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BEST GREYHOUND TRAP TO LAY

What’s the #1 best greyhound trap to lay?

Interested in lay betting but not for greyhounds or you’re more looking for football lay systems.

Whether you are a professional or semi-pro sports trader, laying bets can be an effective betting on greyhounds strategy. If you’re new to betting on greyhounds, knowing what is the best greyhound trap strategy to use can be difficult. 

Keep reading if you’re interested in lay betting and when you’re done head over to my article on football lay betting on the lay the draw strategy here.

If you’re unsure if laying greyhounds is a workable strategy for you, this article will help you to understand how laying greyhounds can be a great way of betting on greyhounds. And of course I’ll be answering the question of the best greyhound trap to lay and which greyhound trap strategy wins the most.

Through my years of sports trading I have seen many successful trading systems that allow you to lay bets using betting exchanges. This article will be covering the 5 best strategies for laying greyhounds. With these strategies you don’t need to sign up for a greyhound tipster, or look for tips for greyhound betting.

I’ll share with you tips from other experts in sports trading that will help you get the most out of lay betting on greyhound races. Including a strategy that doesn’t require you to spend hours looking at a greyhound form guide.

How Does Laying Greyhounds Work?

With the introduction of sports betting exchanges, this has provided bettors with an opportunity to make back bets for winning picks or to lay bets for losing selections. When you lay a bet you are acting like an online bookmaker. Instead of backing a selection to win – you are laying it to lose

Unlike other sports, greyhound racing has a number of characteristics that are fixed. For example the number of dogs in any race is either 6 or 8 depending on the country. This only varies when there is a non runner.

In greyhound racing the betting market is often very tight, which means it’s rare for there to be a large spread of odds between the 6 (or 8) racing traps. In some races you can find as many as three favorites. If that happens I recommend you don’t place a lay bet on that race.

The Best Greyhound Laying Strategies

Here are the five best greyhound laying strategies you can start using today to make more winnings! As I always say though, I recommend always starting any new system or strategy by paper trading the system first. Once you’re confident that you understand the strategy and you’re getting a ‘paper profit’ then move on to betting. Always gamble responsibly and only bet with money you can afford to lose. Here’s strategy number:

1 – Laying 3rd Favorites

A very simple strategy for laying favorites is by laying the 3rd favorite. This has been seen to work best in countries with 8 dog race cards. 

The system is to pick the third favorites from the market about two minutes before the start of the race. This way, odds are lower, and so liability is less and likely to be more profitable.

2 – Lay the Favorites

Finding favorites is very important in making better greyhound lay bets. Both before and during live greyhound betting.

Due to the high number of races each day, this often results in low liquidity on Betting Exchanges. This means it’s not easy to identify the favorites by following the market on their platform alone. 

You should refer to odds comparison sites as well as they will show detailed information about the likely favorites in the races. There are many comparison sites ready to help you to identify favorites and help you make better betting decisions.

Example

Let’s assume we have a 6 dog race with three of the greyhound traps having close favorites with the shortest odds table. 

Dog StationOdds
Trap 15.8 2.8
Trap 23.0
Trap 36.8 3.5
Trap 49.6 7.0
Trap 510.8 8.25
Trap 614.0 16.0

From a glance at this type of market, laying the 2nd favorite looks a good prospect. In our example, simply by prioritizing all the favorites. You can see that Trap 1, 2, and 3 respectively are the first three. 

Where the second favorite is the best greyhound trap to lay with 3.0 odds.

Should Trap 2 not win, and you wagered say 10 points, by laying the second favorite. Your bet wins. You win a potential 10 points from a 10 point stake.

With a race of 8 dogs this gives you an even better probability of winning your lay bet.

MBT Sports Pro Tips for this strategy:

  • Watch the odds at 2 minutes before the start
  • Refresh the betting exchange site page for the final 60 seconds
  • Make sure your initial research holds true; remember the pick is the greyhound trap which is 2nd in the betting market.

3 – Laying the Field

Laying the field is another laying greyhounds strategy. You need to be very expert at your research. And have a BIG betting bank and a robust staking plan.

By laying the field, you decide how much you want to risk across all the runners in the trace. Then divide this stake equally to stake on each dog in the field.

Example

Let’s say we lay the field of a 6 dog race for 60 points. Using the lay the field system, each dog will have a stake of 10 points as the lay bet. Remember they will all have various liability amounts in the event of the selection winning.

