Avoid Being Hustled At The Tracks
Too many people get a lot of misinformation about horses that are about to race from people know as hustlers. These people are to be avoided like the plague and at all times if possible. The goal of the hustlers is to take your hard earned money and swap it for false information or just nonsense about horses. This is clearly a losing situation.
Hustlers circulate in every track in the state and they make their living selling information on the horses. They always pose as people thathave good knowledge on the horses and most people are often fooled by them for their manner can sometimes be sound at times.
Almost all hustlers act and operate the same way. They approach any person with all the nerves they can muster and call forth the names of the horses easily as to give a plausible bit of information for all of them. They also target more than one target in a day so that in case one of them wins, them they could extract some form of monetary compensation for it. Sometimes the hustler may have two winners in the same race and can get twice the money. This is how a true hustler operates.
A hustler could be anyone. Usually the hustler is someone that has spent some time at the track, they might even have served as a stable hand in their youth or did some errands at the track a lot. The thing is that they have the knowledge to cover themselves up when being grilled or asked about the race. A hustler could even be a trainer or even a horse owner that has fallen into hard times but normally it is the case of debt or booze that makes men of their stature fall so low. Whatever the case is, they make their living selling false info to unsuspecting people.
One can spot a hustler by the way they move around and one always sees them talking and fussing with different people all the time. If one gets to talk to a hustler they would talk as if they owned the place and offer a trinket of info to draw a person in. One shouldnt be misled by that.
A hustlers arsenal is usually a good gift of gab, a good memory for faces, and a always has a reason to approach anyone. The usual reward for such a swindle is a few meals, a drink and maybe a place to sleepuntil the next day.
If one looks at the population of hustlers, its quite small when one looks at the number of horse flesh bettors but this just means more chances for the hustler. Bettors take heed and keep a tight rein on ones money when someone, other that the ticketmaster, asks for your cash.