Letter to Harness Horsemen by Richard Kalm on Jan. 24, 2014.
I love this excerpt:
The entry/starter fee is paid to the track management to cover track related matters. “This money is not co-mingled with the purse pool money. The starter bonus is an amount of money negotiated by the CHO and track to be paid from prizes awarded out of the purse pool” for horsemen who start each race.
WTF??? LOL Isn’t this the same damn thing. We all know it’s a “back door” deal. $$$ going and coming from same source. Unbelievable.
This is the one thing that pissed off the MIHBPA about MPM, having to do this to begin with. Who is kidding who here?
In it’s entirety.
January 24. 2014
Harness Horsemen of Michigan:
Filed under News, Politics
DEMANDS, DEMANDS, DEMANDS
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$, More $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$, More $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
MICHIGAN THOROUGHBRED OWNERS & BREEDERS ASSN.
August 29, 2010 Yearling Sale Results
13 Sold for $51,600 Average Price $3969, Median $2000, 41% RN
Blog Posted Aug. 26th @8:40pm
Gary Tinkle on the HBPA site brought up this point last year on how Governor Granholm and Michigan can give The Movie Industry a 42% tax break from Graholm to exist here. Which cost Mi. $120 Million in Revenue. But Horse Racing got 0% Tax break, which brings in over $400 Million.
And I put it in Several Blogs. October 29, 2009
MICHIGAN IS TOO BROKE TO FUND HORSE RACING.
July 19, 2010…
Indiana Downs Sets Handle Record. ANYBODY LISTENING MICHIGAN?
But now The Detroit News’s Nolan Finely has taken notice as well.
Last Updated: August 26. 2010 1:00AM
Michigan woos films, but lets horse racing tracks wither
From The Detroit News: http://www.detnews.com/article/20100826/OPINION03/8260339/1467/OPINION01/Michigan-woos-films–but-lets-horse-racing-tracks-wither#ixzz0xlgUtZmg
After all the Governor wants to kill us off anyway.
Jerry Campbell wants a ton of money from the HBPA upfront. HBPA lawyer is looking into the legalities of it all. And Pinnacle won’t guarantee a thing even if $$$ is received. Opening the door for Lawsuits from Horsemen.
CLOCKER AVAILABLE: There will be a clocker available at Pinnacle Race Course on Saturday and Sunday beginning Saturday April 24,2010 between 8:00am and 11:30am. In order, to assist our horsemen and women during this stressful period, the HBPA has agreed to pay for the cost of the clocker. Hope this offers some relief.