Picking winners: a horse player's guide

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Houghton Mifflin, Mar 1, 1975 - Games - 226 pages
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When this book first came out it revolutionized the sport of horse race handicapping with its clear methodical and empirical way to rate past performances on any track against any company. Known as ... Read full review

Contents

The Joy of Handicapping
1
A Handicapping Primer
15
Larceny and Betting Coups
49
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About the author (1975)

ANDREW BEYER thoroughly revolutionized handicapping when he created
his "Beyer Speed Figures," a measure of how fast a horse has run in a given
race, and an indispensable tool for horseplayers. Making the necessary
calculations to develop a set of figures for each horse in each race was too
time-consuming for most horseplayers, so in 1992 the Daily Racing Form
commissioned Beyer and his associates to provide his speed figures for
every horse competing in North America. Beyer has been a columnist for the Washington Post since 1978, and contributes regularly to the Daily Racing Form. He is considered one of the leading experts on horse racing.

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