Mount Pleasant Meadows Disaster Has Been Approved By The MGCB.

MIHBPA Website.

A victory for what would seem to be a certain few especially one in particular that is not only a HBPA board member but also a MQHA member as well. The biggest cheer leader for trying to acquire hero status among the Quarter Horsemen. But will this meet be beneficial for the rest of the Thoroughbred Horsemen?

Seems to me considering MPM’s Walter Bay requested that his meet in 2010 be cancelled due to no money and his request being honored by the MGCB. That the very short mixed breed meet made up of mostly Quarter Horses in 2011 were looking for another group to save them. Enter the MIHBPA.

As far as I’m concerned their hero should be booted from the HBPA board because this decision to run at MPM is already having its ramifications.

Wednesday upon this news breaking that the MGCB gave the OK for MPM and the HBPA releasing that information on their site. That Thistle Downs where the majority of the Michigan Horsemen have been accommodated when it was uncertain if Pinnacle Race Course would open at all this year now from what I’m being told by Horsemen is Thistle has issued their own private statement to these horsemen:

Anybody entering and shipping their horses to race at MPM, you can LEAVE THEM THERE.

In reality most race tracks who give out stalls do so for that track to have their races filled. They don’t give them out to be used as a training facility for another race track. Yes having the extra horses has definitely helped Thistle this year but foremost it gave the Mi. Horsemen a close venue from home to race at.

And Thistle isn’t the only track in which our horsemen are running at, but it is the main track they are being stabled at.

Of course it is allowed for trainers to enter and run races at other tracks while having a home base. Stake Races and races that don’t fill at home. But that’s the thing, Thistle Downs in Ohio is not the Michigan’s Horsemen home base. Thistle welcomed them with open arms, thus far it has benefited both.

I only wonder if Mountaineer will issue the same statement to Mi. Horsemen who are stabled there as well.

Sunday’s Card:

Equibase

12 Races

2 – 2 furlong races

5- 4 and a half furlong races

3- 5 furlong races

1 – 6 Furlong race

1- 300 yard Quarter Horse Race

Go to Race: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Mt. Pleasant Meadows – July 24, 2011

Race 1 – 1:00 PM Win/Place/Show/Exacta/Trifecta/Daily Double

CLAIMING $2,500

Purse $9,400. For Colts And Geldings Three Years Old And Upward Non-Winners Of Two Races In 2010 And 2011. Three Year Olds, 120 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Claiming Price $2,500. Four And One Half Furlongs.

P# PP Horse Virtual

Stable A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L

1 3 No More Committee (MI) 9/G L $2,500 R Barrios 124 S M Spiess 2/1

1A 4 I. C. Met (IL) 8/G L $2,500 F Mata 124 S M Spiess 2/1

2 7 Roaring Scout (KY) 5/G L $2,500 L Gates 124 C Cook 7/2

2B 8 Devil’s Beau (IL) 6/G L $2,500 O Bernal 124 C Cook 7/2

3 1 Hatchet Jack (IN) 5/G L $2,500 L Gates 124 N Funnell 5/1

4 2 Be a Pal (FL) 5/G L $2,500 N Alcala 124 C L Iacovacci 8/1

5 5 Areelfast Buddy (MI) 5/G L $2,500 F Schorr 124 A F Cunningham 6/1

6 6 Tallboys Tavern (KY) 9/G L $2,500 R Cummings 124 D Caraker 10/1

A – Coupled Entries – 1 – No More Committee, 1A – I. C. Met

B – Coupled Entries – 2 – Roaring Scout, 2B – Devil’s Beau

Owners: 1 – Shane M. Spiess; 1A – Shane M. Spiess; 2 – Chad Cook; 2B – Cook, Corey and Chad; 3 – Nate Funnell; 4 – Felix Griego; 5 – Anthony F. Cunningham; 6 – Terri Caraker

Breeders: 1 – Rick McCune & Carol L. McCune; 1A – Steve Webb; 2 – Amy Hunter, MCB Enterprises, Inc.,George Q. Nichols Jr., Jim Keller et al; 2B – Mr. & Mrs. Terrel Gore; 3 – All-American Thoroughbreds; 4 – Jerry Robertson; 5 – Gary C. Skinner & Jonna Skinner; 6 – Dream Walkin’ Farms, Inc. &Roy L. Davis

Go to Race: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Mt. Pleasant Meadows – July 24, 2011

Race 2 – 1:23 PM Win/Place/Show/Exacta/Trifecta/Superfecta

MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT

Purse $12,400. (plus Up To $4,000 Mbf) For Michigan Bred Maidens, Colts And Geldings Three Years Old And Upward. Three Year Olds, 120 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Four And One Half Furlongs.

