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Pocono, Chester Take Strangles Precautions

March 30, 2012:

It has been announced that until further notice, horses shipping from Saratoga to Pocono Downs or Chester Racetrack will be required to show proof of a negative PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test for strangles....read on

ORC Addresses Saratoga Strangles

March 27, 2012:

Due to an outbreak of strangles at Saratoga Raceway, the Ontario Racing Commission advises Ontario tracks to use caution when considering entries of horses showing Saratoga lines in March....read on

Monticello Takes Strangles Precautions

March 26, 2012:

Monticello Raceway has announced that it is taking precautions to limit its exposure to an occurrence of streptococcus equi, commonly known as strangles, at Saratoga Harness Raceway....read on

Health Certificates Required At Meadowlands

March 24, 2012:

In light of the recent strangles outbreak at Saratoga Raceway, Meadowlands Racetrack has requested that, effective immediately, all horses shipping in to the New Jersey oval must have a 24-hour health certificate....read on

Tioga & Vernon Set To Open Barn Areas

March 23, 2012:

Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs, in preparation for the 2012 race seasons, will open their barn areas on April 1....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

Health Certificates Required At Yonkers

March 23, 2012:

Effectively immediately, all horses entering Yonkers Raceway's paddock and barn area will be required to have a current health certificate....read on

Strangles Outbreak At Saratoga Harness

March 23, 2012:

Officials with Saratoga Gaming and Raceway have announced that due to and outbreak of strangles in the backstretch, all racing at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway has been cancelled....read on

NYS OTWs Want Payment Adjustment

November 14, 2011:

Citing the fact that many races are contested in the afternoons, five of the off-track wagering organizations which operate in New York State have indicated that they want an adjustment to the payments they are forced to make to NY harness tracks...read on

Marketing Horse Racing In Grocery Stores

June 2, 2011:

Would you be surprised if you strolled into a grocery store and walked out having just purchased an assortment of racetrack paraphernalia?...read on

NBC To Air Travers; Preakness To Sunday?

May 13, 2011:

In thoroughbred news, NBC announced yesterday that it will be broadcasting the Travers Stakes on August 27, and the owners of Pimlico Race Course have gone on the record as saying that they are considering moving the prestigious Preakness Stakes to Sunday in the future...read on

New York State Racino Pact Speaks Out Against Proposed Indian Casino

January 12, 2011:

It has been reported that the operators of six racinos in New York State today told state officials that the creation of an Indian-run casino in the Catskills could 'kill' local racinos and the state's racing industry...read on

Upset Over Proposed Indian Casino

November 24, 2010:

Even though New York Governor David Paterson has touted Empire Resorts' proposed $100 million expansion of its gaming operations at Monticello Raceway, news earlier this week that an Indian casino has been proposed for the Catskills has gaming operators very upset...read on


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