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Gov. Ducey signs legislation to end dog racing

Posted at 5:14 PM, May 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-13 20:48:53-04
PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed legislation ending dog racing in Arizona at the end of 2016.
 
Ducey said in a statement Friday he was pleased to sign the proposals that prohibit and repeal the financing of greyhound racing in the state.
 
The legislation will allow the state's lone remaining greyhound racing facility in Tucson to collect money from offering televised horse racing for at least two years.
 
The effort was backed by the owners of Tucson Greyhound Park and allows them to continue to collect cash from off-track wagering at the track for two years.
 
The track's lobbyist said the deal recognizes that dog racing is coming to an end across the country.
 
Two Phoenix-area tracks closed more than five years ago.