P# PP Horse Virtual

Stable A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L

1 1 Midnight Ransom (MI) 3/G C Esqueda 120 A Krul 4/1

2 2 Icygreen (MI) 5/G O Bernal 124 F Prainito 12/1

3 3 Willin a Prayer (MI) 3/G L N Alcala 120 D Cluley 8/1

4 4 Money Makes (MI) 3/G L F Schorr 120 S D Pattah 5/1

5 5 Game At Night (MI) 4/G L1 R Barrios 124 S M Spiess 3/1

6 6 Ollies Prospector (MI) 5/G L R Cummings 124 E E Clemson 6/1

7 7 American Silence (MI) 5/G L L Gates 124 A F Cunningham 7/2

8 8 Zip My Leo (MI) 3/C L F Mata 120 J Gold 2/1

Owners: 1 – Rose Mary Neihardt; 2 – Frederick R. Nichols; 3 – Denis Cluley; 4 – Shahab D. Pattah; 5 – Shane M. Spiess; 6 – Clemson, Elmer E. and Bollman, Ron; 7 – Anthony F. Cunningham; 8 – Jaroslav Gold

Breeders: 1 – Rose Mary Neihardt & Steven LyleNeihardt; 2 – Frederick Nichols; 3 – Denis Cluley & Cathie Cluley; 4 – Campbell Stable, LLC; 5 – Shane Spiess; 6 – Walker Valley Farms, LLC; 7 – Ardis Lelito; 8 – Jaroslav Gold

Go to Race: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Mt. Pleasant Meadows – July 24, 2011

Race 3 – 1:46 PM Win/Place/Show/Exacta

CLAIMING $4,000

Purse $10,400. For Fillies And Mares Three Years Old And Upward Non-Winners Of Two Races In 2011. Three Year Olds, 120 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Claiming Price $4,000. Five Furlongs.

P# PP Horse Virtual

Stable A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L

1 1 De la Crem (MI) 4/F L $4,000 F Mata 124 R M Gorham 2/1

2 2 Surprise Gift (MI) 6/M L $4,000 F Schorr 124 L Jackson 3/1

3 3 Sneaky Bunnie (FL) 7/M L $4,000 O Bernal 124 K S Waters 6/1

4 4 Pooling Pleasures (MI) 4/F L $4,000 N Alcala 124 D J Evans 4/1

5 5 Brightest Crystal (KY) 4/F L $4,000 R Barrios 124 J Gold 7/2

Owners: 1 – Marion F. Gorham; 2 – Laura Jackson; 3 – Patricia A. Waters; 4 – Donald J. Evans; 5 – Samaron Stable

Breeders: 1 – Daniel J. Sturgeon II &Julie L. Sturgeon; 2 – Marilyn McMaster; 3 – Dr. & Mrs. Myron Wilson; 4 – James Arnold, Marcia Arnold &Deborah Miley; 5 – Leigh Hurst Nuckols &Alfred Hurst Nuckols III

Go to Race: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Mt. Pleasant Meadows – July 24, 2011

Race 4 – 2:09 PM Win/Place/Show/Exacta/Trifecta

CLAIMING $4,000

Purse $10,400. For Fillies And Mares Three Years Old And Upward Non-Winners Of 2011. Three Year Olds, 120 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Claiming Price $4,000. Five Furlongs.

P# PP Horse Virtual

Stable A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L

1 3 Sweet Girl (KY) 8/M L $4,000 R Barrios 124 S M Spiess 5/1

1A 5 Shesashooter (MI) 5/M L $4,000 124 S M Spiess 5/1

2 1 Striving (CA) 4/F L $4,000 O Bernal 124 D Cluley 8/1

3 2 Susie’s Prayer (MI) 5/M L $4,000 F Mata 124 C Rettele 2/1

4 4 Spring Recital (IL) 6/M L $4,000 L Gates 124 C Cook 7/2

5 6 No I. D. (MI) 5/M L $4,000 N Alcala 124 C L Iacovacci 10/1

6 7 Wonderbred (FL) 8/M L $4,000 F Schorr 124 L Jackson 3/1

A – Coupled Entries – 1 – Sweet Girl, 1A – Shesashooter

Owners: 1 – Shane M. Spiess; 1A – Tracey J. Wisner; 2 – Denis Cluley; 3 – Powers, Valorie and Richard; 4 – Cook, Corey and Kinery, Mark; 5 – Susan K. Schnettler; 6 – Laura Jackson

