Greyhound racing goes to the dogs

By DONNA BALANCIA, Florida Today — When New Yorker Robert Seilowitz used to vacation in Florida, he made it a regular habit to hit the dog track in Miami.

“Going to bet the dogs was something you had to do when you went to Florida,” said Seilowitz, a retired store owner from Manhasset. “Now if I go, there are only a handful of other people there. It’s sad to see what happened to the dogs.”

Greyhound races and the betting that goes with them, long considered a staple in the Sunshine State, are waning as other forms of gambling – particularly virtual and real-life card rooms – grow. Higher fuel prices and the lagging economy also have hit dog racing, and there continues to be a strong undercurrent of people opposed to the idea of racing dogs.

Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2008/10/28/20081028dogracing.html#comments#ixzz21ZFt0KhD

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