Friday, December 31, 2010
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Greyhound In Form What Does it Mean
By Eb Netr
We often hear about dogs being in form or out of form, but what does this really mean? A simple explanation for form is "running well" but there's more to it than that. I think most handicappers would agree that the definition of form has to include an element of time to mean anything. Dogs come into form and go out of form as they run and it's the smart bettor who takes this into account when handicapping.
How do we know that a dog is in form?
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Packin The Heat Bringing The Heat
The sensational Packin The Heat goes for three wins in a row Thursday Night in the second race of the late card at Hollywood Greyhound Track. Packin the Heat a white and red Male from the Iruska All Star and Noah’s Pollywog mating has been burning up the track at Hollywood and is coming in off a overwhelming 18 length victory in his last start. Packin The Heat’s program lines resemble a picket fence as he has led his races at virtually every call.
With the warmer weather finally returning to South Florida the staff at Hollywood is preparing for a large post holiday turnout to watch live the country’s hottest racing phenomena as he goes to post this Thursday night. For all the fans unable to attend this event the Virtual Clubhouse at www.bigjackpotbetting.com will be open and have room for everybody to view this show right from their own home computers. See you at the track or in the Clubhouse!
Monday, December 27, 2010
On-Line Clubhouse Now Open
The virtual clubhouse at www.bigjackpotbetting.com .com is now open with live greyhound racing, direct from Hollywood Greyhound Park ,five nights a week from Thursday to Monday with no racing on Tuesday and Wednesday . The doors open at 7:00M Est. and everyone is invited and advised to come early to be sure to get a good seat.
The gang in the clubhouse goes at with each other as they discuss their picks, insights, tips and even have a laugh or two. The crew from The Woodlands have their own table in the clubhouse and Kc Kevin, Joe Joe Dempsey,Papaloaf,Sassystacie and The Chief are regulars every racing performance. The “Pros” from the Northeast sit front and center and are well represented by Rastro Ricky and of course the “Human Road Grader ,Wide N Driving”. Curly from Jacksonville is always early and never fails to produce a great pick or two and of course the “Doggie Professor,” the one and only “Pup”, is on-line to offer his sage advice. The Railbird checks in from the Pacific Northwest and always has pertinent insights to offer the wagering crowd.
Racing officials like Aldo Leone,The Director of Racing at Hollywood, and of course his able assistants The Charming Chelsea and Ravishing Raychel check in from time to time to answer questions and give the regulars updates on upcoming races and events to watch out for. Between calling the races and his other duties Ramon jumps in from his seat high above trackside to provide his real time observations. Trainers, Dog owners and Kennel owners also frequent the clubhouse and really the only thing missing at this point is you. Stop by and say hello and join in the fun and excitement as Championship Greyhound Racing is brought right to your home by www.bigjackpotbetting.com.
The Virtual Clubhouse is hosted by Randy Birch and he would love to hear from you when you come in. Just stop by and say hello and meet some of your old friends and even make some new ones as you experience on-line greyhound racing as you have never seen i t before.
Meet you in the clubhouse.
Sunday, December 26, 2010
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Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Packin The Heat Races Thursday Night At Hollywood
Well actually he, as in the James O’Donnell Kennel’s prize pup, Packin The Heat doesn’t have a gun but it sure seems like it when he shoots out of the starting box. Packin The Heat, based on his performance in last Saturday Night’s Hot Box Feature Race has gained the attention of all the railbirds at Hollywood Greyhound Track including “THE RAILBIRD” , Brian Lee from Portland Oregon. Packin The Heat was matched up in a mini stakes event for his maiden voyage over the Hollywood oval with some of the top maiden runners in the country. This star studded field including Packin The Heat’s full brother Big Bad Leroy proved no match for Packin. Shooting out of the seven box, Packin clocked a sizzling 5.62sec to the first sectional and romped to a easy win in the blazing time of 30.30 while coasting to easy six length victory.
Packin The Heat has already captivated the greyhound community at Hollywood and talk of a potential superstar in the making is abundant. Nobody doubts the talent of this young pup and even rumors of a World Classic entry have been discussed albeit prematurely but nonetheless the buzz has begun. None other than George “The Eskimo” Quinn of GreyhoundNews on Twitter was quick to spot the enormous potential of this superstar in the making. George tipped off “All Night Amy” Connors regarding Packin The Heat ‘s ability and Amy was quick to alert her viewers on her weekly TV spot to be on the watch for “The Heat”.
