Keyword: New York Racing Association

  • Joe Bravo after winning the Muniz Memorial Handicap aboard Synchrony

    Joe Bravo to Receive 2018 Venezia Award

    The New York Racing Association has announced Joe Bravo as the 2018 recipient of the Mike Venezia Memorial Award, the honor awarded to jockeys who exemplify extraordinary sportsmanship and citizenship.

  • Jockeys' Guild chairman John Velazquez

    Jockeys Delay Saturday Card at Belmont Park

    Jockeys delayed the start of the first race at Belmont Park by 37 minutes May 12 to register their dissatisfaction with the state of ongoing contract negotiations between the Jockeys' Guild and the New York Racing Association.

  • NYRA Approved to Construct New Building at Saratoga

    The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) April 30 received approval from the New York State Franchise Oversight Board to proceed with construction of a permanent building at the site of the current At the Rail tent at Saratoga Race Course. 

  • New York Thoroughbred Breeders Executive Director Jeffrey Cannizzo and New York Racing Association senior vice president of racing operations Martin Panza

    Report: N.Y. Equine Industry Jobs Surpass 42,000

    New York is bullish on its equine industries, racing executives say, in pointing to a new report that shows more than 42,000 jobs are tied in some fashion to equine activities, with an economic impact of $5.3 billion—up 121% in the past 13 years.

  • NYRA, MSG Networks Extend Regional Telecast Agreement

    The New York Racing Association and MSG Networks announced today a multi-year extension of their long-standing agreement for MSGN's telecast of NYRA's Thoroughbred racing programming, including NYRA's flagship 'Live' shows.

  • Bettors at New York Racing Association tracks will soon be able to make a tax-deductible contribution to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

    NYRA Teams With TAA to Support Aftercare

    Starting April 7, horseplayers cashing a winning ticket through a self-service terminal will be prompted with a pop-up interface developed by AmTote International, allowing them to make a donation to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.

  • Divine Miss Grey wins a December allowance optional-claiming race at Aqueduct Racetrack

    NYRA Launches Starter Loyalty Program

    The New York Racing Association is poised to implement a loyalty program that will award added purse money for each runner in a non-maiden race making five or more starts at NYRA tracks in a one-year period.

  • Trainer Linda Rice

    Report: Trainer Rice Being Investigated

    Daily Racing Form reports that the New York State Gaming Commission is investigating trainer Linda Rice for receiving information on race entries in exchange for payments to the New York Racing Association office.

  • Resorts World Casino

    State Comptroller, NYRA at Odds on Accounting Issues

    Two new financial reviews by New York's chief fiscal watchdog suggest the New York Racing Association continues to overstate the financial health of its racing operations by using VLT proceeds to make its racing business look rosier than it is.

  • A horse walks a shedrow at Belmont Park

    Second EHV-1 Positive Extends Quarantine at Belmont

    The New York Racing Association announced Jan. 19 that a "precautionary quarantine" at Belmont Park's Barn 44 remains in place after a horse that tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 again came back with a positive result in a follow-up test.

  • The start of the 2017 Wood Memorial at Aqueduct Racetrack

    NYRA Announces Wood Memorial Purse Bonus

    The New York Racing Association announced Jan. 13 a bonus program for potential starters in the $750,000 Wood Memorial Stakes (G2) April 7 at Aqueduct Racetrack that could increase the total purse to $1 million.

  • Horses leave the starting gate at Aqueduct Racetrack

    Weather Delays Aqueduct Stakes Races

    The combination of bitter cold temperatures and light snow forced NYRA to cancel its Dec. 30 card at Aqueduct Racetrack after four races and a continued Arctic freeze led to the scrapping of the Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 cards.

  • The planned location of a new hockey arena at Belmont Park, close to the Belmont Long Island Rail Road station

    Horsemen All Aboard Improved Belmont Train Stop

    The new head of the group representing owners and trainers at New York Racing Association tracks says the plan to relocate the NHL's New York Islanders to Belmont Park could boost interest in Thoroughbred horse racing.

  • An artist's rendering of the planned entertainment complex at Belmont Park

    NYRA Plans Belmont Changes to Target Potential Fans

    New York Racing Association officials are ready to move forward with their own renovation plans as they target potential new fans drawn by the construction of a new stadium for the New York Islanders and an entertainment complex at Belmont Park.

  • An artist's rendering of the planned hockey arena at Belmont Park

    Governor Outlines Plans for Arena at Belmont Park

    Outlining a plan that the New York Racing Association sees as potentially attracting new fans to racing, Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Dec. 20 announced a development project on the Belmont Park grounds that will feature an 18,000-seat hockey arena.

  • New York Clocker Suspended at Least 10 Years

    State regulators in New York revoked the license to work in the racing industry of a former head clocker at the New York Racing Association for his role in an alleged conspiracy involving electronic trespassing of internal NYRA records.

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    NYRA XP App Available for First Time at Saratoga

    The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced that its new app, NYRA XP, will for the first time be available to fans at Saratoga Race Course during the 2017 summer meet.

  • Gabby Gaudet

    NYRA Announces Expanded Role for Gaudet

    The New York Racing Association announced July 17 that racing analyst Gabby Gaudet will undertake an expanded role with NYRA, working on the broadcast team for the 2017 Belmont fall meet, and continuing through Cigar Mile Day Dec. 2 at Aqueduct.

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    NYRA Revises Pick 6 Carryover to $47,812

    Calling it a matter of fairness to horseplayers, the New York Racing Association increased its carryover pool for the June 9 Pick 6 after receiving permission from the New York State Gaming Commission early that morning to make the revision.

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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.

  • Screenshot of the NYRA Now app

    NYRA Now App Puts Customers in Control

    Customers looking for customization of their racing experience should find a useful tool in the new NYRA Now app, which not only provides access to all things New York Racing Association but lets the user determine the experience.

  • Aqueduct Racetrack

    NYRA Converting Aqueduct Inner Track to Turf Course

    Construction has begun at Aqueduct Racetrack to add a new turf course on what has been the facility's inner dirt track and to renovate the facility's main dirt track for winter racing, New York Racing Association officials said May 4.

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    NYRA Deal Stalled After Budget Bills Fall Apart

    A tentative deal to return the New York Racing Association to private hands ran aground April 5 when a broader package of state budget bills that included the NYRA component fell apart at the state Capitol in Albany.