The New York Racing Association board approved a 2003 calendar that adds a week to the Belmont fall meeting. The schedule must be approved by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board.The Belmont fall meet would be 38 days, from Sept. 5 through Oct. 26. The Aqueduct fall meeting would then run for 44 days, from Oct. 29 to Dec. 31.The other dates to be submitted: Aqueduct winter, 50 days, Jan. 1 through March 9; Aqueduct spring, 38 days, March 12 through May 4; Belmont spring, May 7 through July 20; and Saratoga, 36 days, July 23 through Sept. 1
New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer said all options regarding the New York Racing Association franchise remain on the table while his administration wrestles with various ideas for the future of racing in the state.