Keyword: New York Racing Association

  • 'Big Three,' Others to Renew NTRA Membership

    The three major racetrack operators -- Churchill Downs Inc., Magna Entertainment Corp., and the New York Racing Association -- have confirmed along with other racing associations and horsemen's groups the renewal of their membership in the National Thoroughbred Racing Association.

  • Federal Prosecutors Drop Case Against NYRA

    Federal prosecutors have dropped their longstanding criminal case against the New York Racing Association, which officials said cooperated in reforming past episodes of wrongdoing that could have cost it the franchise to operate the tracks.

  • Knowlton Resigns as 'Friends' Director in New York

    Due to his appointment to the Committee on the Future of Racing in New York, Jack Knowlton, managing partner of Sackatoga Stable, has resigned from the board of directors of Friends of New York Racing.

  • NYRA Promotes Controller Irene Posio

    The New York Racing Association announced Sept. 1 that Irene M. Posio has been promoted to vice president/treasurer and controller, effective immediately.

  • Battle Won Aims to Take Down First Grade I in Forego

    For Chuck Simon, nothing would be sweeter than scoring his first grade I victory at Saratoga Race Course. He will get the opportunity when he saddles Jay and Gretchen Manoogian's Battle Won in Saturday's $250,000 Forego Handicap (gr. I), going seven furlongs.

  • Final Report on NYRA Delayed

    The firm Getnick & Getnick, the federal monitor overseeing the operating procedures of the New York Racing Association (NYRA), has delayed submitting a report of their findings to the United States Attorney's office, which will turn over the report to Judge Arthur Spatt, the federal judge overseeing the matter.

  • Trust Created for New York Purse Money

    New York Racing Association president Charles Hayward and New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association president Richard Bomze announced Aug. 22 a trust account has been established to protect horsemen's purse money.

  • Listening to Tim Smith speak Monday were, from left to right: Dennis Brida, Jack Knowlton, Richard Bomze, and Charles Hayward.

    Smith: 'There's Good Consensus for Change' in New York Racing

    Continuing on a theme he struck during the Jockey Club Round Table the previous morning, Tim Smith, the president of the Friends of New York Racing, outlined the research group's preliminary findings and recommendations during a public forum Monday at Fasig-Tipton's Humphrey S. Finney sale pavilion in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • Will the Real Sis City Show Up for Alabama?

    Heading into Saturday's $750,000 Alabama (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course, the question on everyone's mind is if the real Sis City will stand up and win the final leg of the New York Racing Association's Triple Tiara for 3-year-old fillies.

  • NTRA Pick 4 Handle Tops $1.1 Million

    Saturday's NTRA National Pick 4 wager, offered in conjunction with the "Emirates Airline Super Saturday" series airing on ABC and ESPN through October, drew an enthusiastic response from fans, with a total handle of $1,162,771 and a payoff of $1,301.60 for each $1 winning ticket.

  • Lakow Joins Hill 'n' Dale Farm as G.M.

    Mike Lakow, who was relieved of his duties as racing secretary in a July shake-up of the New York Racing Association, has been named general manager of John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farm near Lexington.

  • Neil Getnick, federal monitor assigned to NYRA.

    Monitor's Comments Indicate NYRA May Be Cleared

    The New York Racing Association has made significant strides to improve its operations and to bolster the integrity of the racing industry, according to the federal monitor assigned to oversee NYRA during its deferred prosecution period.

  • Officials Knock Heads Over Racing Franchise

    The battle over the franchise to run three New York racetracks got off to an unofficial start Aug. 2 when officials with the New York Racing Association and Magna Entertainment Corp. sparred during an Albany Law School symposium.

  • Survey, Questionnaire Reveal Opinions on New York

    A survey authorized by Friends of New York Racing showed many New Yorkers aren't aware of the New York Racing Association's ongoing legal and financial problems, and that they aren't sure how the NYRA franchise should be structured.

