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“CLOSED” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pinnacle Race Course

Pinnacle Race Course
Newport, Michigan
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60 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2012

We road out to the racetrack and much to our surprise the whole complex is CLOSED up! Didn't make it without advertising - too bad looked like it could've been a great place with the right management,

Visited June 2012
Thank bjcmich
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Fort Myers, Florida
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355 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2012

What a waste!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SAD that it closed, Hoping someone can buy this place and reopen soon.

Visited April 2012
2 Thank corvette44
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St. Clair Shores, MI
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80 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
“A Day At The Races”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2008

Pinnacle Race Course in New Boston, MI., is the newest thoroughbred race track in North America; opening this past July.

Located at 18000 Vining Road, the new entertainment facility is close by Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

My wife and I recently had the sheer pleasure of spending a delightful afternoon watching the ponies run, and betting a few also. The entire site is in Phase 1 of construction: there is a Corporate Pavilion containing wager windows, a large number of Simulcasting stations, and a well put-together bar. Comfortable outdoor bleacher seating at the Finish Pole can accomodate 1,000 visitors at a sitting. The Paddock nested between the Pavilion and bleachers is functional, and allows horse players a final look at the race field before horses enter the one-mile, oval track. The track is state of the art as to footing, which allows for optimum racing conditions in all types of weather; and provides for additional safety to the horses. I believe Phase 2 of construction includes a permanent Grandstand.

Currently the horse mix is predominently Michigan and midwest bred, but races featuring larger purses do attract well preforming horses from outside the midwest.

We visited Pinnace on a Friday and were informed that the track runs a Dollar Day promotion Fridays, pricing hot dogs and a small glass of domestic beer at $1.00 each. And we sampled that offering, too. Parking and admission to Pinnace is free for the remainder of the racing season. The team associates in all customer service related areas were just uniformly terrific. We felt warmly welcomed.

Our visit left us with the impression that when fully developed, this race course will rival many other top flight race tracks in looks and ambience. We're going to return here as often as we can before they shutter the season in November. Even now, the facility is family friendly, as evidenced by the number of children we noticed on our visit.The track web site can be Googled for additional information.

1 Thank jimmyk64
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