Handicapping is another important term to understand and know in racing. Racing from guide will include this detail too. Handicapping is an art and a good handicapper is always learning. This is nothing but an art of evaluating the horse. It depends on the past performance of the horse to determine the outcome of the race.
Types of handicapping are speed handicapping, pace handicapping, class handicapping, trip handicapping, influence of breeding or bloodlines on handicapping and trainers and jockeys. Speed handicapping depends on the common known factor, as a fast horse will always win the race. The speed of the horse also depends on the breed of the horse.