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Deaths of Seven Greyhounds Prompts Probe of West Memphis Dog Track

WEST MEMPHIS, AR - The deaths of seven greyhounds at a West Memphis track this summer is prompting Arkansas racing officials to review the rules for handling racing dogs.

Members of the Arkansas Racing Commission say they're concerned about an August 9 fight that erupted among a group of dogs at Southland Gaming and Racing's track.  A state veterinarian told commissioners that one dog was dead when she arrived at the track.  The others had to be euthanized.

Southland racing director Shane Bolender told commissioners yesterday that the fight broke out among the dogs during 100-plus degree heat that afternoon when the dogs were in a "turnout pen."

Bolender says the track discontinued its contract with the kennel company that oversaw the pen where the fight erupted.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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