Greyhound Handicapping – Good Isn’t Good Enough

Do you consider yourself a good handicapper? If so, how about getting better? Better yet, how about getting into the top tier of handicappers who make 90% of the money at the dog track? Don’t think you can? I do and here’s why.

As I’ve said many times before, 90% of the bettors lose at the dog track. Only 10% win at the dog track. Therefore, if you’re able to pick dogs to the point that you’re ahead, even if it’s not by a large margin, you’re better than 9 out of 10 handicappers and you should be proud of yourself.

Handicapping the greyhounds isn’t easy. Very few people can do it consistently enough to make a profit, even a small one. Of course, if you’re one of the people making a small profit, that’s not much comfort to you. Your biggest desire is probably to make much, much more than just a small profit. You want big bucks.

You may even be telling yourself that you’ll never be any better than you are now at handicapping, because there’s some crucial thing that you just can’t learn that keeps you from making a good profit at the dog track.

That’s simply not true. Your problem is almost certainly that you just haven’t learned enough about the factors that determine which dogs win and which dogs lose. You have part of the picture, but you need to know more of it before you can earn more at the track.

Unless you’re really slow on the uptake – which is unlikely if you’re picking winners at all – you can learn to handicap better and more consistently. Or perhaps it’s not your handicapping that’s the biggest problem.

Maybe you’re very good at handicapping, but lousy at betting. That happens. Or you may be good at handicapping and betting, except that you make side bets or bet on too many races – including ones that you should sit out.

A good handicapping system can help you go from being a good handicapper to a much better handicapper, until you reach the point where you’re one of the best handicappers. I’ve seen it happen with people who spent years just nickeling and diming at the dog track. If you’re willing to put in the time and the effort. It can happen to you too.

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