Handicapping and Race Picks


Thoroughbred handicapping is the art of predicting the horses who have the greatest chance of winning a race. The process can be complex and requires studying the horses body language and behavior in the paddock, studying the Daily Racing Form, and looking at the changing odds of each horse on the tote board. Other aspects that play an important role to picking winning horses are examining their speed, form, pace, and their post-position.

Meet The Handicappers

Anthony Taranto

Anthony "Tony" has been handicapping horses since he was a young boy. His brother used to say he was born with a tele in his hand. "I do it for the rush and excitement."

Victor Rodas

Victor was the owner of the world champion and the Pacific Coast champion horse, Speedy Lunch. He is credited with having 28 stakes wins, over 150+ trips to the winner’s circle, 

handicapping since 1972.

Brian Maher

Brian’s passion for horse racing began at the harness races.

After a big win in 2000 he began playing seriously on the weekends. “I am a fan of all things horse racing and I am here to represent all the fans that love handicapping”.