Home of the world’s most famous greyhound racing thoroughbreds, the Florence Green Racing Flat Track is located in a gray-white wooden building as old as the town itself. The track was completed in 1932 and has hosted some of the world’s best racing flat-track catchers for over 104 years. It is now home to many a championship winner and record breaker, including “Dancing with the Stars” Season 13 champion Lincoln Redding, who holds several track records. The Florence Greyhound Racing Association provides competition for many other tracks around the country that are part of its organization across territories outside South Carolina. The FGRA also hosts numerous Scratch Races through its program, which attracts local area fans with their free contests on Saturday mornings at various locations around Florence while they wait to see their favorite racehorse compete on Sundays at 11 AM in what is referred to as “The Pit”.

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There are five trash cans, several intended for newspapers and magazines, but it seems all are used for regular trash. The sidewalk is littered with pieces of broken glass, a sign that someone has dropped their drink. The musty smell permeates through the air with no relief in sight. The interior of the bus station is bright and clean, a stark contrast to the outside. A young man barks at me for taking photos and shoves iced tea into my hand. Google+ 0 Pinterest 0 Linkedin email . “No photos allowed,” he says, then calls police.
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