As you can see the total risk from a straight 60 point lay bet is 135. As long as either the first or second favorite wins, you’ll be in profit, less the exchange’s small commission. If trap 2 wins you’ll be slightly down because of the commission.

BUT – any other dog winning will wipe out all the stake and could potentially wipe your whole day’s trading. That’s why you need to be experienced and confident when using this strategy. Not recommended for the newbie or semi-pro enthusiastic punter.

MBT Sports Pro Tip: to limit exposure you could choose not to select dogs with odds greater than 10.0 (or 9/1) and spread the 60 point stake across the remaining traps.

4 – Watch The Points system

Use site: https://www.timeform.com/greyhound-racing, go to a Race meeting, open up the race card, refer to the columns marked Mstr and Sect. Look for the dog with the lowest points on both columns. This is the least likely dog to win and therefore the most likely dog on which to lay the bet.

A word of caution though is to keep an eye on the live betting just before the off, check the market movement before placing your trade. Also on some occasions you’ll be laying the dog that has the longest odds – whilst this reflects the least likely to win the race, it does mean the highest risk/liability to you.

If all dogs in the race appear to be evenly rated with their points, it’s best to skip a lay trade on this race. You have other options depending on the race meeting, you could use a straight betting strategy based on greyhound form, or if it’s a qualifying race track, use The Two Trap Greyhound System, which you can get a copy of here.

5 – Reverse Strategy with The Two Trap Greyhound System

If you own a copy of my book; The Two Trap Greyhound System. Or even if you don’t but have been paper trading for sometime, you’ll know favorites don’t always win.

Quite often non-favourites will win a race, and this can be with some quite long odds. I have seen races won with odds over and above 12.0. When laying that dog you could lose all your bank on your first trade. You have to cover the liability of 11 times the stake!

THE TWO TRAP GREYHOUND SYSTEM is based on historical data, research and the law of probability as well as a controlled recovery system. When followed exactly as explained in the book, you will identify which two traps have the HIGHEST probability of winning at the racetrack under review.

By simply reversing the Two Trap Greyhound System process you can identify which traps are least likely to win or what is the best greyhound trap to lay. Using the principles of the two trap greyhound system you look for the reverse results. To identify which trap is the worst performing.

This will give you the traps with the highest probability of NOT winning the race. It often won’t matter if the greyhound in the trap has been selected as a favorite.

Here’s a working example:

Let’s say the two trap greyhound system in reverse, as it were, had identified Trap 4 as the most probable trap to lose. Your analysis indicates that Trap 4 loses about 42% of all races. 42% is still a big risk right?

So what more can we do to find the best greyhound trap to lay? How about we look at the time range? So let’s say we identify that for every dog that was drawn from Trap 4, that was running before 14.00hrs, there was a very high number of losers. This is actually true for some Traps at certain racecards.

In fact, if you can identify the right Trap and time window, it’s possible to identify traps with very low winners, some detailing as low as 4% of winners.

Think of that for a minute. 4% – that means that 96% of all greyhounds selected in the above example that were running before 14.00hrs lost their race! 96% !!

A reminder again, don’t just go off and run this ‘lay’ system. Or any of the other systems for that matter. Not until you have paper traded for some time. If you don’t already have a copy of The Two Trap Greyhound System, go here and get your copy now.

Laying Greyhounds: Tips From The Pro’s

  1. Remain disciplined, set a target and stick to it. If you have set a win profit for the day of only 20 points, you could win this within the first few races. You might be tempted then to carry on trading. More often than not this is a big mistake. Stick to your target, stop for the day and start again another day. 
  2. If there are not enough price movements, avoid trading. 
  3. Do enough analysis and research before starting, practice by paper trading.  Once you are comfortable, then start with low stakes to minimize liability and slowly grow your bank.
  4. Avoid chasing losses and trade only within your affordable means.
  5. Use software only when you have a strong betting bank.
  6. Watch the odds, it is no good laying dogs with high odds, I look for odds of between 2.0 to 6.0 but sometimes up to 8.0. If a dog, you lay does win at least you have some control of what you have lost.
  7. When using the points system. You do not need to find a lay on every race. If the points are not good enough or the odds are not good then leave the race alone.
  8. Never bet or lay more than you can afford to lose.

Common Questions About Greyhound Betting

Which Trap Wins Most in Greyhound Racing?

