This is an article from the Greyhound Handicapping Series Books 1-6 available in paperback or on Kindle on Amazon.
If you’ve been going to the dog track for awhile, you’ve probably fallen into a routine. That’s not a bad thing, because routines sometimes free our minds to be more creative. But if your routine has become a rut and you’re not winning as often as you’d like, here are five things you can do to get out of your slump.
1. Take a break from the track for a weekend or a couple of days. Do something you used to do more of before the track started taking up so much of your time. Go fishing or do some yard work or take your spouse or parents out to dinner and a movie.
2. Go to a different track or at least play a different one via simulcast. It’s nice to be so used to a track that you know all the dogs by name, but sometimes that can be a disadvantage too. Our minds perk up when we learn new things and go to different places. Give your brain a break with new places and dogs.
3. Make fewer bets, but put more money on each bet. Instead of betting a $6 quiniela box, bet a $12 box and sit out the next 3 races. Mix things up with your bets, but don’t go over the limit you’ve set for yourself.
4. Sit in a different place at the track and strike up a conversation with someone you don’t know. If they’re willing to talk, ask them how they handicap the greyhounds. You might learn something new and make a friend at the same time.
5. Sign up for Kindle Unlimited and read my books and every other book you can find on greyhound racing. Or buy the books either in paperback or on Kindle, whichever you prefer reading.