Beyer on Speed

Beyer on Speed

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by Andrew Beyer
     
 

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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

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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.

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Dennis Dodge
Thoroughbred handicapping guru Andy Beyer popularized speed figures, which he calls the "most powerful tool in the game," in his first book, "Picking Winners" (1974). Now that the numerical ratings of horses' performances have been canonized in the sport's bible, the "Daily Racing Form", Beyer tells bettors how to use his figures to best effect. He recognizes that the way a figure is earned is as important as the figure itself, and he explains how three key factors--pace, track biases, and trips--relate to figures to make them more or less impressive. As a bonus, Beyer includes a chapter on exotic (multiple) wagering strategies that will be a revelation to bettors accustomed to boxing their trifecta picks. This might be pretty arid stuff in other hands, but Beyer is as colorful as his sport and nearly as entertaining. Racing fans will consider his latest offering to be essential reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780544053533
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
06/01/2012
Sold by:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
573,428
File size:
19 MB
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Meet 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.

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Beyer on Speed: New Strategies for Racetrack Betting 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
New to understanding horse racing and this book helps make it easier to understand one of the main ingrediants to handicapping horse racing SPEED.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mr. beyer unleashes horse racing to its fullest form,the man is a expert,that anyone can learn from his colorful stories. thanks andy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a horse player from the U.K. and bought this book the late 90's. It changed my life as a gambler and despite it's obvious bias towards american racing i would not hesitate to recommend Beyer on Speed to any British punter particularly those with an interest in All Weather racing. I have read this book so many times the print is fading off the page!! If i met Beyer i would fall at his feet and hail him the greatest! If any other 'Beyer-ites' out there wish to e-mail me with any thoughts or views on racing in particular speed figures do so on pharlap_50@hotmail.com