If you’ve ever been a betting man (or woman)
then a good dog track is the place for you.
When I first visited a dog meeting, at Catford, I was hooked
For a few pounds entrance fee you get an absurdly detailed
race card featuring every possible statistic of each dog
and, more importantly, a licence to live out your dreams.
That’s right. When I confidently slammed my money on the
Tote desk I really was the greatest gambler that ever lived.
Perhaps I gave the game away with my meagre stake of 50p but
the thrill of the chase can always compensate for such minor
Will you be a lucky punter?
Such is the nature of the human condition, of
course, that one cannot help but devise a ‘system’.
It never occurred to me that people have been
studying the form for months and that it might be possible
that there may be the smallest of faults in my new foolproof
This though did finally dawn on me after I
had to consign each of ‘Bet on the second heaviest dog in
each race,’ ‘Bet on the dog in the outside trap’ and ‘Bet on
the dog that the man in front of me bets on’ to the dustbin
in consecutive races.
Delusions of grandeur aside though it was a
great atmosphere (plenty of W.G Grace look-alikes, a lot of
pipe smoke and an announcer with the kind of voice that was
made for the job) and I even managed to back a couple of
This is a great and, if you can restrain
yourself, inexpensive night out.
Next time you consider the
dogs maybe you want to do it a different way. Why not
understand some of the form analysis? Why not understand
some of the different bets that you can do? On the Casino 4
Gamers site we provide you with an introduction to Greyhound
Racing, take a look at the history of dog racing which has
so many royal connections, and provide you with some
detailed information on the bets available and how to get
the most out of the form guides.
If you don’t have time to go again but have retained your
interest why not take a look at the online betting option.