Greyhound Racing Systems

What can I expect from Greyhound Racing Systems?

Greyhound Racing Systems comprises seven systems that should give you an enjoyable and potentially profitable evening at the greyhound track or afternoon at the betting shop.

These systems will put your betting on a much sounder footing than, say, following trap numbers or forecast favourites. That’s because each of the seven systems is based on proven, winner-producing factors.

All types of betting are speculative and carry risk. I’m not going to pretend that Greyhound Racing Systems will set you on the road to wealth and fame. All the systems will have their good and not so good spells. But if you back a dog using any of these systems, you’ll be backing a contender – and Greyhound Racing Systems provides plenty of examples to prove it.

Which winner-producing factors are used in Greyhound Racing Systems?

Each of the seven systems employs one or more of the form factors that play a role in the assessment of greyhound form: TIME; RECENT FORM; THE BETTING MARKET; IMPROVEMENTS; AVOIDING TROUBLE; and GRADING STRUCTURE.


It’s speed – sheer, blinding, exhilarating speed – that characterises the racing greyhound. The next time you’re at the stadium, go down and stand by the traps and watch the start of a race. When the hare whirrs past and the traps spring open, you’ll witness an amazing explosion of power and released energy as the greyhounds burst out and accelerate from nought to around 65 kilometres an hour in the space of half a dozen strides.

So it’s not surprising that two of the systems in Greyhound Racing Systems should concentrate on speed – or, more accurately, the crucial differences in speed between greyhounds. When it comes to betting on greyhounds it is vital to understand how speed, as measured in seconds and fractions of a second, should be interpreted in order to make a selection. These systems do this for you, leaving you with a greyhound whose chance on the clock is outstanding.


A greyhound’s recent form is an important factor in assessing its chance in its current race. The racing greyhound is wonderfully consistent, but it runs consistently at a certain level and, often, for a relatively short period of time. Greyhound form tends to go in cycles, and the systems in Greyhound Racing Systems take this into account by utilising the most reliable indications that a dog is ready to win.


Never underestimate the market! When I started betting on greyhounds many years ago, I soon became aware of this principle. Sometimes a greyhound’s public form doesn’t tell the whole story. That’s only to be expected. A dog may be under the weather or struggling with a low-grade injury, and so is unable to run up to its full potential. Then the trainer gets to the bottom of the problem and the dog starts to show his old sparkle at home. Word gets out among local punters, and the money goes down. The trick here is to latch onto these dogs when they’re ready to show winning form once again. It’s not easy, but Greyhound Racing Systems shows you when to bet.


One of the keys to winner-finding in greyhound racing is recognising when a dog is likely to improve on the form it’s shown so far. The dog’s age has a lot to do with it. The young greyhound, given a certain level of ability and determination, will improve with experience. At first it won’t know quite what’s happening when it finds itself in the hurly-burly of a race with five other dogs, and may show its inexperience in various ways. But as it runs more races its trackcraft will develop and improvement will be forthcoming. Greyhound Racing Systems utilises the factors that point to a greyhound’s potential to improve through the grades.


The average greyhound, when fit and well, is capable of running a given distance again and again in almost identical times. However, that depends on its being able to avoid the crowding and bumping that occur in the majority of races. Trouble in running is the factor that creates the unpredictable element in greyhound racing. Six dogs converge on the first bend at speeds approaching 65 kilometres an hour, tightly bunched, and fighting against the forces acting on their bodies to push them away from the rails. And if they do emerge from the first bend unscathed, there’s still another three to negotiate in a race over the standard distance. Greyhound Racing Systems isolates the factors that enhance the chances of a dog, whether it’s a railer, a middle runner or a wide runner, of steering an unimpeded course.


The systems in Greyhound Racing Systems are designed for use in graded races. In a graded race all the dogs are of similar ability. The track’s racing manager grades the dogs, broadly basing his decisions on the times that they are capable of running. Over the track’s standard distance (around 400 – 500 metres) the grades go from A1 (the best) to A8 or lower. Once a young dog or an arrival from another track is ‘graded in’, it will move up and down the grades according to the form it’s currently showing. Greyhound Racing Systems uses this fact to select greyhounds whose recent movement on the grading ladder puts them in strong contention.

Are the systems in Greyhound Racing Systems easy to use?

Yes, all seven systems are simple to understand and to use. With only around fifteen minutes between races at the greyhound track, you need to be able to pinpoint a selection quickly. With any one of the systems, you should be able to assess a race in less than five minutes.

All you need to use the systems is the racecard form for the meeting you want to bet at. If you aren’t at the racetrack to get the racecard, you can use the form printed in the Racing Post’s greyhound section

In Greyhound Racing Systems there are ten examples of each system in action, explaining how the system selects winners. Each example comprises:

1. A page from the racecard, with the recent formlines of the six dogs contesting a graded race (NB all seven systems are for use in graded racing. They are not for use in Open racing, where dogs from different tracks race against each other).

2. A full analysis of the race, with a detailed explanation of the winner-producing factors involved.

If you’re new to greyhound racing and not sure how to read the racecard form, don’t worry: an appendix takes you through every detail, including the abbreviations used in the formlines.

To emphasise the fact that all the systems are based on unchanging, constant winner-producing factors, some examples are taken from 2012, and some from 2013. For the sake of consistency, all the examples are taken from racecards at only one greyhound track which races under Greyhound Board of Great Britain rules. However the racecards at all 25 GBGB tracks follow a similar format, and the systems can be used at any of the tracks.

The purchase price of Greyhound Racing Systems is £12.95 plus P & P.

Greyhound Racing Systems

Only £12.95


Greyhound Racing Systems

Only £12.95


Greyhound Racing Systems

Only £12.95


Greyhound Racing Systems

Only £12.95


Greyhound Racing Systems

Only £12.95


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