12/03/2013 12:35PM

Hall of Fame honors Beyer, two others

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A committee of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame has selected Andy Beyer, Kent Hollingsworth, and George F. T. Ryall for induction into the hall’s Media Roll of Honor, the organization announced on Tuesday.

Beyer, who developed the popular Beyer Speed Figures, is the longtime racing correspondent for the Washington Post, and his columns are frequently reprinted in the Daily Racing Form. He has also written several books on handicapping and racing.

Hollingsworth was the editor of the Blood-Horse magazine from 1963 until 1986 and wrote the popular “What’s Going on Here” column at the magazine for most of his tenure. After leaving the Blood-Horse, he taught equine law at the University of Louisville and also wrote for the Racing Times and Thoroughbred Times.

Ryall, who was born in Canada and raised in England, wrote under the pen name Audax Minor in U.S. publications. Ryall wrote a column for the New Yorker, “At the Race Track,” from 1926 until 1978.

The Hall of Fame launched the Media Roll of Honor in 2010. Not including the three 2013 inductees, eight people have been inducted into the Roll of Honor since then.

jim More than 1 year ago
Andy Beyer changed, forever, the way I play the races. Back in the 70's, I attended a seminar conducted by him and Clem Florio. The knowledge imparted allows a part time player like me to have the occasional winning season and keep my losses under the takeout percentage for the rest of the year. JIMPEREGOY