The New York Racing Association announced Aug. 14 that Andrei M.G. Saunders has been appointed by NYRA to its board of directors.
Negotiators on February 11 failed again to broker a new Thoroughbred franchise deal in New York, raising the chances that Aqueduct could go dark later this week.
Charles Wait, president of the Adirondack Trust Company in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., has resigned from his position on the New York Racing Association's board of trustees, citing his dissatisfaction with the position of Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno as the main reason for his decision.
More than two-thirds of respondents to a Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association survey of auction buyers indicated they are less likely to purchase a horse that has undergone a surgical procedure prior to being sold.
Barry R. Ostrager, a senior litigation partner and head of the litigation department of Simpson Thacher, has been elected to the New York Racing Association's Board of Trustees. His appointment will be official, pending approval from the New York State Racing and Wagering Board.
The new York Racing Association accepted the resignation of trustee Wayne Barr Jr. at the board's regularly scheduled meeting May 3 at Belmont Park.
Peter Karches resigned his position as co-chairman of the New York Racing Association at a board of trustees meeting in Manhattan Dec. 7. He will remain a member of the board.
Grade II winner Middlesex Drive has been relocated to Judith Barrett's Godstone Farm near Pine Grove, Pa.
Steve Duncker and Pater Karches were elected Dec. 8 to be co-chairman of the board of trustees of the New York Racing Association effective Jan. 1, 2005.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association delayed implementation of its drug-testing protocol for graded stakes in the United States because not all jurisdictions were prepared to implement it, the American Graded Stakes Committee said July 14.
The New York Racing Association, which operates Aqueduct, Belmont Park, and Saratoga, has revised its policy regarding access to the barn and paddock areas.
The American Graded Stakes Committee, which is administered by the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, will implement its plan of stringent drug testing for all graded stakes beginning in July 2004.
The American Graded Stakes Committee received industry support for its new drug testing protocol Friday and adopted a new rule that will force tracks to up the ante to keep the grade I status of some of its races.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association NTRA announced March 29 the board members for the NTRA Political Action Committee (PAC).
Three-time stakes winner Northcote Road has been retired from racing after suffering a ligament injury.
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