Greg "Boomer" Wry
handicapper Greg "Boomer" Wry, a veteran track announcer,
handicapper, columnist and author in the field of horse
racing with 25+ years of experience.
more about Boomer and his BIO...
By the way, I got your book in the
mail today and one quick scanning was enough to earn my
enthusiastic endorsement. Both newcomers and seasoned
players would benefit from reading your comprehensive
text. As handicappers, you and I espouse similar
philosophies. We both stress fundamentals and place
supreme importance on a horse's suitability to today's
spot. Great work.
from: Mark Patterson Television Handicapper/Analyst,
Mountaineer Park in West Virginia-December 2007
"From Del Mar to Albuquerque, Greg ("Boomer") is one of
the most knowledgeable handicappers I have ever met.
When not picking winners, he tells the kinds of
stories that all true race trackers can appreciate."
Ken Davis, Quality Assurance Manager, Daily Racing Form
"Greg Wry and I have worked together for years. He has the
knowledge and approach to make you a winner. Experience
like his is not easy to come by."
Sy Bonem,National Raceline Founder
"'Boomer' offers angles and principles - developed over many years in the
racing game - worth including in anyone's handicapping library." Barkley N.
Porter: Hollywood Park Simulcast Coordinator (1991-2001)
"When you couple Boomer's handicapping insight and his race-callers eye for horses, you have an unbeatable entry."
Mike Joyce, noted television racing analyst
"Nicely done book. Learned
more than I ever knew was present in the DRF, having been
looking at it blindly for some time." Joe Bradley,
Canyon Lake, TX, a recent book purchaser
"Read this Book! My
handicapping has already improved dramatically after
only one reading. If you are ready to become a serious
horse-player, and want to take your handicapping
skills to the next level (no matter what level you
are) read this book! Boomer & Craig cover it all:
Pace, Class, Par-times, Trends, Wagering strategy,
Money-management, and something you won't find in a
lot of so-called 'handicapping books'. Common sense!"
Kevin Snow, Louisville, Kentucky
Dear Boomer, The best
investment I made next to the entry fee to the Midwest
Handicapping Championship was the purchase the morning of
the tourney of your book How To Turn Any Racetrack Into
Your Own Money Machine. You see I was very confident and
in third place going into the second day when all of a
sudden it was announced that it was going to be a wet and
windy day at Hawthorne. All of my typical keys for betting
were virtually worthless with races being taken off the
turf and many changes being made. That's when I remembered
your book and read the portions of chapters devoted to
sloppy and muddy conditions. I am a casual handicapper who
only bets fast tracks, so your observations were a
godsend. I managed to win the first two races and hit a
12-1 shot two races later to assure a top ten finish. My
only regret is that the format of the Hawthorne tourney
calls for the ability to vary one's wagers and I was way
to cautious in wagering the recommended method in your
book. I now am a believer in the Boomer Wry way of
handicapping, and I know your knowledge and experience as
expressed in your book will be useful to me for many years
to come. Thanks again, You are directly responsible for
the purse money I collected. Sincerely, Rich Orzechowski, Barrington, Il.
your book is excellent. After being a 'capper for
47 years I didn't realize how much I didn't know. I will
try diligently to put into practice as many of your
moneymaking strategies as I possibly can. Continued
success & be well. Scott
Online Review of Horse Race Betting Guide and Book
Betting on horse races is not only a highly fun and
interactive form of betting (in so far as being a
spectator goes), it can also prove to be a very
profitable venture on a consistent basis if done with
an insightful and strategic approach.
There is a book currently in press that has received
several positive reviews, and is all about horserace
betting. Deemed to be a book for anyone who
participates in or is curious about betting on horses,
this book covers everything from how to handicap a
race to concepts that help produce more consistent
The title of this glorious guide is How to Turn Any
Racetrack Into Your Own Money Machine, and is authored
by Greg Boomer Wry. Some of the concepts covered are
how to read performance stats published in daily
racing forms, how to handicap horses, how to make
money betting on horses, weighing track odds,
determining race pace, how to rule out horses from a
race, and why to consider racing qualities other than
The book comes with a companion DVD, which reinforces
the principles introduced in each chapter. Buyers also
receive free online access to pdf files that accompany
many of the lessons in the book.
The reviews on this valuable guide to horserace
betting have admitted to being introduced and/or
reminded of valuable concepts that far too often get
overlooked in horserace betting. According to the book
itself, betting on horses is not only about picking
the best racers favored to win. In actuality, the
favorites only win one-third of their races. There is
an entire two-thirds of horse races that is fair game
to the knowledgeable and smart horse bettor.
By following the lessons presented in this book, the
author guarantees the bettor will be confident in
making decisions, and will have a much better chance
of being part of the two percentile who actually make
money over the long run just from horserace betting.
A pari-mutuel wager is a great opportunity for bettors
to put sharp analytic skills to use, and capture a
steady return of betting profit on multiple races at
the horse track.
Boomer, we met two
months ago at Hawthorne and had a nice 15 minute
chat where you asked me to let you know what I
thought of your new book. Well, I thoroughly enjoyed
"BETS", one of the better wagering strategy guides
out there. I thought the strategies were much more
useable than in Cristís book. I only wish our pic3
and 4 pools were a little deeper at Haw. I hope you
do another book, for you probably have enough
racetrack stories to fill volumes and I'd love to
hear them. Good Handicapping, Patrick Gibson