Keyword: NYRA

  • Gov. Andrew Cuomo

    Report: State to Seek Bids to Operate NYRA

    Just days before the state is to take over control of the New York Racing Association, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is sending signals he wants to put the operation of the racing entity out to bid to for-profit companies.

  • Travers Contenders Face New Security Measures

    New York state racing regulators will impose new security protocols for horses racing in the upcoming Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course, though they are less burdensome than those put in place during this year's Belmont.

  • Saratoga Diary: Drinking It In

    NYRA, in conjunction with America's Best Racing -- an initiative of The Jockey Club -- announced it will be hosting classes at Saratoga Racecourse to help newcomers through the maze of the sport on six days this meet.

  • Handle Increases Continue at Belmont Park

    On-track handle, total handle, and New York Racing Association Rewards account wagering continued their upward trends at the 2012 Belmont Park spring/summer meet which ran 55 days from April 27 through July 15.

  • Gov. Andrew Cuomo

    Report: NYRA Board Intact Through Saratoga

    Despite Gov. Andrew Cuomo's stinging criticism of its abilities, the New York Racing Association's board of directors will not be replaced before the start of NYRA's financially crucial Saratoga Racecourse meet.

  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo

    Cuomo Backs Off Aqueduct Casino Project

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is backing off plans to construct a massive casino and convention center with a Malaysian-based gambling conglomerate on the grounds of the Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Union Rags

    'Stakes' Barn to Be Used for Belmont Horses

    The New York State Racing and Wagering Board has issued a set of protocols for horses running in the Belmont Stakes, the most notable one being the use of a stakes barn, to which all Belmont starters must go beginning June 6.

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    No Nasal Strip, No Problem, O'Neill Says

    I'll Have Another won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness wearing a nasal strip. He'll make his first start in the Belmont without one because NYRA bans nasal strips. The reason for the ban is unclear.

  • Gov. Andrew Cuomo

    NYRA Getting Pounded by New York Officials

    Top state officials continued to pound the New York Racing Association, a day after regulators suggested its exclusive franchise to operate the state's major Thoroughbred tracks could be in jeopardy.

  • NYRA Names New Executives

    The New York Racing Association has named Ellen McClain as its new president and Kenneth V. Handal as acting general counsel and chief ethics and compliance officer.

  • NY Lawmaker: Return Betting to City Bars

    Using the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) to make his point, New York Assemblyman Micah Kellner, who represents Manhattan, railed on officials for not moving to offer offtrack betting at bars in New York City.

  • NYRA Fires Hayward, Kehoe Amid Probe

    The New York Racing Association has fired president Charles Hayward May 4 following revelations he may have known the racing group was violating state law by not lowering takeouts on exotic wagers.

  • NYRA Under Fire; Two on Leave Without Pay

    When it was revealed last year that takeout rates on exotic wagers were not lowered as required by law, executives with the New York Racing Association said they were caught unaware of the problem.

  • Will NYRA Casino Revenues Last?

    The New York Racing Association took in $22.1 million in gross revenues during the first three months of the year from its new Aqueduct casino. But the question for NYRA is simple: will it last?

  • Richard L. Hamilton

    Former NYRA Racing Official Hamilton Dies

    Richard L. Hamilton, a former steward and longtime racing official for the New York Racing Association, died April 18 at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany, N.Y., after suffering a heart attack. He was 76.

  • United Tote Error Leads to Incorrect Takeout

    Due to an error originating with the United Tote totalisator system located in Kentucky, customers that wagered through NYRA on Keeneland's April 6 card and the first two races April 7, were charged incorrect takeout rates.

  • NYRA Complying With Refunds on Overcharges

    The New York Racing Association said it is meeting a state request to refund money by March 30 to as many bettors it could identify that were overcharged when NYRA failed to follow a state law to lower its takeout on exotics.

  • State Wants NYRA to Probe Aqueduct Breakdowns

    The administration of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has sent a letter to the New York Racing Association advising it to hire an investigator to analyze 15 fatal breakdowns that have occurred at Aqueduct since Nov. 30.