Greyhound Racing in Connecticut | GREY2K USA Worldwide


HB 6615 has been filed to outlaw dog racing on February 16, 2023. The bill received its first hearing in the General Law Committee. Follow its progress here.

Thankfully, there are no operational greyhound tracks in Connecticut. Plainfield Greyhound Park, the state’s first track, opened in 1976,1 and Shoreline Star Greyhound Park, a former jai alai fronton, was converted into a racing facility in 1995.2 By 2005, live racing had ended at both facilities after years of declining attendance and diminshed wagering.3

  1. William Yardley, “As Racing Ends, What About the Dogs?” The New York Times, May 5, 2005, (accessed November 15, 2017).
  2. Chris Elsberry, “Autotote takes over Shoreline Star,” Connecticut Post Online, April 6, 2006.
  3. “Attendance and Amounts Wagered at Pari-mutuel Facilities,” Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection, 2007.
  4. Raised S.B. No. 848, Session Year 2017, Connecticut General Assembly, (accessed November 15, 2017).
  5. Raised H.B. No. 6048, Session Year 2021, Connecticut General Assembly, (accessed December 7, 2021).
  6. Raised H.B. No. 5174, Session Year 2022, Connecticut General Assembly, (accessed May 11, 2022).

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