The Washington Post

Andrew Beyer



Maryland horseman was anything but typical but for decades he forged his own brand of success at track.

  • Aug 7, 2015

Because the Triple Crown is a more difficult feat than it once was, colt is superb, even if he’s no Secretariat.

  • Jun 7, 2015

The Belmont Stakes favorite is vulnerable, and three challengers have credible handicapping merits.

  • Jun 4, 2015

The trainer has only run one winner in a Triple Crown race in 14 starts, but his horses often run better than expected.

  • Jun 3, 2015

Unless he has won the Kentucky Derby, many trainers opt to skip the Preakness so a horse can be fresh for the mile-and-a-half demands of the Belmont Stakes.

  • Jun 3, 2015

America’s leading trainer, Todd Pletcher, has a poor record in the Kentucky Derby and almost none in the Preakness. But his horses usually run well in the Belmont.

  • Jun 2, 2015

Measuring performance in the third leg of the Triple Crown by more than just raw speed shows a clear trend in recent years.

  • Jun 2, 2015

With a focus on speed, there’s no incentive to mate horses who can handle the mile and a half.

  • Jun 1, 2015

A breakdown of, and a link to watch, what went wrong in each of the 12 times a horse won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness and lost in the third Triple Crown race.

  • Jun 1, 2015
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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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