Tom Brohamer is perhaps the most well-known of Dr. Howard Sartinâ€™s followers. Brohamer used the Sartin Methodology to augment his income as a California telephone company executive. What propelled Tom to wagering success was the approach that became known as the Brohamer Model.
Originally, Sartinâ€™s approach was to assume that all tracks, surfaces and distances ran the same in horse racing. He later believed that each track, surface, distance, had a unique optimum approach.
The Brohamer Model expanded Howardâ€™s incremental velocity approach. Brohamerâ€™s belief was that a particular track, surface, distance needed to be constantly modeled for change. That is, the track was changing on a daily basis. This approach turned out to be absolutely true, and changed the face of horse handicapping forever.
Brohamer expanded his contribution to handicapping when he wrote Modern Pace Handicapping. This book, the best-selling horse handicapping book of all time to date, is credited with simplifying the Sartin Methodology. Ironically, it was this simplification of the Methodologyâ€™s approach that nullified its advantage.
Today, Tom Brohamer is retired, concentrating on fishing, and the occasional trackside horse handicapping class. Brohamer certainly qualifies as â€œthe real deal.â€