A former outside counsel for the New York Racing Association claims he was fired in 2011 in the midst of performing two separate "integrity investigations" of the organization.
New York's top racetracks are off limits to trainer Jeff Mullins for six months in a case his attorney claims is a "witch hunt."
The New York Racing Association violated state law for its no-bid contract with a politically connected law firm, a New York state investigation has found.
By Neil V. Getnick - I have lost a friend. And New York Thoroughbred racing has lost a friend. He was Peter Karches, the former co-chairman of the New York Racing Association Board of Trustees.
Federal prosecutors have dropped their longstanding criminal case against the New York Racing Association, which officials said cooperated in reforming past episodes of wrongdoing that could have cost it the franchise to operate the tracks.
An omnibus racing bill with provisions that include creation of a new state panel to oversee the operations of the New York Racing Association has been signed into law by New York Gov. George Pataki.
The New York Racing Association has made significant strides to improve its operations and to bolster the integrity of the racing industry, according to the federal monitor assigned to oversee NYRA during its deferred prosecution period.
The court-appointed monitor overseeing the New York Racing Association said his job is to bring "structural reforms" to NYRA, not tear it down with "scandal of the week" announcements.
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