If you like to watch live greyhound racing, summer is probably your favorite time to go to the track. But have you noticed that you seem to lose a little more in the summertime? Have you ever analyzed why that is? I have and I think it’s a combination of things that you have to be aware of if you want to do something about it.
For one thing, the crowds are bigger in the summer at a lot of tracks. People go out more and that includes going to the dog track. So, one thing you have to be aware of is that there may be longer lines for everything at the track, including betting.
Don’t wait until the last minute to get that complicated trifecta part-wheel bet in, because you may be stuck behind a first-time bettor when the bell goes off. If you can, go over your program at home and have your bets written down, ready to bet.
Better yet, make your bets all at once when you get there, so that you won’t have to worry about getting shut out. There’s really no reason not to make your bets early, as soon as you know if there are any scratches. That way, you can’t change your mind and talk yourself out of betting something that you liked, only to see it come in and pay well.
Another thing that can happen in the summertime is distractions. Dog tracks tend to have things going on to encourage people to come out to the track. Prize giveaways, local celebrities, handicapping contests and even live music can all take your mind off the real point of the dog track, which is handicapping and winning.
Summertime is great and a good time to take advantage of some good stakes races, but don’t let its distractions and lines interfere with winning. Make sure that you don’t get burned by keeping your cool and playing it smart.