Meet Michael Barry
It all started 5 years ago for me after a spur of the moment
trip to Saratoga Springs
with my future wife. I had always bet on
the Triple Crown races, and made a few trips to Suffolk Downs annually, but not
until that journey to The Spa did things get serious for me. I fell in love with horse racing right then
and there and I haven’t looked back since.
The following year I read every handicapping book I could get my hands
on. I became, and still am, a very
passionate student of the game.
Through this blog I hope to take you guys through my
favorite aspect of the game, which is breaking down races and doping out
winners. I focus my attention between
the NYRA circuit (mostly), Gulfstream
Park, and Keeneland. I also plan to provide very thorough coverage
leading up to the Kentucky Derby and Breeders Cup. I love analyzing the prep races leading up to
both of those grand events.
Wagering wise, I love playing pick 4’s and 5’s, and I have
enjoyed some success in the past playing those types of exotics. In any given race, I try to attack based on
strength of opinion and value. That may
be in the form of an exacta, trifecta, superfecta, daily double, pick 3, or by
laddering my choice across the board.
Every race is its own animal and must be played accordingly.
Personally, I am a graduate of Boston University
and reside on the South Shore of Massachusetts with my beautiful wife Tara and
wonderful son Finn. I work as a
technician for a communications company by day.
I can be found on Twitter @mbarry24 and I’m always up to
discuss anything horse racing related.