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han dee ka per

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

  • From these cryptic figures the patient handicapper may judge a thoroughbred's breeding, consistency and condition, its ability to carry the assigned weight, the skill of the .
  • The signs suggest an anti-Republican wave is building, says nonpartisan electoral handicapper Stuart Rothenberg, whose Rothenberg Political Report is closely followed in Washington.
  • The movie (which I resisted, but I'm speaking as a handicapper here) has other attractive aspects.
News & Articles


  • Simon Dyson in Los Angeles Times
    The 29-year-old Englishman Simon Dyson said, "You put a four-handicapper on that first tee and they'd probably shoot 100."
  • Tiger Wood in San Francisco Chronicle
    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.
  • Carl Nafzger in Forbes
    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."

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