The New York Racing Association has invited representatives of racetracks in Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania to a meeting Oct. 31 to discuss topics of mutual interest.
The meeting, to be held at Aqueduct, was organized by NYRA president and chief executive officer Charles Hayward, NYRA said in a release.
Executives from Delaware Park, Meadowlands and Monmouth Park, and Philadelphia Park Casino & Racetrack will meet with NYRA officials to discuss simulcast scheduling, stakes schedules, racing dates, and other topics impacting Thoroughbred racing in general and the region’s racetracks in particular.
“Although there are areas of healthy competition among the region’s racetracks, we all face many of the same challenges and concerns,” Hayward said in a statement. “We know these challenges can be met more effectively with better communication and cooperation among the neighboring racetrack operators.
“We look forward to this meeting as a positive step in advancing the shared interests of the region’s vital Thoroughbred industry.”
NYRA this summer announced the hiring of Hal Handel, former chief executive officer of Philly Park, as chief operating officer.