Keyword: pataki

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    New York State of Mess

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> - If you're a little confused about the future of racing in New York, join the club. If you're not confused, you're probably not thinking clearly.

  • Pataki Shakes Up New York Regulatory Board

    A long-simmering dispute between top Republicans in New York over the composition of the state racing and wagering board has been settled with the nomination by Gov. George Pataki of two new members to the racing industry's regulatory panel.

  • New York Gov. George Pataki

    Pataki Offers Last-Ditch Plan to Assist NYRA

    New York Gov. George Pataki is offering $10 million in immediate aid to help keep the ailing New York Racing Association from insolvency, and he pledged to work with legislators on another measure to lend NYRA cash against its future gaming proceeds.

  • New York Thoroughbred owner Jack Knowlton among panel appointees.

    Knowlton Among Six Named to Key 'Future of NY Racing' Panel

    Thoroughbred owner Jack Knowlton is among six appointments to a newly-created Committee on the Future of Racing announced by New York Republican Gov. George Pataki and state Senate majority leader Joseph L. Bruno on Friday.

  • 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.

  • 'For-Profit' Franchise Holder Urged for NYRA

    The franchise for the New York Racing Association should be put out to bid and awarded to an entity that will turn the troubled racing group into a for-profit enterprise, the New York state Legislature's top Republican said Tuesday.

  • New York Gov. George Pataki, favors five Vegas-style casinos.

    VLT Legislation Introduced in New York

    Legislation has been introduced in New York to sweeten the pot for racetracks operating video lottery terminals, and to encourage the New York Racing Association's VLT partner to begin construction of a new casino at Aqueduct.

  • NY Legislature Ends Without Racing, VLT Bills

    A measure to encourage the operation of video lottery terminals at several big racetracks in New York, including the New York Racing Association's Aqueduct track, collapsed Aug. 12 in Albany amid industry infighting, political intrigue and head-butting among powerful lobbyists.

  • Measure Would Give N.Y. Tracks Full Casinos

    Racetracks in New York would be permitted to have full Las Vegas-style casinos under new state legislation that also calls for a constitutional amendment to permit non-Indian casinos in the Catskills and Western New York.

  • Anti-Trust Concerns Lead to Veto of New York Legislation

    Legislation designed to make it easier for New York tracks to coordinate racing schedules and sell their products jointly has been vetoed by Gov. George Pataki, who said the bill could "work to the detriment of New Yorkers who patronize horse racing and betting facilities."

  • Star Bright: Belmont Celebrities

    Funny Cide's bid to win the Triple Crown in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) on Saturday is turning New York into a "one-horse town." Sackatoga Stable's hero will not only bring out the equine stars to challenge him and run on the undercard, but will bring out a gaggle of luminaries from Hollywood and New York as well as heavyweights from the political arena.