Tom Precious

  • Trainer Rick Dutrow Jr.

    Dutrow Decision Due Next Week

    Trainer Rick Dutrow Jr. is expected to learn the fate of his career next week when regulators in New York rule whether his alleged use of drugs in racehorses is serious enough to lead them to permanently revoke his license.

  • Poll: 56% of New Yorkers OK With Casinos

    The push and pull by advocates and detractors has yet to begin, but more than half of New Yorkers believe the state should permit full-fledged casinos beyond Indian-owned gambling facilities, a new poll has found.

  • Aqueduct has plans for future VLTs

    NY Tracks to Offer Casino Expansion Plan

    Racetracks across New York Sept. 7 will unveil a plan to amend the state constitution to permit them to offer a complete array of casino gambling as part of a proposal they say will raise revenue for the state and industry.

  • New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo

    Cuomo: Non-Indian Casinos in NY Possible

    After 10 years of stalled efforts to locate casinos in the economically depressed Catskills resort region, New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo says it may be time for the state to permit non-Indian casinos in New York.

  • NYRA Projects Decrease in 2011 Net Revenue

    The New York Racing Association's net revenue is projected to decrease 3.9% this year while its wages and benefits are up 5%, according to its 2011 budget that was released July 15 by state officials.

  • Charles Hayward

    Hayward Addresses Criticism of NYRA

    The head of the New York Racing Association said he made "a mistake" by not sharing details about management pay hikes with state oversight officials, but he defended the fiscal health of the association.

  • Federal Policy Shift of Concern in New York

    The racing industry in New York expressed concerns about new, potent competition after the Obama administration reversed course on federal policy that had blocked Indian tribes from building off-reservation casinos.

  • Rick Dutrow

    Dutrow: 'I Think I'm Good for Racing Game'

    Embattled trainer Rick Dutrow made a plea for his career June 3, when he told a New York hearing officer considering a license revocation case against him that he has been good for the Thoroughbred industry.

  • Rick Dutrow

    Dutrow Hearing Opens in New York

    The opening salvo in a state hearing that could at least end the New York career of trainer Rick Dutrow focused on claims of an appearance of a conflict of interest by New York's top racing industry regulator.

  • Aqueduct

    Genting Plan to Finance Casino Approved

    A state panel has approved a resolution that permits Genting New York LLC, the future operators of the Aqueduct casino, to obtain a $225 million mortgage to help finance construction activities at the facility.

  • Dutrow's Legal Rights Denied, Attorney Claims

    Trainer Rick Dutrow Jr. was denied attempts by his lawyer to challenge two accusations by New York racing regulators and should get a new hearing before a board of stewards, according to new legal documents filed in the case.

  • Cuomo Wants In-State Phone Betting Company

    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.

  • Off Track Betting

    Suffolk OTB Files for Bankruptcy Protection

    Three months after the closure of the state's largest off-track betting corporation, Suffolk Regional OTB has now gone through with its threat to seek Chapter 9 bankruptcy reorganization protection.

  • New York City OTB

    NY Assembly Approves Lower Purse Surcharge

    The state Senate in New York has approved a measure to pick a new private company to run the closed New York City Off-Track Betting Corp., while the Assembly has backed a bill lowering a surcharge imposed on purses.

  • NYSRWB To Tighten Alcohol Policy

    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.

  • Richard Dutrow

    Dutrow Suspended 90 Days for Two Infractions

    New York stewards have suspended trainer Richard Dutrow Jr. for 90 days for a positive drug sample in a winning horse from a race at Aqueduct last fall and for possession of hypodermic needles in his barn.

  • Aqueduct Racetrack

    NYRA Attendance, On-Track Handle Increase

    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.

  • NY Lawmaker Criticizes Indian Casino Compact

    New York State will lose money and the racing industry severely dented if the go-ahead is given to a Wisconsin Indian tribe to build a casino in the Catskills resort region, a top Democratic lawmaker said Feb. 2.

  • NY Horsemen to Receive $4.4 Million in Awards

    Breeders and owners in New York, shortchanged the past couple years, in part, because of the bankruptcy of New York City Off-Track Betting Corp., are in line to get $4.4 million in purse awards due them in 2009 and 2010.

  • Judge Dismisses NYCOTB Bankruptcy Case

    A federal bankruptcy judge Jan. 25 dismissed the shuttered New York City Off-Track Betting Corp.'s Chapter 9 bankruptcy case, rejecting a motion by a union representing more than 1,000 fired workers.

  • NY Racinos Want Indian Casino Deal Scuttled

    The major racino operators in New York are urging the state's new governor and legislative leaders to scuttle a deal made by former Gov. David Paterson with a Wisconsin tribe for a full-fledged casino in the Catskills area.

  • New York Racing Association President Charles Hayward

    New Push For New York Off-Track Betting

    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.

  • NYCOTB Prospects Grow Dimmer

    New York City Off-Track Betting Corp. is just days away from 'a point of no return,' as officials watch bettors withdraw their final ADW funds and the OTB prepares to make a last revenue-sharing payoff to racetracks.