By Tom Walsh
The Quiniela bet is the selection of two dogs in a race that will finish first or second with the other selection. Many players and handicappers consider the Quiniela the best bet at the track.
The selection of two dogs rather than three or four dogs as in other exotic wagering offers a greater chance of going to the cashier’s window more often. Although the quiniela payoffs are not a large as the exotic wagers payoffs, more trips to the window can show a good profit for an afternoon or evening.
There are many types of quiniela wagering. The most important factor to remember with any type of wagering in any race is
In the final column of numbers on the Stat Attack, each greyhound's times have been adjusted on a daily basis to take care of the day-to-day fluctuations in track speed. Each greyhound's times are multiplied by a daily adjustment factor, then the average is printed in the column...(read on)
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by Pender Noriega
The wide five split does not present itself that often but I am always on the lookout for it as it is often missed by most fans. As luck would have it, in my first matinee at Derby Lane, there it was in the sixth race.
The Post Record column shows you the total/win-place-show-fourth record for each greyhound from the exact same post position or posts on either side. This statistic lets you see how well each greyhound has done in the past when positioned in a similar situation.
For Stake race betting insight, take a look at John Kerr's article for Racing Greyhounds magazine titled Seizing the Opportunity: Trifecta Wagering and Stakes Competition.
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The first four columns of the Stat Force are statistics about your dog track and not about the individual greyhounds. The statistics are broken out by post position for the grade and distance of each race. There are surprisingly different post biases in some grades. And the box benefit at your track may differ greatly from another track.
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