Andrew Beyer has been The Washington Post’s horse racing columnist since 1978 and is considered one of the leading experts on the subject. He has written four books on racing, including “Picking Winners” which introduced and explained Beyer Speed Figures, a rating assigned to every race by every horse in the United States which is incorporated in the Daily Racing Form past performances.
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By regularly employing run-ups of varying lengths, tracks make race distances difficult to interpret.
Horse racing industry mystifies prospective fans with self-serving handicapping numbers.
Some Derby contenders might have emerged at Gulfstream Park, but a fast track might have skewed the numbers.
A bettor is denied a $1.66 million jackpot when stewards disqualify the 15-to-1 longshot winner of a race at Gulfstream Park.