greyhound racing

Congressional Horse Caucus Co-Chairs Re-Elected; Floridians Vote To End Dog Racing

The co-chairmen of the Congressional Horse Caucus, Republican Andy Barr of Kentucky and Democrat Paul Tonko of New York, were each re-elected to the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday. Barr and Tonko are also co-sponsors of the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017. Barr won a squeaker against political newcomer Amy McGrath, a former Marine […]

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Miami Dog Track Has Permission To End Greyhound Racing But Keep Slots, Card Games

For the first time in history, Florida gambling regulators have approved a request by the Magic City Casino, a greyhound racecourse in Miami, to do away with dog racing while still maintaining its slot machines and card games, according to the Sun Sentinel. In the past, the legal push for decoupling has been unsuccessful in allowing these […]

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Legislators Send ADW Bill to Arizona Governor

A bill authorizing advance-deposit wagering by telephone on horse and dog racing for residents of Arizona has been sent to Gov. Jan Brewer. In the past, Arizona has strictly prohibited ADW wagering by residents. The legislation, Senate Bill 1282, passed by both the Senate and House by wide margins in the waning hours of a […]

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Dog…Gone? Florida Lawmakers Want to Shutdown Greyhound Racing

Despite abandoning plans to pass legislation that would allow for expanded gambling in the state, Florida lawmakers indicated that they would continue the push to phase out greyhound racing. The Tampa Bay Times reports that Sen. Garrett Richter, chairman of the Senate Gaming Committee, indicated that the committee would convene next week to take up […]

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New York Times: ‘End may be near’ for greyhound racing

The New York Times looks at the current state of greyhound racing in the U.S., which has lost more than half its tracks in the past decade but managed to survive largely due to funding from casino gambling. Now, the Times says greyhound track owners are actually joining the chorus of opposition to the sport: […]

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British horse racing venue hopes greyhounds will beef up business

Citing uncertainty about future revenues from horse racing, Britain’s Towcester Race Course plans to add a greyhound track later this year.  The track will be built inside the Thoroughbred race course. “It’s something we’ve looked at for a while and we believe it can be very successful,” GM Kevin Ackerman tells The Guardian.  “In terms […]

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Greyhound racing in steep decline across the country

Want to feel good about the state of horse racing in the U.S.? Repeat after me, “at least we aren’t in the greyhound racing industry”. Whether it is because of protests from animal rights groups or just the lack of interest in a gambling opportunity seemingly so random in its outcome, there is no doubt […]

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Turf writer Bill Finley, in a special to, sees the end of greyhound racing in Massachusetts as a cautionary tale that horse racing and other animal-related sports need to heed. Once the public views a sport as cruel to animals, whether it’s true or not, that sport’s days are numbered. Click here for […]

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