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Purse Money Released In Michigan

September 6, 2017:

It has been reported that more than $1 million in purse money that had been in escrow for more than two years has been released to Hazel Park Raceway and the Michigan Harness Horsemen’s Association....read on

Kramer Reaches 8,000 Win Milestone

May 1, 2017:

Driver Brad Kramer won his 8,000th career race on Saturday night (April 29), as he reached the milestone with the four-year-old gelding pacer Mystical Beach in Race 9 at Northville Downs....read on

Northville Qualifiers Cancelled

March 15, 2017:

Due to adverse weather conditions, the qualifying session that was scheduled for Wednesday, March 15 at Northville Downs have been cancelled....read on

Wednesday Cancellations And Closures

March 15, 2017:

Tracks have announced cancellations, closures and postponements for Wednesday, March 15 activities due to the winter storm that has wreaked havoc in Canada and the northeastern United States. For up to the minute news on all of the cancellations...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

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

Horsemen Win Appeals Court Decision

June 17, 2015:

MLive.com has reported that a federal appeals court has ruled that the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) violated the constitutional rights of four harness drivers – John Moody, Don Harmon, Rick Ray and Wally McIlmurray Jr.— when it suspended their licenses for refusing to answer questions about fixing races....read on

Headworth Records 3,000th Driving Win

March 2, 2015:

Mark Headworth, of Oregon, Ohio, an Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association director, won his 3,000th race as a driver on Friday (February 27) at Northville Downs with AJ Cress in 2:01.4....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

Undefeated Filly Earns 13th Career Win

April 6, 2014:

Undefeated pacing filly Kayla Grace made her sophomore debut on Saturday night at Michigan's Northville Downs and earned her 13th consecutive victory....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


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