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Springfield Downs is building present in the game since its original release. Instead of the regular income it has a betting system building that lets the player bet on dogs every eight hours.


The Springfield Downs, also known as the Springfield Dog Track, is a dog and horse racing track in Springfield. The mechanized rabbit is called Shirley or Swifty (see below, Trivia). It has a V.I.P. Bar. The downs is where Santa's Little Helper used to race. Bart's pet horse Duncan raced there and became very successful. The track hosted the Celebrity Harness Racing contest.

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All of the possible bets cost the same 2000 cash. There are 5 dogs to bet on, and they change every time in the odds table:

  • Not A Chance
  • Raised By Wolves
  • Drool Britannia!
  • Obedience School Dropout
  • Dogbiscuit
Odds Reward Chance of Win Average Reward
2-1 Cash6000
51.15% Cash3070
5-1 Cash12000
25.25% Cash3030
9-1 Cash20000
15.15% Cash3030
19-1 Cash40000
7.58% Cash3029
99-1 Cash200000
1.52% Cash3040

Possible Dialogues[]

  • - is out like a shot! Now he turns, and explains to the others that the rabbit they're chasing is not. In fact, real. > The dogs are humiliated... They're looking for someone to blame... I believe they've chosen me.! > 'Yes, Here they come! in my final moments, I'd like to award the race to -.
  • - opens up a commanding lead. he heads into the third turn, and... WHAT'S THIS? > It appears a little girl has fallen in love with him. Her father is filling out adoption papers, And... - HAS A HOME!!! > Oh, and - wins the race.
  • In protest of dog racing's declining popularity, the racers solemnly link forelegs and cross the finish line as one. > Still, Somebody has to win, so let's say... -.
  • - Leads into the first bend. > But - is gaining fast. > And now Fat Tony informs me that - who is currently napping on the backstrech, is your winner!
  • - is out of the gate and wins the inaugural springfield downs 1-meter sprint!
  • A stray laser light beam has wandered onto the track. > Hours later, - is the first to realize the futility of chasing the beam, and gets the victory!
  • - is first out of the gates. > Then, on the basis of a random number generated by this app. the "race" is awarded to -.
  • - blazes into the lead, but appears to have thrown his cat jockey. > In fact, NONE of the dogs has a cat jockey on its back. > There ARE cat jockeys in this sport, Right? Anyway - wins.
  • - raises ten dollars. > - Calls his bluff, turns over three sixes, and wins the hand! > These dogs can really play poker!
  • As they enter the backstrech, it's -'s race to lose. > And he does. - is the winner!

Jobs Involved[]



  • Play Poker with Krusty - 2h

Chester Dupree

  • Prepare for a Job Interview - 24h

Doggy Smithers

  • Sniff Racing Dogs - 24h

Fat Tony

  • Fix Races - 2h

Furious D

  • Check Out the Competition - 8h


  • Visit the Track - 3h

Jockey Bart

  • Check the Race Schedule - 60m


  • Visit the Track - 3h

Lance Murdock

  • Endanger His Earnings - 24h


  • Find Intel at the Track - 16h


  • Visit the Track - 3h


  • Collect Bribes - 4h

The Rich Texan

  • Visit The Track - 3h
  • Holster A Big Gun - 4h

Tom O'Flanagan

  • Visit the Track - 24h


  • Collect Bribes - 4h


  • It can be placed on grass or pavement.
  • The betting prices, odds and the prizes were different in 2012.
  • If the player loses a bet, they still get 50 Experience.
  • At the beginning of each race one can read "And there goes swifty", which is a common catchphrase at the beginning of greyhound races. Swifty is the mechanical rabbit chased by the dogs. And it's him that we talk about when it says a player is out like a shot.
  • When it is said " The dogs are approaching the starting gate ", they actually do not. They just take their places and warm up.
  • Even if it says during a race that the player's dog raised 10 dollars, the player will not actually win 10 dollars at the end of the race.
  • When you start a race or a character does a job here, in the back of the building you can see dogs running on a racetrack.
  • When you finish a race, even though the 4 donut rush is there that tells the results is there for no reason. It does nothing.