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WXYZ Detroit Full Of Holes Reporting Concerning Pinnacle Race Course.

Talk about SHODDY REPORTING.

This station has been on some rampage concerning executive director Robert Ficano for months now. Last week on July 27th Mary Conway’s entire story was how Bob Ficano threw away $35 Million on Pinnacle Race Course.

I addressed that unfair attack in a blog.

And all I’m addressing is stories they are doing on Pinnacle and nothing else. But again on Wednesday’s 6:00PM news cast they managed to again drag Pinnacle into another one of their stories over the hiring of another Wayne County official for the airport. Video in the backdrop of Pinnacle with our horsemen and horses.

Heather Catallo did this story.

How in the hell do you take a story about an individual you don’t feel has the experience for the position they’ve been hired to do at the airport and somehow within that story bring up the race track again.

Same rant on both of these stories within 10 days of each other. Pinnacle failed to produce the number of jobs expected.

Look WXYZ if you want the heads of Ficano and any other appointee for a position within Wayne County that’s one thing, but if you want to start talking a bunch of untrue bunk about Pinnacle’s failure to do this or that. Then damn it let’s talk about why Pinnacle was unable to fulfill these job expectations fairly and with truth.

You want to talk Horse Racing Industry let’s get down to it.

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Governor Snyder Re-Instate The Office Of Racing Commisioner

In 2009 Michigan Governor Granholm after 75 years threw Horse Racing here to the wolves. Citing this reason the ORC was being dissolved: NO MORE FUNDING available.

Well it would seem now Michigan has a surplus of $429,000,000.00 and doesn’t know what to do with it. And everybody and their cousin is after it. Wasn’t the Lottery designed to fund the schools? Then why aren’t they?

Since 1933 there was an Industry that at one time generated over $400 Million per year to this State and it was HORSE RACING.

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Thoroughbred Racing Back In The City Of Detroit At The Fairgrounds?

Now that Pinnacle Race Course has made its decision.

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Michigan Rep. Cindy Denby scheduled a legislative EQUINE CAUCUS for Today.

House Bill 4151 (2011)

Sponsors  Cindy Denby – (primary)
Eileen Kowall, Kenneth Kurtz, Kevin Daley, Bill Rogers

Categories  Gaming, horse racing

Meetings    Agriculture 4/13/2011

Gaming; horse racing; gaming control board; require representation of equine industry interests. Amends sec. 4 of 1996 IL 1 (MCL 432.204).

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The following bill formatting applies to the 2011-2012 session:
New language in an amendatory bill will be shown in BOLD AND UPPERCASE.
– Language to be removed will be stricken.
– Amendments made by the House will be blue with square brackets, such as: [House amended text].

So what is House Bill 4151 ( 2011 ) ?

Essentially requiring 1 of the 5 members of the MGCB to be a  A Representative of the Equine Industry.

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Michigan is Yours – While Horse Racing Dies

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Gov. Rick Snyder’s inaugural speech. “and not leave some behind” Does this include The Michigan Horse Racing Industry?

Wednesday evening was Michigan Governor Rick Snyder’s first address to the state.

I want to focus on specific key points of his inaugural speech on Jan. 1st, and I want to show clear cut statistics how much more the horse racing Industry can contribute to the State of Michigan.

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Racetracks vs. Racinos. It not hard to see which ones are thriving and which are dying.Charles Town & Louisiana Up in Handle & Purse Increases.

Charles Town Reports 8.1% Jump in 2010 Handle

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Slots keep Rolling in and Race Horses keep Shipping out in Michigan

Gun Lake Casino in Wayland Twp. receives slot machines

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Illinois Racetracks Next On The Block For Slots?

Illinois Senate OKs Gaming Bill; House Next

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Pinnacle Race Course Finale.

Sunday is the last Live Racing Day for the 2010 season. A season filled with much anxiety, stress and uncertainty.

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Michigan’s Horse Racing Dilemma. The House that wouldn’t move. A 1999 Report ignored by The House of Representatives.

This was a Report given to The House of Representatives in October 1999 about and directly on Horse Racing. 11 Years Ago

CHALLENGES TO MICHIGAN’S HORSE RACING INDUSTRY

Prepared by: Craig Thiel, Fiscal Analyst October 1999
Mitchell E. Bean, Interim Director – HOUSE FISCAL AGENCY

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Michigan’s Ball and Chain around Horse Racing’s neck.

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Perhaps a Change of Heart? or just the Truth. “Schizophrenic” State Planning on Horse Racing. Now that’s more accurate Tom Gantert.

Horse racing industry is both victim of state efforts to kill gambling and beneficiary of state efforts to subsidize gambling.

Now we are talking what is Horse Racing’s real issues and problem here in the State of Michigan.

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