SB 132 to outlaw dog racing received a public hearing before the General Law Committee in Hartford on Tuesday, February 20, 2024. Our President Christine Dorchak testified for the greyhounds! Follow its progress here.
Christine spoke remotely before the General Law Committee members.Christine spoke remotely before the General Law Committee in memory of her dog Gina.

Thankfully, there are no operational greyhound tracks in Connecticut. Greyhound racing remains legal in the state, however, as a prohibition has not yet passed into law.

Plainfield Greyhound Park, the state’s first track, opened in 1976,1 and Shoreline Star Greyhound Park, a former jai alai fronton, was converted into a racing facility in 1995.2 By 2005, live racing had ended at both facilities after years of declining attendance and diminshed wagering.3

  1. William Yardley, “As Racing Ends, What About the Dogs?” The New York Times, May 5, 2005, (accessed November 15, 2017).
  2. Chris Elsberry, “Autotote takes over Shoreline Star,” Connecticut Post Online, April 6, 2006.
  3. “Attendance and Amounts Wagered at Pari-mutuel Facilities,” Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection, 2007.
  4. Raised S.B. No. 848, Session Year 2017, Connecticut General Assembly, (accessed November 15, 2017).
  5. Raised H.B. No. 6048, Session Year 2021, Connecticut General Assembly, (accessed December 7, 2021).
  6. Raised H.B. No. 5174, Session Year 2022, Connecticut General Assembly, (accessed May 11, 2022).

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