Numbers tell a story

Updated: June 10, 2013, 5:02 PM ET
By Jay Cronley | Special to ESPN.com

Here's the chief question leftover from the 2013 Triple Crown races: What is a handicapper to do with the Beyer speed figures?

It's such an important question because there's another race in a few minutes. And right there in big black numbers is the best figure getting ready to run third or fourth. Most every tout service lists the highest rating number as a key handicapping element.

A speed figure or rating number was never offered as a cure-all for stupidity. These numbers are ...

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