As many of you know, greyhound racing is an exciting sport full of greyhound athletes and their loving trainers, owners, kennels, and breeders. Unfortunately, there are many myths circulating around greyhound racing that give the general public a misunderstanding of the sport. We have teamed up with Greyhound Facts to bust these myths and give you a better understanding of the ins and outs of greyhound racing. Whether you are an experienced greyhound racing spectator or are new to the sport, we hope the busted myths and/or facts we will provide every other Wednesday, for our new Wednesday Wisdom feature, will help expand your greyhound racing knowledge.
Myth: Racing is illegal in (X) number of states.
Fact: Contrary to what you’ve probably heard, Idaho is the ONLY state where racing greyhounds is illegal. It’s perfectly legal to race Greyhounds in 49 of the 50 states. What is illegal in some of the states is the pari-mutuel wagering, not racing itself, so next time you hear racing is illegal in (x) states, tell them the FACTS.
Greyhound Facts is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Their mission is to provide a place to learn about all aspects of present day greyhound racing in the USA from those with hands on experience. Their network of volunteers includes people who are actively involved in the breeding, raising, training, and rehoming of these wonderful hounds, as well as those who adopt them. To find out more, visit: http://www.greyhoundfacts.org/.
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