Tag: Greyhound

Greyhound Betting Systems – How to Win and Profit From Short Tote Prices


Greyhound Racing can provide you with some great punting entertainment. A lot of the time though the short priced runners win meaning that you have to have a very good strike rate to actually show a profit long term.

I personally like greyhound racing for the fact that you only ever have 8 runners in a race here in Australia anyway, compared with horse racing where you can have 24 runners in a field. This is why the odds are not as good though and also the fact that the win pools are generally a lot smaller than horse racing win pools. There are some ways to get better odds though and improve your strike rate.

I like to stick to a method or system that has a good amount of winners. I usually won’t use a system that has less than a 30% win rate as this means I have to obtain prices better than 5/1 to actually make any decent profits. You will notice that a lot of greyhound racing results will show winners at 2/1 to around 4/1. When you are betting on greyhounds at these odds you will want a strike rate of around 60% plus to make good profits. The great thing about Greyhound Racing is that if you have a good selection method you can actually achieve these strike rates given that there are only 8 greyhounds in a race.

Here are a few tips for increasing your strike rate.

Stay away from maiden races. These greyhounds are just too inexperienced and are very hard to predict the outcome of these races especially when half the field has no prior form to work off.

It is also very important to look at win strike rate and place strike rates when betting on greyhounds. If a greyhound doesn’t have a very good win strike rate but a great place strike rate then maybe it is better off backing the greyhound for the place. Places don’t pay as much but it is better than missing out on a return dividend altogether if you aren’t 100% comfortable in thinking the greyhound can actually win the race.

Greyhounds from Box 5. Whenever I see a greyhound from this box I like to see if it has a history of running from this box and how it has performed in the past. Ask any greyhound punter about the dreaded Box 5 and they will tell you that they don’t like to bet on it. If a greyhound has excellent early pace however, this box can be no problem and still provide you with a winning result. Of course Box 1 is the box to have if the greyhound you are betting on is a railer and box 8 is the best one to have if you greyhound likes to run wide.


Source by Benjamin J King

10 Secrets to Winning More Greyhound Races



It doesn’t matter what your skill level is. It doesn’t matter what method you us. If you use software or if you scratch on the program with a pencil, this piece of advice will instantly help you start losing LESS and begin winning MORE!

When you play every race your advantage (or disadvantage) changes with every race. You are splitting your playing bankroll between races that you may have a high advantage in with races that you may have ZERO advantage in. STOP!

Let’s assume for example that you have a playing budget of $100. On an average 15 race card that gives you $6.66 per race. It’s my experience that you will rarely be able to get an advantage on more than 2 or 3 races per card. That’s my average and I am VERY GOOD at what I do. So let’s assume you have a near ZERO chance on 12 of those races (it may be even more but I’ll be generous in this example and assume you have an edge in 3 races). So you have 3 races you have an actually advantage in. These are races where you have a great lead on a winner. And you also have great prospects on some secondary runners which will allow you to play the exacta or trifecta for a reasonable price. Let’s compare a possible result.

Estimated advantage 25%. This is a fictional advantage but I think it’s reasonable and we need something to work with.

12 races played at $6.66 per race with NO advantage means you lose $79.92

3 races played at $6.66 totals $19.98 played. With a 25% advantage means $4.99 profit.


+ 4.99


$24.97 winnings + original bet



-$54.95 for a losing day

Now let’s play MY way. Pick your BEST 3 races and play them. It doesn’t matter if you win 1,2 or all 3 races. You know that you have a 25% advantage on your best races if you ONLY play them

3 races played for a total of $100.

25% advantage means $25 profit.

$125 for a winning day

As you can see… the math does not lie. PLAY FEWER RACES!!! WIN MORE MONEY!!!


Do you have a plan? A plan based on your bankroll, ability, goals? Even people who play casino games where the house ALWAYS wins can often ‘stay in the game’ a very long time just by having a plan. In greyhound racing the house doesn’t always win. Players do. So having a plan will put you light years ahead of the other players. What types of things should be in your plan? Here are a few


How much can you afford to play per month? Break that down by week, day and race. Then stick with this plan. ONLY play that amount per race and do not change. At the beginning of the next month if your bankroll has increased, then evaluate again by month, week, day, race and stick to that plan again.


