07/14/2015 2:41PM

Beyers don't tell full American Derby Story


ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – On turf, especially, Beyer Speed Figures sometimes can understate how well a horse has run. The Beyers are based on final time, and when a grass race like the American Derby here this past Saturday unfolds at a crawl, it’s just not possible to run fast, even with a Beyer Figure accounting for the relative speed of the course.