Greyhound racing is not a game of chance. However, the outcome of a race can be affected by many variables such as the skill and training of the dogs. Or the dog’s physical condition, the track surface and conditions, and many more.

So I’m sorry to have to say but it’s not possible to predict, with certainty, which greyhound trap will win a particular race for every race track in the world. It is however possible to use the historical data at each track to determine the probability of each trap having a likelihood of winning the race.

What is the Best Way to Bet on Greyhounds?

You can bet on greyhound races in many different ways, and the best approach will depend on your goals and resources. And determining the best greyhound trap to lay will follow a few steps. Here are a few tried and tested tips that may be useful:

  1. Research the dogs and their past performances. Look at factors such as their win-loss record, how they have performed on different tracks and surface types, and how they have fared in different post positions.
  2. Consider the track conditions. The condition of the track can significantly affect a greyhound’s performance. Look at factors such as the surface type, the weather, and the condition of the starting boxes.
  3. Don’t be afraid to spread your bets around. Instead of putting all your money on a single dog, consider placing bets on multiple dogs in a single race or across several races. This can help spread out your risk and increase your chances of winning.
  4. Set a budget and stick to it. It’s important to gamble responsibly and not to bet more than you can afford to lose. Decide on a budget in advance and stick to it. Self-discipline is key to successful sports betting.
  5. Learn about the different types of bets and choose the one that best fits your goals and risk tolerance. There are many different types of bets you can place on greyhound races, such as, lay bets, win bets, place bets, forecast bets and show bets.

How Often Do Favorite Greyhounds Win?

If I had the answer to this question I would be a millionaire many times over! The truth is that no one can definitively answer this question. 

As with any type of betting or gambling, luck will always play  a role in determining the outcome of each race. However, there are some factors which may give an edge to certain greyhounds over others when it comes to winning races.

These include the dog’s pedigree, being well trained and conditioned for the race ahead of time, as well as having experienced handlers who know where to properly position the dog in the order for maximum speed and efficiency.

And of course, not forgetting form. Statistically it’s been seen as an average across all tracks that favorites win around 30% of the time. Which if you’re using a lay strategy is great news!

Does Laying The Favorite Work?

Trading greyhounds is a very profitable venture due to the turbulent price reaction Greyhound racing is a very volatile market that can possess more than three favorites from just one event.

Therefore, laying favorites in this way can be profitable, especially if the bet is on the third.

How Do You Always Win On Greyhounds?

Firstly, there is no 100% winning form when gambling, even top traders can attest to that. However, you can start using good risk management and strategy to make more wins and lesser losses. Good luck!

Can You Make Money Laying Greyhounds?

Don’t be fooled. Like any form of sports betting or trading, making regular winning bets is not easy. It takes knowledge and practice before you can turn it into a profitable venture. That’s one reason why we always recommend you paper trade a new system.

Laying greyhounds for a living is possible. But only when you trade with the right strategy and have good risk management. Because of the liquidity of betting exchanges you will no doubt need other sports betting and trading if you plan to make a living from sports betting.

Is Laying the Only Good Greyhound Betting Strategy?

There is no greyhound betting strategy that will work for everyone. You should use a strategy suited to your abilities and the amount of time you have available. Regardless of whether you are a casual bettor or a professional sports trader, strategic betting will add to your enjoyment. There are different ways to place bets that don’t rely on hours of studying form or having an in depth knowledge of all things greyhound related. Here’s how to start;

Pick a Track

Find a greyhound track that has frequent meetings (aka racecards). Some of the more popular greyhound tracks will have a day and evening card. Depending on your situation you may only be able to follow one of the two times. Pick a track where you can follow the meeting in case you intend to use a greyhound betting strategy that requires it.

Better still, if you can pick a popular track close to home, there’s a lot of fun to be had when actually going to a race meeting. Aside from the betting on the dogs, it’s a great afternoon or evening out. So much better than sitting in front of the telly.

Decide on Your Market

There’s different ways to analyse dog races. You can look at the track statistics for any predictable trends. How well local trainers do with their dogs. Greyhound pedigrees. How far the trainer/dog has traveled for a race. Although it’s rare that dogs travel unless it’s for major trophies.

Choose a Betting Strategy

There’s a few ways you can bet on greyhound races. Straight win, forecast, tricast, reverse forecasts. To name a few.

If you’re new to greyhound batting these are the three types of bets you will become most familiar with; Acca’s, Forecast and Straight.

