Keyword: Michigan

  • Purse Pool Stay Denied in Michigan

    For the third consecutive time, a motion to stay the horsemen's simulcast purse pool distribution was denied by a Michigan court judge.

  • Bacola Bids Farewell as Michigan Commissioner

    Annette Bacola, whose recent resignation as Michigan's racing commissioner will take effect Dec. 20, said in a statement she plans to expand her personal involvement with racing after serving the state government for the past 3 1/2 years.

  • Michigan Poll: Gambling OK, But Is There Too Much?

    While legislation that would allow video gaming at Michigan racetracks awaits action in the state legislature, residents have voiced their opposition to the proliferation of casino-type gambling in a recent poll.

  • In Michigan, Racetrack Gaming Part of Proposal

    The future of Michigan's Thoroughbred industry may lie squarely in the hands of three departing Republican politicians who are working against a year-end deadline to decide the fate of a legislative package that could reinvigorate racing in the state.

  • Jockey Houghton Wins 3,000th Race

    Terry Houghton, who regularly tops the standings at Great Lakes Downs, moved into an exclusive club June 3 when he became the 99th North American jockey to win his 3,000th race.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Michigan Posts Strong Last Quarter of 2001

    Despite a 6% overall decline in total wagering, Michigan tracks posted a strong last quarter for calendar 2001 with total wagering up 3.2% for the period of Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, 2001, an increase of $2.7 million as compared to the same period a year ago.

  • Michigan Targets Account Wagering Companies

    Top officials in Michigan said an investigation has revealed that pari-mutuel wagering companies have illegally accepted wagers from Michigan residents by telephone or through the Internet. The companies have been sent "warning letters," the officials said.