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Who are the best horse racing handicappers?

That’s very tough to answer because most of the most successful horseplayers prefer to keep a low profile and will seldom if ever brag about their records. However, you can follow some experts who give free horse betting picks.

There are also many ways to turn a profit betting on horses, though none is easy. You can bet using inside knowledge or proven handicapping techniques, or by analyzing body language or enlisting powerful computer programs.

One way to judge is through public handicapping contests like the National Handicapping Championship Tour in the U.S., but that only tells you who was best at a given event or year.

I will say this: The best handicappers I have met are extremely good at absorbing vast amounts of information and zeroing in on the data that is most important in any given race.