Breeders: 1 – B & B Bloodstock Inc. & Marty Hughes; 1A – Shane Spiess; 2 – Patricia Youngman; 3 – Marcia Arnold, James Arnold &Deborah Miley; 4 – Delaine A. Dale; 5 – Larry R. Uelmen, Virginia R. Uelmen,Jason R. Uelmen & Katie B. Uelmen; 6 – Scott Young & Gwenda L. Young

Go to Race: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Mt. Pleasant Meadows – July 24, 2011

Race 5 – 2:32 PM Win/Place/Show/Exacta/Trifecta

CLAIMING $4,000

Purse $10,400. For Three Year Olds And Upward. Three Year Olds, 120 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Claiming Price $4,000. Two Furlongs.

P# PP Horse Virtual

Stable A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L

1 1 Motion Me On (IN) 4/G L $4,000 F Mata 124 R M Gorham 2/1

1A 6 Gunsight Mountain (IL) 6/G L $4,000 F Mata 124 R M Gorham 2/1

2 7 That Terribletiger (KY) 4/C L $4,000 O Bernal 124 C Cook 3/1

2B 8 Little Luck (KY) 5/G L $4,000 L Gates 124 C Cook 3/1

3 2 Send Cash (MI) 6/G L $4,000 N Alcala 124 S M Spiess 6/1

4 3 Duncan (MI) 3/C L $4,000 F Schorr 120 L Jackson 4/1

5 4 C. C. Oda (IL) 8/G L $4,000 R Barrios 124 D W Myers 10/1

6 5 Good Ride (FL) 7/G L $4,000 R Cummings 124 D Caraker 5/1

A – Coupled Entries – 1 – Motion Me On, 1A – Gunsight Mountain

B – Coupled Entries – 2 – That Terribletiger, 2B – Little Luck

Owners: 1 – Robert M. Gorham; 1A – Marion F. Gorham; 2 – Craig Manship; 2B – Craig Manship; 3 – Shane M. Spiess; 4 – Jackson Laura and Red Riding Hood Stables LLC; 5 – Robert L. Donald; 6 – Terri Caraker

Breeders: 1 – Guy M. Trolinger; 1A – Maximum Six, LLC; 2 – Richland Hills & J. Terry Nickell; 2B – Shaker Ridge Farm, Inc.; 3 – Shane Spiess; 4 – James Jackson & Laura Jackson; 5 – Robert Donald; 6 – Charles G. Spence

Go to Race: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Mt. Pleasant Meadows – July 24, 2011

Race 6 – 2:55 PM Win/Place/Show/Exacta/Trifecta

ALLOWANCE

Purse $13,400. For Colts And Geldings Three Years Old And Upward. Three Year Olds, 120 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Six Furlongs.

P# PP Horse Virtual

Stable A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L

1 2 S S Victory (MI) 5/G L F Mata 124 R M Gorham 2/1

1A 4 Bishop Casey (MI) 6/G L F Mata 124 R M Gorham 2/1

2 5 Generalyitsamemory (MI) 4/G L N Alcala 124 D Cluley 5/1

2B 6 Bentley Red (MI) 4/G L N Alcala 124 D Cluley 5/1

3 1 Star Plus (ARG) 8/H L K R Spanabel 124 G A Iacovacci, Sr. 9/2

4 3 Exclusive Elusive (MI) 4/G L R Barrios 124 J Gold 5/2

5 7 Secret Ride (VA) 3/C L L Gates 120 C Cook 4/1

6 8 Native Niko (MI) 3/C L F Schorr 120 L Jackson 1/1

A – Coupled Entries – 1 – S S Victory, 1A – Bishop Casey

B – Coupled Entries – 2 – Generalyitsamemory, 2B – Bentley Red

Owners: 1 – Robert M. Gorham; 1A – Robert M. Gorham; 2 – Denis Cluley; 2B – Andrea Laney; 3 – George A. Iacovacci, Sr.; 4 – Samaron Stable; 5 – Craig Manship; 6 – Elkhorn Oaks, Inc.

Breeders: 1 – Byron K Schunk & Jennifer Schunk; 1A – Judy Campbell & Pam Davis; 2 – Denis Cluley; 2B – Andrea Laney; 3 – Valle, Claudio Javier Y Valle, Marc; 4 – Jaroslav Gold; 5 – James S. Carter; 6 – Elkhorn Oaks Inc.

