Andrew Beyer

Beyer: ‘Plenty of thoroughbred talent, just not in the U.S.’

‘Where are the stars in racing?’ is a question often heard (and uttered) by racing fans across the country. Everyday, it seems, another top Thoroughbred is retired for various reasons. On Monday, the curtain came down on the careers of two more talented colts, Creative Cause and Algorithms. In Tuesday’s Washington Post, Andrew Beyer writes […]

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Beyer: Horse racing thrives in Turkey…but it’s a tough bet

“During a period when the world’s Thoroughbred business has suffered, and betting totals in the United States have dropped year by year, there is at least one nation where racing has prospered: Turkey.” So writes Andrew Beyer in the Daily Racing Form. Beyer recently returned from a trip to Veliefendi Racecourse in Istanbul, where he […]

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Beyer: Hoping for ‘Another’ Triple Crown win

In his column at the Washington Post, Andrew Beyer writes that he will be cheering wholeheartedly for a victory in the Belmont Stakes for I’ll Have Another. Beyer writes of the competition that Paynter may be too lightly seasoned to be a threat at the distance though he has a bright future. Dullahan’s Kentucky Derby […]

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Ray’s winners and losers of the Preakness

While I’ll Have Another and his connections were victorious Saturday in Baltimore, they weren’t the only winners at the Preakness.  Ray Paulick takes us through his list of winners – and losers – after the second leg of the Triple Crown.  Watch below and share your thoughts.

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Beyer: ‘Most dramatic part of Derby was performance of loser’

While the casual fan will get caught up in the story of I’ll Have Another and Mario Gutierrez following their upset Derby win, Andrew Beyer writes that the more serious racing fans will be focused on the performance of runner-up Bodemeister. “To many serious racing fans, however, the most dramatic part of the Derby was […]

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Andrew Beyer and the Kentucky Derby

John Scheinman at Kentucky Confidential asks Andrew Beyer 10 questions about the Derby this year and in years past. They discuss Bodemeister and his monster figure and how he is one of the horses Beyer likes for this year’s Derby. Beyer does not give out his final pick in the interview. He does give his […]

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Times responds to Beyer’s concerns over horse racing piece

The New York Times investigative team responsible for last weekend’s story on injuries and fatalities in horse racing has responded to criticism about the way the story was presented.  Specifically, the reporters challenged assertions made in a Daily Racing Form column by Andrew Beyer that the Times piece failed to make a clear distinction between […]

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Beyer: Is there a star among this year’s Derby hopefuls?

At the Washington Post, Andrew Beyer draws might be considered an obvious conclusion – Thoroughbred racing badly needs a 3-year-old star to emerge in this year’s Triple Crown.  Could it be Union Rags?  Or a West Coaster?  Or even a runner that hasn’t stepped forward yet? “Perhaps this is wishful thinking, but I expect Union […]

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Beyer, Shanklin: NY Times’ failure to draw distinctions may cloud results

While acknowledging the need for reforms in the Thoroughbred industry, some are expressing their frustration that the New York Times, with its expose on horse racing, is unfairly lumping together Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred racing to the detriment of its investigatory results.  At the Daily Racing Form, Andrew Beyer, who says drugs are certainly an […]

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