Hazel Park Raceway is located in southeastern Michigan, just north of Detroit. The track hosts live racing for both Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing. Thoroughbred racing returned to the track in June of 2014. Live race dates continue in 2015 from May 1 through September 12, Fridays and Saturdays. Their highlight for Thoroughbred racing is the Michigan Sire Stakes day offering six races with purses of $50,000 each.
In 1996, state legislation permitted full-card Simulcasting enabling the track to virtually be open for business year round seven days a week, noon till midnight. Now, in addition to the outstanding live racing, patrons may view and wager on all major harness and thoroughbred tracks across the country. The Triple Crown, Breeder's Cup and Breeder's Crown, Little Brown Jug and The Hambletonian are all now standard fare. On Saturday May 3 2008 Hazel Park attracted over 14,000 race fans to wager and watch the Kentucky Derby via simulcast.
Several recent improvements have been added for customer and horsemen convenience including: a passing lane, a casual park-setting picnic area, several banks of 42" plasma TVs, the very popular Top of the Park Grill, the Bridge Lounge, & the Homestretch Bar. Action on the Apron on Friday nights and other special discounts continue to attract new fans to our recently constructed, state of the art Grandstand area.