handicapper handicapper  /ˈhæn di ˌkæ pər/


  • (n) someone who sets the betting odds based on calculations of the outcome of a contest (especially a horse race)


  1. The signs suggest an anti-Republican wave is building, says nonpartisan electoral handicapper Stuart Rothenberg, whose Rothenberg Political Report is closely followed in Washington.
  2. But Fong, a 16 handicapper, noticed some slight imperfections in the Callaway lettering.
  3. Fortnight ago, in the Carter Handicap, the handicapper asked him to carry 135, and still he won.


  1. Horse Racing: Handicapper Amello speaks at National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

    SARATOGA SPRINGS — When handicapper Tom Amello spoke to a roomful of horse racing enthusiasts Saturday afternoon at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, the former schoolteacher knew some of the challenges he might face.
    on July 14, 2013     Source: The Saratogian

  2. Horse Racing: Amello to host handicapping seminar Saturday

    SARATOGA SPRINGS — The plight of the professional handicapper is a grind, breaking down races from all angles.
    on July 11, 2013     Source: The Saratogian


  1. The 29-year-old Englishman Simon Dyson said, "You put a four-handicapper on that first tee and they'd probably shoot 100."
    on Jul 17, 2007 By: Simon Dyson Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. "If you're a 10-handicapper, there is no way you're breaking 100 out there," Woods said, presumably speaking more to fans watching this horror show than the 35 players who couldn't break 80 on Friday.
    on Jun 15, 2007 By: Tiger Wood Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  3. "I'm not a gambler and I'm the world's worst handicapper, but this is what I know," Street Sense trainer Carl Nafzger said. "One thing gets you to the winner's circle - the horse is what gets you there."
    on May 16, 2007 By: Carl Nafzger Source: Forbes

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