About the Author
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.