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  • In forty states, commercial dog racing is illegal.

  • In five states, all dog tracks have closed and ceased live racing, but a prohibitory statute has yet to be enacted. Those states are Oregon, Connecticut, Kansas, Texas and Wisconsin.

  • In just five states, pari-mutuel dog racing remains legal and operational. These states are identified in dark blue on the map above.

  • In November greyhound racing may become operational again in Texas, where long-closed Valley Park is scheduled to reopen for a short season.

  • The following are the most recent states to pass legislation prohibiting dog racing: Maine (1993), Virginia (1995), Vermont (1995), Idaho (1996), Washington (1996), Nevada (1997), North Carolina (1998), Pennsylvania (2004), Massachusetts (2010), Rhode Island (2010), New Hampshire (2010),Colorado (2014) and Arizona (2016). The United States Territory of Guam also outlawed commercial dog racing in 2010.

  • Since our formation in 2001, the dog racing industry has been cut in half. Altogether, thirty-one tracks have ended dog racing and most have closed entirely: Seminole Greyhound Park (FL), St. Croix Meadows (WI), Pueblo Greyhound Park (CO), Apache Greyhound Park (AZ), Multnomah Greyhound Park (OR), Plainfield Greyhound Park (CT), Geneva Lakes Kennel Club (WI), Post Time (CO), Shoreline Star (CT), Cloverleaf Kennel Club (CO), Jacksonville Kennel Club (FL),Tampa Greyhound Park (FL), Wichita Greyhound Park (KS), Corpus Christi (TX), Mile High (CO), The Woodlands (KS), Hinsdale Greyhound Park (NH), The Lodge at Belmont (NH), Seabrook Greyhound Park (NH), Wonderland Greyhound Park (MA), Guam Greyhound Park (Guam), Valley Park (TX), Phoenix Greyhound Park (AZ). Raynham Park (MA), Dairyland Greyhound Park (WI), Twin River (RI), VictoryLand (AL), Jefferson County Kennel Club (FL), Bluffs Run (IA), Gulf Greyhound Park (TX) and Tucson Greyhound Park (AZ).

  • Read breaking news on states highlighted in blue.

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