West Virginia

Number of Tracks: 2

Summary:

The dogs racing at the state's two dog tracks are bred both in and out of state. According to the President of the West Virginia Greyhound Owners and Breeders Association, close to 1,000 greyhounds are whelped in West Virginia annually.3 The breeders of West Virginia-bred greyhounds receive subsidies that come from the state's gambling profits. Since 2008, breeders have received $41,601,800.90 through the Greyhound Breeding Development Fund.4 In March 2014, lawmakers voted to permanently reduce annual subsidies by ten percent.5

The West Virginia Racing Commission regulates greyhound racing in the state and enforces the Rules of Racing.

The total amount wagered on live greyhound racing in the state was $15,771,127 in 2013, which was a decline of eleven percent compared the previous year.6


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4/25/2011: Herald-Dispatch - Critical injuries down slightly at W.V. dog track

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8/23/2012: Snapshot: 42 dogs injured, 1 dead at Mardi Gras track in June

2/22/2011: Thousands of Greyhounds Injured at West Virginia Dog Track

3/01/10: Watch New Video of WV Greyhound Racing Injuries & Join Our Governors' Initiative

1/28/10: More Than 700 greyhounds Injured at Wheeling Island Dog Track, 62 Dogs Die.

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