Del Mar Handicappers

Brad Free DRF

Brad Free is based in Southern California covering Del Mar. He joined Daily Racing Form in 1992 and is the author of "Handicapping 101: Finding the Right Horses and Making the Right Bets." Follow him on Twitter @BradFree1

Frank Scatoni

Frank R. Scatoni, the former editor of "The HorsePlayer Magazine" and co-author of "Six Secrets of Successful Bettors," is the daily host of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Weekend Handicapping Seminar and Frank's Best Bet. He is a frequent contributor to many leading industry websites, with a special focus on Southern California racing and multi-race wagering. Follow him on Twitter @ScatoniSureShot

Trip Note Pros

Trip Note Pros is a team of professional horseplayers that spend countless hours watching replays and offering their trip note analysis, giving fans of all levels an opportunity to not only uncover hidden value, but also identifying runners that will be overbet.  They find what even seasoned horseplayers often miss, identifying horse comfort, hidden trouble lines, relevant track biases, pace & flow dynamics, jockey intent, and more.  Visit today! Trip Note Pros 'Chief Trip Notes Officer' is @bsouthstreet, and they can also be followed @tripnotepros.

Dean Keppler

Dean Keppler is the former Director of DRF Press for Daily Racing Form, and now writes for In The Money Media. He's authored two handicapping books for DRF as well as published in Forbes Magazine, Horseplayer Magazine, the Paulick Report, BetfairUSA, New York Times, and TVG. 


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

Horse Racing Nation

Horse Racing Nation is the premier, interactive horse racing community site dedicated to passionate horse racing fans across the globe. Our handicapping staff features professional analysts including Jarrod Horak, Scott Shapiro and Mike Shutty. Our handicapping team’s focus is to educate and inform you by providing expert analysis, creative wagering strategies and successful outcomes.

Segundo López

Segundo López Handicapper de las carreras Americanas con más 25 años de experiencia especializado en el circuito de California. Sus audios explicativos en español son los más buscados ya que contemplan una información PRIVILEGIADA @secreto_hipico.

Today's Racing Digest

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-goers but sophisticated enough for the professional handicapper. Through a combination of our extensive database utilizing sophisticated algorithms and our team of expert analysts, on track observers and handicappers, we enhance traditional handicapping information to make it more useful and relevant to today's race.

California Pick4

Ciaran Thornton learned the art of horse handicapping at a young age thanks to his dad's guidance in Ireland. Honing his skills over the years at Del Mar and Santa Anita, Ciaran has now focused his attention on the daily Pick 4 and Pick 5 bets at Southern California racetracks with an emphasis on value plays. He hosts the Newcomers Seminar on Friday’s and Sunday’s at Del Mar. Ciaran also provides the daily Del Mar value play for the Union Tribune Sports Page and is also a contributor to the Los Angeles Times newsletter.

Deuce Bruce

DeuceBruce Gold Card has provided on track selections at Del Mar since 1988. The father and son team focus on longshot winners.

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