GREY2K USA: Greyhound Racing in Alabama

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Birmingham Race Course in Birmingham is the last operational greyhound track in Alabama. It conducts year-round live racing and simulcasting of dog and horse races. As of August 2017, there were 444 greyhounds designated as active racers at the Birmingham track.1 Mobile Greyhound Park in Theodore, which ended live racing on August 19, 2017, remains open for simulcast wagering.2



Unlike the other US racing states, the Birmingham Race Course is regulated at the county level by the Birmingham Racing Commission. The office of the commission is located on track grounds. In 2013, the last year of available data on Birmingham wagering, $7,795,631 was wagered on live greyhound racing, down 43.9% from 2008.3



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  1. “Greyhound Roster,” Birmingham Race Course, August 21, 2017, birminghamracecourse.com (accessed August 21, 2017).
  2. “Statement on Closure of Mobile Greyhound Park,” National Greyhound Association, July 31, 2017, ngagreyhounds.com (accessed August 21, 2017).
  3. “2013 Annual Report,” Birmingham Racing Commission, 2014. 

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