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Tucson Greyhound Park hosts its final live dog race

Posted at 10:23 AM, Jun 27, 2016

Tucson Greyhound Park has hosted its final live dog race.

The Arizona Daily Star reports that the park held its last race Saturday evening and it came weeks after Gov. Doug Ducey signed bills ending live dog racing in Arizona.

Officials say racing dogs will leave within days for their next venture, be it a greyhound rescue group or another, out-of-state racing venue.

It's unknown how the track will re-create itself in the months and years ahead. The facility and the surrounding area includes about 60 acres of land, but for now it will stay open and continue to offer simulcast racing.

Track spokesman Michael Racy says track's owners, Joseph Zappala and Philip Robert Consolo Jr. of Florida, are still evaluating what to do with the property next.