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Live horse races cancelled at Northville Downs for second day

DETROIT, Jan. 13, 2024 — The Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) has cancelled live horse races scheduled at Northville Downs on Saturday, Jan. 13 as a result of a winter storm system that began yesterday but continues to deliver snow, ice, wind, and hazardous road conditions across Michigan.

“It's essential that we exercise caution to ensure the safety and well-being of the horses and all those involved in their care and administration of the harness races at Northville,” MGCB Executive Director Henry Williams said. “Like yesterday, I have issued another order today that Saturday's scheduled races are cancelled because of the weather.”

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

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

Gambling in any form is for entertainment purposes only. If someone has a gambling problem, please call the state's 24-hour, toll-free helpline at 1-800-270-7117 or the MGCB's responsible gaming section at 1-888-223-3044. Visit the Responsible Gaming page of the MGCB website for information on self-exclusion programs including the Disassociated Persons List and the Internet Gaming and Sports Betting Responsible Gaming Database, and for additional tools to game responsibly.

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