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In spite of rainy weather and muddy track conditions, a crowd of 55,779 wagered $10,098,573 on Belmont Stakes Day races, a 32.9% increase over $7,598,840 in 2010, the New York Racing Association reported June 11.
An anticipated $20-30 million purse boost due to VLTs key to mood around New York as Belmont Stakes day approaches.
For the second consecutive year, TVG will be title sponsor for three of the New York Racing Association's grade I stakes for 3-year-old fillies.
A partnership between the New York Racing Association and the Ram Truck Brand will enable the latter to integrate vehicle displays onsite at Belmont Park as well as sponsor the $150,000 Brooklyn Handicap.
The New York Racing Association has reached an agreement with ESPN to televise up to 13 weekends of racing to the United Arab Emirates, including Dubai.
On Friday, June 10 at Belmont Park, one day before the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), The New York Racing Association will run the sixth race in memory of Jack Kelly.
Electrical repair specialists, working overnight into the morning of May 14, restored full power to Aqueduct Racetrack after an accident a day earlier cut power to the facility.
New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo says he does not want to be "disruptive'' to the New York Racing Association, but he still wants the racetrack operator to get an in-state company to run its telephone wagering call center.
Lawmakers in New York said they plan to put off until next year passage of a measure permitting casino gambling in the Catskills resort region of the state.
Attendance and on-track handle posted huge gains at Aqueduct April 9 as Dianne Cotter's homebred Toby's Corner provided a stunning upset victory in the $1-million Resorts World New York Casino Wood Memorial (gr. I).
The Belmont Stakes Charity Celebration will benefit the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and the Backstretch Employee Services Team.
The New York Racing Association has announced that beginning March 29, it will be conducting an online "Get to Know Mo" contest.
The New York Racing Association will begin sharing photographs from its extensive archived collection on Facebook beginning Thursday, March 24.
New York state regulators are poised to crack down on jockeys, trainers, and others with racing licenses who test positive for alcohol while at New York racetracks.
The New York Racing Association's stakes schedule for the 2011 Belmont Park spring/summer meet includes the return of four graded stakes that were on hiatus in 2010 due to financial constraints.
Another off-track betting corporation in New York State is facing mounting fiscal problems and is considering Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection.
A New York lawmaker wants to put the now-defunct New York City Off-Track Betting Corp., out to competitive bidding.
The operators of Aqueduct's future video lottery terminal casino have begun pressing state officials to permit table games at the facility and New York's other racetrack casinos.
The New York Racing Association got a bump -- for one month, anyway -- in attendance and on-track handle to make up for some of the losses of the closing of the New York City Off-Track Betting Corp.
Total pari-mutuel handle at New York Racing Association tracks was up 76% in the first month after the shutdown of New York City Off-Track Betting Corp., according to state officials.
Another snowstorm scheduled to hit the Northeast Jan. 26 has prompted the New York Racing Association to accelerate post times for live racing at Aqueduct. Meanwhile, Laurel Park and Charles Town canceled live racing.
Aqueduct and Penn National canceled live racing for Jan. 21 because of a snowstorm moving through the Northeast.
Beginning Jan. 26, veterinarians for the New York Racing Association will administer the bleeder medication Salix to horses on race day.
Due to expected snowfall and winds, Aqueduct Racetrack will not conduct live racing Wednesday, Jan. 12.
The New York Racing Association has reached an agreement with New York City to provide content on Time Warner and Cablevision basic cable systems, channels that had previously carried the NYCOTB Racing Network.
Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino announced Dec. 27 it will give random breathalyzer tests to jockeys, stewards, assistant starters and members of the gate crew when its meet begins Jan. 5.
The inclement weather that has impacted business and travel in the Northeast has resulted in the Dec. 27 cancellation of live racing at Penn National Racecourse and simulcasting at Aqueduct and Belmont Park.
An agreement to permit tracks and OTB corporations in New York to stream live racing over the Internet was approved Wednesday, Dec. 22.
Racetracks and OTB corporations in New York are circulating a draft agreement to permit live video streaming of races over the Internet -- a move supporters said could help pick up some business.
The New York Racing Association announced new hours of operation for simulcasting at Aqueduct and the Belmont CafÃ©, and will suspend bus service from New York City Off-Track Betting parlor locations Dec. 20â€"28.
Seeking to make long-stalled legislative gains in the aftermath of the New York City Off-Track Betting Corp.'s shutdown, a number of racing interests are stepping up efforts to create a single, statewide OTB network.
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The New York Racing Association board of directors awarded raises to several hundred non-union employees -- a day after threatening bankruptcy if a controversial bill involving New York City Off-Track Betting Corp.
In addition to the full-card simulcasting that will be offered at Belmont Park's Belmont Cafe starting Dec. 12, Aqueduct Racetrack will be open for dark day simulcasting on Mondays and Tuesdays, beginning Dec. 13.
The $750,000 Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I), the New York Racing Associations's leading prep for the Kentucky Derby(gr. I), will be run April 9 at Aqueduct.
The New York City Off-Track Betting Corp. board of directors Dec. 1 approved a resolution to shut down the betting giant, affecting 1,000 workers and leaving an uncertain future.
The first day of racing on Aqueduct's inner track that ushers in the winter meet has been delayed after the New York Racing Association announced live racing would be canceled Wednesday, Dec. 1.
State legislators failed to pass a plan Nov. 29 to reorganize the New York City Off-Track Betting Corp. The Assembly could pass the measure but state senators have left town. NYCOTB is expected to issue pink slips.
The New York Racing Association, Inc.'s annual "Spirit of Giving" weekend is scheduled for Dec. 4-5 at Aqueduct Racetrack, featuring the United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign and the "Stocking Stuffer" promotion.
Longtime horse racing publicist Steven Schwartz died the morning of Nov. 20 at Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune following complications from surgery. He was 64.
A tentative deal has been reached to let the New York Racing Association and other tracks take over the advanced deposit wagering system now run by the giant New York City Off-Track Betting Corp.
Officials said they are close to a deal to try to bring New York City Off-Track Betting Corp. out of bankruptcy protection, but that a final agreement is being blocked by several harness tracks in the state.
The on-track handle and attendance easily eclipsed last year's numbers Oct. 2 at Belmont Park for a card that included the $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes (gr. I), which was won by Haynesfield.
The New York Racing Association has announced a special "$500,000 Guaranteed All Grade I Pick 4" on the Belmont Park race card for Saturday, Oct. 2.
Genting New York officials, after turning over $380 million in licensing fee payments to the state, said they are prepared to quickly start construction on the Aqueduct casino project.
Starting with the card on Saturday, Sept. 25, the New York Racing Association will increase purses at Belmont Park's fall championship meet by approximately 13%.
Handle and attendance decline at Saratoga but surpass projections and industry trends.
On-track attendance at Saratoga has declined 5.3% and on-track wagering is down 6% for the first 30 days of the current meet, when compared with the comparable 30 days a year ago.
The attendance increased 33.7% from a year ago to 45,764.
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