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Pinnacle Reaches the Top in Attendance

Jerry Campbell, chairman and CEO of the new Pinnacle Race Course near Detroit, Mich., said he couldn't remember the last time horse racing was featured on the front page of The Detroit News. Even when the old Detroit Race Course was up and running 10 years ago, he failed to recall when the sport had been such a prominent topic of interest among local patrons.

Pinnacle Race Course Joins NTRA

Pinnacle Race Course Joins NTRA

Pinnacle Race Course, the new Thoroughbred racetrack located near Detroit, Mich., has become a member of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association pending final NTRA board approval, it was announced July 15. Pinnacle will open its inaugural meet July 18.

Dates Approved for New Detroit Racetrack

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Dates Approved for New Detroit Racetrack

Michigan's racing commissioner approved on Oct. 31 the 2008 dates for a new racetrack to be built near Detroit. The track, named Pinnacle Race Course, was granted 63 days of live racing beginning July 18. The 10,000-seat racetrack project, near the Detroit Metro Airport, includes 200,000 square feet of retail developement.

Trainer Margaret Donnelly Dead

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Trainer Margaret Donnelly, the first woman trainer at Detroit Race Course and Hazel Park, died July 9 at the age of 90.

Hope Remains for Detroit Area Thoroughbred Track

Michigan's racing commissioner said her office continues to field inquiries from companies interested in operating a Thoroughbred track in the Detroit metropolitan area, something horsemen believe is a key to any future growth for the sport.

Arc Winner Detroit Dead

Robert Sangster's Detroit, who won the 1980 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) and later produced 1994 Arc winner Carnegie, died of complications from hemorrhaging after foaling an Entrepreneur filly.

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