Handicapper, Columnist Dave Litfin Dies At 64 by Paulick Report Staff|11.18.2022|5:18pm Longtime Thoroughbred handicapper and columnist Dave Litfin died on Thursday in Saratoga after battling cancer, reports the Daily Racing Form. He was 64 years old. Litfin was Daily Racing Form's lead handicapper in New York from 1991-2016. More recently, Litfin wrote handicapping columns for Blood-Horse and worked as a chart-caller for Equibase. Litfin authored two books: “Expert Handicapping: Winning Insights into Betting Thoroughbreds,” and “Real-Life Handicapping: An Eclectic Horseplayer's Year at the Track.” Donations made be made in Litfin's name to Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm, in lieu of flowers. Read more at the Daily Racing Form.