The MHHA is in communication with both the MGCB and Northville Downs regarding the COVID-19 executive orders and stay-at-home orders issued by Gov. Whitmer impacting our 2020 race meet. At this time, we do not have a definite date for when racing will resume in Michigan.
We are monitoring the guidance from the Governor’s office and the Michigan Legislature daily as the State of Michigan works to safely re-engage the economy. We are actively trying to figure out when horse racing may be able to re-opening. All stakeholders involved are working to get live racing back at Northville Downs as quickly as possible while remaining in compliance with any executive order that may be in place by the Gov. Whitmer’s office.
The current Executive Order requires that Northville Downs be closed through at least May 28th, but that order may also be extended outward depending on the continued impact of COVID-19.
Once we have a plan for resuming live racing we will share it.
We have also been in communication with the Michigan Association of Fairs and Exhibitions to ensure our summer programs remain uninterrupted and will communicate any changes that may occur.
Please understand that we know how much anxiety, uncertainly, and stress this has caused our horsemen and industry. We are working very hard to get everyone back to racing in a safe environment possible. We ask that you please be patient and if you have any questions to contact our office by phone or email.