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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 (PDF)

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

Sylvia Renteria
Director of Finance and Budget
Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
RenteriaS@Michigan.gov
517-599-3605

Annual Report

2021 Horse Racing Advisory Commission Annual Report (PDF)

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: Oct. 31, 2024

Sylvia Renteria, Lansing
Represents the designee of the Director of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
Term ends: Oct. 31, 2024

Commission Meetings

2022 Meeting Schedule (PDF)

Date Time Meeting Location
Aug. 18, 2022 2:00 p.m.

Meeting Notice (PDF)

Constitution Hall
525 W Allegan St, Lansing

Option to join via remote technology:
Dial by telephone: 248-509-0316, Conf. ID: 705 871 699#

Nov. 10, 2022 2:00 p.m.

TBD

Option to join via remote technology:
Dial by telephone: 248-509-0316, Conf. ID: 497 304 997#

Past Meetings 

May 26, 2022

Horse Racing Advisory Commission - May 26, 2022 Meeting Agenda
Horse Racing Advisory Commission - May 26, 2022 Meeting Notice 

March 1, 2022

Horse Racing Advisory Commission - March 1, 2022 Meeting Minutes
Horse Racing Advisory Commission - March 1, 2022 Meeting Agenda 

January 11, 2022

Horse Racing Advisory Commission - January 11, 2022 Meeting Minutes
Horse Racing Advisory Commission - January 11, 2022 Meeting Agenda 

December 14, 2021

Horse Racing Advisory Commission - December 14, 2021 Meeting Minutes 
Horse Racing Advisory Commission - December 14, 2021 Meeting Agenda 

November 9, 2021

Horse Racing Advisory Commission - November 9, 2021 Meeting Minutes 
Horse Racing Advisory Commission - November 9, 2021 Meeting Agenda 

October 12, 2021

Horse Racing Advisory Commission - October 12, 2021 Meeting Minutes 
Horse Racing Advisory Commission - October 12, 2021 Meeting Agenda 

August 24, 2021

Horse Racing Advisory Commission - August 24, 2021 Meeting Minutes 
Horse Racing Advisory Commission - August 24, 2021 Meeting Agenda 

June 30, 2021

Horse Racing Advisory Commission - June 30, 2021 Meeting Minutes 
Horse Racing Advisory Commission - June 30, 2021 Meeting Agenda 

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