George Quinn was so sure he had spotted a champion in Packin The Heat that he printed up tee Shirts for himself and a few twitter buddies to wear to the track for Packin’s first race. Unfortunately for George an overzealous security guard stationed at the escalator spotted George’s shirt and turned him away at the door. To the security guard’s credit not one escalator has been stolen on his watch.
Thursday night Packin The Heat has drawn into the seventh race of the late night card and the track is bracing for a big turnout to see this event. This race is most definitely “must see TV” and you can see it and the whole night of racing action right from your own home computer by logging into http://www.bigjackpotbetting.com
See you at the races!
Monday, December 20, 2010
Mardi Gras (formerly Hollywood in Florida) announces lower take out on Win wagers.
For the serious greyhound player we must ask ourselves is this something to get excited about? My simple one-word answer is YES! There are several reasons to be excited about this change at Mardi Gras. Let's look at some of them.
1. More Win wager action
I play horses and greyhounds. While they are both sports where animals race in a circle, I play the two completely differently. Why?
Because there isn't enough money in the win pool in greyhound racing to make a $100 win bet on your pick. In horse racing there
is over $100,000 in the win pool at some tracks. You can safely wager $100 without crushing the pool and ruining your return. Our
hope is that this decreased take out will encourage more players to wager in this pool which gives us another option for wagering.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
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Thursday, December 16, 2010
Preview of Saturday Night Hot Box Feature From Hollywood
This Season in conjunction with Trackdata Systems, Mardi Gras Racetrack will be staging a series of Saturday Night 'Hot Box' events that will features some of the finest pups and proven greyhounds in the country.
This Saturday Night the Feature Race is Race #6 on the Late Evening Card.
Watch "All Night" Amy rundown the race:
Hollywood Starts Double Header at 7:30pm Est
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Greyhound Handicapping - Don't Go Off the Rails
By Eb Netr
Handicapping a greyhound program can be overwhelming. There's so much information that it's hard to take it all in, never mind analyze it and use it to pick winners. For instance, there's post position. Many people think it's more important than any other factor. Then you bump into someone who thinks it doesn't matter at all and you wonder why you've been putting it first when you go over the program.
Well, post position IS important. But it's only one factor amongst several that you need to really compare as you analyze races.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
YOU, THE GREYHOUNDS, AND LADY LUCK
By “Bad Bill” McBrideAfter 23 years of studying the greyhounds, writing two books and hundreds of columns and articles, you could expect that by now I’ve learned how to rule “LUCK” out of the picture. LUCK is for those number bettors, right? It has no place in the serious handicapper’s results, right?
WRONG! “Luck” is always a factor when it comes to wagering! ALWAYS!
On any given race card, here are the two major ways the experienced handicapper can be affected by bad “luck”:
Monday, December 13, 2010
Live Racing Returns To Hollywood With Mini Doubleheaders
Hollywood Greyhound Track at Mardi Gras opened for live greyhound racing Sunday Night December 12 with a double header of racing action. Racing began with a first post of 7:30PM EST for the evening card and eight races were contested followed by a short 30 minute break and then at 9:30PM another eight races went to post comprising the late evening card. Hollywood will be running these mini doubleheaders every Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings throughout their live season which will extend into late spring.
Opening night showcased some great racing and the invaders from Dubuque, Iowa acquitted themselves quite well. A new innovation of Sectional Times was available for those patrons at the track and later this week it will be available to everyone no matter what venue you will be wagering from. Also the Jackpot Win Bet with 16% takeout (the lowest in the industry) was introduced and play in that pool was running about 100% higher than in previous years. Hollywood officials expect that the Jackpot Win Betting Pool will continue to increase as the season progresses and patrons become more aware of it and its benefits. The general feeling is that the Jackpot Win Bet is the only wagering product that has shown any potential for growth and the initial reaction to it has been positive on all fronts.
You can follow all the action at Hollywood on line at www.bigjackpotbetting.com.
See you at the races!