Go to Race: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Mt. Pleasant Meadows – July 24, 2011

Race 7 – 3:18 PM Win/Place/Show/Exacta/Trifecta

CLAIMING $4,000

Purse $10,400. For Fillies And Mares Three Years Old And Upward. Three Year Olds, 120 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Claiming Price $4,000. Two Furlongs.

P# PP Horse Virtual

Stable A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L

1 3 Hennessy Dancer (KY) 3/F L $4,000 O Bernal 120 D Caraker 3/1

1A 7 Sweet M (IL) 7/M L $4,000 R Cummings 124 D Caraker 3/1

2 1 Iza Inch Away (MI) 7/M L $4,000 L Gates 124 A F Cunningham 5/1

3 2 Maximimi (MI) 4/F L $4,000 F Mata 124 R M Gorham 2/1

4 4 Lucky Libby (TX) 7/M L $4,000 N Alcala 124 S M Spiess 5/2

5 5 Digi’s Tolerance (FL) 5/M L $4,000 R Barrios 124 J Gold 7/2

6 6 Springtime Alibi (IL) 6/M L $4,000 C Esqueda 124 R LeDuc 7/1

A – Coupled Entries – 1 – Hennessy Dancer, 1A – Sweet M

Owners: 1 – Terri Caraker; 1A – Terri Caraker; 2 – Anthony F. Cunningham; 3 – Marion F. Gorham; 4 – Shane M. Spiess; 5 – Samaron Stable; 6 – Robert LeDuc

Breeders: 1 – Fab Oak Stable; 1A – Kenneth Hutchens; 2 – Davidson’s Tracks-N-Time, LLC; 3 – Ron Bieke, Tom Cole, Robert Gorham &Mast Thoroughbreds LLC.; 4 – Billy Hanna & Dwayne Sackett; 5 – Gary M. Pickel; 6 – Udder Nonsense Racing Stables

Go to Race: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12

Mt. Pleasant Meadows – July 24, 2011

Race 8 – 3:41 PM Win/Place/Show/Exacta/Trifecta

(Quarter Horse) SPEED INDEX RACE

Purse $4,500. (plus Up To $1,000 Mbf) For Three Year Olds And Upward Si 79 And Under; Average Last Three Outs. Michigan-bred preferred. Three Year Olds, 124 Lbs.; Older, 126 Lbs. Three Hundred Yards.

P# PP Horse Virtual

Stable A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L

1 1 Shake It Twice (MI) 3/G C Esqueda 124 R Cliff 9/2

2 2 Mr Corona to You (TX) 3/G L F Mata 124 C Rettele 1/1

3 3 Shotgun Muchacha (MI) 3/F R Cummings 119 D Howard 7/2

4 4 Dials Corona for Me (MI) 4/G L Gates 126 A F Cunningham 2/1

5 5 Montis Grand Concept (MI) 3/F N Alcala 124 S Belden 5/1

6 6 Take Off Reb (OK) 5/H N Alcala 126 R Wilson 6/1

7 7 Illusive Cigar (IN) 6/G 126 R Goodhew 3/1

Owners: 1 – R and R Racing, Inc.; 2 – Walter R. Harrison; 3 – Dar Howard; 4 – Anthony F. Cunningham; 5 – Lawrence C. Belden, Lessee; 6 – Richard L. Connelley; 7 – Niki Rowles

Breeders: 1 – R & R Racing Stable Llc; 2 – Walter R ‘Dick’ Harrison; 3 – Howard, Dar H; 4 – Ray K Cunningham; 5 – Sue Belden; 6 – Pine Ridge Farm Llc; 7 – Patrick W Rowles

Go to Race: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12

Mt. Pleasant Meadows – July 24, 2011

Race 9 – 4:24 PM Win/Place/Show/Exacta

CLAIMING $8,000

Purse $10,400. (plus Up To $4,000 Mbf) For Michigan Bred Colts And Geldings Three Years Old And Upward Non-Winners Of Two Races. Three Year Olds, 120 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Claiming Price $8,000. Four And One Half Furlongs.

