Principal Handicapping LLC

Principal Handicapping is your source for NYRA horse racing picks and handicapping specifically for Belmont, Saratoga and Gulfstream. My friends and I talk about the NY and FL jockey/trainer colonies as if they are our friends. We talk horses, argue about horse ancestry, pull money together, build horizontal wagers, and escape to the world of the racetrack every weekend. I will share our wagering adventures pre and post race weekends.

Additionally, I will share my weekend selections for the NYRA circuit and switch to Gulfstream for the Championship Meet in the winter. I will also provide product reviews on different handicapping products as well as reviews of horse racing / betting books.

Big Wins


$210.00 won on a 24.00 pick 4 ticket at Saratoga on July 22, 2021


$759.00 won on a 36.00 ticket bet on a Pick 3 ticket at Saratoga on July 15, 2021


$151.75 won on 16 dollar pick 3 ticket bet at Saratoga on July 15, 2021


$1,556.00 won on two separate pick 3 tickets each
winning $778.00 at Saratoga on July 28th, 2021


$1,779.50 won on a 18 dollar pick 5 ticket bet at Belmont on July 4


Latest News, Updates & Selections

Previewing the Triple Crown Season

If you made it to this page, you are looking for insights into the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont Stakes.  You find find overviews for […]

Saratoga Trends for Bettors

Key Trends to keep in mind: The inside positions are still winning races at a higher rate especially in dirt routes and turf sprints. Maiden […]

Iradometer Week 2

The feature picture offers the Ortiz brothers after race 1 on Thursday July 20th. The Iradometer traces $10 win bets on every mount for Irad […]

Irad Ortiz Jr., Chad Brown, Saratoga, Saratoga Race Course, Horse racing

Saratoga Racing: Iradometer

The Iradometer tracks Irad Ortiz’s wins and based on a $10 win bet on every mount, could you win money betting on him at the […]