See Story below after first one.
” Horsemen’s representatives said the MJC is seeking things they find unacceptable, including a shift in purse revenue to the operator; a pari-mutuel takeout increase; and closure of the Bowie Training Center, which is mandated to remain open by law.
Alan Foreman, general counsel for the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, after the meeting said action must be taken within 48 hours to avoid a shutdown of racing. He said the problems stem from a dysfunctional partnership between MID and PNGI.
“It’s so complicated,” Foreman said. “We thought it was time to say enough is enough. Since (MID, formerly Magna Entertainment Corp.) took over it has been one disaster after another. We need to put a stop to this.”
Detroit Free Press
Posted: Nov. 5, 2010
New casino opening catches many off guard.www.baymillsnews.com, tribal chairman Jeff Parker announced the opening.
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That Smile, That Fight, that Fire.
GPS trackers. Not for cars – But for YOU.
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State Officials use the Law finally to help a Troubled Business Officials from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation – the state’s flagship economic development agency – changed their mind about not giving a now-financially troubled race track millions in tax subsidies. This came after an original rejection of the deal by the MEDC led to queries from top Wayne County executives and the governor’s office.
Thank God somebody has come to their senses.
That is what this was. Holding Thoroughbred Racing Hostage in Michigan.
Enraged is the only word to describe this horror story. But what infuriates me even more is that Animal Control visited this farm several times over a month ago. One horse was so emaciated it couldn’t be even saved.
My Heart Ached reading and hearing this news. The fire from the 70s fire at the Detroit Race Course relived.
” A horse is the projection of peoples’ dreams about themselves-strong, powerful, beautiful-and it has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence “.
God knows she earned her keep for life after the Preakness in 2009. With now a record of 13-5 will her owners finally let her live out the rest of her days in green Pastures to relax?
Blog Posted Aug. 26th @8:40pm
Gary Tinkle on the HBPA site brought up this point last year on how Governor Granholm and Michigan can give The Movie Industry a 42% tax break from Graholm to exist here. Which cost Mi. $120 Million in Revenue. But Horse Racing got 0% Tax break, which brings in over $400 Million.
And I put it in Several Blogs. October 29, 2009
MICHIGAN IS TOO BROKE TO FUND HORSE RACING.
July 19, 2010…
Indiana Downs Sets Handle Record. ANYBODY LISTENING MICHIGAN?
But now The Detroit News’s Nolan Finely has taken notice as well.
Last Updated: August 26. 2010 1:00AM
Michigan woos films, but lets horse racing tracks wither
From The Detroit News: http://www.detnews.com/article/20100826/OPINION03/8260339/1467/OPINION01/Michigan-woos-films–but-lets-horse-racing-tracks-wither#ixzz0xlgUtZmg
The time and date for Chairman Ed Boike’s meeting is still being worked out, said the source, who agreed to speak to Crain’s on condition of anonymity.
After all the Governor wants to kill us off anyway.
Extent of the injuries are unknown as of this writing.
In 9th race aboard the 6 horse Kingsford Fire trained by Larry Ulman.
Published: Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Witness signs affidavit he was at the Manoogian Mansion Party and Mike Cox WAS THERE.