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Owned and bred by the late Gale Kline of Centreville, Michigan this trotter had the distinction of winning the initial stake race on opening night (May 22) of 1992 when old. Sportsman's Park was converted to a seven-eighths mile racetrack.

Ronnie Wrenn Jr never really wanted to follow his family into harness racing. In fact the 26-year-old studied criminal law for three years and it was only in his late teens the Michigan native decided to shadow his Grandfather, Father and Uncles into our great sport.

Harness racing driver Ronnie Wrenn, Jr. had a monster night on Friday (Feb. 22) at Northville Downs as he made 10 trips to the winner's circle on the 14-race card.

It only took about 72 hours for harness racing trainer Greg West to recognize Super Soph, the undefeated Wolverine State's 2-year-old pacing filly champion, could just very well be the best horse in his barn.

Michigan horsemen gathered at Sports Creek Raceway on Saturday night (Jan. 12) to honor the achievements of their fellow harness racing horsemen.

A bill aimed at boosting Michigan's horse racing industry will not be signed by Gov. Rick Snyder, who considers the plan likely to be unconstitutional without the approval of voters at statewide and local levels.

In a dozen years of outriding at Michigan tracks, Hazel Park outrider Debbie Taylor and her horse Butch have led a lot of parades -- post parades that is. Taylor and Butch, an 18-year-old chestnut quarter horse, have caught loose horses, led post parades and averted disaster at harness racing's Hazel Park for the last eight years and before that at Northville, Saginaw and Sports Creek for four years.

The Ontario Racing Commission (ORC) has been made aware of a case of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) in a horse that raced at Sports Creek Raceway on December 19th.

Due to the report of a confirmed Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) in a horse that raced at Sports Creek Raceway on December 19th, The Meadowlands Racetrack is denying entries of horses that have raced at Sports Creek Raceway after December 1st, until further notice.

There are several bills passed by the Michigan legislature that are still sitting on the governor's desk. One of them may hold the fate of Michigan's horse racing industry.

During the waning hours of Michigan's current legislative session, just after 3 a.m. Friday morning (Dec. 14), struggling harness racing horsemen in the Great Lakes State received some welcome news.

Michigan's horse racing industry is betting that it can get a boost with a bet on its past. Legislation in Lansing would allow horse track managers to introduce additional and innovative horse race betting games, like wagering on past races. The proposal has passed the House, and is in a Senate committee.

Amber Buter has hit the New York harness racing scene by storm this year. The 27-year-old Middletown (NY) conditioner has not only notched up her first 100 wins in 2012 but the she has also gone past $1 million in purses for the first time.

The day after he broke his ankle in an August 5 on-track accident at Raceway Park, harness racing driver Jason Merriman was at Hazel Park, wrapped in a cast, trying to convince the state race stewards that he was ready for action.

Four Michigan horsemen, two of them former harness racing trainers, claim their Fifth Amendment rights were violated when their licences were revoked for fixing races at Sports Creek.

The Detroit Free Press, on its website, has published a feature on Hazel Park Racetrack's new exhibit of rare, original Currier & Ives trotting lithographs, entitled 'The Story of Harness Racing by Currier & Ives.'

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