Keyword: Charles Hayward

  • Charles Hayward

    Hayward Launches Advisory Services Business

    Long-time industry and publishing executive Charles E. Hayward July 18 announced the formation of Hayward Advisory Services LLC to assist racing companies grow their business through a strategic planning process.

  • Lawyer Kay Expected to be Named NYRA Chief

    The New York Racing Association is trying to quickly call a board meeting for the week of June 17 to approve a new chief executive officer to run the three-track racing franchise now overseen by the state of New York.

  • NYRA Names 3-Person Interim Management Team

    The New York Racing Association board of directors, at a meeting late in the afternoon of April 29, appointed an interim management team to run the corporation's racetracks until a new chief executive officer is hired.

  • Ellen McClain

    McClain Resigns as NYRA President

    New York Racing Association President and COO Ellen McClain announced Jan. 25 that she is resigning from her role, and board leaders said they would immediately begin a national search to find a replacement.

  • Bobby Flay is one of the new members of the NYRA board.

    State Now Controls NYRA; New Board Appointed

    The New York Racing Association is now the nation's largest state-controlled racing entity, paving a new and highly uncertain future for the not-for-profit corporation that has seen its highs and lows.

  • Gov. Andrew Cuomo

    NYRA Getting Pounded by New York Officials

    Top state officials continued to pound the New York Racing Association, a day after regulators suggested its exclusive franchise to operate the state's major Thoroughbred tracks could be in jeopardy.

  • NYRA Names New Executives

    The New York Racing Association has named Ellen McClain as its new president and Kenneth V. Handal as acting general counsel and chief ethics and compliance officer.

  • NYRA Fires Hayward, Kehoe Amid Probe

    The New York Racing Association has fired president Charles Hayward May 4 following revelations he may have known the racing group was violating state law by not lowering takeouts on exotic wagers.

  • NYRA Under Fire; Two on Leave Without Pay

    When it was revealed last year that takeout rates on exotic wagers were not lowered as required by law, executives with the New York Racing Association said they were caught unaware of the problem.

  • Will NYRA Casino Revenues Last?

    The New York Racing Association took in $22.1 million in gross revenues during the first three months of the year from its new Aqueduct casino. But the question for NYRA is simple: will it last?

  • Panel to Investigate Aqueduct Breakdowns

    Leading veterinarians and a Hall of Fame jockey will be among those studying the 20 fatal breakdowns of horses racing at Aqueduct Racetrack since December, New York officials announced March 22.

  • Belmont Celebration to Benefit Charities

    The New York Racing Association and The Jockey Club announced that the June 7 Belmont Stakes Charity Celebration will benefit the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and the Backstretch Employee Service Team.

  • NYRA Takeout Error Missed by Other Agencies

    Just days after being praised by state officials for their fiscal openness, officials with the New York Racing Association were enduring a new round of criticism after revelations it had overcharged bettors on exotic wagers.

  • Aqueduct Racino

    NYRA Tracks Could Have Bigger Field Sizes

    The New York Racing Association predicted the size of fields at its tracks could grow by an average of one-half to one horse per race in the coming year thanks to higher purses from the new casino at Aqueduct.

  • NBC Sports Inks 2-Year Pact For Saratoga

    The NBC Sports family of networks will televise stakes action from Saratoga in 2012 and 2013, extending its initial agreement that saw them beam 2011 races from the Spa to a nationwide audience.

  • NYRA Announces Improvements for Saratoga

    The New York Racing Association announced a menu of 21 potential capital improvement projects for Saratoga designed to secure the historic nature of the race track while enhancing the facilities and overall fan experience.

  • NYRA president and chief executive officer Charles Hayward

    NYRA, Breeders' Cup Working Toward 2013 Deal

    The New York Racing Association, which was unhappy Breeders' Cup chose Santa Anita Park over Belmont Park to host the 2012 World Championships, already is in discussions with the organization to be the 2013 host site.

  • Change Looms for New York-Bred Program

    With expectations that funding for the New York-bred program will increase about 100% by 2014, officials hope to strike a balance with plans to expand its offerings and rewards for owners and breeders.

  • Aqueduct

    NYRA, Casino Firm Have Aqueduct Dining Deal

    The New York Racing Association has struck a deal with Resorts World Casino New York by which the gaming company will operate some concessions at Aqueduct, which is being redeveloped to accommodate 4,500 gaming machines.

  • Saratoga Racing

    Spa Attendance, Handle Open Higher

    New York Racing Association reported that attendance for the first four days of its Saratoga meeting was up 2%, while all-sources handle rose 10%.

  • 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.

  • NYRA Partners With Ram Trucks

    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.