Christine Dorchak

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    Senate Strikes Amendment That Could Have Ended Greyhound Racing

    C. Stiles​Greyhound protection groups from all over the country strongly advocated for an amendment that could have ended live greyhound racing in Florida, but the amendment was ruled "non-germane" and did not see a vote.In Florida, home to more than half the dog tracks in the country, current law ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    Dog Racing Done in Wisconsin; What This Means for Florida

    Thomas Francis​It wasn't so long ago that Wisconsin had five dog tracks, second only to Florida in terms of total live-racing facilities. This week, the operators of the Dairyland Greyhound Park in Kenosha announced that the track will end racing on New Year's Eve. This will mark the end of greyh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    Is Greyhound Racing Doomed in Florida?

    C. Stiles In the past two weeks, two greyhound racing tracks have announced that they are either ending live racing or shutting down completely: one in Arizona and one in Texas. Both tracks had been in operation for more than 50 years. With every track closing, opponents of racing look aga ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    Greyhound Racing Suspended in Rhode Island; Racing Opponents Eye Florida

    "Wouldn't you rather pet me than bet on me?"​Last weekend, greyhound racing was suspended at Twin River, the only active track in Rhode Island. The track is bankrupt, in part it says, because of the cost of dog racing. The state assembly there is trying to revive the moribund industry, but ... More >>

  • News

    May 21, 2009

    Heartbreak at 45 mph

    Scenes from the life of a racing greyhound.

  • News

    June 12, 2008
  • News

    April 10, 2008

    New Dogs, Old Tricks

    The future of dog racing clouds a classic race