TWIN RIVER: Dog Racing Over

On the heels of the General Assembly's passage of legislation which would prohibit greyhound racing at Twin River, spokeswoman Patti Doyle announced this evening that dog racing would officially and permanently come to an end at the Lincoln, Rhode Island facility.

“We greatly appreciate the efforts of the General Assembly to assist us in obtaining one of the crucial components to allow the facility to emerge from bankruptcy, which has been our singular focus for the past year,” said Ms. Doyle.

The United States Bankruptcy Court had approved suspension of greyhound racing in 2009 and subsequent to that, the owners of Twin River and the Rhode Island Greyhound Association reached an agreement to cease racing. Legally, however, the requirement to race a minimum of 125 days remained in effect, until passage of this legislation which means that greyhound racing will not resume.  The bill awaits approval from the Governor.