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NYS Equine Industry Has $4.2B Effect

October 16, 2012:

On Tuesday, October 16, the New York State Horse Racing & Agriculture Industry Alliance announced the determinations of an Equine Industry Economic Impact Study which found that the state's industry has a $4.2-billion effect on NYS and leads to 33,000 full-time jobs and $187 million in state and local on

Billings Travels Through New York

September 24, 2012:

The C.K.G. Billings Harness Driving Championship Series heads into the final quarter of this year’s events with just eight venues left before the Regional Finals which will be contested in early on

Faraldo Responds To Gural's Letter

March 14, 2012:

"Horsemen shouldn’t have to hand over millions of dollars to be tossed away on beanbag horses being thrown into the back of a moving car because a track management like Tioga thinks it’s effective marketing of harness racing." on

Germany Claims Amateur World Cup

January 22, 2012:

The World Cup of Amateur Racing came to a close at the Motu Karara Raceway grass oval in New Zealand on Sunday with Germany's Marian Tux taking home the trophy. USA representative Kelly Walker finished on

Kelly To Amateur Racing World Cup

January 10, 2012:

Last season, amateur driver Kelly Walker recorded 16 wins from 57 starts and finished with a lofty .402 on

SOANY Retorts With Open Letter

December 22, 2011:

It appears as though a war of words between the Standardbred Owners Association of New York and the New York Gaming Association has heated on

Faraldo/Gural Spat Continues

September 26, 2011:

The back and forth between racetrack owner-operator Jeff Gural and Standardbred Owners Association of New York President Joe Faraldo just refuses to on

Will Horsemen Pay For More Testing?

September 21, 2011:

In a war of words waged between New York racetrack owner Jeff Gural and Standardbred Owners Association of New York President Joseph Faraldo, issues of drug testing have come to the fore prompting Gural to wonder if horsemen would pay for increased on

Canada's Representative Wins In Italy

July 15, 2011:

In the first leg of the Friendship competition, an international amateur driving tournament hosted by the Italian National Amateur Drivers Association in Italy, the late entry from Canada emerged on

Edwards To Represent Canada

July 8, 2011:

Sherwin 'Smiley' Edwards is making arrangements to travel to Italy to participate in an international amateur driving tournament hosted by the Italian National Amateur Drivers Association from July 15 to on

Monticello To Host All-Amateur Driver Card

March 30, 2011:

For the first time ever in the United States, there will be a full day of harness racing exclusively for amateur drivers when Monticello Raceway hosts a full card of races to be driven by recreational sportsmen on the afternoon on

SOA Of New York: Yonkers Raceway Handle On The Rise; Boasts Top Driving Colony

March 28, 2011:

In a release issued today, the Standardbred Owners Association of New York announced that Yonkers Raceway's handle went over $1 million this past Saturday night for the first time since New York City Off Track Betting abruptly closed last December. The release also stated on

NYCOTB Might Close...Again

November 29, 2010:

The New York State Legislature is scheduled to meet in special session today, with governor David Paterson pleading with them to pass his proposed New York City OTB legislation in the face of yet another threat to close on

Legal Objections Filed Over Proposed Bailout

November 24, 2010:

The Standardbred Owners Association of New York today sent a letter and memorandum to members of the New York State Assembly and Senate in advance of the scheduled Special Legislative Session on on

Faraldo Letter Critiquing Gural's Letter

October 27, 2010:

In a situation which has quickly deteriorated into a war of words, Standardbred Owners Association of New York President Joe Faraldo has fired back at state racetrack owner Jeff Gural in regard to the proposed bailout agreement for New York City Off Track on

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