Figure out what you do best. The stick with it. Don’t get really good at exacta’s then suddenly decide to play a superfecta one day. You have not proven your superfecta strategy yet. Work on it. And in the mean time keep playing what you know best.

The better your plan is, the better your results will be. Guaranteed.


I’m a professional. Playing greyhounds is what I do. I still play on paper. I mainly play trifecta’s but I am always looking for ways to increase my profits. Currently I am looking into the profitability of playing exacta’s. So While I am playing with real money to make my living, I also keep a running track of exacta’s on paper. When and if I deem it profitable I will begin playing for real money. They one thing I have learned over the years… someone who doesn’t have the discipline to play on paper, doesn’t have the discipline to be a profitable player. What kind of player do you want to be?


So you come across a race with a monster key dog. You really want to play a trifecta and pocket a ton of cash!! There is one problem in this race. It is a route race and 4 of the other greyhounds in this race have never run the route distance. So you try every way to can to figure out how these 4 greyhounds will run in the race at this new distance. You make your play and your key wins by a mile! Great! But you didn’t have the trifecta. Not even close. Why? You played a race that you didn’t have enough information about to make a good decision. STOP DOING THIS!


Every time I tell a player this they laugh at me. “If I knew who the winners were going to be without any doubts I would be rich!” Obviously you can’t know with 100% certainty a greyhound will win. But you CAN know if you have a likely winner. And you should play that winner.

Some players look at a race and their logic goes something like this…

IF the 1 breaks he could win. IF the 8 gets to the rail he could win. IF the 5 gets behind the 1 before the turn he will pass in the stretch and win. SO I should play a 185 on top with blah blah blah. THEY DON”T know what dog will win in this scenario! They SHOULD not be playing this race.


How much money did you lose playing greyhounds last year? How much did you win? You don’t know?


And every player who wins knows EXACTLY how much they won or lost last week, last month, last year and 5 years ago.

Without records you CAN NOT know if you are getting better, worse or the same.

Document every race you play in a spreadsheet. Document how you played it, for how much and what the result was. Do this every time you play.

The ONLY way you will every know what works for you and what doesn’t work is by having records.



There are several places to play greyhounds online. Some of them give you a rebate on every dollar you wager. Some of them do not. In fact, the largest online ADW site doesn’t give you anything for your business.

I get 14% of every dollar I wager back! They deposit it directly into my account the next day… every day.

If I have a month where I have a 60% ROI on my wagers… it is actually a 74% ROI because of the rebate.

If you are a break even player… you could actually be a winning player. Just by breaking even on your wagers, you could actually be making 14% on your action. That’s better than any CD rate you will get by putting your money in a bank.



So you lost all of your money by race 12. But if you deposit another $50 or go to the ATM at the track and get another $40, you could bet it on race 14 and WIN!


You lost today. You played the races you had the best advantage in because you had a plan (remember tip #2?)

If you have a plan and you go broke today, stop. Your day is over. The only thing you will do by chasing losses is dig a deeper hole to get out of. Keep the hole shallow. That is your best shot to win.


Every gambler (including myself) has said this, “I came out about even.” When I first started gambling it seems I broke even every week, every year for about 5 years. Truth is, when I look back and try to add up my actual results I lost tens of thousands of dollars.

If you are a winning player but you have a spouse that doesn’t understand variance and swings then it may be OK to tell him/her that you broke even just to keep the peace. But when you convince yourself that you are always breaking even then you are cheating yourself out of reality. This reality will drive you to improve, learn more, study, try harder and become determined to win.

I attribute my success to nothing more than determination. Over the years I have worked with many people to help them become winners. The main thing they need to understand is that you can’t become a winning player in a week. Sorry! It ain’t gonna happen.

The “best” of anything requires work. And becoming a winning gambler requires much more than most professions. Not only do you have to acquire the skill needed to win, you have a host of psychological issues to over come. After nearly two decades of being a winning player I still have to battle the psychological aspect of the game. Streaks happen in both directions. Winning and losing. I’m not some kind of gambling god when I’m on an unreal winning streak and I’m not a losing player on an extended losing streak.

The thing that I am… always… is honest with myself. I keep records and review my play. Am I the reason I am losing more than expectation or is this simple variation? These things I must always know as a player.

