Keyword: Terry Meyocks

  • Barry Schwartz, CEO of the New York Racing Association.

    Schwartz: Time to Relinquish Full-Time NYRA Post

    The New York Racing Association's chief executive officer isn't willing to definitively say National Thoroughbred Racing Association commissioner Tim Smith will take over as president, but Barry Schwartz believes the time has come for him to step aside from his full-time NYRA post.

  • Terry Meyocks

    Meyocks Joins NTRA as Commissioner's Assistant

    Terry Meyocks, former president and chief operating officer of the New York Racing Association, has taken the position of special assistant to the commissioner with the National Thoroughbred Racing Association.

  • Former NYRA Executive Could End Up at NTRA

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association might be poised to hire former New York Racing Association president Terry Meyocks, industry sources said. It isn't known in what capacity Meyocks would serve if he's hired.

  • NTRA: More TV Time, Higher Purses for Summer Stakes

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has approved a proposal for expanded television coverage and up to $2 million in purse enhancements in the Breeders' Cup Stakes Program as part of a new-look summer racing schedule.

  • NYRA Hires New Chief Financial Officer

    The New York Racing Association, poised to make major reorganizational changes in a bid to keep its racing franchise intact, has hired a new high-level executive to oversee its much-criticized finances.

  • NYRA president Terry Meyocks.

    Personnel, Purses Subject of Private NYRA Meeting

    The trustees of the New York Racing Association, a target of allegations of wrongdoing and mismanagement, met in private Sept. 24 to devise ways to keep from losing the franchise to operate the state's premier Thoroughbred tracks.

  • Saratoga Records Set for Attendance, Handle

    Despite a wet start to the season and the absence of Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness (gr. I) winner Funny Cide in the Travers (gr. I), the 135th Saratoga meeting ended Monday with records for attendance and handle.

  • Attorney Denis McInerney, presented NYRA's response to attorney general's report.

    Spa Takes Back Seat to Defense of NYRA

    The charges and countercharges battle between the New York Racing Association and New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer continued June 24, with NYRA charging the state's chief law enforcement agent "does not understand NYRA's operations," and that he made "no attempt" to make his damaging report balanced.

  • AG's Report Suggests NYRA Unfit to Operate Franchise

    State officials should consider removing the New York Racing Association as operator of Aqueduct, Belmont Park, and Saratoga racetracks for ignoring and covering up an empire overrun with employee corruption that includes cheating of its customers, New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer has charged.

  • Wagering, Attendance Decline at Aqueduct

    A hard winter contributed to a significant decline in Aqueduct's on-track handle and attendance at the recently-concluded 83-day winter-spring meeting, while total handle dipped slightly, the New York Racing Association reported.

  • Jackson Knowlton, right, one of Kentucky Derby winner Funny Cide's owners, and Barclay Tagg, the horse's trainer, answer questions from the media in the Belmont Park paddock Saturday.

    Indignant Tagg Calls Santos Probe 'Absurd'

    Funny Cide's trainer Barclay Tagg responded with indignation to the Kentucky Racing Commission investigation into whether rider Jose Santos may have been carrying an illegal object when he rode the New York-bred to victory in last Saturday's Run for the Roses.

  • Weather Continues to Disrupt Racing

    Citing poor track conditions, Turfway Park canceled the remainder of Monday's race card following the third race. Poor weather has also delayed opening of Aqueduct's main track.

  • Aqueduct Delays Opening of Main Track

    Because of the poor weather conditions this winter, the New York Racing Association announced it will delay the opening of Aqueduct Park's main track for racing and until Mar. 14.

  • NYRA Hires Management Company For Aqueduct

    The New York Racing Association announced it has entered into a three-year facility management agreement with Tishman Real Estate Management Co. for NYRA's Aqueduct Race Course in Ozone Park, Queens, N.Y.

  • Here and There

    Terry Meyocks honored by New York Press Photographers...Richard Migliore to be recognized by Association for the Help of Retarded Children.

