Andrew Beyer

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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

To the dismay of the Preakness, modern trainers want more rest for their horses between races.

  • May 12, 2014

The winner wasn’t speeding up over the final furlong; his rivals were fading. Untapable was more impressive in the Kentucky Oaks.

  • May 4, 2014

In what should be a two-horse race, experience won’t be enough for California Chrome.

  • May 1, 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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