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Michigan Mourns The Loss Of Beloved Thoroughbred Horsemen, Larry Uelmen.

A lot of stunned friends right now at racetracks from Michigan and beyond who knew Larry.

A genuine good natured personality with a smile that will be missed forever.

A man so knowledgeable he helped create the Michigan Racing Law of 1995, which legalized full-card simulcasting for the states tracks. Elected President of the MIHBPA in the late 90s he would hold that position through the early 2000’s.

I will never forget watching Pongo Boy’s races at the Detroit Race Course in the mid 90’s. He would bring trainer Larry Uelmen 12 stake wins.

On Hazel Park’s opening night he would be one of the first faces I’d see, great big smile and welcoming handshake and hug. In 1996 the trainer I worked for was across from his barn. In all the years I worked on the backside I never ever heard one unkind word said about this man because it was never warranted.

Larry had a great sense of humor and always offered a helping hand to anybody who needed it. You never had to ask, he’d just was there for people. When Pinnacle Race Course opened, for me it had been ten long years since I had seen anybody since I didn’t travel to GLD. So many us shared a story or two from DRC that brought laughter.

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MGCB Director Richard Kalm’s Latest Contradictions.

Letter to Harness Horsemen by Richard Kalm on Jan. 24, 2014.

http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mgcb/2014-01-24_letter_to_Horsemen_445532_7.pdf

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:

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Hey Charlie Leduff _ It Was The State Of Michigan That Cost The Wayne County Tax Payers On Pinnacle Race Course. Get Your Facts Right.

Another loser reporter that refuses to acknowledge any truth what so ever about why Pinnacle really failed.

Join the WXYZ Full Of Holes Reporters and Reporting.

LeDuff: How did Ficano get his name?

How About: Is There One Real Detroit Journalist That Has The Balls To Report Truth?

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Pinnacle Race Track Owners Jerry & Lisa Campbell hit with tragedy. 27 Horses Die in Barn Fire.

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Flames from the fire shot 100 feet into the air, witnesses said.

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Jerry Campbell’s money backing Kewadin Lansing?

This man refuses to pay his bills, let the the HBPA pay Pinnacle’s but can fund a CASINO?

I told them time and time again. Nobody listens.

It’s a safe bet lobbyists and flaks will be big winners

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Pinnacle Race Course 2012 Application Has Been Withdrawn

MIHBPA WEBSITE

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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Pinnacle Race Course’s Troubled Track and Horsemen

Pinnacle in Negotiations for 2011 Race Dates

Gorham said the Campbells are currently trying to work out a deal with the HBPA and the Michigan Gaming and Control Board to host a 2011 race meet.

Many right now would like to know what Bob Gorham is talking about? Including other Board Members. Pinnacle has met with the MGCB, but neither them nor Campbell will discuss a thing with the MIHBPA. So why is Bob Gorham telling the BloodHorse that Pinnacle is in negotiations with the HBPA?

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Pinnacle Race Course’s Constipated Minds ~ Communication Breakdown ~ Song ~ Life ~ Work ~ Home ~ World at Present.

Communication Breakdown, It’s always the same,
I’m having a nervous breakdown, Drive me insaaaaaaaaaaaaaane!

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Sault St. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians seek Federal status in Huron Township/Pinnacle Race Course

Article published at MonroeNews.com on Nov 6, 2010
Indian tribe seeks federal status in Huron Township

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The MGCB & Detroit joined into a Coup.

Monday the Detroit News came out with three articles on Greektown all written by Jaclyn Trop.

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More Lies From Richard Kalm of the Michigan Gaming Control Board

Horse-racing enthusiast: State should aid industry

Posted: Nov. 6, 2010

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RICHARD KALM OF THE MGCB JUST SAID A MOUTHFUL. New casino opening catches many off guard.

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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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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Ed Boike’s Last Hurrah! Pinnacle

http://www.thenewsherald.com/articles/2010/03/04/news/doc4b903635503f9472094344.txt

GOODBYE!

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Why did The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians really lose the Greektown Casino? And how does this all tie into Pinnacle Race Course.

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

Schwarzenegger Signs Calif. Takeout Increase

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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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The Michigan Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association Offers to pay Pinnacle Race Course’s Water Bill, But told by Pinnacle Sorry Not Enough.

HURON TWP.: Horse group offers to pay track’s water bill; season might not be completed

Where and when does all this insanity stop?

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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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PINNACLE RACE COURSE IS RACING THIS WEEKEND. RANSOM WAS PAID TO THE MICHIGAN GAMING CONTROL BOARD.

That is what this was. Holding Thoroughbred Racing Hostage in Michigan. 

 

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PINNACLE RACE COURSE IS BEING HIJACKED BY THE MGCB: MICHIGAN THOROUGHBRED HORSE RACING HAS GENERATED $5,594,667.00 current fiscal year off 3.5% Simulcast Tax. But Threatens to Shut Pinnacle Race Course Down Today at 12 NOON Unless WE PAY THEM $57,000 MORE. THIS IS A CONSPIRACY.

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PINNACLE RACE COURSE SOVEREIGN LAND NOW? OH MY, THE WAR DANCE IS ON!

I thought maybe a funeral march was in order in the back round for this blog, considering the Huron Township article is talking about our so-called FATE. Envisioning Jerry Campbell singing this not of a woman but Pinnacle.

HURON TWP: Questions surface regarding fate of Pinnacle Race Course (with videos)

http://www.thenewsherald.com/articles/2010/08/31/news/doc4c7d642df2abc959675922.txt
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MICHIGAN THOROUGHBRED OWNERS & BREEDERS ASSN. Aug. 29th, 2010 Yearling Sale Results

MICHIGAN THOROUGHBRED OWNERS & BREEDERS ASSN.

August 29, 2010 Yearling Sale Results    

13 Sold for $51,600 Average Price $3969, Median $2000, 41% RN

http://www.mtoba.com/Sale%20Results%202010.pdf

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