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Andrew Beyer



COLUMN | The Triple Crown winner gave horse racing fans something special. But why didn’t a top competitor race?

  • Nov 1, 2015

With Beholder withdrawing and Liam’s Map running the Dirt Mile, Triple Crown winner should cruise.

  • Oct 29, 2015

The 32-year old tattooed trainer will take on the racing establishment at Keeneland, with perhaps the fastest thoroughbred.

  • Oct 26, 2015

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
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Andrew Beyer was 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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