LIVE RACING AT NORTHVILLE DOWNS

05:14 PM 18 Oct 2006 NZDT
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Tuesday, October 17th will mark the return of Live Racing at Northville Downs. We will offer Live Racing every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday Nights at 6:45 P.M.

Every Friday Night during Live Racing we will feature Dollar Night! Enjoy $1 Wagers on Live Racing, $1 Live Progams, $1 Popcorn, $1 Soda, and $2 Beer.

On Friday, October 27th and Saturday, October 28th we will feature the eliminations for two of the riches races here at Northville Downs, the $100,000 Michigan Pari-mutuel finals which will be held on Saturday, November 4th.

On Friday, October 27th watch the 4 year old trotting Horses and Geldings compete to earn their spot in November 4th $100,000 event. On Saturday, October 28th the 4 year old Pacing Mares will get their chance to qualify for the final. These are two big nights you are sure to enjoy, post time nightly is 6:45 P.M.

5,000 CASH is up for grabs in our Cash Cube each and every Friday Night! Also, we will be giving away a Las Vegas Vacation for two on Friday Evenings. Admission is Free, and there is no charge for Parking!

On Friday Night October 20th, Don't miss your chance to meet and greet the Girls from the famous Hooters restaurant!

The first weekend race program of Northville Downs’ winter meet will begin with a

pecial exhibition event of Standardbred horses racing under saddle, rather than in

arness.

The Friday, October 20th race card will feature both a trot and a pace under

addle, with prizes valued at $300 each race. These exhibition (non-betting) races are

ponsored by Saddlewood Horseshoeing Supply of South Lyon and Sparta Chevy of

parta, Michigan.

Northville Downs hosted its first Racing Under Saddle (RUS) event in 2005, with an

verwhelmingly response from the crowd and horsemen alike. RUS has been active in

ichigan for five consecutive years, with races contested mainly at county fair tracks and

he now-defunct Saginaw Harness Raceway.

While both men and women can ride in RUS, many of the participants are women who

re excellent riders in other horse events.

On the men’s side, some of the top harness drivers in the state are taking up the RUS challenge: Brad Kramer, Peter Wrenn, Mark

ayes and Lee Asher have all competed in past RUS events, and may take to the track

or the Northville engagement.

The 2005 RUS champions Kristine Konesko and her

ount Taraball Tony are expected to put up some tough competition.

The focus of RUS is to showcase the versatility of the Standardbred Breed. Many race

ans and horse lovers may not consider the Standardbred horse for any activity other than

arness racing when, in fact, the animals frequently make excellent trail riding,

erformance or pleasure mounts apart from a racing career. The breed’s even

emperament, a considerable amount of handling in training and exposure to many

istractions, such as large equipment on the track, early in life are all contributing factors

o their desirability for off-track occupations.

For more information, visit the Michigan RUS website at http://undersaddle.info, or call Ann Sigsby at 989-465-1583.

For more information visit www.northvilledowns.com

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