Keyword: New York Racing Association

  • NYRA Confirms One Winning Pick 6 Ticket

    There was only one person who correctly selected the winners of all six graded stakes races for the Pick 6 on Belmont Stakes (gr. I) Day, June 6, resulting in a payout of $969,345.

  • Nassau OTB Responds in NYRA Signal Dispute

    The New York Racing Association removed its televised signal of Belmont Park races from the in-home distribution network of Nassau Regional Off-Track Betting Corp. June 3, and the OTB corporation June 4 issued a statement saying it takes offense to being accused of piracy.

  • Rene Douglas

    Douglas, Disabled Jockeys Fund to Benefit

    Riders at racetracks across the United States and Canada will take part in a unified show of support June 6 for recently injured jockey Rene Douglas and the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.

  • HRNN to Provide Radio Broadcast of Belmont

    The New York Racing Association and Horse Racing Radio Network announced May 27 that HRRN will provide the exclusive terrestrial radio broadcast of the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).

  • Gremillion Joins Saratoga Team

    The New York Racing Association has announced the appointment of Kevin Gremillion to the newly created position of operations manager at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Track Testing Lab to be Launched

    A Racing Surfaces Testing Laboratory designed to enhance surface safety for horses and riders is being launched with the financial support of a broad industry coalition, it was announced April 17 by the laboratory's coordinators Dr. Mick Peterson and Dr. Wayne McIlwraith.

  • Air Power: All Natural or Not?

    While it's common knowledge within the Thoroughbred industry that trainer Jeff Mullins is in hot water with the New York Racing Association for administering a herbal cough remedy to his horse Gato Go Win prior to the April 6 Bay Shore Stakes (gr. III) at Aqueduct, fans and horseman who are not familiar with various equine medications may be wondering exactly what ingredients make up this over-the-counter product.

  • Task Force Sought on Humane Treatment

    The New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc. is proposing a task force for the purpose of broadening programs that assist Thoroughbred owners forced with selling their horses while developing a policy that punishes any owner, breeder or trainer that either directly or indirectly contributes to an outcome where a horse is knowingly sent to slaughter.

  • Lawmaker: Let NYRA Develop VLT Casino

    The state of New York should abandon efforts to find new bidders to develop a video lottery terminal casino at Aqueduct and instead tap the New York Racing Association to run the long-delayed facility, a leading state lawmaker believes.

  • Belmont Bash to Benefit Equine Research

    The Belmont Bash, hosted by the New York Racing Association, and The Jockey Club, will be held June 4 at The Clubhouse at Meadowbrook Pointe in Westbury, N.Y.

  • DRF, NYRA Host Hirsch Tribute Service

    The Daily Racing Form, together with the New York Racing Association, invites family, horsemen, media, and friends to remember and celebrate the life of turf writer Joe Hirsch during Belmont Stakes Week. The tribute service will be held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. June 5 at Belmont Park in the North Shore Terrace (4th floor Clubhouse level).

  • Who's Who Among Who's Owed by MEC

    Magna Entertainment Corp. claims it owes more than $235 million to its largest 50 unsecured creditors, including many prominent names in the Thoroughbred racing and breeding industry.

  • Court Refuses NYRA Appeal in OTB Case

    The New York Racing Association lost a five-year-old lawsuit Feb. 24 when the state's highest court refused to hear its appeal in a case potentially worth millions of dollars in back simulcasting payments to the racing entity.

  • F-T Racing Festival Set for Saratoga

    Fasig-Tipton Company and the New York Racing Association (NYRA) are teaming up to develop the inaugural Fasig-Tipton Festival of Racing at Saratoga Race Course The festival will be held the second weekend of the Saratoga racing season, Aug. 8 and 9, and will precede the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling auction Aug. 10 and 11.

  • Issues Delaying VLT Casino at Aqueduct

    The company selected to operate video lottery terminals at Aqueduct said there are a host of unresolved issues, including restructuring its financing deal, before it can close on a final agreement with the state of New York to begin construction on the long-delayed facility.

  • Chief Financial Officer Exits NYRA

    The New York Racing Association's top fiscal executive has left, but the corporation is declining to provide any explanation or to say whether the departure was voluntary.

  • TVG, NYRA Reach Signal Agreement

    TVG and the New York Racing Association have reached a two-year agreement on the distribution of NYRA signals, allowing Aqueduct programming to return to the horse racing network Jan. 3.

  • NY Implements New Ticket Cashing Rule

    Effective Jan. 1, 2009, the New York State Racing and Wagering Board (NYSRWB) has implemented a new rule concerning any winning pari-mutuel ticket purchased at a New York pari-mutuel facility that is not cashed within ten days and has a cash value of $300 or more.

  • NYRA Projects Surplus; Budget Deferred

    The New York Racing Association is projecting a surplus next year, its first since 2000, despite an estimated drop in handle at its three racetracks brought on by the economic downturn. But regulators Dec. 22 were unconvinced about some of the optimistic forecasts, and deferred approving NYRA's 2009 budget.

  • NYRA CEO Charles Hayward

    Hayward: NYRA Has Big Plans, Wary Eye

    The rejuvenated New York Racing Association has big plans for its new 25-year franchise, but president and chief executive officer Charles Hayward said Dec. 9 the organization has to plan wisely should revenue sources dry up.

  • Edgar Prado, shown, and Norberto Arroyo Jr. will join athletes from the New York Giants, Jets, Rangers, Islanders, and Nets on the MDA Muscle Team.

