8 edition of Beyer on speed found in the catalog.
Beyer on speed
Includes bibliographical references (p. 239).
|LC Classifications||SF331 .B445 1993|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||239 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||239|
|LC Control Number||93024036|
Longtime Washington Post columnist Andy Beyer created the Beyer Speed Figures, first appearing in his groundbreaking handicapping book Picking Winners in Beyer explained that rating a horse’s ability on just the final time of the race was not good enough, because racing surfaces can vary from day to day based on the weather, how the. Remarkably, Beyer’s speed figures and formula have withstood the test of time and his book is as valuable and informative now as it was when it was first published. “If you want to make Beyer Speed Figures you can still a buy a copy of ‘Picking Winners’ and do it yourself. The methodology I used in has really stood the time of.
Written in Beyer's engaging, rapid-fire prose, Beyer on Speed reveals optimal use of the figures based on computer analysis of more t races. This invaluable book on wagering is a classic of the sport and can be enjoyed by the novice as well as the advanced player.5/5(1). BEYER ON SPEED (Note: This book was published in ) “I always consider racetracks to be important tourist destinations” – Andrew Beyer. Chapter 1: The Value of Speed Figures Assign points to each fifth of a second at 6 Furlongs Assign points to each fifth of a second at 7 Furlongs.
This invaluable book on wagering includes a new preface by the author, focusing on the role of simulcasting and the Internet in modern-day handicapping. Written in Beyer's entertaining, rapid-fire prose, Beyer on Speed is a must-read for every bettor, from the beginner to the most advanced player. Beyer Speed Figures. Beyer Speed Figures are a numerical system to rank Thoroughbred racehorses and their abilities. It was founded in the early ’s by Andrew Beyer, who was a columnist for the Washington Beyer Speed Figures were first incorporated into book form in , and in the Daily Racing Form began assigning the numbers to all horses on their cards.
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This invaluable book on wagering includes a new preface by the author, focusing on the role of simulcasting and the Internet in modern-day handicapping. Written in Beyer's entertaining, rapid-fire prose, Beyer on Speed is a must-read for every bettor, from the beginner to the most advanced player/5(43).
Reading Andrew Beyer is at once informative and entertaining, which anything on handicapping has no excuse not being. While his first book introduced speed figures, and his second mixed the application of them with an appreciation of other aspects of handicapping, this book revisits the holistic approach - always emphasizing speed figures - in an era when everyone has access to more /5(43).
Beyer’s subsequent books, “My $50, Year at the Races” (), “The Winning Horseplayer” (), and “Beyer on Speed” () continued to raise racing fans’ awareness of the importance of speed figures.
InThe Racing Times, an upstart newspaper founded by Steven Crist, put Beyer Speed Figures into print for the first time. The Beyer Speed Figure is a system for rating the performance of Thoroughbred racehorses in North America designed in the early s by Andrew Beyer, the syndicated horse racing columnist for The Washington published in book form inDaily Racing Form began incorporating Beyer Speed Figures in a horse's past performances in and the system now assigns a Beyer number.
Beyond that, a horse with a Beyer Speed Figure of ran faster than a horse with a 94, even if those figures were earned at different distances. Then Beyer established a table of pars, which was the expected speed figure for a winner at each level in the condition book.
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Everyday low prices and free delivery on /5(53). Beyer on Speed presents a revolutionary way to play the horses and win. Blending colorful anecdotes with incisive instruction, this is a landmark book by a Beyer on Speed shows the way, explaining how to relate the numbers to such factors as pace, track bias, and track conditions/5(2).
Beyer on Speed book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. No serious horseplayer should be without Beyer on Speed, the third je /5. Andrew Beyer may be one of the greatest turf writers of all time, but his legacy will most likely be numbers, not words.
“ Beyer speed figures” revolutionized handicapping and appear in the Daily Racing Form—or every past performance of every horse in every race. As a result, most people will assume Beyer on Speed: New Strategies for Racetrack Betting is just a book about speed handicapping. "Beyer On Speed" was the first American book I read on horserace betting.
Many would consider the content irrelevant to British horseplayers, but the reverse is true. American racegoers have access to so much more material than their British counterparts, that those who care to avail themselves of the methods of those such as Beyer have a huge 5/5(5).
Speed to Spare: Beyer Speed Figures Uncovered (Elements of Handicapping) Andrew Beyer $ - $ But inBeyer published “Picking Winners,” a book about his speed figures, and changed the way bettors and handicappers waged their dollars.
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Synopsis A systematic approach to successful race-horse handicapping, for novices and old-timers, presenting advice on reading the race forms, judging tracks and trainers, the horses appearances, speed handicapping, and money management.
About the Author ANDREW BEYER thoroughly /5(74). Beyer Speed Figures are better than the raw final times still used by many handicappers because they take into account the actual speed and depth of the racing surface on any given day.
A horse that runs six furlongs in over a lighting fast track with a two-inch cushion might run the same distance in when the track surface has a four. Written in Beyer's clean, rapid-fire prose, Beyer on Speed explains how to relate speed figures to such factors as pace, track bias, and track conditions.
Customer Book Reviews Beyer's third entry is as indispensable as the first twoPages: A classic guide to handicap strategies in the field of thoroughbred racing Just as football evolved with the introduction of the forward pass and basketball with the development of the jump shot, so too was handicapping forever changed by the use of speed figures—and it Brand: HMH Books.
Beyer on Speed - Ebook written by Andrew Beyer. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Beyer on Speed/5(7). Beyer on Speed shows the way, explaining how to relate the numbers to such factors as pace, track bias, and track conditions.
It reveals optimal uses of the figures based on computer analysis of more t races. Beyer on Speed presents a revolutionary way to play the horses and win. Of course, this begs the question: How could the slower race — on the same day, at the same track, with no discernable change in the weather — produce a better speed figure than the faster race.
And not just a little better, but about three lengths better (based on the point values for various distances outlined in Beyer’s book “Picking Winners”). The Beyer Speed Figure, a system for rating the performance of Thoroughbred racehorses The Beyer Stadium was in Illinois and was demolished in the early s The Fred C.
Beyer High School is in the Modesto City Schools District of Modesto, California.Andrew Beyer. Whatever your experience of racing, this book will be a valuable addition to your collection. It has some excellent chapters on Speed Handicapping which will give all users of speed ratings ideas, all from the master of the Beyer Speed Figures.
Beyer on Speed shows the way, explaining how to relate the numbers to such factors as pace, track bias, and track conditions. It reveals optimal uses of the figures based on computer analysis of more t races. Beyer on Speed presents a revolutionary way to play the horses and win.
Blending colorful anecdotes with incisive instruction, this is a landmark book by a master handicapper.