Handicapping Tips & Tools

Handicapping Tips and Tools

Keeneland offers fans a number of tools to handicap a day at the races. During live racing, browse picks from some of our resident experts, explore Keeneland racing statistics and more.

Expert Picks

Let our experts help you handicap the day's races at Keeneland. To see the analysis provided by each handicapper, choose a handicapper.
Please note that selections typically are available about 48 hours in advance of the race.

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Scott Hazelton

A graduate of Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Scott has covered horse racing since 2004, first at HRTV...

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Gabby Gaudet

Gabby Gaudet is a TVG racing analyst, expert commentator for Keeneland racing and a U.S. representative for Keeneland sales. She and Scott Hazelton co-host...

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Jeremy Plonk

Jeremy Plonk is the owner of Horse Player NOW, the racing industry's leading fan education and player development website and creator of the Night School...

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Ramon Brito DRF en Español

Analista Hípico de larga y exitosa trayectoria. Conocido también como "El 30G", Ramon se ha establecido como uno de los pronosticadores más respetados entre...

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Ed DeRosa

Ed DeRosa is a Cleveland native who grew up going to Thistledown with his grandfather. After 9 years as a reporter and editor with Thoroughbred Times, he...

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Marcus Hersh

Marcus Hersh has worked with Daily Racing Form for more than 20 years as a handicapper, correspondent, and features writer. This is his third year providing...

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Tom Leach

Tom Leach is “the Voice of the Wildcats” for football and men’s basketball and a contributor to Keeneland.com as well.  He is a two-time winner of the Eclipse...

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Ellis Starr

Ellis Starr, a.k.a. “Ubercapper,” is the National Racing Analyst for Equibase. His analysis and selections for many of the top races in North America can be...

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Kim Nelson

Kim Nelson has worked with horses all her life. She rode hunter jumpers as a child and teenager. She then moved on to work for North Ridge Farm learning the...

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Current Meet Stats

Keeneland publishes current meet stats for jockeys, trainers and post position each day on its website. Be sure to check out these stats when you’re handicapping the day’s card. You might be able to glean some useful handicapping information, such as which jockeys are finding the most success at Keeneland, the average win payoff for a trainer, and the win percentage for various post positions.

Jockey/Trainer Stats

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Keeneland Handicapping Database

This free tool is designed especially for horseplayers searching for detailed information. Updated daily, the database offers detailed information on winners of every Keeneland race during the current race meet including weather, position at key junctures of the race, last start information and much more. To view the complete database since October 2006, click on the Download CSV option at the top of the database.

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Wouldn't it be helpful to know that the horse who ran second in its last race also ran 75 feet farther than the winner? Or that he was accelerating in the stretch, not slowing down? With Trakus, you can find this and more, including full field running order, distance traveled and average speed at various stages in the race.


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