    NY Jockeys Join the MDA Muscle Team

    New York has some great pro sports teams, but none of them can match the star power of New York's Muscular Dystrophy Association Muscle Team, made up of top pro athletes, including several jockeys, who have teamed with children challenged by MD for two inspiring events.

  • Belmont Handle, Attendance Averages Down

    The 37-day 2008 Belmont fall meeting, which ended on Oct. 26, produced mixed business results. All-sources handle on NYRA races was $356.3 million, compared with the 2007 figure of $346.5 million, for an increase of 2.8%. Because the 2008 meet included four more days than the 2007 meet, there was actually an 8.3% decline in the equivalent daily average all-sources handle figure.

  • NYRA Programs to Assist Injured Jockeys

    The New York Racing Association has put into place the InCompass Solutions' Jockey Health Information System and its own Jockey Medical Advocate Program.

  • Justus Joins NYRA Team

    The New York Racing Association announced Oct. 31 that Kimberly Justus has assumed the newly-created post of director of guest services. In her new role, Justus is responsible for all customer service functions at NYRA.

  • Aqueduct Casino Project Finally Approved

    New York state officials finally gave Delaware North approval to build and operate a video lottery casino at Aqueduct. The racetrack will house New York City's only legal casino, which could generate tens of millions for purses and breeders' awards.

  • NY Advisory Board Process Started

    State regulators in New York have begun the process of creating advisory boards to wrestle with issues in the communities surrounding the New York Racing Association's racetracks.

  • Aqueduct VLTs to Finger Lakes Owner?

    New York Gov. David Paterson selected Delaware North to run a new, sprawling video lottery terminal casino at Aqueduct, sources at the state capital said Oct. 10. But the Senate balked at his choice.

  • Slot Machine

    Crisis Brings Calls for Aqueduct VLTs

    The nation's financial crisis has stepped up efforts to prod state government in New York to select an operator for the long-stalled video lottery terminal casino at Aqueduct, and launched a renewed effort to bring VLTs to Belmont Park.

  • Jess Jackson

    Curlin Owners Donate to Anna House

    Jess Jackson and his wife, Barbara Banke, are donating $100,000 from "Jackson Curlin for Kids" to Anna House, the on-track daycare center for children of backstretch workers at Belmont Park.

  • NYRA Announces Board of Directors

    The New York Racing Association announced Sept. 24 the current composition of its 2008 board of directors. Ten of 11 governmental appointments to the board have been made and all 14 NYRA elected seats have been filled.

  • JC Gold Cup to be Televised on ESPNEWS

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, in conjunction with the New York Racing Association, announced that the Sept. 27 Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) at Belmont Park will be televised live on ESPNEWS.

  • NYRA Gets 25-Year Extension

    The New York Racing Association, created more than 50 years ago to bolster the Thoroughbred industry, took on a new life Sept. 12 with the formal approval by the state of a new 25-year franchise to exclusively operate Aqueduct, Belmont, and Saratoga racetracks.

  • Former NYRA Employees Sue Over Charges

    Two former state horseracing officials accused of lying about how much jockeys weighed have filed a $100-million lawsuit against ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer and state officials a year after charges against them were dismissed.

  • John Hettinger

    Horse Advocate John Hettinger Dies

    Horse advocate John A. Hettinger, a member of the Board of Trustees of the New York Racing Association and Chairman Emeritus of the Grayson Jockey Club Research Foundation, died Sept. 6 at his Akindale Farm in Pawling, New York after a lengthy illness. There will be no public ceremony.

  • Gary Contessa, leading trainer in New York, is accepting of the new toe grab rule issued by NYRA.

    NY Trainers Weigh in on Toe Grabs

    Some leading New York trainers said a ban on toe grabs will help level the playing field, but they're not all convinced the shoes are responsible for catastrophic breakdowns.

  • NY Lawmakers Back Off Takeout on Bets

    State lawmakers in New York have backed off on a looming law raising the takeout on bets made on out-of-state Thoroughbred races, a move the industry said would have put the state at a competitive disadvantage with other states.

  • NYRA Track workers remove standing water and level out the track after torrential rains caused damage to the Saratoga race course.

    Weather Forces Spa to Cancel 8 Races

    A severe summer thunderstorm, complete with heavy rain, hail, and lightning, washed out part of the main track at Saratoga, forcing the cancellation of racing after the second race Aug. 8.

  • Steroids, NYRA Discussed at Conference

    Racing medications and the future of the New York Racing Association were among the topics discussed Aug. 5 at the eighth Institute on Racing and Gaming Law in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • Three Chimneys to Sponsor Hopeful Stakes

    Three Chimneys Farm has become the two-year title sponsor of the Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga, the New York Racing Association announced Aug. 4.

  • Plan for Saratoga Stakes Fees Announced

    Fasig-Tipton will pay the nomination and entry fees for any of the six 2009 graded stakes for 2-year-olds at Saratoga Race Course on horses sold at its upcoming Saratoga select yearling sale, it was jointly announced Aug. 2 by the sales company and the New York Racing Association.

  • Kozak to Take Over for Passero at NYRA

    The New York Racing Association Aug. 1 announced that John Passero has resigned as director of racing surfaces, effective at the conclusion of the Saratoga meeting Sept. 1. Glen Kozak will take over Passero's responsibilities at the start of the Belmont Park meeting Sept. 5.