Andrew Beyer

ANDREW BEYER revolutionized handicapping when he developed his Beyer Speed Figures, a measurement of a horse's speed in a given race that has become a must-have tool for horseplayers. Because most horseplayers couldn't spare the time to perform the computations required to generate a set of data for each horse in each race, the Daily Racing Form commissioned Beyer and his team to supply speed figures for every horse running in North America in 1992. Since 1978, Beyer has been a columnist for the Washington Post, and he also contributes to the Daily Racing Form on a regular basis. He is regarded as one of the foremost authorities in horse racing.