Welcome to the Michigan Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association.

Before there were casinos, state lotteries, charity poker rooms and internet betting, there was horse racing. Since 1933, thoroughbred horse racing has played a vital role in Michigan’s equine-agricultural environment. Michigan horsemen spend millions of dollars in maintaining equine farms, purchasing trucks and trailers, employing more than 12,000 Michigan residents and supporting feed and hay farmers.  There are registered horsemen in every county in Michigan.

Our focus is, and always will be, the betterment of racing on all levels and remaining collectively committed to the future of Michigan horse racing. Regardless if you are a horsemen with one horse and a dream or a stable of 100 Michigan-bred horses, the Michigan HBPA is the voice of thoroughbred owners, breeders and trainers that race in Michigan and throughout the country. The Michigan HBPA is the advocate and the representative for all flat-track racing in our state, including Quarterhorses, Arabian, Appaloosa, and Paint horses. Big and small, young and old; from one end of the state to the other -- we horsemen are the Michigan HBPA. We are Horsemen Helping Horsemen.

We urge all horsemen to take an active role in the direction and policies of your organization. By doing so, you are affirming your confidence in the goals and future endeavors of the HBPA. You do make a difference.

STALL APPLICATIONS for the 2017 Hazel Park meet are now available online at the HP website.

JULY 1, 2016


SENATE BILL 504 passes the Senate by an overwhelming majority!

Did you read the article about Hazel Park in the Winter 2015 Horsemen's Journal? Click HERE and turn to page 37 to read 'The Little Track That Could'

LIVE RACING begins Friday, May 5th at Hazel Park!

Click on the "NEWS" tab above for details regarding the Hazel Park 2017 meet.

• Your HBPA Board Meets on the first or second Thursday of each month, depending on travel schedules of the members. If any current HBPA members would like to attend one of our board meetings, simply send your request to Gary Tinkle, our Executive Director or use the "Questions" link below.

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