Be honest with yourself about how good you are playing. Strive to improve.


One of the biggest steps I took on my path to becoming a winning player was getting to know someone who already was a winner. LJ was his name. He taught me so much about the game. I will forever remember him. LJ went on to his reward in 2006 but the impact he made on my life is on going.

If you go to the track, everyone there is a winner. Just ask them. It is odd how everyone can win though when it is a zero sum game. In a mutual system like greyhound racing, someone must lose for someone else to win. So I’m not telling you to watch the flashy, loud mouth braggarts at the track for guidance. I’m telling you to find an actual winning player to help mentor you. It will save you so much money, time and aggravation in the long run.

We help people become winning players at Greyhound Track Tips. If I can help you please don’t hesitate to ask!


Source by Brett T. Mason

Categories: Sports Betting


Beginners Guide to Australian Greyhound Racing


Greyhound racing is popular not only in Australia but also in other countries such as the United States, Great Britain, Ireland and New Zealand. These are actually the five main large-scale greyhound-racing countries in the world. Some of the small-scale greyhound racers on the other hand are Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and a whole lot more.

In this sport, the grayhounds race by chasing an artificial hare or rabbit, also known as the lure, around a track until they reach the finish line. Whichever crosses the finish line first is of course the winner of the race. This type of racing has extensively become part of the gambling business, which is why the sport has such a stronghold in the aforementioned countries despite expressed concerns of people regarding the health and well being of the dogs.

The history of this racing can be traced back in the 1870s when an experimental grayhound racing was conducted on a straight track at Hendon, beside the Welsh Harp reservoir. The sport did not develop though until year 1912 when Owen Patrick Smith introduced the use of oval tracks for the race and an artificial hare as a lure to campaign for a halt in the killing of jackrabbits. Greyhound race betting then started in the 1920s when the certificates system was developed.

In Australia, the Australian Greyhound Racing Association or AGRA is the governing body that regulates greyhound welfare and living conditions. The said association is further divided into various state governing bodies to help facilitate grayhound welfare regulation. One of their responsibilities is to check the grayhounds for parasites, malnourishment or any medical condition, or basically just an overall examination that will assure that the dogs are healthy and in good condition before they actually compete.

The sport is extremely popular to male working-class audiences, especially when it comes to the art of betting. If you are new to the world of betting for this sport, you should first do your homework of researching for reliable grayhound racing tips before you finally place your bet. Greyhound racing tips actually emphasize that race betting is not really a game of chance but a game of analysis and careful scrutiny.

One of the top grayhound racing tips you'd most likely find helpful is to study the dogs. This is important when placing a bet. You don't just place your bet on any dog ​​without considering its qualities and racing capabilities. Although you can't know all the dogs too well right away, it would help if you try to find out first the grayhound's age and track record. In the event that you do win, it is a sound decision to not immediately replay your winnings. Although winning a bet gives you that incredible feeling and assumption that luck is on your side, getting too carried away might just reverse the table. Keeping your winnings with you after a bet instead of betting again immediately will decrease the chances of eventually losing all your winnings.


Source by Jason L Penna

Categories: Sports Betting


Greyhound Handicapping – Are You on a Losing Streak?


No matter how good you are at handicapping, sooner or later you end up on a losing streak. It’s really discouraging when you do what’s worked for you before and it doesn’t work now. You begin to question your skill at picking dogs and wonder if you’ll ever pick a winner again. Unless you’ve radically changed what’s worked in the past, you will pick winners again. But it may take a while, and some changes, to get back into your stride.

When I hit a bunch of losing races, the first thing I do is take a break. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, you can’t just immerse yourself in the dog races without coming up for some fresh air once in awhile. You get stale if you don’t have some other interests in your life, something to balance the strain of going over programs and the stress of betting money on your own judgment calls.

Sometimes, losing streaks can come about when you move away from logic toward impulse. Are you picking dogs with a good handicapping factors, but then betting other dogs on the spur of the moment? Or, are you betting dogs you pick with a good handicapping method, but then “covering them” with “insurance bets” just in case they don’t come in? This is one fast way to lose money and pick winners, while losing at the same time. That’s not something you want to do, because it makes you feel like a fool.

