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Racing Advisory Commission Assembled

November 24, 2016:

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has announced the makeup of a horse racing advisory commission that has been tasked with recommending legislative actions and regulatory improvements for the state industry....read on

Michigan’s 2017 Race Dates Unveiled

November 4, 2016:

On Thursday, November 3, the Michigan Gaming Control Board released the 2017 race date schedule for Northville Downs and Hazel Park Raceway....read on

Racing Bill Reaches Michigan Governor

June 10, 2016:

Legislation that calls for changes to current monetary structures for Michigan racetracks has been passed by the state Senate and will now be brought before Gov. Rick Snyder for his consideration....read on

Jackson Redevelopment Proposed

March 14, 2016:

It is expected that on Tuesday (March 15) the Jackson County Board of Commissioners in Michigan will formally adopt a master plan that calls for the removal of the track at Jackson Harness Raceway, which last hosted live racing back in 2009....read on

Gaming Proposal For Ex-Pinnacle Area

February 16, 2016:

A gaming facility could be coming to the general location of the failed Pinnacle Race Course in Michigan after all....read on

Michigan Bill Tackles Purse Percentages

November 9, 2015:

Senate Bill 504, a piece of legislation that has been introduced in Michigan, has spurred representatives from the state’s Standardbred and Thoroughbred industries to discuss each breed’s allotment of monies from the purse-pool fund....read on

Michigan’s 2016 Race Dates Revealed

November 2, 2015:

It has been reported that the Michigan Gaming and Control Board has doled out race dates for the 2016 season of live racing in the state....read on

More Steps Forward In Michigan

July 28, 2015:

It has been reported that on Tuesday, July 28 the Michigan Gaming Control Board issued a two-year racing licence for the fairgrounds in Jackson County, which last hosted live harness racing back in 2009....read on

Track Adds 28 Race Dates

July 27, 2015:

During a racing season which has seen multiple racetracks drop dates of live harness racing, one raceway has just done the exact opposite....read on

Casino To Be Built At Former MI Track?

February 27, 2015:

It has been reported that there are plans in the works that will see a former western Michigan horse raceway turned into the location of a new casino....read on

Officials At Odds Over Sports Creek

February 5, 2015:

It has been reported that officials from both the Michigan Harness Horsemen's Association and Sports Creek Raceway are at odds over the track’s alleged interest in being a possible venue for live racing going forward....read on

Horsemen To Purchase Sports Creek?

January 7, 2015:

It has been reported that the Michigan Harness Horsemen's Association could possibly be interested in purchasing Sport Creek Raceway, which announced On Tuesday (January 6) that it is shutting down and looking for potential buyers....read on

Locking: Sports Creek Closing

January 6, 2015:

Sports Creek Raceway General Manager Chris Locking has said that the Michigan racetrack is closing and is seeking interested buyers....read on

Closing Out 2014, And Closing?

December 31, 2014:

While Sports Creek Raceway in Michigan will host North America's top two dash winning drivers on New Year's Eve, the track's Wednesday night activities will need to be concluded quickly...by the orders of the state's government....read on

Northville Harness Racing To Continue

September 4, 2014:

Although a revamped racing schedule in Michigan for 2014 called for 16 days of Thoroughbred racing at Northville Downs beginning on October 18, it appears an about-face has been done after track officials reached a five-year agreement with the Michigan Harness Horsemen's Association (MHHA) to continue Standardbred racing at the suburban Detroit oval....read on


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