Andrew Beyer



Voters shouldn’t overthink Horse of the Year (Bayern) but should think about top trainer (Art Sherman).

  • Dec 18, 2014

Penalizing horses for one unavoidable bump in the first stride would create chaos in the sport.

  • Nov 2, 2014

Breeders’ Cup Classic will show what Triple Crown didn’t: California Chrome isn’t best in 3-year-old class.

  • Oct 30, 2014

Bettors get a chance at bigger payouts; tracks get a smaller takeout but profit from more wagers.

  • Aug 11, 2014

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

  • Jun 8, 2014

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

  • Jun 5, 2014

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

  • Jun 3, 2014

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

  • Jun 2, 2014

The Preakness sets up perfectly for California Chrome in the early stages, and jockey Victor Espinoza guides him to victory in brilliant fashion.

  • May 17, 2014

Slow pace of the Derby creates more questions than answers, but a trifecta wager might be the best bet.

  • May 15, 2014
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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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