Michigan HBPA responds to Pinnacle’s closure

The Michigan Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association has released a statement to the media regarding the voluntary surrender of Pinnacle Race Course’s 2011 racing and simulcast license earlier this week.

Information from the press release, written by executive director Gary Tinkle, has been used by several Detroit-area publications in their coverage of the story.

Thorougbred Racing: Michigan Gaming Control Board Executive Director Richard Kalm issues an Order accepting the voluntary surrender of Pinnacle Race Course’s 2011 Live racing license and 2011 Simulcast permit. Not unexpected, but none the less, an extreme blow to the many family jobs depending on live thoroughbred racing. A sad outcome for an industry that has been a good business citizen for the state for 77 years.

Gary Tinkle,
Executive Director

Check back for further updates.


Filed under Pinnacle Race Course, Politics

3 responses to “Michigan HBPA responds to Pinnacle’s closure

  1. Old Time Race Fan

    Dude, where’s my Kentucky Derby Haiku?
    My personal choice is:
    Can he get a break?
    Arch Arch Arch makes Jinks Fires smile.
    Derby Gods are heard.

  2. mibredclaimer

    They’re in the hands of the NTRA.com editors. As the clock ticks away, it’s looking more and more like I’m going to get stiffed again. I’ll put up a link if they are run before the race.

  3. Old Time Race Fan

    Michigan bred Valiant Tenobob is entered in the Tom Ridge stakes at Presque I. Downs tonight. It’s a pretty ambitous placement for him.

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