Keyword: Michigan HBPA

  • Pinnacle in Negotiations for 2011 Race Dates

    The owners of the Detroit, Mich.-area Pinnacle Racecourse, which has been shuttered since November due to financial problems, including property tax issues, still want to host a limited racing schedule in 2011.

  • Pinnacle to Suspend Simulcast Operations

    Pinnacle Race Course officials shut down the Detroit, Mich.-area track following the end of its live meet Oct. 31 and announced that simulcast operations would be suspended until at least the spring 2011.

  • Budgetary Woes and Date Cuts Continue in MI

    The Michigan Gaming and Control Board, which announced in early March that it would trim the state's horse racing dates by more than half, has just dealt another blow to the local Thoroughbred industry.

  • MI Racing Officials Disagree on Casino Bill

    After several meetings, two Michigan horsemen's groups have remained unsuccessful in convincing Dan Adkins of Hazel Park to amend the language of a petition concerning the approval of eight new casinos in the state.

  • Budget Woes Force 63% Cut in Pinnacle Dates

    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.

  • Some For, Some Against Michigan License Transfer

    Groups for and against the proposed transfer of Michigan's Great Lakes Downs racing license had their say at a state racing commission hearing in Lansing July 29. And what they said was nothing more than expected.

  • Michigan in Quandary Over Purse Distribution

    Michigan Thoroughbred horsemen say their industry is dying because of the unfair and illegal way purse money is being distributed. The Michigan racing commissioner counters that she is using past precedent to distribute the purses, and that it would be illegal for her to vary from that precedent without the consent of all parties.