Some people believe that dogs with longer tails run faster. It is difficult to make this measurement yourself, so you may need to “guesstimate” the tail length. Or perhaps use a protractor and use “maths” to triangulate the tail length.
Before the dogs race they are taken out to a fenced off area by the track for the “stir-up”. This is where they watch the bunny race around the track to get them excited. It is also when some plucky dogs take a toilet break. Some punters believe that dogs that have relived themselves at this time run faster. This practice is not limited to the dog world it is a known fact that Usain Bolt routinely “drops a deuce” moments before he runs the hundred metres.
It’s all about the bitches
Boy dogs are called dogs. Girl dogs are called bitches. Some punters love the bitches mostly because they like saying the word. Bitches are typically smaller than the dogs, which may cause some less experienced punters to write them off. But what the bitches lack in size they make up for in “pluck”, their lithe, nimble bodies allow them to weave their way through the other dogs in the field. Like the human females, bitches too are wildly unpredictable and prone to mood swings for seemingly innocuous oversights like leaving wet towels on their bed or having sex with their sister.
The dog name
It is a perfectly acceptable betting system to back dogs based on their name. For the most part dog names are ridiculous, some are even “quite distasteful”. Nevertheless much like when a lady chooses a man there are names that are universally regarded as sexy like Justin (Timberlake), Brad (Pitt) and Channing (Tatum). So too with dogs there are names that are synonymous, not with sexiness but with speed.
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