Articles posted March 5, 2004

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Plan Requires NYRA to Repay Purse Fund

Plan Requires NYRA to Repay Purse Fund

The New York Racing Association would be legally required to reimburse horsemen in the state for the millions it borrowed from their purse fund to pay for its operations, according to a proposal being quietly shopping around to state legislators.

NTRA Seeks Reasons Behind 2003 Purse Drops

NTRA Seeks Reasons Behind 2003 Purse Drops

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association's Wagering Systems Task Force has enlisted a panel of business experts, including former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, to find out what caused purses to drop in 2003 even though national handle increased.

Pricing Pits Industry Against Some High-Volume Bettors

The debate over pricing, rebating, and computer betting has put the pari-mutuel industry at odds with some of its best customers, and judging from the latest exchange of opinions and statistics, it could be some time before the situation is resolved.

Meyocks Joins NTRA as Commissioner's Assistant

Meyocks Joins NTRA as Commissioner's Assistant

Terry Meyocks, former president and chief operating officer of the New York Racing Association, has taken the position of special assistant to the commissioner with the National Thoroughbred Racing Association.

Storm Rips Roof Off Oaklawn Barn; No Horses or Humans Hurt

Storm Rips Roof Off Oaklawn Barn; No Horses or Humans Hurt

When a squall line ripped through Hot Springs, Ark. Thursday evening at 7 p.m., the results "raised the roof" of Barn 25 in the Oaklawn Park stable area, depositing it largely on Barn 28 and a pair of unsuspecting trucks.

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