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The Multnomah dog racing track in Oregon was demolished in 2016

There are no operational greyhound tracks in Oregon and greyhound racing is illegal in the state.

Racing began in Oregon in 1933, when the legislature passed a bill making the state the second in the nation to authorize pari-mutuel wagering on dogs.1 Racing was held on a seasonal basis, and in 2003, GREY2K USA led a coalition to prevent the expansion of racing to a year-round activity.2 Magna Entertainment, the company that had operated Multnomah Greyhound Park since 2001, announced that it would allow its lease to expire and held its last race on Christmas Eve 2004.3

On March 24, 2022, Governor Kate Brown signed SB 1504, making Oregon the 42nd state to outlaw dog racing. This groundbreaking legislation, championed by Senate President Peter Courtney and Representative David Gomberg, also limited internet wagering on greyhounds.

  1. “Oregon well rid of dog racing track,” Editorial, Corvallis Gazette-Times, March 28, 2005, gazettetimes.com (accessed November 15, 2017).
  2. Jeff Mapes, “Inside the Capitol,” Oregonian, July 21, 2003.
  3. Press release, Magna Entertainment Corp., December 23, 2004.

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