If you’re spending more money on a race than your bets can reasonably recoup, it’s time to stop and take a look at your methods. Sit down somewhere quiet with a cup of coffee – preferably decaf – and really think about how you’ve been betting lately. Are you spreading your bets all over the place? Are you betting on races you don’t have strong feelings about, just because you want to have something going every race?

Are you aware of how much money you’re spending – and losing – at the track? Or are you kind of glossing over it so you won’t feel so bad about how much you’ve thrown away lately on bad bets that you didn’t think about too thoroughly first? Maybe what you need is a fresh start. Maybe, it’s time to change the way you operate before you blow your whole bankroll.

One good way that I’ve found to do this is to take a break for a few days. Then, go to the track on a day when there’s a good program. Take a smallish amount of CASH with you. No credit or debit cards or any other source of money. Just cash. Pick out the dogs you want to bet on and bet them the minute you walk into the track. Then, get yourself something eat and drink and sit down and watch the races.

Don’t get up except to go to the bathroom or leave the track. No outside bets, insurance bets or bets because “the 7 dog looks really good” and someone tells you it’s a lead pipe cinch. Just watch the races and collect your money and go home. If you lose every bet, at least you didn’t spend more money than you planned to spend. Sometimes, it’s more important to do what you promised yourself you’d do – to show some self-discipline – than it is to win money.

Do this a few times and you might get into a winning frame of mind again, where you’re picking dogs and betting them with smart money management – and winning. Do this as a regular routine and you might just find that – on more trips than not – you go home from the track a winner and losing streaks are few and far between.


Source by Eb Netr

Categories: Sports Betting


Greyhound Betting Tips – How Win Big in Greyhound Racing


Greyhound racing has been a popular sport involving animals these days, which allows betting on who will win the race. In fact, you can bet online if you want to. Although greyhound racing seems to be a simple betting game, there are also people who have lost a considerable amount of money due to this.

Whether you are a first timer in greyhound dog racing or you have been trying your luck in this betting game a few times, here are a few greyhound betting tips might help you improve your game.

– Check out the age of the greyhound. To be able to determine which one of the greyhounds is the fastest, check out the age of the dog which can give you a hint on where to place your bet. A dog at the age of two years often is at its prime. For the females, they usually have their prime at the age of three years.

– Be keen with your selection. Do not just go with the crowd favorites nor go with those who are not so known, but have a careful choice based on the winning edge of the dog.

– Check out those dogs that have ran recently. This will give you a hint that they are in good shape. For dogs that have not been on the race track for quite a while might mean they have been through some injuries. Of course, a greyhound that has been active in the race track differs in performance than those who have taken a long rest.

– If the greyhound has been in the racetrack recently, also check on the quality of races it has been through. A dog that has been into a few decent races can be a good bet. Always check on their speed too.

– Bet on the inside traps if the racetrack is a bit wet especially during races when the weather is not that favorable.

– Research your sportsbooks. One of the best greyhound betting tips to keep in mind is to always research beforehand. Especially if you are into online betting, make sure that you have researched and done a background check before signing up in online sportsbooks. You have to check whether they are affiliated in a known association. You have to check also if your bet is safe with them by checking out the quality of their customer service as well as how they handle and settle disputes. It is also important to check how fast they do the payout.

Aside from being careful in selecting where to place your bet, it is also one of the important greyhound betting tips to avoid playing all your winnings back. Always keep a part of it, probably most of it, to help you take control in the betting. Take note that in betting, you should not target to win big money at the start. Start small than losing big at the first stages of the betting.

Lastly, it is important to read always the form guide. It contains good information that would help you place a wise bet, thus read it thoroughly for you to have an idea on who would most likely won the race.

Indeed, being informed is one of the best greyhound betting tips that you should always keep in mind. The more informed you are, the more chances of winning as well.


Source by Carolyn Anderson

Categories: Sports Betting


Winning Bets in Greyhound Racing


Win Bets

In the modern world of greyhound racing players have been forced to play exotic wagers to get a reasonable return on their larger investments. When you compare the $100,000 plus win pools of thoroughbred racing to the anemic greyhound racing pools of less than $1,000 and the reason becomes clear. To extract any value at all in the sport of greyhound racing you must play exotic pools.

