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Post Record Secrets Revealed on the Stat Attack

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.

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Stat Force Supplies the Numbers, You Make Your Selections

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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How to Categorize a Race to Improve Your Wagering

Recently we've been talking about how important it is to look at wagering strategies instead of handicapping strategies. The general idea here is that you make your money at the greyhound races by out-thinking the patrons rather than by trying to out-think the greyhounds! I've had a couple of people ask me about

It's Not About Picking Greyhounds... It's About Wagering!

I was handicapping the races at Bluffs Run the other day, and the number one rule of racing was on my mind: It's not about picking greyhounds... It's about wagering on them!

I've tried to explain this concept to people for over twenty years. If you want to make money playing greyhound races, stop wasting your time on trying to get better at rating the dogs. Instead, learn how to wager on the races. I've watched people spend hours and hours--really days, months and years--trying to find

Which Trifecta Structures Win Most Often?

Do you make the exact same style of wager every time you hit the teller's window? Are you stuck on a three-dog box?

Analyzing a Handicapping Factor: Does Time Make the Grade?

There is probably a better way of doing it! Over the years, I've studied many different handicapping factors, and many ideas about wagering. The interesting idea that has come from all that is, you can't handicap every race the same. There is a better way!

A Little Different Way of Looking at That Trifecta Box

When I'm playing trifectas, I have a method where I classify all races as one of three types, with each type contributing about an equal number of races. There is one of the three sets of races that had been tougher to get to be profitable, so I sat down at the computer one day to get it figured out. It turned out to be an interesting lesson in wagering strategies.

Who Can Beat the Favorite in the #1 Box? The Favorite in the #6 Box!

Some things just don't work out the way you expect. In greyhound racing, many things that you think you know, aren't actually true. Things are counter-intuitive! For example, let's say you have a crowd favorite starting from the #1 box. And in another race, you have an equally-strong favorite starting from the #6 box. Which one has the higher probability of winning?