Acca’s

An accumulator bet requires you to choose the winner from a series of different races. The way an accumulator works is by rolling up your winnings on to the next race automatically. You could bet on more than two races, or the entire racecard for the day’s greyhound racing. The more selections you make, the longer the odds and the more unlikely each outcome is, but the more winnings you may see if your selections are successful.

Forecast

If you’re familiar with horse racing then forecast bets are not going to be new to you:

  • Forecast – predict the winner and second place dogs in the right order.
  • Tricast – predict first, second and third placed dogs in the right order.
  • Reverse – Similar to Forecast and Tricast, but the selections can get placed in any order for a win.

Straight

This is the most popular type of bet, also known as a moneyline bet in the US. This is where you bet on the greyhound to win, or be placed each way, 1st or 2nd. As there are only between 6 to 8 greyhounds in a race, each way odds are very short – unless your dog happens to win.

Answer to What’s the Best Greyhound Trap to Lay?

When it comes to laying a trap, it’s really more a question of which dog is least likely to win the race. Now whilst my ebook; The Two Trap Greyhound System, identifies which traps are the most likely to result in a win. The opposite would be true when you’re looking to lay a dog.

A Simple Race Form Guide Hack

You can help improve your lay selections by using this simple form hack.

On some race form cards you will find a letter in brackets after the dog’s name. The letter R indicates that the dog runs best on the inside rail. The letter M indicates that the dog runs well on the center of the track. And a W means that the dog prefers the outer track.

In some form guides you’ll see comments from the tracks’ Racing Manager. These comments include how the dog performed in previous races. These comments can help you make informed decisions about future races.

Many of you reading this will already have past experience of how sporting events can play out. I have seen many races and matches not go the way the odds suggested. And it’s never been through my poor research or analysis.

Where animals and humans are involved, there’s always an unknown element. Even with the best trading models on earth, you can’t avoid occasional human or animal mistakes. For example, a defender doesn’t mean to foul a player in the penalty area, giving away a penalty.

Similarly a dog running faster than the dog in front can’t always avoid not tripping or stumbling. When this happens it can end your winning position. On another day there’d be no penalty awarded or the dog would have had a clear run.

To illustrate this, if there’s a clear favorite in a race of 6 dogs and its form letter is R, but its trap number is 4. Have a look at the dog in Traps 1 and 2, if they are short odds too and have the form of R, they have a really good chance of winning the race.

Using race form and having an idea on where a dog likes to run can give you an edge on how the greyhound is likely to perform. Another way, or even to compliment this analysis, is to reverse engineer my book: The Two Trap Greyhound System research.

If this article hasn’t inspired you to look into Greyhound Racing as another opportunity for betting. Or you want to discover more lay betting strategies, but in football. Head over to our article on how to lay a 0-0 draw. Just click here.

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5 Greyhound Betting Systems That Win

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Since publishing my ebook: The Two Trap Greyhound System, currently in its 6th edition. The question; how to win betting on greyhounds has come up in conversation many times.

It’s my experience that Greyhound racing is overlooked by many bettors mainly because they don’t understand the sport. Or, maybe they have dabbled in the past and have lost their money. If you’re not sure about betting on greyhounds or you’re a beginner, go and read my article on betting on greyhounds – a beginners guide.

Once you have read this article, you will have a better understanding of greyhound systems available to you, and remember to come back here after.There are a number of ways you can win your greyhound bets. Like any sports betting strategy, it takes more than blind luck to win consistently, this is just as true when betting on greyhounds.

In this article, we’ll discuss some of the best greyhound betting systems that will help you make money while having fun along the way. We’ll look at a variety of systems, from basic strategies to the more advanced ones that require a deeper understanding of the sport.

I will be sharing with you 5 greyhound betting systems that win. Using these 5 greyhound systems, you can increase your chances of success. Remember to use a good staking plan, bet wisely and be disciplined.

System Number 1, Exchange Scalping.

It’s not easy to come up with a good profitable greyhound selection strategy if you rely only on backing just one greyhound in any one race. However, the concept behind exchange scalping is simple if you are following a proven strategy. Racing is frenetic, and the slightest bump or trip can change the race.

Backing more than one greyhound in a race increases your probability of winning. Depending on the country, there can never be more dogs running in a race than there are traps. In the UK, that’s a maximum of six dogs per race.

This simple strategy uses the lack of liquidity on betting exchanges to help improve your profits.