P# PP Horse Virtual

Stable A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L

1 1 Western Pioneer (MI) 4/G L $8,000 N Alcala 124 S M Spiess 5/2

2 2 Easy Ernie (MI) 3/G L $8,000 F Mata 120 R M Gorham 2/1

3 3 Arctic Key (MI) 3/C L $8,000 F Schorr 120 L Jackson 8/1

4 4 Cool Hand Loot (MI) 4/G L $8,000 L Gates 124 A F Cunningham 3/1

5 5 Black Botticelli (MI) 5/H L $8,000 O Bernal 124 D L Skinner 5/1

Owners: 1 – Shane M. Spiess; 2 – Robert M. Gorham; 3 – Elkhorn Oaks, Inc.; 4 – Anthony F. Cunningham; 5 – Diana L. Skinner

Breeders: 1 – Shane Spiess; 2 – Dan J Sturgeon II & Julie L Sturgeon; 3 – Elkhorn Oaks Inc; 4 – Jill Morawa; 5 – Diana Skinner, Cassidy J. Skinner &Gary C. Skinner

Go to Race: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12

Mt. Pleasant Meadows – July 24, 2011

Race 10 – 4:47 PM Win/Place/Show/Exacta/Trifecta

MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT

Purse $12,400. (plus Up To $4,000 Mbf) For Michigan Bred Maidens, Fillies And Mares Three Years Old And Upward. Three Year Olds, 120 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Four And One Half Furlongs.

P# PP Horse Virtual

Stable A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L

1 1 H H My Enjoyment (MI) 3/F R Cummings 120 D Howard 8/1

2 2 Little Miss Morgan (MI) 3/F L L Gates 120 S M Spiess 7/2

3 3 Juliets Secret (MI) 3/F L F Mata 120 R M Gorham 2/1

4 4 Go Mocha Jo (MI) 3/F C Esqueda 120 A Krul 5/1

5 5 Porsche Pink (MI) 3/F L N Alcala 120 D Cluley 3/1

6 6 Daytime Tricks (MI) 3/F L F Schorr 120 L Jackson 5/2

7 7 Gifted Melody (MI) 5/M L O Bernal 124 J Skinner 10/1

Owners: 1 – Dar Howard; 2 – Shane M. Spiess; 3 – Robert M. Gorham; 4 – Sutton, Jan and Krul, Alison; 5 – Bobbie Kay Cluley; 6 – Jackson Laura and Red Riding Hood Stables LLC; 7 – Diana L. Skinner

Breeders: 1 – Harold A. Howard; 2 – Shane Spiess; 3 – Frederick C. Shiery & Carolyn K. Shiery; 4 – Rose Mary Neihardt & Steven LyleNeihardt; 5 – Bobbie Kay Cluley; 6 – Opportunity Lane; 7 – Diana L. Skinner & Cody J. Skinner

Go to Race: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12

Mt. Pleasant Meadows – July 24, 2011

Race 11 – 5:10 PM Win/Daily Double

CLAIMING $2,500

Purse $9,400. For Fillies And Mares Three Years Old And Upward Non-Winners In 2010 And 2011. Three Year Olds, 120 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Claiming Price $2,500. Four And One Half Furlongs.

P# PP Horse Virtual

Stable A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L

1 1 Miss Maureen (KY) 4/F L $2,500 O Bernal 124 C Cook 3/1

1A 2 Divinity Doll (IL) 4/F L $2,500 L Gates 124 C Cook 3/1

2 4 Pink Menace (MEX) 5/M L $2,500 R Barrios 124 D Caraker 4/1

2B 5 Kohls Crock (IL) 9/M L $2,500 R Cummings 124 D Caraker 4/1

3 3 Creative Dancer (MI) 8/M L $2,500 N Alcala 124 S M Spiess 2/1

A – Coupled Entries – 1 – Miss Maureen, 1A – Divinity Doll

B – Coupled Entries – 2 – Pink Menace (MEX), 2B – Kohls Crock

Owners: 1 – Craig Manship; 1A – Jay Wilhoit; 2 – Terri Caraker; 2B – Terri Caraker; 3 – Shane M. Spiess

Breeders: 1 – Tracy Farmer; 1A – George A Smith; 2 – Ignacio Borquez Zazueta; 2B – Bob McCready; 3 – Shane Spiess

Go to Race: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Mt. Pleasant Meadows – July 24, 2011

Race 12 – 5:33 PM Win/Place/Show/Exacta/Trifecta

CLAIMING $4,000

Purse $10,400. For Three Year Olds And Upward Non-Winners Of Two In 2011. Three Year Olds, 120 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. Claiming Price $4,000. Five Furlongs.

