Keyword: NYRA

  • Carl Lizza

    Prominent Owner Carl Lizza Dies

    Carl Lizza, one of the leading owners on the New York Racing Association circuit for many years, died early in the morning July 8 at his home in Rockaway, N.J. He was 73.

  • Charles Hayward

    Hayward Addresses Criticism of NYRA

    The head of the New York Racing Association said he made "a mistake" by not sharing details about management pay hikes with state oversight officials, but he defended the fiscal health of the association.

  • NYRA Partners With Ram Trucks

    A partnership between the New York Racing Association and the Ram Truck Brand will enable the latter to integrate vehicle displays onsite at Belmont Park as well as sponsor the $150,000 Brooklyn Handicap.

  • Cuomo Wants In-State Phone Betting Company

    New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo says he does not want to be "disruptive'' to the New York Racing Association, but he still wants the racetrack operator to get an in-state company to run its telephone wagering call center.

  • The crowd came out to see Uncle Mo in the Wood Memorial.

    Attendance, On-Track Handle Rise for Wood

    Attendance and on-track handle posted huge gains at Aqueduct April 9 as Dianne Cotter's homebred Toby's Corner provided a stunning upset victory in the $1-million Resorts World New York Casino Wood Memorial (gr. I).

  • NYSRWB To Tighten Alcohol Policy

    New York state regulators are poised to crack down on jockeys, trainers, and others with racing licenses who test positive for alcohol while at New York racetracks.

  • Aqueduct Racetrack

    NYRA Attendance, On-Track Handle Increase

    The New York Racing Association got a bump -- for one month, anyway -- in attendance and on-track handle to make up for some of the losses of the closing of the New York City Off-Track Betting Corp.

  • Aqueduct

    Winter Storm Causes Changes, Cancellations

    Another snowstorm scheduled to hit the Northeast Jan. 26 has prompted the New York Racing Association to accelerate post times for live racing at Aqueduct. Meanwhile, Laurel Park and Charles Town canceled live racing.

  • Racing Channels Return to NYC

    The New York Racing Association has reached an agreement with New York City to provide content on Time Warner and Cablevision basic cable systems, channels that had previously carried the NYCOTB Racing Network.

  • Winter Storm Impacts Tracks in Northeast

    The inclement weather that has impacted business and travel in the Northeast has resulted in the Dec. 27 cancellation of live racing at Penn National Racecourse and simulcasting at Aqueduct and Belmont Park.

  • Updated Simulcast Hours at Aqueduct, Belmont

    The New York Racing Association announced new hours of operation for simulcasting at Aqueduct and the Belmont Café, and will suspend bus service from New York City Off-Track Betting parlor locations Dec. 20â€"28.

  • New York Racing Association President Charles Hayward

    New Push For New York Off-Track Betting

    Seeking to make long-stalled legislative gains in the aftermath of the New York City Off-Track Betting Corp.'s shutdown, a number of racing interests are stepping up efforts to create a single, statewide OTB network.

  • NYRA Defends Raises; Others Question Timing

    The New York Racing Association board of directors awarded raises to several hundred non-union employees -- a day after threatening bankruptcy if a controversial bill involving New York City Off-Track Betting Corp.

  • Aqueduct Now Open for Dark Day Simulcasting

    In addition to the full-card simulcasting that will be offered at Belmont Park's Belmont Cafe starting Dec. 12, Aqueduct Racetrack will be open for dark day simulcasting on Mondays and Tuesdays, beginning Dec. 13.

  • Off Track Betting

    Shut-Down Approved for NYCOTB

    The New York City Off-Track Betting Corp. board of directors Dec. 1 approved a resolution to shut down the betting giant, affecting 1,000 workers and leaving an uncertain future.

  • New York City OTB

    NY Senate Walks; NYCOTB May Shut Down

    State legislators failed to pass a plan Nov. 29 to reorganize the New York City Off-Track Betting Corp. The Assembly could pass the measure but state senators have left town. NYCOTB is expected to issue pink slips.

  • NYRA Schedules 'Spirit of Giving' Weekend

    The New York Racing Association, Inc.'s annual "Spirit of Giving" weekend is scheduled for Dec. 4-5 at Aqueduct Racetrack, featuring the United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign and the "Stocking Stuffer" promotion.

  • Tentative ADW Deal Reached in New York

    A tentative deal has been reached to let the New York Racing Association and other tracks take over the advanced deposit wagering system now run by the giant New York City Off-Track Betting Corp.

  • New York OTB

    Battle Lines Drawn in NYCOTB Reorganization

    Officials said they are close to a deal to try to bring New York City Off-Track Betting Corp. out of bankruptcy protection, but that a final agreement is being blocked by several harness tracks in the state.