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Southland Casino Racing, opened in 1956, is one of the oldest operating greyhound tracks in the nation. Enjoy poker and blackjack tables, over 1,400 gaming machines, including video poker, and live greyhound racing - as well as a wide range of simulcast thoroughbred and greyhound races from the premiere tracks around the globe. All this is just minutes from downtown West Memphis, AR!
For more than 50 years Southland Casino Racing has provided the thrill of pulse-pounding excitement for generations of Mid-Southerners. Today, Southland Casino Racing is still a sure bet for fun. From the adrenaline rush of live racing and gaming action to the delicious dining choices, Southland Casino Racing delivers!
Southland Casino Racing opened its doors for the first time in 1956. For many years, the greyhounds raced only seasonally from approximately April until October. As the popularity of the live greyhound races grew, especially during the late 1980's, the live greyhound racing season was extended to year-round racing; made possible when the racing surface was fitted with an underground heating system. Southland Casino Racing still holds some of the industry's all time attendance and wagering records. On September 24, 1981, nearly 21,000 people were in attendance, wagering over $1.3 million on that evening's racing performance. Other interesting Southland Casino Racing facts include:
Southland Casino Racing has one of the largest kennel compounds in the nation. It's twenty-five buildings can hold up to 1,950 greyhounds at any given time.
Southland Casino Racing is the only racetrack in the nation that conducts nine-dog racing as part of it's live racing programs.
Southland Casino Racing conducts an average of 6,000 races over the course of a year. They also offer simulcast wagering seven days a week, year-around (except on Christmas and Easter).
Southland Casino Racing, opened in 1956, is one of the oldest operating greyhound tracks in the nation. Derby Lane (in St. Petersburg, FL) is the oldest, opening in 1925.
Southland Casino Racing has been home to many greyhound All-American selections over the years. Most recently, Flupascrackerbox (who holds records for most wins all time at Southland Casino Racing and various win streak records) and CT Buck Wild (won back to back Southland Derby's in 2009-2010) were the latest selections.
Jan 01 to Dec 31
4:00pm Monday and Wednesday
6:30pm Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
$2.00 WPS, Daily Double
$2.00 Big Q (last two races)
Southland Casino Racing
1550 Ingram Boulevard
West Memphis, AR 72301
P.O. Box 2088
West Memphis, AR 72303
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