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Greyhounds were first introduced to America in the 18th century to help farmers control the jackrabbit population. As time went by, the farmers started to conduct some form of competitive greyhound racing which evolved into the greyhound track racing as we know it today.

The origin of the greyhound is quite old, possibly dating back thousands of years. The Pharaohs rated them first among all animals as both pets and hunters. Images of the early greyhound can be seen etched on walls of ancient Egyptian tombs. In Arabian culture at that time, the birth of a greyhound ranked nearly as high as the birth of a son. In Persia, Rome and Greece, the greyhound enjoyed similar standing.

Greyhound racing in England was first established for the English nobility and could not be enjoyed by other citizens. In 1014 King Canute of England enacted the Forest Laws, which stated that only noblemen could own and hunt with greyhounds.

The elegance and beauty of this most noble animal is a sight to behold. Additionally, at the end of their racing career the greyhounds easily adapt to the life of a loving pet and have become the pet of choice among an increasing number of pet lovers.

Greyhound track racing dates back to 1919 when Owen Patrick Smith promoted the first major race meeting in California. O.P. Smith's idea of the mechanical lure started way before 1919, and it was up until then that he tried different lures to perfect it.

O. P. Smith, invented the revolutionary mechanical lure that could travel around a circular track that made dog racing possible. His research into forcing the dogs round a track hit on the idea of getting them to chase a rabbit. His experiments included dragging a stuffed one around a track behind a motorcycle. He is considered the "Father" of American greyhound racing.

O.P. Smith is not only the "Father" of American Greyhound Racing but the "Founder and Inventor of Modern Greyhound Racing". It was O.P. that hired C. Munn to go to England and Ireland with his patents to start up Modern Racing there too. Also, O.P. was working on the mechanical lure as early as 1906, but everyone refers to the 1919 date of Emeryville. But before that he had tracks in Arizona, Texas and New Orleans, then to California, where it took off and gained its early fame. (This information has been kindly provided by Tim O'Brien, the Great Grandson of Owen Patrick Smith.)
The sport did not reach British shores until 1926 when Manchester's purpose-built track first held a meeting on 24th July. It was such a success that more race tracks were built around the country and today Greyhound racing is a major sport event in the UK.

Greyhound Racing Betting How To Spot a Winner
There is obviously no guaranteed way of finding winners but, for a newcomer to greyhound racing, the task must seem quite daunting. Six greyhounds may all seem the same to the novice but there are many factors to take into consideration before risking any hard earnt money.The following is by no means a formula for a life of riches and luxury but, offered purely as a guide to help the novice punter or, indeed, the more experienced dabbler who may have fallen into bad habits and feels the need for a refresher course.Over the years, there have been all sorts of so called fail-proof statistical systems but the only way one can relistically hope to show a profit at the end of a specified period is to study each and every greyhound’s form in any given race.
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Betting Win, Place and Show on Greyhounds and Understanding Odds

Gambling Tips for the Dog Tracks

Win, place, and show betting on greyhounds is not the rocket science many make it out to be. Many people go to the dog track and are bewildered by the odds and various terms, but betting win, place, and show on greyhounds does not need to be confusing. Read on, and you will find that the various wagers are not that difficult to figure out, and betting win, place, and show on greyhounds will become an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon or evening.


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Spread Betting

This method of betting has significantly increased in popularity in the last few years and is more akin to buying and selling shares on a stock market. The best way to try to explain spread betting is to look at some of the bets that are on offer.

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Betting Exchanges
Betting Exchanges have been very much to the fore recently. Many people think that they are fast changing the way that we bet and there are predictions that the betting exchanges will continue to grow rapidly and that more and more people will use betting exchanges as their preferred method of betting.
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Handicap Greyhound Racing Terms

The dogs are handicapped by grade, when a greyhound begins a racing career, it is classified as a maiden, which means a non-winner. It advances to grade C on its first win and with further wins advances up the ladder to the top grade of A.

Track Preference

Knowing where a dog likes to run on the track can also be very important.

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Greyhound Dog Racing Bet Strategies

Greyhounds have form like racehorses. They peak at certain periods, have good seasons and bad, or if young, may not yet have reached their peak and may perform better as they mature.

The challenge of betting on greyhounds is to collect and analyze information and then make a sound judgement on what to bet on, what type of bet to place and how much. To create an opportunity to be a winner, you need to take into account three main factors, analyze them and act on your findings accordingly. These are:

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Greyhound Dog Racing Tips

Greyhound racing is one of leading spectator attracting sports in the USA, UK, Ireland and Australia.
Betting has always been the main attraction in greyhound racing and it seems that it might be the only sport in which the majority of visitors are bettors.Although greyhound racing betting is based more on knowledge and experience than on mere luck, most bettors still lose money on greyhound racing.

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Greyhunds Dog Racing Glossary
  • Accumulator - (Also, Parlay) A multiple bet. A kind of 'let-it-ride' bet. Making simultaneous selections on two or more races with the intent of pressing the winnings of the first win on the bet of the following race selected, and so on. All the selections made must win for you to win the accumulator.
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Greyhound Dog Racing Rules

Betting Rules:(How to bet, types of bets.)

The main object of betting on greyhounds is to beat the 'Oddsmakers' or the 'Odds Compilers' and win some money. Additionally, placing a bet on your favorite event makes the race exciting and more enjoyable.Betting is done through Sports books or Sportsbooks (US) or Bookmakers (UK) entities that accept bets. You can bet on the outcome of greyhound races and several sporting events.

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