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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

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

Racing ‘Tweet’ Delays Star’s Plea Deal

August 5, 2014:

It has been reported that a plea deal for a Hollywood celebrity was delayed last week due to a ‘disturbing’ tweet from a horse racing organization....read on

Tom Durkin To Call It A Career

May 13, 2014:

It has been reported that legendary Thoroughbred announcer Tom Durkin will be retiring one week after this year’s Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course....read on

State Actions Against NYRA Won't Impact Purses

May 16, 2012:

New York State Thoroughbred Breeding & Development Fund Chairman John D. Sabini today stressed that New York’s thoroughbred breeding industry is sound and will not be impacted by the State’s withholding of operating and capital revenue for The New York Racing Association (NYRA)...read on

Track Slashes Food, Beer Prices

July 20, 2011:

Many would agree there is nothing better than good food and a cold beverage when you are out at the racetrack. Although, the prices for such items often cause many to raise an eyebrow. One track is rolling its prices back...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

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


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