Here’s how: 

  • Follow live race prices on a regular online bookmaker.
  • Wait for the live prices to appear and make note of the three longest odds dogs
  • Then go to your betting exchange site and back the 3 outsiders to win
  • Carry this on until you win, then stop at a win!

For you reading this, this system probably sounds counterintuitive. But, historically statistics show that favorites win around 30% of the time. Which if you’re using this kind of strategy is good news.

MBT Sports Pro Tip: 

If you want the return to be the same whichever outsider wins, use a dutching calculator to adjust the stake to ensure the same profit.

System number 2, Outsiders Exchange

Here’s a twist on the scalping system above, but it does need patience and some research.

Follow a race meet and if you can find a track where early races are won by dogs at odds of greater than 4 then you could back the 3 outsiders on the betting exchanges, where the odds are usually better.

Here’s how.

This is called ‘paper trading’. Check the results for a venue that has already run 2 or 3 races. 

If you see an outsider or two winning in these early races, check the same venue again once the racing has finished seeing if the strategy would have won.

If you want to test this idea out historically, go to the results pages and choose some days at random to see if the venue has consistent long odds winners. 

You will find that at some venues the front three favourites in the market tend to dominate throughout. So look for the race track that is the reverse of that.

System number 3, Arbitrage

Back and Lay arbitrage, when done correctly, removes the risk associated with traditional betting. When using a sports bet exchange back and lay arbitrage, all you need to do is spot an opportunity where the back odds and lay odds pricing move in your favor and then place your bets accordingly. By doing this, you can lock in a guaranteed profit.

There’s many articles on how to do this, just search arbitrage betting for more details.

MBT Sports Pro Tip:

Always make sure there is sufficient liquidity in the exchange market to cover your arbitrage bet.

System number 4, Lay it – To win it

You’ll need a betting exchange account for this one.

First of all go to the site’s greyhound form page for the next race.

Then remove any Trap number that is mentioned winning either at the race track, the distance or the grade of race.

Whatever is left lay the Trap with the lowest odds.

Always lay on odds below 4.0. You only need a hit rate of 75% to profit using this system.

To learn more about lay betting on greyhounds go and read my article on the best greyhound trap to lay.  

BEST GREYHOUND TRAP TO LAY

System number 5. The Two Trap Greyhound System 

I couldn’t do an article about greyhound betting systems that win, if I didn’t include my own ebook and training videos called; The Two Trap Greyhound System.

The Two Trap Greyhound System offers you the opportunity to see regular profits from backing greyhounds, and historically has seen long odds winners too.

You can invest in the book but ideally, by subscribing as a member of MBT Sports, you’ll get access to the training and the MBT Sports calculator. 

As well as the greyhound system, you’ll also gain access to other sports betting strategies including football, horse racing, tennis and golf.

Click on the link here to discover more: 

Frequently Asked Questions On How to Win Betting on Greyhounds

Is Greyhound Betting Worth IT?

I have been asked this question many times, and in my opinion the answer is a resounding yes. Whilst greyhound betting won’t necessarily make you rich, it will add to your sports trading arsenal. Greyhound betting is much more exposed to liquidity in the market, especially if you’re lay trading. To get a more detailed answer on this question head over to my article; Greyhound Betting: Is It Worth It? 

Greyhound Betting: Is It Worth It?

What Number Wins Most in Greyhounds?

This is a big question! To be honest it’s probably an incomplete question really, or at least it should be asked with more context. You probably should ask; what number wins most at a greyhound racetrack? Why this question?

For clarity what we mean by number we can refer to as the Trap or Box number. In the UK there are only 6 traps, numbered 1 to 6. In the US and Australia it’s typically 8 boxes, numbered 1 to 8.

Being able to identify which trap wins most often at a greyhound track is at the core of my system; The Two Trap Greyhound System. But you don’t have to invest in my book to take advantage of knowing the importance of trap, or box, draws.

Typically, the trap draw will influence how a greyhound will run in any given race. You can make a huge difference to how often you successfully win your greyhound bets. If you understand how each trap, or box, can affect a greyhound, and which greyhounds perform at their best depending on the trap number they are drawn in.

I’ll give you an overview of the 8 box set up below. This is useful for Australia and the US. If you’re betting on UK and Irish race tracks where there are 6 Traps, this analysis is still valid, just reframe the middle 4 boxes.

It’s fair to say that, in general, Trap 1 will throw up more winners than any other trap. But that’s not helping if you want to increase the probability of you picking more winners at a particular racetrack.

