Michigan horsemen to help fund meet
Pinnacle Race Course | Posted 4/10/2010, 3:26 pm
By Tom Schram
Michigan’s Thoroughbred horsemen’s group has approved the transfer of more than $170,000 from its overnight purse pool to fund 29 days of racing at Pinnacle Race Course during the state government’s 2009-10 fiscal year that ends Sept. 30.
In March, the Thoroughbred racing season was reduced to three days by the state Gaming and Control Board, which said it was uanble to fund regulators at the track due to budget constraints.
Last week’s action by the Michigan Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association requires approval by the state legislature, which reconvenes following an Easter recess on April 12. Approval is expected to be a formality, and representatives of the HBPA are working with Pinnacle management to determine a racing schedule.
Additional 2010 racing days in the new fiscal year beginning in Oct. 1 remain a possibility.
To me THIS IS A JOKE.
In essence the Horsemen will have to PAY to have their own horses entered. While the owner of Pinnacle cries broke. I think it’s about time to start asking some questions here.
First our totally brain-dead Governor who now I’m hearing may be a candidate for our Country’s President to appoint to the SUPREME COURT!
Goes and dissolves our Office of Racing Commissioner and throws us to the wolves by forcing us under the Michigan Gaming Control Board, who up until now has had only one focus here. CASINO’S.
They don’t give a rats ass about Horse Racing of any kind. And I wouldn’t appoint Jennifer Granholm as a DOG CATCHER, let alone bring her to the Supreme Court. This dizzy 100 faced broad can’t even run the State who elected her. She takes an entity that has always generated and brought Revenue into this State of Michigan since it began over 76 years ago, and in essence tells all in this State. WE DON’T NEED ANY EXTRA MONEY.
HEY PEOPLE, DON’T YOU KNOW MICHIGAN IS OVERFLOWING WITH CASH!!!
Stupidity at it’s finest.
Let us cater to the Indian Owned Casino’s who can tell everyone to go to hell. But let us take an Industry where 12,000 jobs are connected to and tell them to Flip off. Patricia Lockwood gave us a total of 84 days for 2010. ORC was dissolved.
MGCB knocked us to 31 days, to 8 days then In reality 3 days.
Now we have to have the Horsemen PAY through their noses to enter and run their own horses. Well hell, hey that makes sense. By time the pay for Bute, Lasix along with the entry fee. If they hit the board they will have LOST MONEY. OH YES, ONLY IN MICHIGAN!
And Jerry Campbell sits and vegetates singing that oldie but goody I’ve got the broke man’s blues.
Why haven’t you contacted DTE as of yet ( I mean the track has now only been operating since July of 08 )??? Or do you like paying for the oil that runs all the generators running Pinnacle. WTF?
I mean the homes around the track have electricity, why doesn’t Pinnacle Race Course?
Why have you dropped most of the Thoroughbred Signals at night?
I mean there is only maybe ONE T.B. track simulcasting in the evenings. Strange for a T.B. track not to be simulcasting any T.B. tracks don’t you think?
When people have to go to the Harness tracks to bet on the Thoroughbreds. THERE IS SOMETHING DETRIMENTALLY WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE.
Why does Pinnacle not have KENO running every 5 minutes like the other Mi. tracks? That certainly would bring in some extra money. Why have you not spent one thin dime on any advertisement of this track since it opened?
OH BUT THEN STUPID ME. When you don’t even want to pay for the signals from other tracks to be simulcasted, and refuse to have State run Keno for extra $$$. Or have one single shred of anything that could produce any funds. WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO ADVERTISE?
In Essence what is there really to Advertise.
HEY Y’ALL COME ON OUT TO OUR TRACK AND BET ON OUR USUAL 3 no name tracks running. Hey, y’all can watch other really good tracks on our TVG station at the tables. YOU JUST WON’T BE ABLE TO BET ON ANY OF THEM.
You built a track, we rejoiced. But now…..
Yes, Michigan along with many other states our struggling. Many Race Tracks throughout the country are suffering. But they are FIGHTING BACK.
Not here in Mi. though. Here we VEGETATE. Our beloved couple who got our hopes high that built Pinnacle are now doing the POOR MAN’S STOMP.
And the Horsemen are now going to have to scramble to find the money to run their own show.
In 08 Jerry Campbell had money to invest in Greektown.
That was two months before Pinnacle Opened. So where is that money?
Nothing else got built at Pinnacle. Not even a bathroom for the stable area. They are still using nasty Port-a-potties. No track kitchen was built. Hell in 09 they took the temporary bleachers out. What fun it is NOT to be able to watch the horses run down the stretch.
Come on Jerry. Where the $$$
Look, if I was the HBPA I’d tell you to blow it out your ass. Let the T.B. funds go into escrow and be giving to everyone else. Because NOBODY is going to come here for a 29 day meet anyway. And if I was an owner I sure as hell wouldn’t be paying you to enter my own horse to run at YOUR TRACK.
Bad enough we have a stupid Governor, an Asinine group of Harness Horsemen that are doing their best to kill themselves instead of aligning themselves with us instead of against us. Fighting the State, Fighting the Harness. But to have to be put into a corner by our own THOROUGHBRED HORSEMEN OWNER OF PINNACLE RACE COURSE IS APPALLING AND ABSURD.
It’s like Wall Street who wanted and got a bailout only to turn around and shit in everyone’s face by announcing multi-million $$$ payouts to the CEO’s.
And BTW Jerry how much does your CEO get paid? While you want the Horsemen to pay for the privilege to run their own horses?
Governor Granholm should be run out of this State, The Harness Track Owners and Horsemen should get their asses beat raw. Richarl Kalm and the MGCB should get off the peyote Indian peace pipe and see a real vision instead of a drug induced one of only dancing slot machines at the Casino’s. My God the money that could be drawn into this State of Mi. if they were allowed to be dancing at the tracks as well. And the HBPA should tell Pinnacle Race Course’s owner to go straight to hell.
Help to fund the 29 day meet. YEAH RIGHT.
While the track owner does NOTHING to drum up any kind of business of any kind for his own stinking track. Starting with the basics of Electricity and Bathrooms for the stable area.
Contact the State for the Keno every other place in Michigan seems to have to generate money for themselves. And start paying for signals for more Thoroughbred tracks at night so people will have something to come to Pinnacle for.
When you do all this and promote and advertise it to the max. Then we’ll talk about helping to fund our own cause. Because Jerry Campbell’s cause seems to be for himself and nothing else.
In essence GET UP OFF YOUR ASS SIR AND DO SOMETHING FOR YOUR OWN SELF.
If the HBPA and it’s members go along with this bull they are FOOLS.
We have been consessioned to death enough already. What else more can we give to you?
If you had $$$ to invest in Greektown as of two years ago. What else do you want from us. Because it is the Horsemen that are the true BROKE ONES.