Dog track to close in Massachusetts because of measure

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November 11, 2009

BOSTON, Massachusetts: Raynham-Taunton Greyhound Park will close on January 1, 2010 due to the Massachusetts Racing Commission denied the request of the dog racing park to add racing dates in 2010 in deference to a voter approved statewide ban on the sport.

Massachusetts voters approved a ballot measure a year ago that banned dog races starting next year. However, statehouse supporters of dog racing pushed measure that would aid dog racing parks, including delaying the live-racing ban for two years, simulating out of state races and introducing slot machines into the parks.[1]

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