NYRA Board Meets, Calls Executive Session

One company's financial history said to be topic of closed meeting Feb. 26.

The New York Racing Association approved no items at its Feb. 26 board of directors meeting before quickly shutting off the public to go into executive session.

The meeting had only two items on the agenda. The first was to hear brief introductory remarks from Kevin Rogan, the new NYRA compliance officer; that lasted a few minutes before the board voted to go into closed session to "discuss the financial history of a particular company."

Board members did not elaborate before an online video stream of the meeting went blank. The board members were scattered among Manhattan, Palm Beach, Fla., and Ithaca in upstate New York.

When the board reconvened, it took no further action.

Before the meeting was closed NYRA president Christopher Kay raised the issue of reports about a woman being sexually assaulted at Aqueduct Racetrack, an incident media reports said occurred on Super Bowl Sunday. Kay said the alleged assault was a police matter and not appropriate for discussion at the board meeting.