The Park Cannington Race Track
Park Cannington is a race track and sports facility located in Cannington, Western Australia. It lies approximately ten kilometres, or twenty minutes, south of Perth. Park Cannington boasts state-of-the-art modern venue facilities, TAB facilities, live broadcasting on SKY Racing and TAB Radio, free parking for visitors, as well as a restaurant and bar area.
The Park Cannington race track is used predominately for greyhound racing. While greyhound racing may not be a popular sporting or betting activity the world over, it is a popular betting sports within Australia, often being likened to horse racing, albeit on a much smaller scale.
Races at Park Cannington take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. On Mondays races begin at 5:30 pm and end at 9:30 pm, approximately. On Wednesdays races begin at 6:30 pm and end at 10:30 pm. On Saturdays, the race begins at 7:00 pm and ends at 11:00 pm. Gates open at 5:00 pm on all three race days. Admission is generally free, though a small admission fee will be charged on Saturday race days.
Cannington Track Information
The Cannington greyhound race track offers five distances that can be covered. These include the 275 metre race, the 380 metre race, the 520 metre race, the 600 metre race, and the 715 metre race. The race track circumference lies at 440 metres. The track boasts a sand surface.
The Cannington race track operates with a cable lure system, which acts as the motivation for the greyhounds to race.
Betting on Park Cannington Races
Betting on the greyhound races at Park Cannington is simple to do. There are full TAB facilities available at the actual venue, and local bookmakers are also on site. Sports bettors are encouraged to spend a little time researching greyhound racing and the types of races available at Park Cannington, but each greyhound race does vary enormously and is slightly harder to master than, say, horse racing.
In general, however, sports bettors are encouraged to bet on greyhound dogs that have competed in at least a few races before, which will ensure that they are actually familiar with the race proceedings and can operate well within that system. Bettors can always keep an eye out on obvious winners, but there are also the outsiders that can offer some surprising wins.
Types of Bets to Go For
Since greyhound betting is a risky sport and it takes quite a bit of practice for bettors to be able to identify possible winning greyhounds, novice bettors are also always encouraged to go for the simple bets first. This would generally include a straight bet. These types of bets are simple to do, quite manageable, and a little less complicated than the other bets. They also offer bettors a fair winning chance.
The main objective in betting on greyhounds is to beat the oddsmakers and win some money doing so. However, as in many other sports, betting has moved away from betting on the actual race itself and bettors can now also bet on their favourite events and meetings to keep the game exciting.