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'greyhound racing'

Another blot on greyhound racing with an Arkansas connection

A greyhound breeder with dogs racing in Arkansas has admitted using the prohibited practice of training dogs with live rabbits.
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Legislation filed to tap greyhound purse money when dog racing ends

A plan emerges to tap gambling tax receipts when greyhound racing ends at Southland Park. It comes with legal questions

Greyhound group finds dogs at Southland trained on live animals

Southland says it will investigate whether dogs at the West Memphis track were trained with live animals, such as jackrabbits.

Southland will end greyhound racing in West Memphis by the end of 2022

The Racing Commission today approved a plan by Southland Gaming to end greyhound racing by the end of 2022.

Legislators go to the dogs tonight for drinks. It's a good time to talk about dog racing

Legislative freebies today are courtesy of the Arkansas Greyhound Kennel Association, which races dogs at the Southland track in West Mempis and just got a boost from voters thanks to the casino expansion amendment that not only lowered the state tax on gambling at the racino but pumped money into the dogr racing purse fund. Here's a topic for legislators to ask about: Dog injuries.

Florida votes end to greyhound racing; Arkansas track got a new lifeline Tuesday

Florida voters Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a measure to phase out greyhound racing in the state by 2020. This will leave Arkansas as one of a very few places where the sport remains legal.

Casino campaign begins on web

The Missouri investor/Cherokee combine looking to put control of three casinos in their hands via the Arkansas Constitution have begun advertising.

135 greyhounds removed from Arkansas farm because of poor conditions

A news release from the American Greyhound Council says 135 greyhounds have been removed from a farm in rural Arkansas because of apparent mistreatment.

The 'Dream' day open line

Another day done gone. Above is a photo from the secretary of state's Facebook page of the crowd that gathered at the Arkansas Capitol today to commemorate the march in Washington 50 years ago.

The death of greyhound racing

The New York Times reports today on a gambling development directly relevant to Arkansas. After a decade in which more than half the greyhound tracks in the country have closed, many of the remaining operations have survived thanks to the model used at Bluffs Run.