Keyword: New York Racing Association

  • 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.

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    NYRA Honors Commentator at Saratoga

    The New York Racing Association (NYRA) paid tribute to Commentator Sept. 6, at Saratoga Race Course. The 8-year-old chestnut gelding, owned by Tracy Farmer and trained by Hall of Famer Nick Zito, was retired from racing Aug. 9, a day after finishing third in the Whitney Handicap (gr. I). He was attempting to join Discovery and Kelso as the only three-time winners of the race in its 82-year history.

  • NYRA Incentive Program Continues to Grow

    Purse hikes from the incentive program created to increase field size during the 2009 Saratoga Race Course meet totaled $553,990 through Week Five, a 19.5% advance over original purse values, according to The New York Racing Association.

  • Saratoga to Host First College Day

    Saratoga Race Course will welcome college students back to their favorite course this fall with the first ever College Day Sept. 4, featuring a host of prizes, giveaways and $1,000 scholarships to be awarded after each race by The New York Racing Association.

  • Saratoga Attendance, Handle Down Slightly

    Attendance and handle turned down fractionally for the first time during the 2009 Saratoga Race Course meet after two inches of rain Aug. 28 and 29 lowered attendance on Shadwell Travers (gr. I) Day and forced seven of the weekend's 11 carded turf races off the turf. Attendance was down 1.6%, on-track handle down 1.6%, and all-sources handle down 2.8% from 2008 totals through week five.

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    NYRA Joins Rachel Alexandra-Zenyatta Bidding

    Online wagering companies TVG and Betfair have pledged an additional $400,000 to the New York Racing Association to invite Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta to participate in the Beldame Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park Oct. 3.

  • Women's Day Expo at Saratoga

    The New York Racing Association invites female racing fans to the fourth annual Women's Day Expo at Saratoga Race Course, which will take place Aug. 19 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • Saratoga Numbers Strong at Mid-Point

    Attendance is up 8.4%, on-track handle up 12.3%, and all-sources handle up 4.8% from 2008 totals midway through the 2009 meet at Saratoga Race Course.

  • NYCOTB Changes Needed to Avoid Insolvency

    The New York City Off-Track Betting Corp., which is now controlled by the state government, is facing insolvency unless it can get its financial affairs in order, state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli reported Aug. 14 in a long-awaited audit.

  • Incentive Program Boosts Races at Saratoga

    Twelve more races qualified under the purse incentive program created to increase field size during week two of the 2009 Saratoga Race Course meet, according to The New York Racing Association. Purse increases from incentives during the meet's second week totaled $74,750, a 16.5% advance over the original purse values.

  • Jeff Mullins

    Mullins Claims I Want Revenge Bills Unpaid

    Jeff Mullins, trainer of 2009 Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I) winner I Want Revenge, has filed a letter with the New York State Racing and Wagering Board regarding IEAH Stables' alleged failure to meet financial obligations in relation to the training, riding, and care of the colt.

  • Saratoga Opening Day Way Up

    On-track and all-sources handle were up significantly over 2008 totals as Saratoga Race Course opened its 141st season July 29.

  • Nassau Regional OTB to Show Saratoga Racing

    At the urging of the New York State Racing and Wagering Board, the New York Racing Association July 29 -- opening day of the Saratoga meet--authorized restoration of its televised signal to the in-home distribution network of Nassau Regional Off-Track Betting Corp.