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Live horse races cancelled at Northville Downs due to snowstorm

DETROIT, Jan. 12, 2024 — The Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) has cancelled live horse races scheduled at Northville Downs on Friday, Jan. 12 due to an approaching severe snowstorm and out of an abundance of caution to ensure risks to both the horses and the individuals involved in their care and training are minimized.

“The safety and well-being of the horses, jockeys, staff, and patrons are of utmost priority,” MGCB Executive Director Henry Williams said. “The forecasted snowstorm and its unpredictable nature can generate numerous challenges that could compromise the integrity of the races and the safety of our participants, so I have issued an order that today’s races be cancelled due to the weather.”

Under Section 12(4) of the Horse Racing Law of 1995 (HRL), live racing days can be cancelled because of adverse weather conditions.

A decision will be made at a later date as to whether the cancelled races will be rescheduled.

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