Andrew Beyer
Andrew Beyer

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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California Chrome’s owner erred. Did his jockey err, too?

California Chrome’s owner erred. Did his jockey err, too?

It wasn’t a perfect trip this time, and Victor Espinoza’s tactical error affected the colt’s Triple Crown shot.

A great story, but a bad bet

A great story, but a bad bet

Smart handicappers will place their sentiments on California Chrome but put their Belmont wagers elsewhere.

Belmont Stakes is an unpredictable stretch

Belmont Stakes is an unpredictable stretch

America’s top thoroughbreds are no longer bred to handle the mile and a half in the final leg of the Triple Crown.

California Chrome’s value might disappoint his owners

California Chrome’s value might disappoint his owners

Even if he wins the Triple Crown, the breeding industry — where the real money is made — views him warily.