Keyword: New York Racing Association

  • NY Lawmaker: Return Betting to City Bars

    Using the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) to make his point, New York Assemblyman Micah Kellner, who represents Manhattan, railed on officials for not moving to offer offtrack betting at bars in New York City.

  • 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?

  • NYRA Complying With Refunds on Overcharges

    The New York Racing Association said it is meeting a state request to refund money by March 30 to as many bettors it could identify that were overcharged when NYRA failed to follow a state law to lower its takeout on exotics.

  • NYRA Unveils 2012 Belmont Stakes Logo

    The New York Racing Association has unveiled the logo for the 144th running of the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) which is to take place June 9.

  • State Wants NYRA to Probe Aqueduct Breakdowns

    The administration of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has sent a letter to the New York Racing Association advising it to hire an investigator to analyze 15 fatal breakdowns that have occurred at Aqueduct since Nov. 30.

  • 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.

  • Jockeys' Guild Seeks Contracts With Tracks

    On the heels of signing a contract with Churchill Downs Inc. that ended a protracted stalemate, the Jockeys' Guild is preparing to launch an initiative to get other tracks to enter into agreements with the organization.

  • NYRA Criticized Again in New State Audit

    The New York Racing Association is masking financial troubles and is not taking steps state auditors have urged in the past to right its fiscal condition, the state's chief fiscal watchdog said Jan. 24.

  • The Resorts World Casino at Aqueduct

    Aqueduct Casino Breaks $1 Million in Proceeds

    In a state unaccustomed to rosy equine industry fiscal numbers, NY officials are going out of their way to hail the breaking of the $1 million mark in proceeds to a Thoroughbred breeding fund from the new casino at Aqueduct.

  • 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.

  • Fallout Expected From NY Takeout Blunder

    Bettors in North America were overcharged more than $7 million by the New York Racing Association over the past 15 months in higher-than-allowed pari-mutuel takeout rates 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.

  • Jean-Luc Samyn Retires to Become Agent

    Jean-Luc Samyn celebrated his 55th birthday Nov. 6 by taking out his license as a jockey agent and announcing his retirement from a riding career that spanned more than 30 years on The New York Racing Association circuit.

  • Javier Castellano

    Castellano Wins Riding Title at Belmont

    Jockey Javier Castellano won his first riding title since 2007 on the New York Racing Association circuit when he edged Ramon Dominguez by two victories at the conclusion of Belmont Park's fall meet.

  • Churchill Downs Retains New York Lobbyist

    At a time when out-of-state ADW operators are facing mounting criticism from some lawmakers and OTB operators in New York, Churchill Downs Inc. has turned to an influential Albany lobbying firm to represent its interests.

  • David Cohen

    Cohen Rides 1,000th Career Winner

    David Cohen reached a personal milestone Oct. 13 at Belmont Park when he won the ninth race aboard Bobs Pinup Girl ($18.80) in a photo finish for his 1,000th career victory.

  • 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 and Belmont Schedules Announced

    The New York Racing Association has announced the stakes programs for the 2011 Belmont fall championship meet and the 2011 Aqueduct fall meet, featuring 30 graded stakes races and nearly $9 million in purses.

  • 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.