BOX 1

A greyhound that prefers the rails and has good form and is a fast starter has a great chance of winning the race. You can check for this information on the form card and race reviews. A big advantage of Box 1 is it’s the inside Trap. So the Trap 1 dog does not have to jostle  with any other greyhounds on the inside. If the greyhound gets a good start and has first access to the rails running into the first corner, the dog has a good opportunity to leave the pack behind.

In Trap 1 the dog also misses any interference that could come from bunching just after the start when dogs in the outer boxes, who are ‘railers’, try to head across to the inside or ‘wide runners’ try to veer out. 

When you’ve watched a lot of races, as I have, you’ll see that in many races the leading two or three dogs will move off the track when they hit the first turn. This leaves space for the Box 1 dog to run on in the rails. 

MBT Sports Pro Tip:

When checking the form of a dog drawn in Trap 1, look for these points:

  1. Is it a good starter?
  2. Is it a confirmed ‘railer’?
  3. Has it won previously from Box 1?
  4. Has it got early speed and do you think, based on the other runners, it can lead to the first turn?
  5. Has it won over the distance of the race in a similar class event before?

If your analysis shows the answer to all these five questions is YES then the probability of a winning bet is very good.

Trap 1 can also be suited to greyhounds that prefer the outside or wider rails. This is because if they are quick starters they can pull away from the pack and still head to their preferred run.

If your analysis of a race concludes Trap 1 is your dog, and this is confirmed by the bookmaker odds making the Box 1 greyhound the favorite. Even better.

BOX 2

This is similar to Trap 1. A good starter in Box 2 should have a near equal chance to get to the first turn if it has the pace and can shoot out the box from the start. However, as it’s in Box 2, it does have that one rails dog on its inside.So it might be squeezed soon after the start.

BOX 3 

Statistically the middle boxes don’t throw out so many winners. Railers or wide numbers perform much better across almost all race tracks. The only time that middle boxes have a fair chance is when the race is longer and the greyhounds form suggests they are better suited to the middle, the distance and have won from there in the past.

BOX 4

You probably think Trap 4 would be like Box 3? But surprisingly at most tracks it isn’t.

If you have a fast starter in Trap 4 then you are well in with a good chance of avoiding trouble. Oftentimes the middle dogs get space to settle down cleanly because of the jostling that occurs with the dogs on the inside or outside.

Obviously don’t take chances with Trap 4 greyhounds, back only good starters in Box 4. Slow start dogs will often find their path blocked by faster dogs or get caught up in the jostling as the dogs look for the favorite place on the track.

BOX 5 & 6 (of 8) or Trap 5 (of 6)

I regard 5 and 6 as the worst in an 8-dog event, similarly Trap 5 in a 6-dog race. Statistically this is proven right. Dogs starting from these boxes need a lot more going for them than the other runners.

They are subject to all sorts of challenges. Once again, they will have to be really fast starters if they are to overcome the natural disadvantages. If you fancy a greyhound running in these boxes make sure you have carefully examined the form and the racing tendencies of all the other dogs. That way you’ll have a good idea if they are capable of winning despite the handicap of the bad box.

MBT Sports Pro Tip:

You may find that favorites drawn in these unfancied boxes are a good prospect for a lay the favorite trade. So many top class greyhounds are beaten when starting from these middle boxes. There are so many things that can happen to upset their chances that you have the percentages stacked in your favor when laying. Especially where the odds are very short and therefore your lay liability is low.

BOX 7 in a 8-dog

This is a good box if your dog can break fast and prefers to run wide.

It’s a terrible box for slow starters, unless it’s a long distance race and the dog is more suited to the longer distance. Be careful though as a slow start can mean the dog may not see the hare and so loses motivation to chase.

BOX 8 in a 8-dog and Trap 6 in a 6-dog

The very outside trap, or box, is the 3rd best box in greyhound racing, the best 2 being Nos. 1 and 2. From the very outside, a dog can avoid the squeezes and jostling. This is especially true if it’s a fast starter and can find its preferred run to the first turn.

Wide runners are naturally suited to the outside Trap. Their tendency to stay wide will keep them clear of the other dogs. And when they make the first turn they tend to take a path wide out, thus missing any trouble. 

Even a dog that is a good ‘railer’, and is a fast starter can often win the race from the outside Trap. Remember this when looking at favorites in Trap 1 and 2.

How Often Do Greyhound Favourites Win?

