We're still semi-comatose from yesterday but this still seems a little odd to us.
Sarasota Kennel Club director of racing Tom Bowersox thinks the addition of the One-Eyed Jack's card room will herald a new era for the greyhound racing track. When the track opens Friday for the 2006-07 racing season, Bowersox will work on securing commitments from racing kennels beyond the customary April closing date. Florida law stipulates a parimutuel track must be conducting live racing to offer card games.
So, what's the connection between live racing and card games you ask? Well, excitement surrounding Friday's noon opening is at an all-time high, as patrons who normally wager on greyhound racing and horse racing simulcasts can sample the card craze that has swept the country the past several years.
Yes, that's right. The overlords are trying to lure people away from greyhound racing. Oh, they're a crafty bunch these overlords, huh Tootie?
Tootie takes life in stride. She is so happy to meet visitors, that she’s a little bit jumpy. She enjoys attention and will shadow her foster family around the house and waits for pats. Tootie would do well in a working family home with well-mannered children. She is good with other dogs and would probably be fine as an only dog. For more information about this dog, and other rescued racing greyhounds looking for homes, go here. If you don't know about the plight of racing greyhounds go here.