MICHIGAN SENATE, PLEASE WAKE UP!

ALL SIMULCASTING AND LIVE RACING WILL HALT FRIDAY NOVEMBER 6, BREEDERS CUP WEEKEND.

STATE REVENUE FROM THE 3.5% SIMULCAST TAX FROM JAN.1 THROUGH 11/1/2009 $5,341,057.00

CONTACT SENATORS NOW!!!

SENATE APPROPRIATIONS NOT TO HEAR HB4288 “SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET UNTIL NOVEMBER 1O.

CONTACT SENATOR BISHOP’S OFFICE (517) 373-2417 and YOUR SENATOR NOW!

SenMBishop@senate.michigan.gov

HAVE YOUR SENATOR URGE SENATOR BISHOP TO MOVE HB4288 TODAY!

My e-mail already went out to ALL.

SenJAllen@senate.michigan.gov, SenGAnderson@senate.michigan.gov, SenJBarcia@senate.michigan.gov, SenRBasham@senate.michigan.gov, SenPBirkholz@senate.michigan.gov, SenLBrater@senate.michigan.gov, SenCBrown@senate.michigan.gov, SenNCassis@senate.michigan.gov, SenDCherry@senate.michigan.gov, SenIClarkColeman@senate.michigan.gov, SenHansenClarke@senate.michigan.gov, SenACropsey@senate.michigan.gov, SenTGeorge@senate.michigan.gov, SenJGilbert@senate.michigan.gov, SenJGleason@senate.michigan.gov, SenTAHunter@senate.michigan.gov, SenGJacobs@senate.michigan.gov, SenMJansen@senate.michigan.gov, SenRJelinek@senate.michigan.gov, SenRKahn@senate.michigan.gov, SenWKuipers@senate.michigan.gov, SenMMcManus@senate.michigan.gov, SenDOlshove@senate.michigan.gov, SenJPappageorge@senate.michigan.gov, SenBPatterson@senate.michigan.gov, SenMPrusi@senate.michigan.gov, SenRRichardville@senate.michigan.gov, SenASanborn@senate.michigan.gov, SenMScott@senate.michigan.gov, SenMSwitalski@senate.michigan.gov, SenBThomas@senate.michigan.gov, SenGVanWoerkom@senate.michigan.gov, SenGWhitmer@senate.michigan.gov, SenMBishop@senate.michigan.gov

Three Senators had http: web sites to contact them.

Fw: BREEDER’S CUP WEEKEND. ARE YOU PEOPLE CRAZY?Thursday, November 5, 2009 4:45 AM

And Michigan wonders why it is broke?

STATE REVENUE FROM THE 3.5% SIMULCAST TAX FROM JAN.1 THROUGH 11/1/2009 $5,341,057.00

My God, with due respect Senators, the House passed HB4288 105-1, and now the Senate won’t even hear this to the 10th?

TRACKS WILL BE FORCED TO SHUT DOWN BEFORE BREEDER CUP RACES WEEKEND.

Nobody in this state will be allowed to go to any Race Track and bet on any of these races here. How disheartening. I’ve worked in the Thoroughbred Industry since I was 19 years old. I started at DRC in 1976. HORSE RACING GENERATES MONEY FOR THE STATE, IT ALWAYS HAS AND IT ALWAYS WILL IF ALLOWED TO.

How could this Senate do this to us? How could you do this to the State? And My God WHY? Why would this Senate do this? Why don’t you just take guns and shoot all of us dead. Horses and Industry of people who work with them. Because in essence this is what you are doing anyway. Shooting and sticking a Dagger into the Heart and Soul of the Horse Racing Industry in the State of Michigan. And no one has any understanding of any of this.

It’s heartless and it’s cruel and hurts everyone, mostly the State you Represent. Michigan

Please reconsider this action and hear and vote on HB4288 Immediately. The Breeders Cup Races are as Prestigious as the Triple Crown Races. In Fact even more Prevalent.

Please do not allow us to be SHUT DOWN.

The only way I can even attempt to make you understand what Horse Racing is about, and the people who work in this business are about is to send you a blog I wrote the day before Pinnacle Race Course opened, July 17, 2008. Please take time and read it. It was written from MY HEART & SOUL.

Respectfully,

And if our Governor, Jennifer Granholm really cares about Michigan’s Economy and the Impact this Complete Horse Track Shut Down will cause in lost Revenue. I also would urge her to make some Emergency phone calls to Sen. Bishop and the rest of the Senate as well.

Michigan Senators e-mail addresses, phone numbers and fax numbers.

GET ON THE WIRES PEOPLE!
AND GET ON THEM FAST! OR TRACKS WILL BE SHUT DOWN IN ONE DAY
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 6th.

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