As part of my research for my system; The Two Trap Greyhound System, available as an ebook, historical statistics help to answer this question.

In an involving sport, chance always plays a part in the outcome. Nevertheless, there are some elements that give greyhounds an advantage over other sports, allowing them to win more frequently than others.

These include the dog’s pedigree, being well trained and conditioned for the race ahead of time, as well as having experienced handlers who know where to properly position the dog in the order for maximum speed and efficiency.

And of course, not forgetting form. Statistically though it’s been seen that, as an average, across all tracks, that favorites win around 30% of the time. Which if you’re using a lay strategy is great news! But not so good if you prefer to back your selections.

If you use the MBT Sports Pro Tips in the previous answers above, you can certainly give your selections an edge and maybe improve on your own favorite win ratio, well above 30%.

How Do You Bet on Greyhound Racing?

This may seem obvious but, the best way to bet on greyhounds is to know what you are doing. Although betting on greyhound racing seems simple, there are a few things you have to be aware of before you start to bet on dog races and expect to win.

I am not covering staking plans here, that’s for another time. Here I just look to answer the question; how do you bet on greyhound racing? By the how, I don’t mean the actual physical act of placing a bet, but more the different ways in which you can place bets or trades on greyhound races.

Here goes.

The different types of bets;

The types of bets in Greyhound Racing are very similar to those you will find in horse racing, here are the most common bet types in dog racing:

  • Win Bet – This is the simplest of all bets: you are backing the greyhound to win the race. Based on your analysis of the form of the dogs in the race. Your bet is going to win only if the dog you backed wins the race.
  • Place – A place bet is won when the dog wins, finishes second in the race.
  • Show – The selected greyhound must finish 1st, 2nd, or 3rd for this type of bet to win.
  • Each Way – Any bettor should know this, but just in case you are completely new to betting. Each way is a combined bet: half of the stake goes on the dog to win, and the other half goes on your selection to place, meaning that he should finish in the top 2. This may vary depending on the number of runners and the bookmaker’s rules. This type of bet is usually used on underdogs and not favorites. Underdogs have longer odds, but coming second as an each way with long odds can prove more profitable than backing a low price favorite.
  • Straight Forecast / Exacta – This bet requires you to pick the top two greyhounds to finish 1st and 2nd in the exact finishing order. It is a risky bet that comes with long odds.
  • Reverse Forecast – This bet allows you to win if you pick the top two dogs in either order. Your stake is halved as it is split across two straight forecast bets: half stake on each of the two likely outcomes.
  • Tricast / Trifecta – This bet is similar to the Straight Forecast, but this bet means you have to predict the finishing order of the first 3 greyhounds in the exact order.
  • Combination Tricast – Similar bet to the reverse forecast but with the three dogs finishing in the top 3 in any order.

MBT Sports Pro Tips:

Some form guide to watch for:

Remember to take into account all the important factors regarding box/trap draws, fitness, form, early speed, and late finishing ability.

Watch for a greyhound that has been dropped down in grade. The dog may have poor form because he has been racing against much stronger greyhounds. When a dog is downgraded back in class, it means he has a much better chance. For example, when in the higher grade it was beaten for pace to the first turn, in this lower grade he probably has enough early speed to be challenging for the lead coming into the first bend.

Or the dog may be a late speed dog but could not produce the finishing spurt needed in the higher grade races, but now, in the lower class race it will be able to finish over the top of the other dogs.

Consider the weight of the dogs, avoid the ‘lightest’ dog. Most often this is a younger dog or a female greyhound (bitch). If you see this scenario then check out the dogs around the lightest dog. If they are much heavier this could prove to be a disadvantage to the lighter dog. Unless it’s a speedy starter and is likely to be away from the crowd by the first turn.

Above all, Senior Citizens can take advantage of Greyhound Betting Systems because its proven to be faster and easier to bet on.

Summary

I hope this article has inspired you to look into Greyhound Racing as another strategy for betting. Also, remember you should always have a good staking plan,which you can find here.

If you want exclusive sports tips, systems and strategies that we only share with members then head over to mbt-sports.com.

Remember, if you are not yet a member of MBT Sports, or you would like to get your copy of The Two Trap Greyhound System, click the link on this page.

CAN YOU BEAT THE BOOKIES

Can You Beat The Bookies If You Take A Professional Gambler Greyhound Racing?

