HomePublicationsNewsletter ArchiveVolume 26Issue 42NORTHVILLE DOWNS TO RUN 54 LIVE HORSE RACING DAYS IN 2021

An order issued by the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) permits 54 days of live pari-mutuel horse racing at Northville Downs on Fridays and Saturdays during 2021. Northville Downs also received a permit to simulcast races to and from the track, and conduct simulcast pari-mutuel wagering throughout 2021, with the exception of April 4, November 25, and December 24-25.

"It has been a challenging year for live horse racing, and we hope the 2021 season will go well," said Rick Kalm, MGCB Executive Director. "The added option of mobile betting approved this year provides extra support for Michigan's horse racing industry and may draw new fans to the sport."

Northville Downs will split its 2021 live standardbred horse racing season with pari-mutuel wagering into two segments: March 19 through June 26, and October 1 through December 18.

The 2020 live racing season will end December 12 after a delayed season opening on August 14 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The current season includes 36 live racing dates, although 52 dates were scheduled prior to the pandemic. The 2020 season was extended under an October 6 order granting 18 additional race dates.

AmRace & Sports LLC was denied 2021 race meeting and simulcast permits for Sports Creek Raceway near Flint, as it did not comply with Michigan statutory licensing requirements according to the MGCB.

To view the 2021 live racing calendar, please click here.


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