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Dubuque Greyhound Park sees growth under new ownership

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DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) - Officials say wagering on races at the Iowa Greyhound Park in Dubuque has increased more than 35 percent in its second year under the ownership of the Iowa Greyhound Association.

The Telegraph Herald (http://bit.ly/2eNgUhj ) reports that the track's total amount wagered in 2016 was $4.52 million, up from $3.33 million in 2015. Most of this year's wagering growth came from people at off-track facilities who bet on races at the greyhound park.

This year's racing season concluded Saturday.

Formerly known as Dubuque Greyhound Park, the track had been run by Mystique Casino until the two groups were separated by state lawmakers in 2014. Mystique and another casino still financially support the track.

Racing director Brian Carpenter says this year's growth is a sign that the track could eventually support itself.

Information from: Telegraph Herald, http://www.thonline.com

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