Del Mar Handicappers

John Lies

John has worked at Del Mar since 1993. He currently serves as on-track & simulcast television host and a member of our racing office staff. He is Track Announcer at Lone Star Park, Kentucky Downs and Will Rogers Downs and has called races at all Southern California racetracks. Follow him on Twitter @johnjlies

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's Newcomers' Seminar. He is a frequent contributor to many leading industry websites, with a special focus on Southern California racing and multi-race wagering.

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.

Jeff Nahill

Free-lance sports writer Jeff Nahill provides selection each racing day through his blog. Nahill has covered Del Mar racing since 1987 for various daily newspapers, including the North County Times and the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Bruce Andrews Sr. & Jr.

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

Creating Capital

For many years, C. C. Rogers, the primary handicapper for Creating Capital, has been a daily handicapper at Del Mar. He has appeared as a guest analyst for both ESPN Radio and TVG. C. C. identifies longshots (5-to-1 or higher) and he utilizes a unique “weighted ladder” wagering strategy to maximize profits.


Horsewin (William White) is a Canadian based Handicapper and participant in the DRF/NTRA Tour who qualified for 2014 Championship held in Las Vegas. The Horsewin Free Race Report will cover the Del Mar Challenge Race throughout the meet. 

Ken Marquez

Specializing in Southern California racing for 30 years, and always free.

Mark the Magician

MARK THE MAGICIAN provides the most detailed and up to the minute information you could ever need to play at Del Mar, whatever the play. Mark is one of the legendary Hollywood 13 that cashed in the largest Pick 6 in North American History, with a pool of $10.8 Million paying $576,064.40.

Rick Harris

Rick Harris has been at the helm of the CALHORSE selection card for over a decade.  He has been following the Southern California circuit for over forty five years. Rick will provide a daily VALUE PLAY, usually in the form of a trifecta. 

DTF Report

Providing a free 'Play of the Day' for all Del Mar racing fans.

Track Phantom

Track Phantom (Dave Valento) offers daily detailed analysis for Del Mar.  His analysis is aimed at the sophisticated player with an attempt at unearthing handicapping angles that lie beneath the surface. He had the $38,000 pick 4 at Del Mar right on top on 8-12-12 and a cold pick 5 at Santa Anita on 3-8-14 for $5,000.   

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