The bbc video’s theme and narrative is set out in such a way that it leads to the conclusion that betting on greyhounds or any gambling for that matter, is a fools game.

Why Laying 0-0 still works in 2022

Why Laying 0-0 still works? (Updated)

When you lay a 0-0 draw, or any other score draw, with a 0-0 lay, it’s still considered a lay the draw strategy, but it’s more specific.

create your own Over 2.5 Goals Strategy

How to create your own Over 2.5 Goals Strategy for free!

The aim of this video is to give you a step by step walkthrough of how you can make your own over 2.5 goals football strategy.

We’re not going over any staking plan, that’s for you to decide. This tutorial will focus only on the research.

The first step is to open up the sites you’ll be using for the research

Step 2 is to set up each site with the over 2.5 goals of data

Then in step 3, you’ll start your research

Step 4 we’ll gather all of the data together in one place

In step 5 we’ll analyse the information we’ve collected

And finally, in step 6, we’ll put what we’ve worked on so far, into practice.

Now, watch the video for the process on how to create your own over 2.5 goals strategy.

Start paper trading your system. This is simply where you do all the research as we’ve shown you, record the selections you would have made – but don’t actually bet.

It is recommended to begin paper trading your system, which involves conducting thorough research as we have demonstrated, documenting the selections you would have made, and abstaining from actually placing bets. This allows you to practice and refine your strategy without risking any actual money.

Then record the resulting win or lose along with the score. If anything stands out where you lost, a record that too (e.g. red card changed the play to defensive, highest scorer was injured etc). And where you feel it’s needed, you can make changes to the system so that you are, on paper, making consistent winning picks.

When we start a new system or look at using one from another source, we always paper trade. We’ll also test the system on past results when that’s available too. Here’s an MBT Sports Pro Tip – paper trade for 30 days to find out how profitable your system is.

create your own Over 2.5 Goals Strategy

If you want to learn even more about sports betting systems and tips head over to our website at mbt-sports.com.

What step from this tutorial was new to you, was it Step 2 or 3 or something else?

Let us know by leaving a comment below.

EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES USING DOG RACE SYSTEM

Effective Strategies When Using a Dog Racing System

As I’ve mentioned in the past, using a dog racing system vastly increases your chances of profiting in greyhound races. If you’re already using a system that works, like the Two Trap Greyhound System, then that’s great! However, profitable greyhound betting is not just about blindly following the system. Knowing effective betting strategies is always a nice thing to have, since you would know why the system gives you such recommendations.

Eager to have an idea of what these strategies are? Here are just a few of them.

1. Never bet more than you can lose.

This is a very well-known rule of thumb in any greyhound betting system. However, many punters seem to not want to heed this rule, and before they know it they’re already penniless even before the race is over. To avoid this unpleasant surprise, do what it says: Never bet more money than you can afford to lose.

dog racing system

2. Even-money betting

This is where your profit is equal to the amount you bet. For example, if you bet $20 and you win, your profit is also $20, and in turn you get $40 total. In short, your money is doubled. However, you will not always win, so it’s wise to combine this with another strategy.

Two Trap Greyhound System Ebook

3. Fixed-percentage stakes

As the name suggests, you only stake a fixed percentage – say 3% – of your betting bank each time. Let’s suppose you have a bank of $100, and you choose a 3% fixed stake. So if you win the bet on your first race, you get $3 profit, and your money is now $103. At the next race, that’s another 3%, which is $3.09. If you win that again, your bank increases to $106.09. The returns may not be that high, but on the other hand, the risks are low too if ever you go on an unfortunate losing streak.

4. Bet on the favourite

This strategy is quite an obvious one in any dog racing system – just bet on a favoured dog with odds of 1.45 or lower. For every win at those odds, you get 45% profit. You don’t even need to know a lot about the intricacies of the race; just find the dog with the required odds.

dog racing system

5. In-Play Betting

This is a relatively new strategy in any modern dog racing system. Thanks to the internet, anyone is now able to change bets as the race progresses. But this is more risky, since you can never know with 100% certainty what the outcome of a race would be. However, if you’re good at predicting events in the race, in-play betting is an effective way to guarantee profits.

These are just some of the strategies at work behind the dog racing systems you may be following. Now that you have an idea, you now understand why the systems work those ways. Bet wisely, and remember to have fun along the way.


Good luck in your sports trading and remember: ‘Stop Gambling and Start Trading! Click here if you want to learn more about a greyhound betting system that truly works.