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Detroit News Columnist Nolan Finley Weighs in on how Unfair Michigan is to Horse Racing.

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   

     

 
 
 

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ED BOIKE TO HOLD SPECIAL MEETING ON PINNACLE RACE COURSE.

The time and date for Chairman Ed Boike’s meeting is still being worked out, said the source, who agreed to speak to Crain’s on condition of anonymity.

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More problems for Pinnacle Race Course. Governor Granholm should be happy.

After all the Governor wants to kill us off anyway.

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HEY GOVERNOR JENNIFER GRANHOLM $ 5,404,820.00 GENERATED FROM AN INDUSTRY YOU WANT TO KILL OFF, HORSE RACING.

Simulcast revenue produced from 3.5 tax for current fiscal year ending September 30, 2010. Current bal. Oct. 1, 2009 to August 15, 2010.

 $5,404,820.00

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Jockey Carlos Garcia seriously injured after spill at Pinnacle Race Course.

Extent of the injuries are unknown as of this writing.

In 9th race aboard the 6 horse Kingsford Fire trained by Larry Ulman.

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Pinnacle Race Course: Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians buys parcel of land from Pinnacle.

HURON TWP: Parcel of racetrack property sold to Indian tribe

Published: Tuesday, August 03, 2010

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A Day of Loss, Dave Belknap.


 
A True Gentleman in every sense of the word.   

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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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Pinnacle Race Course Struck By Lightening!

Is this a Sign?

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PINNACLE RACE COURSE DISCOURSE OR LACK OF?

Saturday’s HBPA meeting seemed to be focused on one thing and one thing only. Are we going to finish our 44 days?  

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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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Pinnacle Race Course First Live Race Day Ends With a Bang

Thunder, Lightening & Tornado warning wise!

 
Pinnacle had a great opening day crowd wise. Almost every spot of the parking lot was full. There’s just something about LIVE racing that sparks enthusiasm, even with the dire situation of Horse Racing in the State of Michigan still in panic mode.

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Live Racing Back at Pinnacle Race Course!

But you wouldn’t know it from the silence of Pinnacle. No Ads in newspapers here, nothing on local Radio or TV. And you think they would of updated website already since two overnights are out. I mean we are only racing two days a week. How hard can it be.

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HBPA to go back to Michigan Gaming Control Board

Well it’s off to the MGCB for the Horsemen’s Benevolent Protection Association in Michigan to attempt to seal an agreement with Pinnacle for the upcoming very short meet for 2010.

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Legalities may halt T.B. meet at Pinnacle Race Course

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.

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Michigan residents getting phone messages about CASINO’S

I received the following recording tonight while on the phone with a friend. Automated Recorded message stated:

There are 23 Indian Owned Casino’s in Michigan and now they are trying to get an OFF RESERVATION one built….ETC……..

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Pinnacle Race Course has Clocker Available

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.

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Mi. Horsemen TO FUND PINNACLE RACE COURSE MEET

Michigan horsemen to help fund meet

http://www.drf.com/news/article/112088.html

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DAN ADKINS CAN GO TO HELL

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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2010 PINNACLE RACE COURSE DATES APPROVED.

Signed, Sealed and Delivered!

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ALL THE MORE REASON TO GIVE MI. TRACKS SLOTS.

With now Ohio to be soon building and operating Casino’s.

No more buses will be full of Ohioans coming to the Detroit Casino’s. As of now they come here full of people from Ohio on a daily basis.

This is even more pertinent of a reason to give much needed Gaming to Mi. Horse Racing Tracks. With Pinnacle Race Course being the closest track to the Ohio border. With the combination of both Horses and Slots it may still bring some people into Michigan.

The race tracks have always generated and brought in millions & millions of dollars in Revenue to Michigan. And they always will if allowed to continue to exist. With this latest passage on House Bill 4311 by both House & Senate and hopefully with Governor Granholm’s signature later this morning. At least for the present moment we’re not any longer on our last breath. But in reality here, we are still on Life Support. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

With added gaming to the tracks, not only will we be brought back to full life. But Michigan will also rake in more of the much needed dollars in revenue. Common sense is 2+2 always = 4 no matter how you add it up. Horses and slots is a Win Win position not only for Horse Racing but for Michigan. At one time The Michigan Mile at The Detroit Race Course was a $300,000 Grade II Race. What’s to say in the future at Pinnacle Race Course it can’t be a Grade I Race.

