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.
No serious horseplayer should be without Beyer on Speed, the third jewel in Andrew Beyer's literary triple crown. Beyer shows the handicapper how to make his Beyer Speed Figures the focal point of a wagering strategy for pursuing spectacular profits by relating speed figures to pace, track bias, and track conditions. He helps bettors utilize new opportunities for picking winners, such as video replays and a successfully structured multirace ticket, whether betting online, on the phone, or at the track.
This invaluable book on wagering includes a new preface by the author, focusing on the role of simulcasting and the Internet in modern-day handicapping. Written in Beyer's entertaining, rapid-fire prose, Beyer on Speed is a must-read for every bettor, from the beginner to the most advanced player.
No serious horseplayer should be without Beyer on Speed. It explains how to relate speed figures to such factors as pace, track bias, and track conditions. It helps the bettor utilize the new opportunities for picking winners, such as video replays or a successfully structured pick-six ticket— whether betting online, on the phone, or at the track. Written in Beyer' s engaging, rapid-fire prose, Beyer on Speed reveals optimal use of the figures based on computer analysis of more than 10,000 races. This invaluable book on wagering is a classic of the sport and can be enjoyed by the novice as well as the advanced player.
Beyer on Speed shows the way, explaining how to relate the numbers to such factors as pace, track bias, and track conditions. It reveals optimal uses of the figures based on computer analysis of more than 10,000 races. Beyer on Speed presents a revolutionary way to play the horses and win. Blending colorful anecdotes with incisive instruction, this is a landmark book by a master handicapper.
About the Author
ANDREW BEYER thoroughly revolutionized handicapping when he created his "Beyer Speed Figures," a measure of how fast a horse has run in a given race, and an indispensable tool for horseplayers. Making the necessary calculations to develop a set of figures for each horse in each race was too time-consuming for most horseplayers, so in 1992 the Daily Racing Form commissioned Beyer and his associates to provide his speed figures for every 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.