statute shall be utilized for special races for horses by registered Michigan sires and
such races shall include but not be limited to the following 6 divisions which shall at all
times be of equal purse value.
(a) Two-year-old colts and geldings.
(b) Two-year-old fillies.
(c) Three-year-old colts and geldings.
(d) Three-year-old fillies.
(e) Four-year-old and up colts and geldings.
(f) Four-year-old and up fillies and mares.
Included in the 75% or $600,000, if appropriated, whichever is greater, may be
additional races with separate purse value for race conditions determined by the
committee, described in R 285.821.4(3).
(3) The director shall allocate Michigan-sired horse owner awards and stallion
owner awards after reviewing recommendations made by a committee consisting of a
representative of the director, The H.B.P.A., M.T.O.B.A., O.R.C., and a representative
of the host track.
(4) The department shall not be the holding agent for fees provided by this rule.
History: 1983 AACS; 1998-2000 AACS.
Designation of host tracks; race
dates; postponement and
rescheduling of races.
Rule 5. (1) The director shall designate annually which pari-mutuel track or tracks
shall host the Michigan sire stake races. To assist the director in designating the track
and to help determine the time and conditions of the races to be run, an advisory
panel is established consisting of the following persons:
(a) Any thoroughbred breeders and owners selected by the director.
(b) The Michigan racing commissioner or his or her designee.
(c) A representative of the pari-mutuel thoroughbred race meet licensees.
(d) A member of the Michigan department of agriculture, designated by the director,
who shall act as chairman.
(2) The director shall make announcements of the track or tracks designated to host the
races not later than November 1 preceding the year in which the races are to be
(3) If, because of unfavorable weather or other unavoidable circumstances, the
Michigan sire stake races are postponed, the director may reschedule the races at
another licensed thoroughbred track, if the licensed track originally designated to host
the sire stakes is unable to do so.
History: 1983 AACS.
R 285.821.6 Determination of field; applicable rules.
Rule 6. (1) If the field, after the nomination and entry fees are paid, contains more
than the track=s maximum available field, then the field shall be determined by the
lifetime money earnings of the top entries to fill the track=s maximum field.