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New Rules Proposed After Investigation

November 23, 2015:

On Monday, November 23, the New York State Gaming Commission announced it will pursue 'sweeping' equine drug medication regulations in the wake of its investigation into allegations against the practices of Thoroughbred trainer Steve Asmussen, assistant Scott Blasi and others during the 2013 Saratoga Race Course meet....read on

New Synthetic Drug Found

November 9, 2015:

The Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) has put all racing regulatory agencies worldwide on notice of a finding by the New York Equine Drug Testing Program of the presence of AH-7921 in post-race samples....read on

Jockey Fined $15K For Wearing Logos

September 1, 2015:

The New York State Gaming Commission has slapped American Pharoah’s jockey, Victor Espinoza, with a $15,000 fine for having worn promotional branding on his racing silks and boots during the $1.6-million Travers Stakes at Saratoga on Saturday, August 29....read on

Update: Pena Fined, Suspended

April 27, 2015:

On Monday, April 27, the New York State Gaming Commission announced a six-figure fine and a years-long ban against trainer Lou Pena....read on

NY To Reconsider Issuing Fourth Licence

January 15, 2015:

On Tuesday, January 13, the New York Gaming Commission's Gaming Facility Location Board (GFLB) announced that it has unanimously approved a request by Governor Andrew Cuomo to re-open the bidding process for a fourth casino gaming licence specifically for the ‘Southern Tier’ region of the state, which is home to Tioga Downs....read on

Gural, Former Foe Unite In Southern Tier

December 23, 2014:

Jeff Gural has announced that he is partnering with a former rival in an attempt to land a casino licence for Tioga Downs, located in the Southern Tier of New York State....read on

Vernon Downs' Future In ‎Doubt

December 17, 2014:

Tioga and Vernon Downs owner Jeff Gural expressed his disgust with the New York Gaming Facility Location Board's recommended sites for new commercial casino licenses in the state following today's meeting while suggesting that "they probably put Vernon Down out of business."...read on

NY Destination Gaming Resort Decision

December 17, 2014:

On Wednesday, December 17, the New York Gaming Facility Location Board announced the three destination gaming resorts which will be considered for commercial casino licenses by the New York State Gaming Commission....read on

Tentative Date For NY Licence Decision

November 26, 2014:

New York State Gaming Commission Executive Director Robert Williams has divulged the tentative date for when the commission will announce its decision regarding upstate casino expansion....read on

Indiana To Regulate Cobalt

September 4, 2014:

At its September 4, 2014 public meeting, the Indiana Horse Racing Commission voted 3-0 to approve rules to regulate cobalt levels in race horses....read on

New York’s Tough Cobalt Stance

September 4, 2014:

On Thursday, September 4, the New York State Gaming Commission announced that it will issue a standard 10-year suspension to anyone that violates the harness racing rule prohibiting the use of substances that abnormally oxygenate a horse’s blood, including supra-dietary administration of cobalt salts....read on

Moschetti Appointed To NYSGC

May 14, 2014:

Capital Region attorney Peter J. Moschetti Jr. has been unanimously confirmed by the New York State Senate as the sixth member of the New York State Gaming Commission, which regulates all aspects of gaming and gambling activity in the state, including the development of casinos in upstate New York....read on

More Transparency, Accountability

March 13, 2014:

"It is of the utmost importance that the Commission protect the wagering public. We need to start with thoroughbred racing practices and then bring harness racing into the mix."...read on

Monticello Training Issue At The Fore

February 25, 2014:

Monticello Harness Horsemen’s Association President Alan Schwartz has issued a letter to the New York State Gaming Commission in response to Monticello Raceway informing the local racing community that the track’s main track will not be made available for training on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays....read on

NYSGC Gaming Facility Location Board

February 6, 2014:

On Thursday, February 6, the New York State Gaming Commission announced that it will appoint the first three individuals to serve on the Resort Gaming Facility Location Board, the body that will be responsible for evaluating casino applications and making selections of who is eligible to apply for a commercial gaming license in New York State....read on


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