SB 1260, a bill to phase out simulcast wagering on dogs, was filed by Senators John Kavanagh and J.D. Mesnard in January 2024. The measure passed in the Senate by a vote of 24-2 on Thursday, February 15 and then in the House on Wednesday, April 10, 2024. The bill now heads to the desk of Governor Katie Hobbs for signature. Read our bill fact sheet.
Sponsored greyhounds from Tucson Greyhound Park arrive at Homestretch Greyhound Rescue and Adoption
Sponsored greyhounds from Tucson Greyhound Park arrive in California for adoption. (Homestretch Greyhound Rescue and Adoption)

All the Arizona dog tracks are closed and greyhound racing is illegal in the state.

At one time there were five operational greyhound tracks in the state: Apache Greyhound Park, Black Canyon Greyhound Park, Phoenix Greyhound Park, Tucson Greyhound Park, and Yuma Greyhound Park. The last track to close was Tucson Greyhound Park, which held its last race on June 25, 2016.1 Within days, hundreds of greyhounds were released for adoption.2

In 2016, House Bill 2127 to outlaw dog racing was brought jointly by GREY2K USA Worldwide and Tucson Greyhound Park. The measure passed unanimously in the House and Senate.3 On May 13, 2016, Governor Doug Ducey signed our prohibition into law.4

  1. Sean Mooney, “Last live race at Tucson Greyhound Park,” KVOA News, June 26, 2016.
  2. Christina Myers, “Hundreds of greyhounds up for adoption as Tucson track prepares to end racing,” KGUN9-TV, April 29, 2016, (accessed November 15, 2017).
  3. “HB2127: small property tax balance delinquency (NOW: prohibition; live dog racing),” Arizona State Legislature.
  4. “Ducey signs bill ending Arizona’s live dog racing,” Your West Valley, May 13, 2016, (accessed November 15, 2017).

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