  • NYRA Makes Security Barn Adjustments

    The New York Racing Association is "100 percent committed" to race day security barns, but has taken immediate action to address concerns expressed by horsemen at Saratoga Race Course, NYRA president Charles E. Hayward said July 29.

  • New Health Clinic Opens for Saratoga Backstretch Workers

    The New York Racing Association, in cooperation with the Backstretch Employees Services Team, the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association and Schenectady Family Health Services, has opened a backstretch clinic to help address the health needs of backstretch workers at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Wild Desert and jockey Pat Velenzuela following the Queen's Plate.

    Borislow Responds to Wild Desert Probe

    Owner Daniel Borislow has responded to a probe by the racing commissions in New Jersey and New York concerning the whereabouts of Wild Desert before his win in the Queen's Plate at Woodbine.

  • NYRA Fills Two Executive Posts

    David A. Smukler has been named senior vice president of human resources and labor relations for the New York Racing Association.

  • Violette Cleared in Colt's Blood Gas Positive

    The first horse to exceed the established limit of 37 millimoles in New York Racing Association's new blood gas testing program has been cleared through a second battery of tests over a three-day quarantine period conducted in the race day security barn at Belmont Park.

  • Pataki Sees 'Significant NYRA Reform' in Deal

    The New York Racing Association will be placed under the watchful eye of a state oversight panel, Gov. George Pataki announced June 23, while the bidding process for the rights to the franchise to operate NYRA's three tracks will be accelerated.

  • New York Gov. George Pataki.

    Pataki Proposal Would Speed Up NYRA Bidding Process

    The bidding process for the three-track franchise held by the New York Racing Association would be sharply accelerated and NYRA would come under new oversight by the state government under measures being pushed by Gov. George Pataki.

  • NYRA Revamps Lasix Guidelines

    Under new New York Racing Association guidelines, the minimum amount of Lasix administered to horses has been reduced and trainer declarations for eligibility for the diuretic will no longer be accepted.

  • NYRA Pursues Video Lottery Revenue Pact

    New York Racing Association officials say they are rushing toward a new video lottery terminal revenue sharing deal with horsemen and breeders that would avoid the need for pending legislation at the state Capitol to reach a VLT agreement.

  • Belmont Attracts Smallest Crowd Since 1996

    The smallest crowd for the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) since 1996, 62,274, turned out on a hot and humid afternoon at the Elmont, N.Y., track to see Afleet Alex dominate the 137th running of the 3-year-old classic by seven lengths Saturday.

  • Argent Mortgage Donation to Benefit Anna House

    Argent Mortgage Company, presenting sponsor of Saturday's Belmont Stakes (gr. I), will share the winning spirit throughout the day's 13-race card with a $1,000 donation to the Belmont Child Care Association on behalf of the winner of each of the day's races.

  • New York Horsemen and NYRA Initiate Ferdinand Fee to End Horse Slaughter

    In an effort to help end the slaughter of horses in the United States for human consumption, the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association and the New York Racing Association have partnered to launch the Ferdinand Fee, a completely voluntary $2 starting fee for owners and horsemen wishing to contribute. The program honors Ferdinand, who won the 1986 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and was slaughtered for meat in Japan in 2002.

  • NYRA Prepares Special Barn for Shippers

    Extra precautions are being taken to ensure Belmont Park is safe for horses running in the June 11 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) because of a suspected case of the contagious respiratory disease strangles. A special barn for out-of-state horses competing in the Belmont is being prepared to eliminate any chance of spreading the disease.

  • Horses at Belmont Test Negative for Strangles

    Weekend testing done by both a local laboratory and the University of Illinois have come up negative for horses quarantined at Belmont Park that were suspected of having been exposed to the bacteria that causes a contagious respiratory disease called "strangles."

  • Alex's Scheduled Arrival at Belmont Delayed

    A suspected case of strangles will prevent Preakness (gr. I) winner Afleet Alex, the leader of the 3-year-old division and likely favorite for the 137th Belmont Stakes (gr. I) on June 11, from arriving at Belmont Park on Saturday as was previously scheduled.