Handicapping

Handicapping Resources


Purchase a variety of handicapping products in the Pro Shop or take advantage of our collection of FREE handicapping resources including Daily Picks, Wager Guides and XB Grades. With Xpressbet, the tools and tips that you need to win are at your fingertips.

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Xpressbet Pro Shop


  • One-stop shop for all the handicapping products you need.
  • Offers full array of Daily Racing Form, Equibase® and TrackMaster® products for every racing day.
  • Discover detailed analysis from racing experts with a wide assortment of tip sheets from Michael Nunamaker, Ellis Starr, Mark Lamberti and more.
  • Get accurate speed figures presented in an easy-to-read graph for each horse with Thoro-Graph.

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Xpressbet Daily Picks


  • Free, exclusive access to our Daily Picks — a solid source of racing information.
  • Our experts include Brian Nadeau, Jerry Shottenkirk, Jeremy Plonk, and Frank Carulli, who offer daily picks for an assortment of tracks nationwide, 7 days a week.
  • Our experts also provide daily spot plays, a predicted 1-2-3 order of finish for each race, commentary for each pick plus a race summary.
  • Picks on Thoroughbred and Harness racing available.
  • Plus, now receive a complimentary XB Grades ‘Upgrade of the Day’ on select racing days.
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Wager Guides


Exclusive Triple Crown, Breeders' Cup and "big race" Wager Guides provide analysis, value plays and wagering strategies from top handicappers, broadcasters and writers.

  • Become a savvier and more successful horseplayer by using our free annual Wager Guides for the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, Belmont, Breeders’ Cup and other marquee racing events.
  • The Guides contain all you need to know about these classic events including selections, race analysis and comments from our sport’s top handicappers and broadcasters.
  • Guide updates available online with latest breaking news, post position draw and other factors - days before the events.
  • You can check back for upcoming announcements and current Guide availability.

Xpressbet Wager Guide Archive:

2017

Pegasus World Cup

2016

Breeders' Cup | Cal Cup | Fountain of Youth | Florida Derby | Kentucky Derby | Preakness Stakes | Belmont Stakes | Cal Cup

2015

Breeders' Cup | Travers Stakes | Arlington Million | Gold Cup at Santa Anita | Belmont Stakes | Preakness Stakes | 2015 Kentucky Derby | Santa Anita Derby | Florida Derby | Cal Cup | X-Country

XB Grades


XB Grades is a suite of handicapping reports that quantify pace and bias at 19 North American racetracks, helping you to identify horses that have been performing better, or worse, than their running lines indicate. Arm yourself with XB Grades data to complement your handicapping, and lean on the ‘Upgrades & Downgrades’ Report to see which horses our experts have ‘upgraded’ or ‘downgraded’ today. XB Grades products include:

  • Upgrades & Downgrades Report: A summary report of horses racing today that have been running better, or worse, than their past performances suggest.
  • Xtreme Race Report: Lists races in the past 90 days that were exceptionally favorable to frontrunners or closers.

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The XB Grades database currently houses more than 92,000 races run in North America. Racetracks include Aqueduct, Belmont, Saratoga, Gulfstream Park, Gulfstream Park West, Kentucky Downs, Los Alamitos (TB), Monmouth Park, Oaklawn Park, Fair Grounds, Woodbine, Keeneland, Churchill Downs, Ellis Park, Turfway Park, Arlington Park, Hawthorne, Santa Anita and Del Mar.