Andrew Beyer

Figure Makers: An Open Mind Rules The Beyer Method

The creation of speed figures to handicap horse races dates back further than you might think. Horseplayer tomes published in the mid-1930’s suggested people were boiling down race performances to one number, teaching others how to do it and selling their ready-made figures. Today, a number of companies offer speed or performance figures to the […]

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Around The Track Podcast Presented By Taylor Made: Andrew Beyer’s Lifetime In Racing

In his 50-year career, Andrew Beyer created a new category of horse racing journalist, a writer outspoken about the sport and a voice for horseplayers. He also changed handicapping forever with his invention of the Beyer Speed Figure. In this edition of Around the Track, Beyer spins tales about his biggest scores and toughest betting […]

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And Away We Go… Eclipse Awards Night At Gulfstream Park

Tonight’s the night North America’s horse racing champions – both the equine and human stars – are being crowned. Gulfstream Park plays host to the 46th annual Eclipse Awards, which XBTV.com is live streaming to fans everywhere. Jeannine Edwards of ESPN and ABC Sports hosted the event, which got under way at 8 p.m. EST. Join […]

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Voss, Scheinman Give Paulick Report Unprecedented Eclipse Award Recognition

The Paulick Report (www.paulickreport.com) on Wednesday became the first exclusively online publication to be represented by the winners in both writing categories of the Eclipse Awards, the most prestigious honors given annually in the North American Thoroughbred racing and breeding industries. Paulick Report features editor Natalie Voss was voted an Eclipse Award in the News […]

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Scheinman Wins Media Eclipse Award For Andrew Beyer Story Featured In Paulick Report

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers And Broadcasters (NTWAB) today announced that John Scheinman has won the 2016 Media Eclipse Award for Writing in the Feature/Commentary category for “Andrew Beyer: Rebel with a Cause,” a dynamic profile of the former Washington Post racing columnist, horseplayer and creator […]

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Steven Crist, Andrew Beyer To Be Given Eclipse Awards of Merit

Through extraordinary work as journalists and providing a voice for horseplayers while promoting positive change and breakthrough handicapping innovations across North America, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters (NTWAB) today announced that Andrew Beyer and Steven Crist will each receive the Eclipse Award of Merit […]

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Change In Beyer Speed Figures: Turf ‘Comparable’ To Dirt

Generally speaking, a race run on the turf in the United States will produce a lower Beyer speed figure than one run on the dirt.  But that is about to change, according to founder Andy Beyer.  He writes in the Daily Racing Form that “most classes of grass races now appear comparable in quality to […]

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Keeneland Select Presents Breeders’ Cup Heartbreak: The Last Dance

The silence by ESPN broadcasters prior to the 2010 Breeders’ Cup Classic spoke volumes about the moment and the mare. No one said a word for four minutes and nine seconds as defending champion Zenyatta did her signature “dance,” parading in front of an admiring Churchill Downs crowd of 72,739. The millions who tuned in […]

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Beyer: Pharoah ‘Deserves His Place’ In Racing History

Over the course of 37 years, 12 horses prior to American Pharoah have tried – and failed – to win the Triple Crown. As Andrew Beyer writes in his latest column for the Washington Post, quite often, racing “purists” have “harbored mixed feelings” about some of those horses. However, even though American Pharoah may not […]

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Beyer: De-Emphasizing Stamina Has Led To Belmont Stakes Decline

In a column for the Washington Post, Andrew Beyer takes a look at the declining speed figures and final times over the recent history of the Belmont Stakes, as well as a drop in popularity for horses at stud that captured the twelve furlong event. In the late 20th century, overseas interests began purchasing horses […]

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