My e-book is illustrated below. It is aimed at newcomers to the industry, mostly for the purposes you mention. $AUD14.99 (but I no longer have card facilities).
Chapter 1 Introduction - 4
General comments about who we are, who you are, what our
purpose is and how to make use of the book.
Chapter 2 The Greyhound Breed - 6
History of the greyhound breed over 5,000 years, its development and
offshoots, references to other books.
Chapter 3 Racing History in Australia - 10
How mechanical lure racing developed through the USA to
Australia and the UK. Club evolvement and political challenges.
Chapter 4 About Racetracks - 15
Physical details, different types of tracks, lures, starting boxes, surfaces,
suitability for certain dogs.
Chapter 5 Knowing Your Dog - 20
How do dogs run? Habits, Beginning, Keenness, Fitness, Speed, Trialling.
Chapter 6 Running the Race - 28
Class, Boxes, Distances-Stamina, Handicaps and Hurdles, Misconceptions.
Chapter 7 Betting - 37
The Tote and TABs, Types of Bets, Bookmakers, Betting Exchanges, Value
Betting, Planning and Record-keeping.
Chapter 8 Using Formguides - 55
Where to obtain form information. How to read formguides.
Chapter 9 A Brief Note on Coursing - 59
Chapter 10 Your Betting Checklist - 61
References and Further Reading - 62
References in this book and information about greyhound books.