The Winning Horseplayer: An Advanced Approach to Thoroughbred Handicapping and Betting [NOOK Book]

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In The Winning Horseplayer, Andrew Beyer builds on the strategy of speed handicapping that he detailed brilliantly in Picking Winners by introducing the concept of trip handicapping. Through an unbeatable combination of case studies and lively anecdotes, Beyer shows the smart bettor how to combine past performance data with an understanding of trips, track bias, and pace. This advanced guide to handicapping, which includes a new preface by the author, offers a generous dose of the wit and wisdom that have made ...
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The Winning Horseplayer: An Advanced Approach to Thoroughbred Handicapping and Betting

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Overview

In The Winning Horseplayer, Andrew Beyer builds on the strategy of speed handicapping that he detailed brilliantly in Picking Winners by introducing the concept of trip handicapping. Through an unbeatable combination of case studies and lively anecdotes, Beyer shows the smart bettor how to combine past performance data with an understanding of trips, track bias, and pace. This advanced guide to handicapping, which includes a new preface by the author, offers a generous dose of the wit and wisdom that have made Beyer a legend in the sport.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This exuberant memoir will delight the hearts, improve the minds, and fatten the bankrolls of horseplayers everywhere." –Tom Ainslie

"Andy Beyer goes to the races for all of us. Reading his book is like winning the exacta." -Jim Murray, Los Angeles Times

"My $50000 Year at the races is an entertaining odyssey through the land of the handicapper. Andrew Beyer’s approach to the arcane art of selecting winners makes for fascinating reading. His expertise is obvious, even to the layman, but he does not conceal the central thrust of the book- how to pick a winner- behind a façade of technical verbiage, This is good reading, start to finish." –Joe Hirsch

"Horseplayers should forget today’s daily double, exacta, and triple- and put their money on this sure winner." –Bill Surface, author of The Track

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780547527703
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 4/4/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 427,947
  • File size: 21 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 September 8, 2013

    Good info about handicapping

    The author gives a good overview of the different types of handicapping while giving a brief history of the of handicapping. Really describes the process of trip handicapping in this book where as in his other books he goes into detail about speed index handicapping. Explains how the different types of handicapping build on each other and how to work them together to be successful at the track.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2012

    Tedious

    Trip handicappers are people who watch horse races closely to observe what kind of trip each horse and rider have in a race. It may seem obvious to most people that actally watching how a race unfolds in 3D is more useful than studying individual beyer numbers and other racing statistics, but Beyer belongs to the incredulous scool of writing. This is the school wherein the writer must repeat at least 20 times in widely spaced sections of his book, how surprised he is that something is true, even though no one else is surprised that it's true. Really. Watching a horse in a race and even just walking can help you handicap this horse in future races. No. Really? Instead of just looking at beyer numbers, which are as inconsistent as the weather? Never. Please explain that again. What is it about observing how a horse moves in an actual race that helps you judge his racing odds? Can you restate that in a more surprised way 3 pages from now?

    It's OK but a bit intellectual and he brags alot about his bets alot plus he keeps referring to races and horses from 1977 and 1982, yawn, I thought this was a much more recent book.

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  • Posted February 16, 2012

    Be warned...

    ...this book is written for professional handicappers only. "Weekend Infrequent" players will not be able to use his advice. i.e. figuring out the "track bias" for each racetrack can take months.

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