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  • NYRA Bets Reports Increased Reach in First Year

    Following its launch during the 2016 meet at Saratoga Race Course, NYRA Bets, a leading advance deposit wagering (ADW) platform, has increased its geographic reach by nearly 50% and is now available in 29 states nationwide.

  • Arrogate won last year's Travers Stakes, highlight of the Saratoga Race Course season that opens July 21

    Plenty of Action to Start Saratoga Meet

    The opening weekend of the all-important race meet begins with five graded stakes, including opening day co-features of the Schuylerville Stakes (G3) for 2-year-old fillies and the Lake George Stakes (G3T) for 3-year-old fillies on turf.

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    NYRA Unveils New Board

    The New York Racing Association announced June 7 the formation of a new board of directors that moves the racing corporation from the state government to private hands. The new privatized board will be chaired by Michael Del Giudice.

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    Oversight Panel Approves NYRA Spending Plans

    A New York state oversight panel has approved major spending plans for 2017 by the New York Racing Association, though not before an annual disagreement surfaced about whether NYRA runs a surplus or deficit from its racing operations.

  • Champion Songbird won a pair of grade I stakes at Saratoga meet.

    NYRA Reports Steady Saratoga Meet Numbers

    The New York Racing Association concluded its 2016 season at Saratoga Race Course with all-sources handle of $647,322,503, virtually even with last year's record wagering that had shattered the previous high water mark by more than 10%.

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    NYRA Defends Financial Report at Meeting

    The head of the New York Racing Association tangled with a state financial oversight board member Aug. 16 in a seemingly annual dispute over how the racing corporation reports on its financial performance.

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    Round Table Presentations Available

    Official transcripts, a video replay, and PowerPoint presentations from Sunday’s 64th annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing are now available at jockeyclub.com.

  • Saratoga: New Charms, Old Favorites Await

    Racing fans will be greeted by a series of exciting new attractions, perennial favorite events and world-class thoroughbred racing when they return to the Spa for opening weekend of the 2016 racing season at Saratoga Race Course, July 22-25.

  • NYRA Commissions New Triple Crown Trophy

    The next time a horse is awarded the Triple Crown trophy will be the first time for a new design, as New York Racing Association president Chris Kay has commissioned a new trophy to replace the one awarded to many previous Triple Crown winners.

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    NYRA Offers Three Re-Organization Options

    Three-and-a-half years after being put under state control by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the New York Racing Association board of the directors approved a plan April 12 for a return to privatization at a meeting in New York City.

  • Belmont Stakes Tickets Available Feb. 23

    Tickets for the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival will go on sale at 10:00 a.m. ET Feb. 23. All reserved seating, premium dining options, and admission to the grounds will be available through Ticketmaster.

  • NYRA Working on Facility Improvements

    As a new year begins and live racing continues at Aqueduct Racetrack, a host of capital improvements are under way at Belmont Park in preparation for the upcoming spring meet. Live racing returns to Belmont April 29.

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    NYRA Officials Meet With Aqueduct Customers

    In the first of a series of quarterly meetings, executives from the New York Racing Association took questions from customers in an hour-long question-and-answer session Nov. 15 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • NYRA to Administer Jockey Health Insurance

    Facilitating new access to affordable health insurance coverage, the New York Racing Association Nov. 7 announced a formal agreement with the Jockeys' Guild which extends health care coverage to New York State jockeys.

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    Kay Outlines Recent Successes to NYRA Board

    With an eye on the future, New York Racing Association president and chief executive officer Chris Kay extolled the successes of the present and the recent past at a meeting of NYRA's board of directors on Sept. 29.

  • Oversight Board Reviews NYRA Finances

    California Chrome may have lost the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), but the potential for a Triple Crown winner helped to drive up the New York Racing Association's overall pari-mutuel handle in the first half of 2014.

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    Durkin to be Honored at Saratoga This Weekend

    The illustrious career of longtime track announcer Tom Durkin will be celebrated with two days in his honor at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, the New York Racing Association announced.

  • Tom Durkin (right), D. Wayne Lukas (center), and Jimmy Jerkens, accepting on behalf of his father, H. Allen Jerkens.

    Jerkens, Lukas, Durkin Honored at Saratoga

    Hall of Fame trainers H. Allen Jerkens and D. Wayne Lukas, along with legendary track announcer Tom Durkin, were honored Aug. 22 in the second annual "Red Jacket" ceremony in the winners' circle at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Tonalist winning the Belmont Stakes.
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    NYRA Reports Improved Handle at Belmont Meet

    Thanks, in part, to a bump in wagering from a Triple Crown being on the line this year in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), the Belmont Park spring-summer meet saw improved total all-sources handle numbers compared with 2013.

  • The Jockey Club Tour Visits Saratoga, Del Mar

    The Jockey Club Tour on FOX will cover Del Mar and Saratoga Race Course on Sunday, July 20, with a two-hour telecast featuring the Eddie Read Stakes (gr. IT) and TVG Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I).

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    Kay Hopes Upgrades Improve Belmont Experience

    NYRA chief executive officer Chris Kay said the association has invested in many improvements designed to make the experience at Belmont Park for Belmont Stakes day more enjoyable for customers.

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    NYRA Board Gets Optimistic Report From Kay

    Optimism was evident May 28 as the board of directors of the New York Racing Association heard Chris Kay, president and CEO, detail several improvements customers can expect on what could be an historic Belmont Stakes day.