Operational Greyhound Racing Tracks
There are currently 18 operational greyhound racing tracks in 6 states.
as of August 21st, 2017
Alabama (One Track)
- Birmingham Race Course, Birmingham
Arkansas (One Track)
- Southland Greyhound Park, West Memphis
Iowa (One Track)
- Iowa Greyhound Park (formerly Dubuque Greyhound Park), Dubuque
Texas (One Track, rotating schedule)
- Valley Race Park, Harlingen
West Virginia (Two Tracks)
- Ti-State Greyhound Park, Cross Lanes
- Wheeling Downs, Wheeling
Florida (Twelve Tracks)
- Daytona Beach Kennel Club, Daytona Beach
- Derby Lane, St. Petersberg
- Ebro Greyhound Park, Ebro
- Flagler Greyhound Track, Miami
- Mardi Gras, Hallandale
- Melbourne Greyhound Park, Melbourne
- Naples – Ft. Myers Greyhound Track, Bonita Springs
- Orange Park Kennel Club, Orange Park
- Palm Beach Kennel Club, West Palm Beach
- Pensacola Greyhound Track, Pensacola
- Sanford Orlando Kennel Club, Longwood
- Sarasota Kennel Club, Sarasota
Legal Status of the Dog Racing Industry
Commercial greyhound racing is illegal in 40 states. Over the past two decades, thirteen states have prohibited gambling on live greyhound racing. These states are Maine, Virginia, Vermont, Idaho, Washington, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Colorado, and Arizona. Since 1991, 43 dog tracks have closed or ended live racing.
In addition to the 6 states listed above, four states have laws on the books that authorize commercial greyhound racing but have no active tracks. These states are Connecticut, Kansas, Oregon, and Wisconsin.
Worldwide, commercial greyhound racing exists in eight countries at nearly 150 tracks. Dog racing is currently legal in the United States, Australia, China, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Vietnam.