After Michigan horsemen experienced a scare of losing half of their summer/fall meet at Pinnacle Race Course, negotiations were held among the Michigan Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association, the Michigan Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, and the Office of the Racing Commissioner to shave less than 10 days from the schedule.
The Obama administration says it's named Michigan Racing Commissioner Christine White as state executive director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency.
The upcoming meet at Pinnacle Race Course in Michigan will be cut in half under an executive order issued June 2 by Michigan's racing commissioner, Christine White.
The Michigan House and Senate are scrambling to find alternative funds for the Office of Racing Commissioner after a government order given the week of May 11 wiped out all the funds for Thoroughbred programs in order to pay state debts.
Pinnacle Race Course, which just opened last year, has been ordered to cut 2009 dates by 63% because of budget reductions in Michigan, the Michigan Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association reported May 20.
Michigan Racing Commissioner Christine White issued a racing license March 19 to Post It Stables for Pinnacle Race Course, a Thoroughbred facility under construction in Romulus in the Detroit metropolitan area.
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.
- By Ryan Conley
Frustrations with racetracks handling of recent jockey exclusions bubbled over during a committee meeting at the Association of Racing Commissioners International annual convention April 24, with attendees bemoaning the negative attention caused by the ongoing situation.
Racing Commissioner Christine C. White today signed orders authorizing the 2007 live and simulcast horse racing calendar for Michigan's six pari-mutuel racetracks.
With Creative Miss at the top of the list, Michigan's leading 2005 state-bred horses were announced by state racing commissioner Christine White March 11 during the Michigan Horse Council's International Stallion Expo at the Michigan State University Agriculture Pavilion in East Lansing.
Christine White, who has served as interim Michigan racing commissioner since January, has been appointed racing commissioner.
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