P# PP Horse Virtual

Stable A/S Med Claim $ Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L

1 1 Keytoawinner (IL) 4/G L $4,000 L Gates 124 C Cook 5/2

2 2 Suave Gentleman (FL) 11/G L $4,000 F Mata 124 R M Gorham 2/1

3 3 Hot Chili (MI) 6/G L $4,000 F Schorr 124 L Jackson 7/2

4 4 Wagon Load (KY) 8/G L $4,000 O Bernal 124 J Gold 4/1

5 5 Topper Time (IN) 5/G L $4,000 N Alcala 124 D Cluley 10/1

6 6 Stamp It Junior (IN) 5/G L $4,000 R Barrios 124 S M Spiess 3/1

7 7 Cashier Ready (MI) 4/G L $4,000 R Cummings 124 C Rettele 5/1

Owners: 1 – Cook, Corey and Chad; 2 – Marion F. Gorham; 3 – Laura Jackson; 4 – Samaron Stable; 5 – Denis Cluley; 6 – Tracey J. Wisner; 7 – Heupenbecker, Loren and Shepherd, Robert

Breeders: 1 – Kim Hammond; 2 – Farnsworth Farms; 3 – Judy Campbell; 4 – Muriel M. Dykema; 5 – Dale Smith & Mike Hunt; 6 – Linda Huneycutt; 7 – Jim Arnold, Marcia Arnold &Deborah Miley

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2 Furlongs for a Thoroughbred Race? It’s a joke.

One HBPA board member was so anxious about the money in escrow, he decided he would try to get all of it that was put aside FOR ALL THE THOROUGHBRED HORSEMEN. Problem is he has to literally win the races his trainer enters.

There will be Horsemen that won’t enter one horse at this bullshit meet.

And in the end it will be the HBPA and All of the Horsemen who take a bath so the Quarter Horsemen could benefit and those few T.B. trainers who will only bring their worst horses to MPM, but yet think theirs is better than others. And you will see the same names of those on the HBPA board who voted yes.

Personal Agenda. Your damn right. They were only looking out for their own asses hoping to gain what was being put aside for all.

Most of the T.B. trainers you see have always ran their few days at MPM mixed breed meet. But the more notoriety trainers you’ll now see are the ones who voted yes on this MPM T.B. meet while hoping to rake in most of the money. In their eyes it was screw their fellow Mi. horsemen.

This MPM meet will only hinder Thoroughbred Racing for any future in Michigan. And it has already put Mi. horsemen running out-of-state in a dilemma. It should have never happened.

HBPA paying for the shipping in and out, horsemen having to pay $400 entry fees before the race they enter starts. But as long as a few are happy that they cost everybody else at their expense. The T.B. Horsemen really needed this?

Well I know one thing for fact:

When you’re willing to settle for shit you don’t have a future because this is what Michigan will continue to hand you which is NOTHING.

This is what the HBPA voted for?

2 Furlongs. They should be ashamed of themselves calling this a Thoroughbred meet.

 

NOTE: Oct. 5, 2011

I stand on my criticism that this MPM meet should have never happened, that has not changed. But I stated some pretty harsh words to the effect that a certain individual should be booted from the HBPA board. In essence I believe that this individual only having got into T.B. racing in the State of Mi. in 2008 at the beginning of Pinnacle Race Course meet that they were just plain naive. About the Industry here, its past and some people they put their trust in that I knew wasn’t worthy of the trust. Some want to learn the hard way, but one thing I’ve never been is a liar. I’ll always tell you the way it honestly is, whether you take the advice is up to the individual.

As a HBPA board member there should be only one agenda and that’s the breed whose board you sit on. Many on this board did have personal agenda’s and looking at it from all views there was one trying to please everybody, but this shouldn’t have been done at the expense of the Thoroughbreds and some decisions voted by many were not to their benefit. They should have known better. How many people are you willing to get burned by? Walter Bay nor the Quarter Horsemen appreciated the fact that you saved the year for them more than you. That was evident when MPM marketing director Scott Csernyik  wouldn’t even Thank the HBPA in an article written on horse racing’s survival in Mi.. It was a slap in the T.B. Horsemens faces and it was infuriating.

Nevertheless I retract that a particular individual should be booted from the HBPA board. But the time for being naive must end and the awakening to your true situation and the people who in reality will always be your foes not friends must open your eyes completely or you will forever repeat the same mistakes.

Something all of the Mi. T.B. Horsemen have done from the beginning of time.

 

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