into its final four days with an eight race program that begins at 1 p.m. Last Sunday the recommended $96 pick-6 ticket that appeared in this column cashed for a net payoff $2,529.20.

Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 07:54

A huge $103,974 Pick-6 carryover awaits Sunday players, with the first of nine races at the usual 1 o’clock post time.

Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 07:51

A nine race Saturday program on this first day of summer begins with a short-priced standout in the opener, a six furlong maiden special weight sprint for fillies and mares. #6 Bonus Spin was beaten as the choice in her debut but earned a good figure and has come back to work well. Drawn comfortably outside, the Mullins-trained daughter of Hard Spun shouldn’t miss today, but will offer no little to no wagering value.