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By George Kutlenios 31 Aug, 2017
The action continues! The live meet at Hazel Park has been extended for two week with four additional racing days. The new dates are Sunday and Mondays, September 10, 11, 17 and 18. Post time on Sundays will be 4:30 PM. Post time on Mondays remains the same at 7:20 PM. Entry days for horsemen will be on Wednesday and Thursday.
By George Kutlenios 19 Aug, 2017

Michigan HBPA,  General Membership Meeting. Friday September 1, 2017 at  3:00 PM, Hazel Park. Free BBQ for Mi-HBPA members. Get BBQ tickets from the HBPA office (must have license). BBQ available at paddock BBQ area from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM on September 1.

By chelseajaie 15 Mar, 2017

This letter is to urge your membership to submit their application for occupational licenses prior to the start of live racing. Applications for occupational licenses are available several ways:

• On line at www.michigan.qov/mgcb On the left select "Horse Racing", and then select "Forms". • On the Horse Racing Forms page select "Licensing Racing Forms", and download the appropriate application (Occupational License Form). • Once the application is completed the applicant may email the application to horseracinq ( or mail it to MGCB Horse Racing 3062 West Grand Boulevard, Suite L-700 Detroit, MI 48202-6062 • If payment is included a License Fee Receipt will be mailed or emailed back to the applicant. If no fees are sent with the application the receipt will not be given until all fees are received.

At the tracks: Northville Downs Prior to the start of live racing the MGCB licensing office will be open starting Tuesday, January 31St The licensing office will be open each Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 8:30am to 2:30pm. Starting February 28'h and during live racing the licensing office will be open on Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:30am to 2:30pm, and Friday and Saturday from 1:30pm to 8:30pm. These dates and times will remain in effect until the start of the dual race meets. Licensing dates and times during the dual race meets will be announced at a later date. Northville Downs Licensing Office Telephone # (248) 349-5458 Fax # (248) 349-9139 Hazel Park Raceway MGCB Licensing office will open on April 4th, times and schedule will be announced later.

3062 W. Grand Boulevard, Suite L-700, Detroit, MI 48202-6062 (313) 456-4130

Administrative Rule R 431.1101(1) allows an occupational license applicant to enter restricted areas of a race track for a period of time not to exceed more than 10 days after filing of a license application, and if the applicant possesses a License Fee Receipt. Each applicant will receive their License Fee Receipt when submitting their occupational license with appropriate fee payment. The applicant must return to the licensing office 6 to 10 days after the application submission to retrieve their valid license. Entrance into the restricted areas of the race track will not be permitted after the 10 days with only a License Fee Receipt.

Possession of the License Fee Receipt or wearing of a valid license will be strictly enforced by track security and MGCB personnel.

If you have any questions on this letter please feel free to contact the MGCB.

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