In a press launch printed this Wednesday, the Michigan Gaming Management Board (MGCB) has revealed the forthcoming closure of the state’s final horse racing monitor, Northville Downs. Established in 1944, the power will mark its eightieth anniversary this 12 months. The present location, at 301 S. Heart St. close to 7 Mile Highway in Northville will likely be operational till February 3, 2024, when the final race is scheduled to happen. Northville Downs allowed horse racing followers to look at and wager on dwell horse races on weekends and simulcast races through the week.
As of February 5, simulcast wagering in individual at Northville Downs will now not be doable. Regardless of the deliberate demolition of the bodily racetrack, horse racing aficionados will have the ability to wager on-line by advance deposit wagering (ADW). The MGCB additional shared an inventory of licensed operators together with FanDuel Racing (TVG), NYRA Bets, Churchill Downs/Twin Spires, and Xpressbet. With the reopening of the racetrack at its new location, simulcast wagering will likely be out there once more, the regulator stated.
Following a 2018 gross sales settlement with Hunter Pasteur Houses, a $250 million challenge will rework the present race monitor right into a mixed-use advanced. Apart from the residential space together with a whole bunch of properties, it can have a business area, in addition to three parks. In accordance with plans, the demolition of the monitor buildings will take roughly six months and the development of a number of parts of the challenge will start in 2024. The challenge’s anticipated completion date is scheduled for 2027.
Plymouth Township Will Be the New Web site of the Harness Racing Facility
The brand new 128-acre website will likely be on the southeast nook of 5 Mile Highway and Ridge Highway in Plymouth Township. Following approval by the township board, Northville Downs will begin building of the brand new harness racing facility.
As per the submitted building plans, the challenge contains an oval harness racetrack, a 4,900-square-foot grandstand, and a 23,000-square-foot racing constructing. Moreover, there will likely be a 35,000-square-foot horse barn and a 3,200-square-foot upkeep constructing.
MGCB’s Govt Director, Henry Williams, commented on the forthcoming closure of the horse racing monitor, underlining the regulatory physique’s appreciation of all clients of the power “who’ve made every race day memorable and thrilling”. He additional shared his pleasure for the way forward for horse racing in Michigan on the new location.
The regulator additional notified patrons of Northville Downs that they might have the ability to money in profitable bets till February 10, 2024. Following this date, they will mail profitable tickets to Northville Downs, 47526 Clipper St., PO Field 701220, Plymouth, MI 48170. As for the profitable pari-mutuel tickets, they should be introduced for fee inside 60 days of the race assembly, as per info by the MGCB.