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First Week of Legislative Session Comes to an End

January 12, 2018 – Today concludes the first week of the 2018 Legislative Session in Kansas. We’ve seen no action on our bills, but the first week is a time when legislators are getting everything up and running for the duration of the session. Even still, we need to continue telling our legislators to bring racing back to Kansas!

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The Legislative Session Starts Monday

January 5, 2018 – On Monday, the Kansas Legislature will begin the 2018 session. Bills that were in committee during the 2017 session remain active, so we have a running start. But, we can’t do it without you. Contact your legislator today!   Read more . . . 


2017 NGA Pup Giveaway

May 2016 pup out of Djays Octane-Yahoo BonitaOctober 6, 2017 – It’s that time of year again, time for the NGA’s annual Pup Giveaway. This will be the 44th straight year that the NGA has put on this fundraiser to benefit the Greyhound Hall of Fame. NGA members and Review readers have an opportunity to participate in the campaign by purchasing tickets for the drawing that will take place at the Fall Meet Banquet on October 11 in Abilene. Tickets may be purchased up until October 11. The three pup prizes for this summer’s campaign all come from successful owners and breeding programs. This years contributors are Steve Sarras of Wheeling, WV; David Strong of Solomon, KS and Mike Harris of Booneville, AR. . . .

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Now That’s Rural: Janis Whitham, Clay Whitham,  and McCraken at the Kentucky Derby

Janis Whitham and Family, Kentucky Derby

September 22, 2017 – It’s the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. Beautiful thoroughbreds race down the track in the historic run for the roses. Owners and fans cheer from the stands. In 2017, one of those owners, Janis Whitham, was from rural Kansas. In fact, her Derby horse bears the name of a rural Kansas town.

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Greyhound Racing F.A.Q.

Greyhound Racing July 9, 2017 – The sport of Greyhound Racing is important to all of us, because Racing Greyhounds are important to us. Without formal, grand scale racing, there would be no way to sustain and to continue to nurture the 46 different female families of racing greyhounds that exist, and comprise the most diverse gene pool of any breed of functional canine. Racing greyhounds are galaxies removed from any other sighthound breed in genotype, phenotype and athletic adaptation. Racing – and breed custodianship – has compelled the emergence of this truly phenomenal breed of sighthound.  . . .

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