Most of us have a favorite track. It might be the one nearest to our home. It might be the first one we ever bet on or ever won money at. There are a lot of reasons why people play one track more often than they play another.
I've found that some tracks just seem to be easier to figure out for me. Maybe the dogs are more consistent or the way they set up the races fits my handicapping style better. For whatever reason, I stick with 3 or 4 tracks for most of my bets.
However, if you only play one track - and many people do - you may be missing out on some good opportunities. If it's because you find it hard to handicap a "strange" track, here's what you can do to make it more comfortable for you.
I say "comfortable" because our "comfort zone" is what we have to move out of to do new things. So, with a little push, you can get used to handicapping a different track until you've done it long enough so that it's not a new experience any more. To do this, here are some tips.
Handicap the new track consistently. Don't just do it once in a blue moon, because that keeps it in the unknown zone. The more often you handicap it, the more secrets it will reveal until you get to where you can see a pattern to winning there.
The best way to do this is by betting on paper with free online programs until you feel confident enough to bet some real money on it. This way, you can still play your favorite track - the one you're comfortable with - while you get used to the new one.
Give it a try. What do you have to lose? If you play on paper - nothing but some time and effort. It's good for your brain to try new things, so it might even help you win more at your favorite track. Move out of your comfort zone and you just might find that it increases your bankroll and your enjoyment in greyhound handicapping.