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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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Windsor Raceway Loses The Slots as of April 30, 2012.

Fort Erie to Lose Slots But Vows to Race

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Kentucky Downs Racetrack gets approval to add 75 more Instant Racing Machines as the money flies in.

Instant Racing Expands as Popularity Grows

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Dan Adkins Can Still Go To Hell

Michigan Legislators: Nothing Has Changed. This is the same damn story and the same damn dance. Dan Adkins and who he represents are trying their best to kill LIVE Thoroughbred Horse Racing in the State. Read Original Blog from almost two years ago. No wool over the T.B. Horsemen’s Eyes. We see all to clear and you should as well.

The petition he tried to put forward was bull and now trying to amend the Racing Act yet 95% of the people that patronize the Harness tracks on Sat. & Sun. afternoons are betting on the Thoroughbred Inter-State Simulcasting Signals. 70% in the evenings while live racing is actually going on at their tracks are still betting on the T.B. Signals.

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Adkins wants to amend the 1995 Racing Act. That Act States that their must be a live meet running of that breed to be eligible to receive inter-state simulcasting signals of that breed.

Let us see how long the Harness tracks would stay open without the ability to have those Thoroughbred Signals. The moment those signals would disappear their doors would close for good.

Let us the Thoroughbred Horsemen/Women Introduce that.


They want the Thoroughbreds dead in the State, then let it be ALL the Thoroughbreds coming in from the other States as well. Let’s see if they can survive without the Thoroughbred Horse Racing Breed Period.

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Dan Adkins is an Imbecile.

Thinking he can attempt to swindle unknowing individuals into this so called Petition to SAVE MI. RACING. When as written the only ones who will be saved is this GROUP he’s been hired by. Bernard Hartman and Herbert Tyner. Hazel Park Raceway real estate moguls. Or rather MORONS.

Recent Articles in the Oakland Press & Royal Oak Daily Tribune & MLive.com don’t even begin to tell the real story. Dan Adkins has himself being portrayed as some Savior for Saving Horse Racing in Michigan. And he is anything but.

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Aqueduct Racino Brings in $1Million to N.Y. State Thoroughbred Breeding Fund while bringing in $39 Million in Revenue to the State.

And that’s just for under 3 Months.

Aqueduct Casino Breaks $1 Million in Proceeds – BloodHorse

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Pinnacle Race Course 2012 Application Has Been Withdrawn

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The 2012 racing application for Pinnacle has been withdrawn.

Larry Julian on October 5, 2011 advised the MGCB that circumstances beyond his control have made impossible to meet deadlines. Larry expressed his appreciation to HBPA for their support and cooperation received from MGCB while he attempted to meet application requirements. Larry went on to say ” I remain positive that Pinnacle will again be a premier racing facility with additional gaming and remain optimistic in its future”.

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OHIO Preparing To Install VLTs At Their Racetracks, Michigan On The Other Hand Is Preparing Funeral Arrangements For Our Race Tracks Here.

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OHIO One Signature Away From VLT’S At Their Race Tracks

Ohio Legislature Passes Racetrack VLT Bill

By Tom LaMarra – BloodHorse
Updated: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 9:53 PM
Posted: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 8:39 AM

In a flurry of activity June 28 both houses of the Ohio General Assembly passed legislation allowing racetracks to apply for video lottery terminal licenses.

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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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Who gave the OK for Slots at this New Detroit Casino at the St. Regis Hotel?

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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 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 Ball and Chain around Horse Racing’s neck.

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Pinnacle Race Course Merry Go Round ~ I knew I had heard all this before.

Tom Gantert going in circles on his now SERIES? LOL

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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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PINNACLE RACE COURSE ALIVE? YOU BET YA! AND WHY NOT.

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.

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Pinnacle Race Course Pays Water Bill. But on the property itself, If Huron Township had any sense?

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PINNACLE RACE COURSE AND THE MICHIGAN GAMING CONTROL BOARD!


DEMANDS, DEMANDS, DEMANDS    

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$, More $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$, More $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$    

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New York has “pulled itself out of a pile of manure and fallen into a pot of gold”. Video lottery terminals at Aqueduct Racetrack Receive Full Legislative Approval.

The first sentence of this article says it all. Yet for some Horse Breeders in the State, they say a little too late.      

 Aqueduct VLTs Receive Full Legislative Approval      

Aqueduct Casino Gets Green Light

 

By Tom Precious     

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WHY DO WE HAVE TO BEG TO MAKE MICHIGAN MONEY?

This is why Michigan is failing in so many realms. They have soooooo much money they don’t need NOTHING. Do You Michigan?

Dirty Damn Shame.

Pinnacle track thundering toward finish

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KY Commission Approves Form of Instant Racing Supported by Kentucky’s Governor. AGAIN MICHIGAN IS ANYBODY LISTENING?

KY Commission Approves Form of Instant Racing

Supported by Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear

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Indiana Downs Sets Handle Record. ANYBODY LISTENING MICHIGAN?

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/57916/another-handle-record-as-indiana-meet-ends

The Indiana Downs meet went out with a bang July 14 with a new total handle record for one program.

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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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