For Immediate Release
February 10, 2016
Contact: Larry Julian
LANSING, MI – Michigan’s fast paced, family friendly, harness horse racing returns on March 18, 2016. At 7 p.m. the first race of the season will leave the post at Northville Downs, 301 South Center Street, Northville as it jump starts eight months of live racing every Friday and Saturday through October 8, 2016.
The live horse racing at Northville Downs comes with free admission all day, every day and free parking; it’s the perfect attraction for people interested in seeing these beautiful horses compete on a Michigan track.
“We love to promote the racing training and breeding of Standardbred horses in Michigan, and to provide purses that will encourage racing in Michigan,” said Michigan Harness Horseman’s (MHHA) President Tom Barrett. “The opening of the season is always exciting, the races are good clean fun for children and adults alike and we look forward to getting back to the business of racing.”
There will be 11 weeks of County Fair Racing with stakes races and overnights. The fair calendar and mini-series announcements will be posted on MHHA’s website when they are available.
The MHHA was founded in 1947 to protect the financial interests of owners, trainers, drivers, breeders and caretakers of Standardbred horses in Michigan; it serves the collective needs of the state’s Standardbred horse owners, breeders, trainers and drivers.