Greyhound Racing in Connecticut | GREY2K USA Worldwide


HB 6615 was filed by Representative Mike D'Agostino to outlaw dog racing in Connecticut. On May 3, 2023 the House voted 119 - 23 in support of the measure. HB 6615 now moves to the Senate for confirmation.
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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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