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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

NYSRWB Considering Lasix Rule

April 30, 2012:

The New York State Racing and Wagering Board has announced that it is considering a rule proposal regarding the use of lasix in racehorses...read on

$6K In Vouchers Could Be Available

April 3, 2012:

Officials with Buffalo Raceway have announced that the track, in conjunction with Racing and Gaming Services and International Software Services, are awaiting approval from the New York State Racing and Wagering Board for a promotion to give away $6,000 in...read on

Peculiar Payoff Sparks Investigation

April 1, 2012:

The early Daily Double on Friday night's harness racing card at Buffalo Raceway produced a peculiar payout, sparking an investigation into the matter...read on

Fusco Ban Upheld In New York State

March 29, 2012:

The New York State Racing and Wagering Board’s five-year license ban of a harness trainer who repeatedly violated the board’s rules regarding banned substances will be upheld, after the New York State Court of Appeals refused to hear the trainer’s appeal...read on

Board Approves Saratoga Cancellations

March 23, 2012:

New York State Racing and Wagering Board Chairman John D. Sabini today announced that the Board approved a request from Saratoga Raceway to cancel live racing until April 11, 2012 in the wake of several horses at the track being diagnosed with Strangles, a highly contagious, non-lethal equine bacterial infection....read on

NY To Allow Cell Phones In Paddock

January 27, 2012:

The New York State Racing and Wagering Board has approved a one-year trial experiment, which will allow horsepeople to use cellular phones in designated areas within racing paddocks...read on

Report Calls For Responsible Retirement

December 27, 2011:

The New York State Task Force on Retired Racehorses has suggested that a percentage of revenue from video lottery gaming and purses at New York racetracks be set aside in a retirement fund for racehorses as part of its recommendations on responsible retirement practises for the horse racing industry...read on

$8.6 Million To Come Back To Punters?

December 21, 2011:

It has been reported that the New York Racing Association will be trying to return $8.6 million back to horseplayers after it has been found that the organization overcharged on a plethora of exotic wagers...read on

NYSRWB Acts On 16 Positive Tests

December 1, 2011:

The New York State Racing and Wagering Board has issued fines and suspensions to 16 individuals who were found to be responsible for Oxymetazoline violations at Yonkers Raceway, Monticello Raceway and Saratoga Casino and Raceway. One trainer’s punishment is still under review...read on

NY Video Streaming Agreement Approved

November 29, 2011:

On Tuesday, November 29 the New York State Racing and Wagering Board formally adopted the continuation of online video streaming of thoroughbred and harness races in New York state throughout the 2012 calendar year...read on

NYSRWB/Cappelli Difference Of Opinion

November 23, 2011:

According to a report, the New York State Racing and Wagering Board has informed developer Louis Cappelli that it may no longer be in a position to "take favourable action on the Concord’s 2011 application" in regard to approvals to erect a racino and entertainment complex at the site of the old Concord Hotel at Kiamesha Lake...read on

Road Block For Wilmot Racino Proposal?

November 1, 2011:

Developer Thomas Wilmot, Sr. has hit a snag in regard to the racino he wants to build in New York's Onondaga County...read on

Dutrow Not Done Yet

October 17, 2011:

According to a report, controversial and highly successful thoroughbred trainer Rick Dutrow may soon be coming to a racetrack near you...read on

'Industry Has Not Listened To Fans'

September 2, 2011:

On Friday, September 2, the New York State Racing and Wagering Board Chairman John D. Sabini announced that members of the newly-formed Racing Fan Advisory Council will provide input and advice to the board on horse racing and wagering matters in New York State...read on


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