Picking Winners: A Horseplayer's Guide

Picking Winners: A Horseplayer's Guide

by Andrew Beyer

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Overview

A classic guide to handicap strategies in the field of thoroughbred racing

 

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. With a foreword discussing the changes that have swept horse racing since the book's original publication in 1975, Picking Winners is essential reading both for serious horseplayers and curious amateurs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780395701324
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 05/06/1994
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 223,423
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

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.

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Picking Winners: A Horseplayer's Guide 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago