Picking Winners: A Horseplayer's Guide [NOOK Book]

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Just as football evolved with the introduction of the forward pass and basketball with the development of the jump shot, so too was handicapping forever changed by the use of speed figures--and it all started with Andrew Beyer's Picking Winners. This edition features a new foreword in which the author discusses the changes that have swept the sport since the book's original publication. Picking Winners remains a classic in the field of thoroughbred racing.

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Overview

Just as football evolved with the introduction of the forward pass and basketball with the development of the jump shot, so too was handicapping forever changed by the use of speed figures--and it all started with Andrew Beyer's Picking Winners. This edition features a new foreword in which the author discusses the changes that have swept the sport since the book's original publication. Picking Winners remains a classic in the field of thoroughbred racing.

Widely acclaimed a classic in its field, Picking Winners now features a new foreword in which the author discusses the changes that have swept the sport of horseplaying since his book's celebrated first publication. "Irresistible, even to people who are not likely to go around the bend about thoroughbred racing."--Sports Illustrated.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780547527437
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 5/6/1994
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 203,952
  • File size: 22 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2014

    Andy Beyer is a god..so you un gotta read it. BUT, im not really

    Andy Beyer is a god..so you un gotta read it. BUT, im not really a "trip handicapper"...and this is what this book is about. 

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