Since January 2017, live greyhound racing has been prohibited in Arizona. At one time there were five operational greyhound tracks in the state – Apache Greyhound Park, Black Canyon Greyhound Park, Phoenix Greyhound Park, Tucson Greyhound Park, and Yuma Greyhound Park. The last track to cease live racing, Tucson Greyhound Park, ended its operations in mid-2016,1 though it and Apache Greyhound Park continue to offer greyhound simulcast signals.2
In 2016, House Bill 2127, a joint bill brought by GREY2K USA and Tucson Greyhound Park, passed unanimously in the House and Senate.3 On May 13, 2016, Governor Doug Ducey signed the measure into law.4
The last Arizona dog race was held at Tucson Greyhound Park on June 25, 2016. Within days, hundreds of greyhounds were released for adoption.5
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KOLD-TV Tucson - Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption is helping dogs go from the track to a forever home
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The Associated Press - Gov. Ducey signs legislation ending dog racing in Arizona
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