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The Friday Show Presented By NYRA Bets: Figures And Fights

Some handicappers argue speed figures are so ubiquitous these days, it’s hard for horseplayers to find an edge. But the Paulick Report’s series this week on performance ratings revealed the many differences between the figure makers and perhaps how astute handicappers can use them to capitalize on various angles. In today’s edition of The Friday […]

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Figure Makers: Companies With A ‘Graphic’ Demonstration

In the first two parts of our series on speed figures, we’ve seen two contrasting approaches for analyzing how fast racehorses run — Beyer Speed Figures and TimeformUS. Now for something completely different. By its own description, Thoro-Graph isn’t even a speed figure. It’s a performance figure. While the company uses some conventional speed figure […]

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Ragozin’s The Sheets publication purchased by Steve Davison and Jake Haddad

The New York-based publishing company, Len Ragozin’s The Sheets has been purchased by Thoroughbred owner and breeder Steve Davison and longtime The Sheets employee Jake Haddad. The Sheets has been the producer of speed figures for Thoroughbred racehorses for a period spanning five decades. Davison said the company would continue conducting business as usual for […]

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Kentucky Confidential: The Beyers and Sheets don’t flatter this bunch

John Scheinman at Kentucky Confidential talks to Andrew Beyer and Len Friedman about their ratings systems and how the Kentucky Derby field stacks up historically.  It’s not a pretty picture: “I would say this,” Beyer said, warming up. “With the exception of Uncle Mo’s 2-year-old performances, which were certainly outstanding, you look at the horses […]

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