Ebro Greyhound Park enters its final dog racing season

The final season will end September 28th. (WJHG/WECP)
The final season will end September 28th. (WJHG/WECP)(WJHG)
Published: Aug. 7, 2019 at 8:43 PM CDT
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Ebro Greyhound Park has been around since 1955 and now it's entering its final racing season.

Amendment 13 will phase out all dog racing in Florida by the end of 2020 and Ebro's final season will end September 28.

Park management says they've expanded their poker room and added more tables and games. The track will still allow betting on dog and horse races across the country.

Some locals say they're sad to see the racing go they aren't worried anything else will change.

Charley Hicks from Chipley said, "I play poker and it's not going to interfere with poker but a lot of people do like to come up here and bet on the dogs."

Park managers say when the season is over dogs who are still able to race may be sent to other racetracks in states where dog racing is allowed.

General Manager of the park, Mark Hess says they will partner with national organizations to make sure every dog who can no longer race goes to a loving home.

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