Practical Dog Racing Tips One of the most popular dog racing wagers is trifesta, which includes win, place and show bets. We give you some useful dog racing tips and teach you to base your betting strategy on excluding losers. Trifesta is used by experienced bettors as one of the most effective and profitable wagers.
How to Bet:
- Using a Wheel Wager: A wheel wager allows a player to wager on many or even all dogs to be second or third. Betting on one dog to win and all other dogs to place or show at a 1 dollar level will cost 42 dollars to a bettor. Experience dog racing bettors will never do this. Instead, they will select the strongest dogs and place a partial wheel wager, for example, betting on three dogs to place and 5 dogs to show. Such wager will only cost 12 dollars to the bettor.
- Identifying Greyhounds and Other Dogs: Identifying dogs that are not likely to come neither second nor third is a very useful skill, especially if there are more than one favorites to win the race. For, example, with betting on 3 dogs to win and all others to place or show on a 1 dollar base costs 126 dollars. Trifectas usually lower returns than that. So, eliminating week dogs and keeping only 5 dogs to place and 6 to show, costs 48 dollars, which is already a reasonable sum.
- Positioning a Dog: Sorting dogs out of win and place positions usually is easy, but show position is known as the most unpredictable one. It is said that even a three-legged dog can stumble into show. There are no specific rules for eliminating dogs from show bet. It always depends on specific circumstances. However, the lower the class of the race and the distance is, the more unpredictable the show position will be. Being a good handicapper means to know to evaluate the chances of each and every dog in the race, because sorting out losers is not less important than identifying the winners.
- Verifying Speed: Checking the projected speed capabilities of dogs can be useful, but only large differences matter in this case. However, be cautious with statistical data, because dogs are not machines and have good and bad days as we do.
- Previous Records: If dogs who in previous races show a tendency to break slowly have a little chance to finish in the money when raced with faster starting dogs.
- Grading: Races are classified by grades, but each grade also has its high and low levels. With the experience you will learn to differentiate between these levels. If a dog was not very good in its grade, but suddenly had luck and won, it will be raced in a higher grade next time. In the low level of a new grade such dog can be lucky again and win, but if it gets to the high level of the new grade, its chances are very little.
- Type of Track: Different tracks can race dogs of different quality. If a dog is transferred from track to track, it will have better chances to win, if the new track is worse than the old one, and worse chances if it is better.
- How Old are the Dogs? The age limit for greyhounds is 4.5 years or 5 if they are doing well. Dogs of about the maximum age start to lose speed, and older dogs are less likely to finish at money that young ones, especially in high grade races. The exception here is a muddy track, where overall speed is lower and older dogs can do better than young ones.
- Box Placements: Some starting box positions on some tracks may be less favorable than others. There usually two or three of the middle boxes, that are considered cold positions. If a dog starting from one of these positions is not especially good, such dog may be excluded from the show bet. However, it is advisable to study each particular track and find rules that work for it.
Watch many races and identify losing dogs and conditions that can bring you even higher profits than knowing the favorites.