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Ellis Starr

Syndicated Thoroughbred Handicapper

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Mission Statement:
To help you be a better handicapper and bettor, at the same time keeping you in the game with uncommon selections and analysis.

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About Ellis

Ellis Starr, also known as "Ubercapper," has been studying horse racing and handicapping for over 35 years and fully understands all aspects of handicapping as well as wagering. Nearly 20 years ago, Ellis was one of the first to publish his selections on the Internet and became an immedite success by sharing the methodology he uses as part of the top-quality selections and analysis he produces daily.

Ellis also "puts his money where he mouth is" by participating in Handicapping Tournaments, winning the Derby Wars $30,000 Belmont Shootout in 2012 and being one of only 350 people qualify for the TwinSpires Online Championship. 2013 Marked the eighth straight year Ellis qualified for the Keeneland Tournament of Champions and Ellis competed against, and defeated, other public handicappers in the final year of the New York Daily News "Battle of Saratoga." To date in 2014 Ellis is one of only 20 to have qualified for the BetPTC Championship in the fall.

Ellis is the National Racing Analyst for Equibase, The Thoroughbred Industry's Official Source for Racing Information, writing a widely distributed "Race of the Week" story covering the biggest races in North America, which also appear on the fan site America's Best Racing at His selections and analysis for races around the country can be found at the web sites of all the major legal online wagering companies in North America - Twinspires, TVG, Xpressbet and Keeneland Select as well as Equibase and TrackMaster. Ellis' insights can also be found via twitter at the handle @Ubercapper.

Ellis is a racing analyst on the Hors Racing Radio Network on Sirius/XM and at His insights can be heard regularly on Sam Spear's "At the Track" weekly radio broadcast at KNBR in San Francisco as well as on the Drake and Zeke show in Memphis.

When not on the radio, producing selections or participating in handicapping contests, Ellis uses his passion and expertise helping fans of all levels have a great day at the races. Ellis does this by engaging with people individually and in groups to help them become more comfortable and familiar with racing and wagering while at the same time providing a "Personal Handicapper" for the day.