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Beyer on Speed: New Strategies for Racetrack Betting

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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...

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Overview

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.

The creator of the Daily Racing Form's Beyer Speed Figures presents a revolutionary new book about how to win money at the racetrack. Explains how to relate Speed Figures to such factors as pace, track bias, and track conditions. A landmark book by a master handicapper.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780618871728
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 4/4/2007
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 414,604
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.56 (d)

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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Table of Contents


Preface     xi
The Value of Speed Figures     1
Probabilities and Patterns     30
How Was the Figure Earned?     50
How Will He Run Today?     93
The Mathematics of Pace     126
Turf Racing: Lessons from Two Continents     148
Exotic Betting Strategy     172
A Week in Las Vegas     202
Acknowledgments     231
Appendix     233
Bibliography     238
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2014

    Wealth of Information

    New to understanding horse racing and this book helps make it easier to understand one of the main ingrediants to handicapping horse racing SPEED.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2002

    beyer

    Mr. beyer unleashes horse racing to its fullest form,the man is a expert,that anyone can learn from his colorful stories. thanks andy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2001

    We are not worthy!!!

    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

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