- a racetrack official or employee who assigns the weight a horse must carry in a race.
- a person employed, as by a newspaper, to make predictions on the outcomes of horse races.
Examples from the Web for handicapper
According to Charlie Cook, the Capitol Hill handicapper, nine Senate races now qualify as "tossups."
Perhaps Diablo had been stuck in the Brooklyn simply to see how the handicapper would rate him.Thoroughbreds|W. A. Fraser
If he has one it is because the handicapper has been careless.Fore!|Charles Emmett Van Loan
The post-master, assisted by experts in the Post Office service, to be the handicapper.The Bristol Royal Mail|R. C. Tombs
Before him raced a vision of Ben Connor, king of the racetracks of the world, with horses no handicapper could measure.The Garden of Eden|Max Brand
In this way the handicapper is deceived as to their true qualities, and is induced to weight them advantageously for the Omnium.