A dog named Rain Spot crossed the wire first in Saturday's 10th race at
Raynham Park, a track that has been around for 69 years, and then it
was over. Rain Spot's race is the last dog race that will ever be run
in Massachusetts, a state where voters decided the sport was so cruel
to its animals that it had to come to an end. With a ban on dog racing
in the Bay State about to go into effect Jan. 1, Raynham ran its
last-ever card Saturday.