I play the horses and the puppies. I play both sports in completely different ways. What works in horse racing will not work in greyhound racing. It requires two completely different skill sets. When asked which I prefer my answer is always horse racing. It only makes sense if you think about it. When playing the horses I am simply looking for likely winners and then seeing if playing that horse to win will be profitable for me. In greyhound racing I have to find a winner then evaluate 7 other contenders to run with my key winner. I also have to analyze how many combinations I can play to give myself a shot at winning while keeping those combinations small enough that my wager will be profitable. I have always loved a good challenge, but given the option I’d just as soon play a greyhound to win. With the prospect of improved win pools to play in, hopefully in the near future, I decided to visit this possibility and discuss the things involved to be profitable with this form of play.


The first step is handicapping obviously. In my opinion I would only be doing you a disservice by trying to summarize how to handicap greyhounds in this short article. That is why I created an online greyhound university to teach. It takes training, time and effort to become good at handicapping. It certainly isn’t something I can teach in this short article. But I can give you a few pointers and how to apply them to playing win pools.

Speed, Class, Early Speed and Form are the primary fundamentals of greyhound handicapping. Those are the basics. Past that it is opportunity. That would be the set up of the race you are analyzing. None of those factors mean much if a greyhound is in a race that presents conditions that will give it a long shot of winning. There is much information online that you can Google and read for free on the topic of Speed, Class, Early Speed and Form. Using that information you you will develop your handicapping method.

Once you have a method you need to determine how accurate it is. In today’s world of online data it is much easier than every to gather results and see how your picks perform. You need to play on paper and compile results and statistics to know how good you are at picking winners. Most handicappers find that they perform better in some races than others. Some players specialize in Maiden races, or route races etc. Know what your strengths are and what your average win percentage is.

Value Betting

Once you have a handicapping method your role as a player becomes simple. You want to bet your selections in a profitable way. Below is a fictional example of how this might be accomplished

Let’s say you have determined that you can pick the winner in Maiden sprint races about 40% of the time. You also know your 2nd pick comes in to win about 25% of the time. You could even go further if you have the records to support it and say your 3rd pick wins 15% of the time. To play Maiden races for profits you simply need to make wagers that will yield a profit long term. Remember it’s never about whether you win or lose a specific race. It’s about playing a volume of races and making more from cashed tickets than you originally wagered. This is why record keeping is so important.

In the above example will assume your top 3 picks are 1, 2 and 8. One paper with their win percentages it would look like this

1 – 40%

2 – 25%

8 – 15%

What does that mean translated into odds? You will need to know this to make good decisions.

40% winners means true odds of the dog winning are 1 in 2.5 or 1.5/1 against. 1.5/1 in tote board odds is expressed as 3/2.

If you don’t have a good understanding of odds vs win % here is a chart to help you.

Win Odds – Win%

1/10 – 90.91

1/5 – 83.33

2/5 – 71.42

1/2 – 66.67

3/5 – 62.50

4/5 – 55.56

1/1 – 50.00

6/5 – 45.45

7/5 – 41.67

3/2 – 40.00

8/5 – 38.46

9/5 – 35.71

2/1 – 33.33

5/2 – 28.57

3/1 – 25.00

7/2 – 22.22

4/1 – 20.00

9/2 – 18.19

5/1 – 16.67

6/1 – 14.29

7/1 – 12.50

8/1 – 11.11

9/1 – 10.00

10/1 – 9.09

11/1 – 8.33

12/1 – 7.69

15/1 – 6.25

20/1 – 4.76

25/1 – 3.85

30/1 – 3.23

50/1 – 1.96

99/1 – 1.00

Don’t let the math and decimals and percentages scare you. With a little time you will become very familiar with it. I like using easy example to get people started. Once you grasp the easy ones it helps you understand them all. We all are usually more comfortable of tens. It’s the foundation the dollar is founded on and we are generally more comfortable with it.

If a dog has a 10% chance of winning, then he has a 1 in 10 chance. If you divide 100 by 10 you get 10. So there are 10 blocks and our dog has ONE of them. So 10% is a 1 in 10 chance of winning.

Now odds are represented as ODDS AGAINST. So if a dog has a 1 in 10 chance of winning, the odds AGAINST him are 9 to 1. This is commonly represented as 9/1 or the odds you usually see on a tote board.

