Do you feel like if it wasn't for bad luck, you wouldn't have any luck? We all have days like that at the dog track, but if you're having too many of them, maybe it's time to do something about it. There ARE things you can do to improve your luck.
First of all, attitude has a lot to do with how often Lady Luck smiles on you. If you're convinced that you'll never win, you probably won't win very often. On the other hand, if you're cocky and too sure of yourself, you probably won't win very often either.
Somewhere in between is the right balance to put you into a winning frame of mind, which is when people seem to have the most "luck." Whether you believe in fate or think the whole thing is a bunch of malarkey, it does seem like some people are luckier than others.
Maybe they notice little things that helps them pick dogs better. Maybe they just happen to be naturally better at handicapping. Whatever the reason, it's true that some people do better than other people at the track with the same information that everyone has.
If you know someone who seems to be make a lot of lucky bets, ask them how they pick dogs. It could be that what looks like luck is really just good handicapping. If that's the case, maybe, if YOU'RE lucky, they'll tell you how they do it.
Remember, many times, what looks like pure luck to an outsider is really a result of a lot of time and effort behind the scenes. Lucky people sometimes are just people who won't give up until they figure something out and learn how to gain from it.