Keyword: NYRA

  • 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.

  • Aqueduct Race Track

    Aqueduct Casino Work to Begin Soon

    Genting New York officials, after turning over $380 million in licensing fee payments to the state, said they are prepared to quickly start construction on the Aqueduct casino project.

  • Belmont Park

    Belmont to Increase Purses

    Starting with the card on Saturday, Sept. 25, the New York Racing Association will increase purses at Belmont Park's fall championship meet by approximately 13%.

  • Round Table Sounds Optimism, Cooperation

    Participants in The Jockey Club Round Table Aug. 22 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., sought to convey optimism and opportunity in the face of declines in many facets of the Thoroughbred industry.

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    NYRA Offers Travers Prize Package

    The New York Racing Association is offering a Travers Stakes Prize Package, which includes two tickets to the Travers Stakes (gr. I) August 28, two airline tickets, and two nights' accommodation in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • NYRA president and CEO Charles Hayward

    NY Stewards to Provide Race-Day Explanations

    Starting July 23 at Saratoga and continuing at Belmont Park and Aqueduct, the stewards' race-day decisions involving the official order of finish will be communicated via the simulcast feed and will also be posted to

  • NYRA Expands In-House Drug Testing

    The New York Racing Association announced plans July 14 to expand and enhance its in-house drug testing program in order to detect illegal performance-enhancing substances in Thoroughbred race horses.

  • Charles Hayward, president of the New York Racing Association

    Report: NYRA Could be Insolvent by 2011

    A report by the state comptroller took the New York Racing Association to task for failing to rein in spending and says NYRA faces insolvency if revenues from a racino fail to materialize and expenses are not curtailed.

  • New York to Add 'Uncoupled' Wagering Rule

    New York's new uncoupled wagering rule will be in place before the start of the upcoming Saratoga racing meet, the state's top industry regulator said June 25, and should be a boost for track handle.

  • Slot Machine

    Lobbyist Given Info on Other Aqueduct Bidders

    A politically-wired lobbyist for a bidding group that initially won the development rights to the Aqueduct casino project was provided details about competitors' bids by the top Democrat in the New York state Senate.