Michigan Horse Racing

Michigan Horse Racing

While horse racing is not a thriving industry in Michigan, the state does host both Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing and is home to two separate racetracks. Over the years, several tracks, including Detroit Race Course and Great Lakes Downs, have closed. In 2008, there was the attempt to revitalize the racing industry with the building and opening of Pinnacle Race Course, a brand-new facility located in Huron Township. Live racing stopped after the 2010 season and the failed experiment went into foreclosure and was ultimately demolished in 2016.

Michigan Race Tracks

Hazel Park

Hazel Park opened in 1949 and holds live racing from May through September every year. The track is the last track in the state to offer live Thoroughbred racing. The schedule for 2016 calls for live racing every Friday and Saturday and they race in the evenings with a first post of 7:30 p.m.

Northville Downs

Northville Downs has been hosting live racing for 100 years and the track races from March to October. Post time for the harness racing is 7:00 p.m. every Friday and Saturday evening. The historic track is located in Northville, Michigan. 


Bet Michigan Horse Racing Online!

When you can't get out to see live harness or thoroughbred racing action, you can still bet Michigan horse race tracks through on online racebook.

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* REMINDER! - you must be of legal age in your state or province to legally wager on thoroughbred or harness horse racing. Please bet responsibly!