There are currently 40 greyhound tracks operating in 12 different states
Greyhound racing contributes millions of dollars to state and county governments as well as charities.
More than 15 million people visit greyhound 48 racetracks resulting in more than $100 million in revenue for state and county governments yearly.
More than $2 billion will be wagered each year.
A track capable of sustaining a pari-mutuel handle of more than $500,000 will employ a minimum of 600 people. This figure does not include “area” economic impact for restaurants, motels, gasoline sales, etc.
- Most Greyhound programs consist of up to 15 races, each with eight Greyhounds
- Greyhound races are over the standard distances of 5/16, 3/8, 7/16 and 9/16-mile
- Greyhounds will race over the 5/16-mile course in approximately 31 seconds reaching speeds of up to 45 m.p.h.
- Greyhounds are bred to run are only muzzled to prevent any chance of over-zealous play in the turnout pens and to assist in determining photo-finishes (a camera technique developed for dog racing)
Tracks by State
- Apache Greyhound Park, Apache Junction
- Phoenix Greyhound Park, Phoenix
- Tucson Greyhound Park, Tucson
- Southland Greyhound Park, West Memphis
- Cloverleaf Greyhound Track, Loveland
- Wembley Park, Commerce City
- Pueblo Greyhound Park, Pueblo
- Post Time, Colorado Springs
- Daytona Beach Kennel Club, Daytona Beach
- Flagler Greyhound Track, Miami
- Hollywood Greyhound Park, Hallandale
- Jacksonville Kennel Club, Jacksonville
- Jefferson County Kennel Club, Monticello
- 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
- St. Johns Greyhound Park, Jacksonville
- St. Petersburg Kennel Club, St. Petersburg
- Sanford-Orlando Kennel Club, Longwood
- Sarasota Kennel Club, Sarasota
- Tampa Greyhound Park, Tampa
- Ebro Greyhound Park, Ebro
- Hinsdale Greyhound Park, Hinsdale
- Lakes Region Greyhound Park, Belmont
- Seabrook Greyhound Park, Seabrook
- Lincoln Greyhound Park, Lincoln
- Corpus Christi Greyhound Track, Corpus Christi
- Gulf Greyhound Park, La Marque
- Valley Race Park, Harlingen