Keyword: New York Racing Association

  • Saratoga Racing

    NYRA Outlines Plans for 2013 Saratoga Meet

    High quality racing, customer service, and history were the subjects of a New York Racing Association media event June 24 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., at which the organization's executives detailed plans for this year's meet.

  • NYRA CEO Chris Kay

    Kay Named President and CEO of NYRA

    Christopher Kay was named president and CEO of the New York Racing Association following unanimous approval by its board of directors at a meeting June 18. The appointment is effective July 1.

  • Unions, Patrons Mix at NYRA Public Hearing

    A public hearing held by the New York Racing Association at Belmont June 15 was intended to focus on racing, wagering, and marketing, but within minutes of its start, it turned into an acrimonious, impromptu union meeting.

  • Lawyer Kay Expected to be Named NYRA Chief

    The New York Racing Association is trying to quickly call a board meeting for the week of June 17 to approve a new chief executive officer to run the three-track racing franchise now overseen by the state of New York.

  • NYRA Board Meets; Still No Action on CEO

    The New York Racing Association board of directors met June 10, partly in closed session, but said afterward no decision had been made on selecting a chief executive officer to lead the organization.

  • Cuomo Adds Details to Casino Expansion Plan

    Unveiling further details on his casino expansion plans, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed the first three facilities be located in upstate regions and that successful developers pay an upfront $50 million franchise fee.

  • Luzzi to Undergo Shoulder Surgery

    Veteran jockey Mike Luzzi will undergo shoulder surgery for an injury he suffered May 10 and will be out for 12-18 weeks, the rider told the New York Racing Association May 19.

  • Cuomo Touts Expansion of Casino Gambling

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo said there is a big enough appetite for gambling in New York to permit the state to expand casino operations while protecting the interests of existing racetrack-based casinos.

  • NY Lawmaker Uses Derby to Push City OTB

    A New York lawmaker May 4 said he will introduce legislation authorizing off-track betting at New York City bars that offered it before New York City Off-Track Betting Corp. went bust and closed in 2010.

  • NYRA Names 3-Person Interim Management Team

    The New York Racing Association board of directors, at a meeting late in the afternoon of April 29, appointed an interim management team to run the corporation's racetracks until a new chief executive officer is hired.

  • NYRA Contract with AmTote Approved

    A New York regulatory panel has approved a new 10-year tote contract between the New York Racing Association and AmTote International. NYRA had been aligned with Churchill Downs Inc.'s United Tote.

  • In 2008, Tin Cup Chalice became the first, and so far only, horse to sweep the Big Apple Triple.

    Big Apple Triple to Carry $250,000 Bonus

    A $250,000 bonus will be awarded to the connections of a horse that sweeps this year's Big Apple Triple, a series of races for New York-bred 3-year-olds at Belmont Park, Finger Lakes Racetrack, and Saratoga Race Course.

  • NYRA Not Close to Naming McClain's Successor

    Six weeks after the official start of the search for a chief executive officer for the New York Racing Association, chairman David Skorton indicated that the board is not close to naming Ellen McClain's successor.

  • Gemologist won the 2012 Wood Memorial

    Security Enhanced for Wood and SA Derby

    Horses competing in the April 6 Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I) at Aqueduct Racetrack and the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) at Santa Anita park will be monitored beginning April 3 as part of enhanced security measures.

  • NYRA Seeking New General Counsel

    Less than a year after the New York Racing Association hired a veteran lawyer to help clean up its reputation in the wake of the betting takeout scandal, the now state-run racing corporation is moving to find a replacement.

  • NYRA Continues Look at Surfaces, Violations

    The New York Racing Association said Feb. 27 it is considering changes in racing surfaces and is examining internal procedures it uses for rule violations.

  • NYRA Unveils Redesigned Website

    The New York Racing Association, Inc. has unveiled a redesigned website that the racing organization says is designed to be accessible for all visitors, regardless of their previous experience with racing.

  • NYRA Establishes Equine Safety Review Board

    The New York Racing Association has established an equine safety review board to review and assess fatal equine racing and training injuries at the organization's racetracks: Aqueduct, Belmont Park, and Saratoga.

  • Ramon Dominguez

    Dominguez Enters Rehabilitation Program

    Jockey Ramon Dominguez has been transferred from New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center to Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in White Plains, N.Y., and has begun inpatient therapy for a skull fracture.

  • Aqueduct

    Aqueduct Approved to Drop Six Live Dates

    The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will drop six scheduled live race days from the 2013 Aqueduct winter/spring meet calendar, a decision approved by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board Jan. 31.

  • Ellen McClain

    McClain Resigns as NYRA President

    New York Racing Association President and COO Ellen McClain announced Jan. 25 that she is resigning from her role, and board leaders said they would immediately begin a national search to find a replacement.

  • NYRA to Consider Synthetic for Aqueduct

    Installing a synthetic surface for the inner track at Aqueduct Racetrack for the 2013-14 winter season is among the changes to NYRA policies and operations that will be considered by the board at its Jan. 25 meeting.

  • Ramon Dominguez

    Dominguez Wins Fourth Straight NYRA Title

    Two-time defending Eclipse champion jockey Ramon Dominguez won his fourth straight riding title on The New York Racing Association circuit while Rick Dutrow Jr. and David Jacobson emerged in a tie for leading trainer.

  • NYRA Reorganization Board Holds First Meeting

    A new state-controlled board of directors at the New York Racing Association held its first meeting Dec. 12, bringing the long-embattled racetrack operator to a new and uncertain place in its history that dates back to 1955.

  • New NYRA Board to Address Ethics

    The board is expected to adopt a new code of ethics for board members and employees and put in place legal requirements regarding disclosure of outside business activities by board members.