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NYRA Fires Back At NYSRWB

May 17, 2012:

After having been publicly grilled for making appointments to replace its fired president and secretary amid a state probe, the New York Racing Association has fired back at the New York State Racing and Wagering Board in defence of its decisions...read on

NYRA Fires CEO And Senior VP

May 7, 2012:

Charles Hayward, the recently-fired former president and CEO of the New York Racing Association, has gone on the record as saying that he expects to be fully exonerated from the allegations which led to his dismissal...read on

NYRA Places CEO, Senior VP On Leave

May 1, 2012:

The New York Racing Association has announced that it has placed its CEO, Charles Hayward, and its senior vice-president, Patrick Kehoe, on unpaid administrative leave in light of a New York State Racing and Wagering Board report which claims that NYRA knew about incorrect takeout rates on exotic wagers, yet didn't do anything about it...read on

NYRA Apologetic Over Takeout Mix-Up

December 28, 2011:

New York Racing Association President and CEO Charles Hayward has apologized for the issue regarding the overcharging of takeout on exotic wagers which have cost horseplayers millions of dollars...read on

NYRA To Be Target Of State Inquiry?

June 22, 2011:

It has been reported that New York Budget Director Robert Megna has told the New York Racing Association that it must change its behaviour, and that he has requested an inquiry by state investigators into NYRA after the organization was secretive regarding finances and executive salaries...read on

A Hope For NYC OTB?

February 22, 2011:

New York Racing Association CEO Charles Hayward has been quoted as saying that the future looks brighter with the bankrupt New York City Off-Track Betting out of the way. Although, if State Senators have their way, NYC OTB may not be dead and gone...read on

Yonkers Added To NYRA TV Network

February 10, 2011:

Yonkers Raceway debuts as part of the New York Racing Association television network beginning Friday...read on

Positives And Negatives Of New York State Racino Expansion Discussed

February 8, 2011:

During yesterday's talks with New York State Senate's Standing Committee on Racing, Wagering and Gaming, parties discussed turning state racinos into full fledged casinos. Although, there were also calls for the racing industry to be weary of the casino rush...read on

Aqueduct Sees Spike In Numbers

January 31, 2011:

New York Racing Association President Charles Hayward has gone on the record as saying that he is surprised with the turnout and wagering popularity of the Aqueduct racetrack for thoroughbreds, which has seen its numbers go up during a time of industry upheaval and terrible weather in...read on

Frank Words, Justifications In New York During Off-Track Betting Discussion

December 16, 2010:

“The industry has been analyzed and analyzed ad nauseum. We know what racing’s problems are. We just need the political will to fix them. We can’t have all this...read on

Raises For NYRA Board

December 14, 2010:

In the wake of the closure of New York City OTB, more surprises. In a hard-to-understand reaction, New York Racing Association president Charles Hayward announced his board of directors, with the exception of Bennett Liebman, had approved three per cent salary increases for lower level executives and five per cent boosts for the top brass, including a reported raise from $460,000 to $473,800 for...read on

NYRA CEO For Lowered Takeout

August 24, 2010:

"We're taking too much out of the customer's pocket, and we're not returning enough to them after each race is run."...read on

Luxury Suites At Saratoga Race Course?

August 23, 2010:

According to a report, the New York Racing Association has plans to install updated luxury suites at Saratoga Race Course if it can obtain the capital necessary to fund such an...read on

Paterson To Save NYRA?

May 19, 2010:

New York Governor David Paterson has announced that his office is working on a new bill to save the New York...read on

NYRA Salaries To Be Exposed?

January 11, 2010:

According to a report, the New York Racing Association is preparing to turn over requested materials to state comptroller Thomas DiNapoli...read on


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