Number of Tracks: 1


The Yat Yuen Canidrome is the only operational greyhound track in Macau.1 The Canidrome opened in 1931 but closed seven years later due to a declining interest in greyhound racing.2 In 1963, the site was reopened. Races are currently held nightly from 7:30 PM to midnight.3

A majority of the greyhounds racing in Macau are imported from Australia. In 2012, a total of 378 greyhounds were imported, and in the first eight months of 2013 there were 110 greyhound imports.4 The greyhounds racing at the Canidrome are euthanized when they fail to place in the top three for five consecutive races.5 There is no adoption program for the dogs, and no greyhound leave the track alive.

Wagering on greyhound racing is legal in Macau. However, from 2010 through 2013, the amount of revenue from greyhound racing steadily declined, from 340 million patacas to 178 million patacas, respectively.6

The Canidrome's land lease expires in 2015.7


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