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Greyhound racing ends in Wisconsin

KENOSHA, WISCONSIN (KWWL) - After nearly 20 years, this will be the first weekend a Wisconsin greyhound track will not be open.

The Dairyland Greyhound Park in Kenosha was the last of the state's five original greyhound racing parks.

It lost 17 million dollars over the last seven years, and attendance had been slipping, so the owners decided to close for good.

"So unfortunately what we've turned into is an 8-track cassette store or a pay phone store - basically it's an outdated, antiquated product that's not in public favor anymore," says Roy Berger, Race Track Spokesman.

The track's more than 700 dogs will end up racing at a track in another state, returned to their owners or adopted.

Live greyhound racing resumes in Dubuque in April.

 

Online Producer: Maria Magner

 

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