Here's a Chapter Synopsis ofHow To Beat the Dog Races:
#1 OVERVIEW OF GREYHOUND RACING
The grading system; Function of the Racing Secretary; Course lengths;
Kennels and trainers; Pari-mutuel wagering; The tote board; Whyfavorites so seldom win; How the handicapper gets an edge.
#2 THE PRINTED RACE PROGRAM
Where and when to obtain the program; What to learn from theprogram; Using the program as a tool; Relevance of the "Morning
Odds; Interpreting the chartwriter's comments; Utilizing the RACE
#3 HOW TRACKS AND GRADES DIFFER
Differences in tracks; Differences between grades and courses;
Differences in the crowds and the pools; Why a tailored approach isa must.
#4 STATISTICAL HANDICAPPING
Why statistical handicapping is not the whole game; How to computeand weigh the basic handicapping factors: Speed; Break; Early speed;
Mid-race gain; Late Speed; Grade; "Class".
"Other handicapping factors"
#5 SITUATIONAL PREDICTIONS
Why "blind" box bias is flawed; Blending statistical factors withsituational factors; How to evaluate the mechanical aspects of a race;
How to use and interpret the "Pre-Play" concept; How to bring itall together.
#6 THE BASIC APPROACH TO A WINNING SYSTEM
The three factors critical to a positive cash flow; How "skilled" do youhave to be?; How much return should you expect?; How to identify
"Poor" races; How much stake is required?
#7 DEVELOPING THE MOST OPPORTUNE WAGERS
Fitting your wagering to your handicapping skills; Why we usuallyhave to cover multiple selections; How to order your tickets; How to compute wager costs; Testing your wagering options.
#8 WINNING WITHOUT HANDICAPPING
Using past performance charts as a tool; "Spot Plays", etc.; Up-dateyour system regularly.
#9 COMPUTER AIDS TO HANDICAPPING
Limitations of computer handicapping; How to select handicappingsoftware.
#10 WAGERING ON OFF-TRACK SIMULCAST RACES
Pitfalls to avoid; Wagering in the casino
Track listings, data.
Greyhound adoption programs.
Glossary of 158 terms, tips, and track lore.
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