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Push For Michigan S-Bred Racing

June 18, 2014:

It has been reported that on Tuesday, June 17 in Michigan, the Jackson County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to lease the track at the Jackson County Fairgrounds to Jackson Raceway, LLC, which is owned by Brett Boyd, former president of Michigan Harness Horsemen's Association....read on

Michigan Politician Proposes Racinos

June 12, 2014:

Politician L. Brooks Patterson, the Executive of Oakland County in Metro Detroit, has proposed the legalization of video slot-machine gaming at four Michigan racetracks as part of a plan to bring much needed capital to local and state governments....read on

Michigan Track To Surrender Licence?

February 18, 2014:

It has been reported that the Michigan Gaming Control Board has received a letter from the operators of Mt. Pleasant Meadows which conveys that the track has requested to voluntarily surrender its Race Meeting and Simulcast Permit for 2014....read on

Michigan Race Dates Slashed

January 22, 2014:

The Michigan Harness Horsemen's Association (MHHA) issued a news release on Wednesday expressing concern for the future of harness racing in the state after the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) released orders yesterday to slash race dates for 2014....read on

Harness Trouble In Michigan

December 5, 2013:

Officials at Hazel Park Raceway and Northville Downs have reached agreement with the Michigan Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association (MHPBA) to race thoroughbred meets at both racetracks in 2014....read on

Sayfie Sounds Off

July 25, 2013:

“This is a great sport, and for a lot of people, this is their livelihood. But everybody is suffering, and some people just don't get it, and it pisses us off.”...read on

Michigan Fights For Survival

June 26, 2013:

“We’re at the point now where we need to get the support of the Legislature...We literally have one foot in the grave, but I feel so optimistic because the Legislature understands our industry better than ever."...read on

Bad News For Michigan; Gov. Kills Bill

January 11, 2013:

Despite being approved by Michigan Legislature last year, Governor Rick Snyder will not sign House Bill 5546 – a bill which could have boosted Michigan’s horse racing industry....read on

Hoping For 'Instant' Help In Michigan

December 10, 2012:

As legislation regarding the legalization of 'instant racing' currently sits in a Senate committee in the state of Michigan, both track operators and horsemen alike are hoping for the best in a horse-...read on

'Operation Save Michigan Horse Racing'

April 30, 2012:

It's been a busy couple of weeks in Lansing, and tremendous progress has been made in the fight to save racing in Michigan...read on


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