To be profitable, if you know a dogs odds of winning all you have to do is get the win pool to pay you MORE than those odds! It’s pretty simple really.

So back to our example

1 – 40% 3/2 odds

2 – 25% 3/1 odds

8 – 15% 6/1 odds

So we would handicap the race and be ready to play well ahead of post time. It’s as simple as comparing the odds the crowd is giving you compared to the greyhounds odds of winning.

Lets say with 1 minute left to wager the 1 dog is at 1/5 odds on the tote board. The win pool is giving you way less than the actual odds of this dog winning. You need to get MORE to show a profit at the end of the week, month and year. Remember the odds table is fair odds. You need to get MORE than that as a return.

Your 2 dog has a 25% chance to win from your records. That is 3/1 odds. Looking at the tote board you see the 2 dog is at 6/1. That’s a double overlay! The crowd is willing to pay you twice the actual odds of this greyhound wining. So the best play in this race is to bet the 2 to win, even though there is a 40% chance the 1 will actually win the race.

This means 75% of the time you will actually LOSE the race. But remember… winning or losing one race is not the issue. Making money is the issue. Let’s look at the 2 dog we bet above hypothetically.

By your own research this dog should win about 25% of the time. This means he will LOSE 75% of the time. But let’s look at a series of 12 races. This means that 12 times this month we bet a 3/1 dog at 6/1 odds.

Bet $2 12 times for a total of $24 in wagers.

Dog wins 3 times (25%) at 6/1 odds

You collect $14 each time. 3 X 14 = $42

$42 collected

-$24 wagered


$18 profits

And that is how you lose 75% of the time and still make money


Betting to win is part art and part math. But it is far less complicated than constructing a complicated exotic wager. If you can hone your skills on the ‘art’ part of the process, the math part does the work on it’s own.

Now get to work on playing to win in the WIN pools at the greyhound track!


Source by Brett T. Mason

Categories: Sports Betting


Greyhound Betting Systems And Their Advantages


Greyhound racing has been around for many generations as a pastime favorite of many people. This sporting event is popular for many people to watch and to bet on the races. Betting on greyhound dogs has many advantages over other forms of gambling.

In 1912, the greyhound tracks and the artificial hare have been around, first developed with the aim of stopping the killing of jack rabbits. People began to bet money on the races and the sport became popular for the male working class.

The treatment of greyhound dogs is not regulated by the Animal Welfare Act. This means that the industry is self-regulated and the treatment of the dogs is up to the owners. Dogs spend most of their time in kennels. The dog tracks themselves must abide by policies and procedures and the dog owners must follow rules laid out in contracts that they must sign. The track rules usually lay out the welfare and the treatment of the animals. If the kennel owners mistreat the animals or break the rules set forth in their contracts then they can be at risk of losing their racing licenses and all track privileges.

When you go to the dog tracks to bet on the sport, you should get a program immediately upon arriving. The program will break down each race of the day for you. You will be able to see the names of the dogs and what type of race they will be running.

You should study each of the dogs running in each race. The information provided about each of the dogs will include their weight, their placing in past races, their times, and the names of the other dogs that beat them. You can see if the dog fell in the last race or if they won also. When you get a good idea of a dog’s history you can tell how the odds of the dog will be. If a dog has won the past five races then chances are that most people will be betting on that dog to win.

If a dog is a favorite to win and you bet on that dog, you won’t win much. If a dog is not a favorite choice because it hasn’t won much in the past or it doesn’t have the best times then the odds will be high like 20-1. This means that if you bet $1 and that dog win then you would win $20.

When you bet on dog races you can bet on which dog will win or multiple dogs and their placing for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. If you pick your three favorite dogs and you are sure they will come in the three top places but you are not sure how then you can bet on the three dogs in a spin. This means that it doesn’t matter which place the dogs come in, you will win if all three place. When you spin dogs on a bet, the bet is more expensive. However, you can win more money when you bet this way.

When you have chose the dogs you like then go to the betting window and place your bet. The people at the window can help you understand how the betting works also if you don’t understand.

Greyhound dog racing is a popular sport all over the world. However, it is most popular in the United States for a financial means of gambling.


Source by Tyler James Ellison

Categories: Sports Betting