  • Mahony Named VP of New York Mutuels

    Patrick Mahony has been named the vice president of mutuels for the New York Racing Association, NYRA president and COO Terry Meyocks announced Nov. 21.

  • Saratoga Enjoys Another Successful Summer Run

    Lousy weather on key days, and for that matter, much of the rest of the meeting, and a virus that infected dozens of horses couldn't keep the New York Racing Association from calling the 134th summer at Saratoga a success.

  • NYRA, New Jersey Horsemen Explore Deal With Hialeah

    Representatives of the New York Racing Association and the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association confirmed they have held discussions about reopening closed Hialeah Park for stabling and a winter race meet, though they differ on the plan's prospects.

  • A record crowd saw Sarava's upset win in the Belmont Stakes.

    Belmont Stakes Attendance, Wagering Set Records

    A record Belmont Park crowd of 103,222 witnessed the biggest upset in Belmont Stakes history as Sarava, at odds of 70-1, upset War Emblem's Triple Crown bid and returned a record $142.50 to win for every $2 wager. Belmont Park handle records, notwithstanding last year's Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, were crushed in every category.

  • Coolers Return to NYRA Tracks

    The New York Racing Association will again permit coolers to be brought in to all three of its tracks - Aqueduct, Belmont and Saratoga - in limited areas.

  • Breeders' Cup president D. G. Van Clief.

    Championships on Course for Oct. 27

    Security personnel will be out in force, but other than that, it appears the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships is full-steam-ahead for Oct. 27 at Belmont Park, officials said Wednesday afternoon.

  • Goal Doubled for New York Heroes Fund

    Due to a flood of early, generous contributions, the NTRA, Breeders' Cup Limited, and the New York Racing Association announced Friday it was doubling its goal for the NTRA Charities -- New York Heroes Fund to $2 million. The Heroes Fund, set up by the organizations a week ago, will aid the families of New York firefighters, police officers, emergency services personnel, and other victims who perished in the terrorist attacks on New York Sept. 11.

  • World Thoroughbred Championships Dedicated to 'New York Heroes'

    The Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. on Oct. 27 will be dedicated to the families of New York firefighters, police officers, emergency services personnel and other victims in the surrounding communities who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11. A special fund of NTRA Charities, with a minimum goal of $1 million, will be established by NTRA and NYRA. to receive contributions.

  • Record Travers Crowd Sets Wagering Mark

    It was a Travers Day like no other at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday. Saratoga and the Travers were never more popular through their long, storied history.

  • NYRA to Support VLT Legislation; Schwartz Rips Stronach

    At a press conference at Saratoga Race Course on Wednesday, New York Racing Association chairman Barry Schwartz announced that the board of trustees of the NYRA agreed to support the introduction of video lottery terminals at Aqueduct and Belmont Park under conditions that would further the racing industry in New York State.

  • NYRA president cited several reasons for improved Belmont business.

    Reaping Rewards: Several Factors Boost Belmont Numbers

    Record handle figures and higher television ratings were Belmont Park's rewards the day of its premier event. These were payoffs of clear skies, increased national and local publicity, and a showdown between Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Monarchos and Preakness (gr. I) winner Point Given.

  • NYRA president Terry Meyocks, questions some audit findings.

    Despite Improvements, NYRA Spending Still Questioned

    The New York Racing Association has made improvements in its financial practices in recent years, but state auditors have questioned a number of big-ticket expenses, including money NYRA donated to charity but did not report to federal tax officials and consulting and lobbying expenses.

  • NYRA, Legislator Clash on Aqueduct Dates Bill

    The New York Racing Association says legislation that would allow it to reduce dates at Aqueduct has met no opposition from other racing groups, but at least one legislator has reservations. The bill was reported out of the Assembly Ways and Means Committee, and is expected to be approved by the lower House within weeks.

  • Bill Would Let NYRA Trim Aqueduct Meet

    The state Senate unanimously approved a bill sponsored by Senate Racing Committee chairman William Larkin that would, at the request of the New York Racing Association, change state law to lower the number of mandatory racing days at Aqueduct from 107 to 95.