How not to have a get-something-for-nothing attitude in racing is a necessary lesson for all players in the game. Not every player has this feeling or thinking pattern. But it’s good to be reminded. If you want to make money in the game as a player then it’s necessary for you to see that there’s no free lunch (so to speak) in racing. Most players will trivialize this and down play this to the tune of: “how I loss my bank-roll at the races” or “I went to play the horses but the horses played me”. Why?
Because racing’s no push over game and you must have your act together to make money by design. That means to learn advanced profitcapping and advanced handicapping. This isn’t a philosophy being given to you in the sense that you can have a rebuttal or debate and see things the opposite way and win the argument. Trying to get-something-for-nothing in racing is one of the first painful things you’ll learn and to never attempt to do it. Racing has taught many players (many players) the error of such thinking. It takes money to make money in horse racing and there’s no credit line from the track. If you play the game you’ll spend money even if it’s ten cents.
Racing in the United States is about 85% legit and about 15% corrupt. Even the corrupt aren’t looking for something for nothing and you shouldn’t either. If you feel you’re going to win the pick-six easy and get $100,000 in a breeze you’re going to be taught a lesson in humility. Money can be made in racing by design and not only by luck but you must work for it. This means that the player has come to the game in a realistic state of mind. That doesn’t automatically make the game an easy win.
You have to work to make a profit in racing like everyone else. Talking about this may seem boring and trivial but it’s not. Are you coming to the game with a: how can I get-something-for-nothing mind frame? LOOK CLOSE. If you are then that’s one of the main reasons you’ll lose. That is to want something for nothing and it’s not going to happen for anyone. Don’t try to beat the races but learn its structure and go along with it. Don’t try to out-smart the track because the track get their profit (take or cut) before every race ends. Play instead like you’re a business man or woman and like horse racing’s a business in every way. Don’t gamble but invest. This is partially how to not have a get-something-for-nothing attitude in racing.