01/14/2016 10:08AM

Jerardi: When the numbers don't add up


An explanation is in order for the Beyer Speed Figure that California Chrome earned in the San Pasqual Stakes last Saturday at Santa Anita. The time of the race was the same as that of the preceding race, a 1 1/16-mile race for first-level allowance horses. Obviously, California Chrome is much faster than Crev, the horse who won the allowance race. The times were 1:43.39. The Beyer for Crev was a 95; the Beyer for California Chrome was a 103.