Horse Racing Advisory Commission

The Horse Racing Advisory Commission was created within the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to establish procedures governing the operation and promotion of horse racing in this state, and make recommendations to the legislature that would improve the regulatory structure of horse racing with a goal of maintaining its long‑term viability in Michigan.

Statute

Public Act 271 of 2016

The Commission is comprised of seven members appointed by the Governor. Members serve four-year terms subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.

Contact

Joseph Rivet
Deputy Director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
RivetJ1@Michigan.gov 
517-284-5738

Members

Thomas J. Barrett, Novi
Represents statewide horse racing associations
Term ends: Oct. 31, 2024

Michael Carlo, Northville
Represents owners or operators of horse racetracks in Michigan
Term ends: Oct. 31, 2024

William G. Frank, DVM, Warren
Represents veterinarians
Term ends: Oct. 31, 2024

Brian D. Nielsen, Ph.D., Mason
Represents individuals who have knowledge about and expertise in horse racing in Michigan
Term ends: At the pleasure of the Governor

Joseph L. Rivet, Bay City
Represents the designee of the Director of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
Term ends: At the pleasure of the Governor

Upcoming Meetings

No meetings are currently pending.

Past Meetings

March 6, 2017

Process of Simulcast Pari-Mutuel Wager - Carlo

TVG ADW Presentation

January 20, 2017

Horse Racing Advisory Commission - January 20, 2017 Meeting Minutes

Michigan Gaming Control Board Presentation January 20, 2017