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Greyhound Handicapping - Some Good Reasons To Go To the Dog Track

January 07, 2011 | Comments: 0 | Views: 162

Simulcasting has really changed the playing field when it comes to greyhound racing and horse racing, hasn't it? Some of us remember the old days when there was only one track to play and you had to drive there to play it. Not anymore.

At most tracks, even when there's live racing, most of the bettors are also playing simulcasts and may not even go outside when the live races run. I think that's a big mistake. One of the best reasons to go to the track is because it's the only place where you can really see what's going on while the races are running.

Watching races from another track on a TV screen just doesn't show you some of the things that can affect the outcome of the races. Track bias and track condition, for one thing, are harder to spot on the simulcast screen than they are in person. A low spot on a turn or the track being groomed between races isn't something you'll see on TV.

Then there are the dogs, themselves. You only get to see them for a few seconds when they weigh them in, if then. Some simulcasts don't even show the dogs, except for a distant shot of them being led to the boxes. I don't know about you, but I like seeing what I put money on.

I'm not saying that I don't play simulcasts, because I do. But I am saying that, if you can, go to the track you're playing and look around you so that you can evaluate the factors that can affect the races - and your bank account. Go outside when the races are ready to go off. Watch the races from beginning to end and make some notes while the race is still fresh in your mind.

It's little things that you notice - a dog that veers sharply to the left right out of the box or one that flies the turn and hits another dog - that you'll want to refer to next time those dogs run. You can't always see these kinds of things on a screen, but they're really easy to spot in person.

To win at the dog track, you need the best Greyhound handicapping systems. You can find systems, articles and tips to help you win at the dog track from over 30 years of experience at http://www.ebnetr.com

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