Night School Study Aid: Speed & Performance Figures
By Dana Byerly, Hello Race Fans Co-founder
Are you planning on attending Night School tonight? Tonightâ€™s topic is speed and performance figures and we have some content to help you prepare.
Last year we featured a Figs Gone Wild month were we focused on speed and performance figures, so we have plenty of content! Get started with Figuring out Figures for an overview. Figures are everywhere, so you might as well understand them.
Next, we asked several of the Hello Race Fans gang to discuss their uses for speed figures in Getting up to Speed on Beyers. What are Beyer Speed Figures good for other than determining who might be the fastest horse? Quite a bit as it turns out!
Speed and performance are not the only figs, Derek Simon shows you how to use pace figures to your benefit.
Also in this week’s Night School is a mini-documentary with Andy Beyer, a seminal figure in figure-making. Not only is Beyer the author of the self-named Beyer Speed Figures, he’s also a prolific author of handicapping books. And, as it turns out, we’ve reviewed a few of them.
And if you’d like to keep up with how the current crop of runners rates from a performance figure point of view, we publish the BRIS Ratings every Tuesday.
Not sure what Night School is? Itâ€™s a free chat-based fan education tool that occurs every Tuesday night. You can check your local trackâ€™s site or just visit Night School here.