Welcome to the Michigan Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association.

Before there were casinos, state lotteries, charity poker rooms and internet betting, there was horse racing. Since 1933, thoroughbred horse racing has played a vital role in Michigan’s equine-agricultural environment. Michigan horsemen spend millions of dollars in maintaining equine farms, purchasing trucks and trailers, employing more than 12,000 Michigan residents and supporting feed and hay farmers.  There are registered horsemen in every county in Michigan.

Our focus is, and always will be, the betterment of racing on all levels and remaining collectively committed to the future of Michigan horse racing. Regardless if you are a horsemen with one horse and a dream or a stable of 100 Michigan-bred horses, the Michigan HBPA is the voice of thoroughbred owners, breeders and trainers that race in Michigan and throughout the country. The Michigan HBPA is the advocate and the representative for all flat-track racing in our state, including Quarterhorses, Arabian, Appaloosa, and Paint horses. Big and small, young and old; from one end of the state to the other -- we horsemen are the Michigan HBPA. We are Horsemen Helping Horsemen.

We urge all horsemen to take an active role in the direction and policies of your organization. By doing so, you are affirming your confidence in the goals and future endeavors of the HBPA. You do make a difference.

Horsemen and trainers will be able to access the barn area of Hazel Park on Tuesday, March 31 to set up stalls and work in their barns. Horses will be allowed ship-in to the grounds beginning Wednesday, April 1st. The track will be open for training on April 3rd and 4th from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM, weather permitting. Clockers will be on duty both days during training. The track is closed on Sundays.

• Your HBPA Board Meets on the first or second Thursday of each month, depending on travel schedules of the members. If any current HBPA members would like to attend one of our board meetings, simply send your request to Gary Tinkle, our Executive Director or use the "Questions" link below.

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Phone (231) 206-4884 || Fax (517) 552-0004 || mihbpa@outlook.com

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