Bigger purses bring in a better quality of horses. All I know if you have no vision in life to stride for the best you can do. You end up with nothing. If you shoot for the stars, most times than not you’ll come out on top.

Michigan’s Governor and all of the other Politicians in this State of ours occupying both the House and Senate, better come to a decision and fast. Do We Shoot For The Stars, or do we sit and do nothing watching Michigan sink into an even bigger hole. If our Governor can give a 42% tax break to Hollywood movie makers that have came here, which will end up costing the State Millions. Why can’t the Race Tracks here catch a break of some kind as well. Only the Tracks already bring in over $400 million.

The Revenue alone from the 3.5% Simulcasting tax brought in $5,341,057. Imagine what the numbers will be from the slots implemented into the tracks. These are numbers you just can’t ignore unless you choose to. But why would you want to choose to ignore an Industry that could make you so much more?

This is no time to drag our feet now on this issue. It’s time for our Mi. Politicians to decide.
Is it Success or Further Downhill?
We hit BUST a long time ago.

I say we shoot for those stars because there’s nothing else left to lose. Gaming at the Race Tracks can only add up to one big giant WIN.

For Horse Racing and Michigan.

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MICHIGAN SENATE: A BIG THANK YOU

Michigan Horse Racing lives to see another day.

Senate Passes Bill HB-4311, November 5, 2009

Roll Call # 536
Yeas 91 Nays 12

Governor Granholm is expected to sign the Bill, Friday November 6, 2009 at 11:00 am.

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MICHIGAN SENATE, PLEASE WAKE UP!

ALL SIMULCASTING AND LIVE RACING WILL HALT FRIDAY NOVEMBER 6, BREEDERS CUP WEEKEND.

STATE REVENUE FROM THE 3.5% SIMULCAST TAX FROM JAN.1 THROUGH 11/1/2009 $5,341,057.00

CONTACT SENATORS NOW!!!

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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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MICHIGAN IS TOO BROKE TO FUND HORSE RACING!

And all must be SHUT DOWN on November 5, 2009. Both Live & Simulcasting.

But at the same time. The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians may get FEDERALLY FUNDED FOR ROADWORK near a new Casino they plan to put up at the Old Great Lakes Downs site.

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All Mi. Horse Tracks about to be SHUT DOWN.

And yet not one word on our LOCAL MEDIA NEWS STATIONS.

WXYZ, WDIV, WJBK, DETROIT NEWS, OR DETROIT FREE PRESS.

But the Free Press did do an article on The Hannahville Indian Community, who wants to put up a casino in Romulus.

On November 5th because of the Veto of funding to the ORC which in reality was already dissolved by Governor Granholm. Because of lack of money for racing officials. ALL 5 MICHIGAN HORSE TRACKS WILL HAVE TO CEASE OPERATION. That means ALL Simulcasting & Live Racing.

And yet the only Media coverage I’ve seen is on links below. Out of Mid/Mi.

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Infamit Wisdom Verses Completely Inept

The Breeders Cup this year is on Friday November 6th & 7th.

Our HBPA here in Michigan was notified Thursday Oct. 22

Also a link to MHHA also stated same message with the Urgency for action.

Because of the ORC LAYOFFS: The Michigan HBPA was notified that effective November 5, 2009, due to the Governor’s veto of the funding for the ORC, that all ORC will be laid-off. That will cease all racing activity to include live and simulcasting statewide.

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Unanimously Approved

Board approves ‘racino’ ballot petition.

The four-member Board of State Canvassers, a state elections panel, approved unanimously the wording for a constitutional amendment submitted by Racing to Save Michigan.

And now all the Casino’s hair has been raised.

http://www.detnews.com/article/20091014/POLITICS02/910140421/1409/METRO

So why the worry? Well I’ll tell you WHY.

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