JBCC Development bought a portion of the Kennel Club’s parking lot for $1.5 million.
Dog Days Are Over
The racing greyhounds at the Sarasota Kennel Club are gone, and their trainers have quietly left the track, too.
In the November midterm elections, sixty-nine percent of Florida citizens voted to ban dog racing.
With the end of greyhound racing in Florida in sight, the executive director of a nonprofit that works to end dog racing encourages Floridians to take in dogs.
Sixty-nine percent of Florida citizens voted to ban dog racing in November, giving the Sarasota Kennel Club and the other dog tracks in the state until Jan. 1, 2021, before they need to shut down.
The 74th and final season of live greyhound racing at the Sarasota Kennel Club will begin on Friday, Dec. 14, and continue through Saturday, May 4.
Bet On It
Since 1929, dogs have been racing at the Sarasota Kennel Club, but the facility—and the sport—are starting to show their age.