Synopses & Reviews
Critics and handicappers adore him. The Boston Globe once called him "the manic evangelist, grand guru, and scholarly professor of handicapping." His books espouse strategies and betting philosophies that have shaped the sport. But the true measure of Andrew Beyer's impact on handicapping is that his very name has become part of the horseplayer's terminology. Beyer's speed figures, first introduced almost twenty years ago in Picking Winners, revolutionized racetrack betting. But not until 1992, when the Daily Racing Form included Beyer Speed Figures in past performances, did they become widely available. Now, in Beyer on Speed, the author shows how to make speed figures the focal point of an effective betting strategy. Written in Beyer's clean, rapid-fire prose, Beyer on Speed explains how to relate speed figures to such factors as pace, track bias, and track conditions.
Written in Beyer's clean, rapid-fire prose, this book explains how to relate speed figures to such factors as pace, track bias, and track conditions. It discusses exotic wagers such as the pick six and reveals optimal uses of the figures based on computer analysis of more than 10,000 races. Blending colorful anecdotes, it presents a revolutionary way to play the horses.
About the Author
ANDREW BEYER thoroughly revolutionized handicapping when he createdhis "Beyer Speed Figures,"a measure of how fast a horse has run in a givenrace, and an indispensable tool for horseplayers. Making the necessarycalculations to develop a set of figures for each horse in each race was tootime-consuming for most horseplayers, so in 1992 the Daily Racing Formcommissioned Beyer and his associates to provide his speed figures forevery horse competing in North America. Beyer has been a columnist for the Washington Post since 1978, and contributes regularly to the Daily Racing Form. He is considered one of the leading experts on horse racing.