Keyword: New York Racing Association

  • NYRA Expands In-House Drug Testing

    The New York Racing Association announced plans July 14 to expand and enhance its in-house drug testing program in order to detect illegal performance-enhancing substances in Thoroughbred race horses.

  • Charles Hayward, president of the New York Racing Association

    Report: NYRA Could be Insolvent by 2011

    A report by the state comptroller took the New York Racing Association to task for failing to rein in spending and says NYRA faces insolvency if revenues from a racino fail to materialize and expenses are not curtailed.

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    Lobbyist Given Info on Other Aqueduct Bidders

    A politically-wired lobbyist for a bidding group that initially won the development rights to the Aqueduct casino project was provided details about competitors' bids by the top Democrat in the New York state Senate.

  • Richard Migliore announces his retirement at Belmont Park.

    Migliore Hangs 'Em Up

    Veteran jockey Richard Migliore announced his retirement from the saddle the morning of June 2 at a press conference at the Garden Terrace at Belmont Park.

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    Fly Down, Stay Put Tune Up for Belmont Stakes

    Hall of Fame trainer Nick Zito put the finishing touches on the second of his two Belmont Stakes (gr. I) candidates May 30, sending Dwyer Stakes (gr. II) winner Fly Down out for a bullet half-mile work.

  • New York Lawmakers Approve NYRA Loan

    New York State lawmakers on May 24 approved a $25 million loan for the New York Racing Association, keeping the racetrack operator solvent for at least the rest of the year and avoiding a shutdown of its operations.

  • Breeders to Seek $17M for NYRA With Lawsuit

    A group of about 10 Thoroughbred breeding farms and the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce next week will sue the state of New York to try to force it to loan $17 million to the New York Racing Association.

  • NYRA Seeks State Loan; NYOTB Cuts Staff

    NYRA may get a $17 million loan to help its cash crunch. Meanwhile, New York Off-Track Betting on April 23 cut 35 employees from his staff as it works through bankruptcy reorganization.

  • Adams of NYRA Honored With Two Awards

    Joanne Adams, director of community relations for The New York Racing Association has been named Garden City's 2010 "Citizen of the Year" in addition to receiving an American Legion Award from the Elmont East End Civic Assoc.

  • Belmont Park hosted its most recent Breeders' Cup in 2005.

    NYRA: BC Needs Belmont, Rotation of Tracks

    New York Racing Association officials have asked Breeders' Cup to consider Belmont Park has the 2011 host site for the World Championships, and also said a three- or four-track rotation best serves the event.

  • NYCOTB Bailout Deal Goes Up in Smoke

    An effort to bail out New York City Off-Track Betting Corp. collapsed April 14, leaving uncertainty over whether the betting giant will have to close its doors the weekend of April 17.

  • New York's OTB Facing April 11 Shutdown

    The nation's largest off-track betting corporation will be shut down on the night of April 11 if a deal to provide it with financial help does not come together over the weekend, officials warn.

  • Charles Hayward, president of the New York Racing Association

    NYRA Eliminates 12 Positions

    Charles Hayward, president of the New York Racing Association, sent word to NYRA officials March 26 that a dozen administrative positions at the racing group are being eliminated.

  • Facing Deadline, New York Seeks NYCOTB Fix

    A plan quietly floated to let the New York Racing Association take over management of the internet and phone wagering business at the struggling New York City Off-Track Betting Corp. has been rejected by Gov. David Paterson.

  • Repole, NYRA Donate to Retirement Causes

    In order to raise awareness for and benefit horse rescue and retirement organizations, Mike Repole and NYRA are donating a total of $30,000 to Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, and the Exceller Fund.

  • NYRA Cuts $1.4 Million from Stakes Purses

    The New York Racing Association, which announced it would cut $4.3 million in stakes purses from last year, has slashed around $1.4 million from its stakes program for the upcoming Belmont and Saratoga meets.

  • NYRA president Charles Hayward

    NYRA Releases Executive Salaries

    The New York Racing Association, which has long resisted revealing salaries of its top executives, has furnished the information to a top state regulator at a time it is warning of running out of cash later this summer.

  • NYRA: Toss Out NYCOTB Bankruptcy Petition

    The recent bankruptcy petition by the New York City Off-Track Betting Corp. should be tossed out of federal court, the New York Racing Association argues in a lengthy legal brief filed Jan. 4 in Manhattan.

  • New York Gov. David Paterson

    Paterson: Aqueduct VLT Operator Decision Near

    Frustrated by the delay in picking an Aqueduct casino operator, New York Gov. David Paterson said he is moving to publicly name his choice in hopes of putting pressure on legislative leaders to make a decision.

  • Could Tribal Casino Open Near NYRA Tracks?

    The federal government has given preliminary recognition to a Long Island Indian tribe, setting in motion development of a possible casino close to the New York Racing Association's two downstate tracks.

  • NYRA Launches Community Relations Blog

    The New York Racing Association has launched a new community relations blog to underscore its commitment to working with organizations in the areas surrounding Belmont Park, Aqueduct Racetrack, and Saratoga Race Course.

  • Knickerbocker Moved to Oct. 22

    Because of a forecast for heavy rain in the New York area during the latter half of the week and weekend, the New York Racing Association moved the $100,000 Knickerbocker Handicap (gr. IIIT) to Oct. 22.

  • Belmont Park

    Belmont's Athenia Stakes Moved to Oct. 21

    Due to heavy rain forecast for the New York area during the latter half of the week, The New York Racing Association has moved the scheduled feature race for Oct. 17, the $100,000 Athenia Stakes (gr. IIIT), to Oct. 21.