Homes for Dogs Wanted as Racing Season Ends Early

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Denver (AP) The last dog track in Colorado with live racing ended its abbreviated season this weekend with kennel owners still seeking new homes for dozens of greyhounds.

Rori Mattson of Colorado greyhound adoption has estimated about 200 greyhounds would need to be placed from Mile High Greyhound Park in Commerce City. But the Colorado Racing Commission put the number at about 100.

Mile High general manager Bruce Seymore says the track ran a full season in 2007 and lost $700,000. It already decided not to hold races this coming winter.

Track officials say they couldn't reach a financial agreement with kennel owners who race the dogs to keep running races until September.

The track aims to resume races in April.

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