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Thoroughbred Racing Back In The City Of Detroit At The Fairgrounds? Governor Rick Snyder Makes Sure That Is A No.

What was it about this mere Idea that got some so desperately scared to DEATH?

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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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This is your fault Governor Snyder. Your Michigan Gaming Control Board is OUT OF CONTROL!

The MGCB contacted and called an emergency meeting for the MIHBPA today Thursday April 14, 2011 in Lansing.

Then they Cancelled it.

MGCB MEETING CANCELLED!!!!  for Thur. 12/14… No reason given, but will be scheduled for another time.

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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).

Documents
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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Michigan’s Hypocritical Attitude on Gaming ~ From Casinos to Charity Casinos but continue to Say No to the Horse Racing Tracks.

Kathie Oviedo Named Deputy Commissioner of Charitable Gaming

Jan. 2011

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Aqueduct Stable Area Closing For 6 weeks & The Michigan Thoroughbred Horsemen Continue To Be Ignored.

Aqueduct Backstretch to Close for Six Weeks.

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Purses Increase Again at the Fair Grounds

Fair Grounds Hikes Purses Another 5 Percent

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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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California the First State to Approve Exchange Betting to Help Racing at Thoroughbred Race Tracks.

Schwarzenegger Signs Calif. Takeout Increase

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Michigan Millions of Dollars Throw Away. HORSE RACING.

From the HBPA Website   

STATE REVENUE FROM THE 3.5% SIMULCAST TAX CURRENT FISCAL YEAR: OCTOBER 1, 2009-JUNE 6,2010   

 $4,682,968   

This is what Michigan wants to throw away. MUCH NEEDED REVENUE. Well if Michigan doesn’t want it and since Horse Racing generates it. Why are the Thoroughbred Horsemen having to BUY BACK DATES WITH OUR PURSES?   

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Michigan House passes bill to fund Horse Racing

FINALLY SOME SANITY IN MICHIGAN.

http://www.wlns.com/Global/story.asp?S=11409646

http://www.wzzm13.com/news/news_story.aspx?storyid=115222

http://www.dailymail.com/ap/ApTopStories/200910290984

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