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NY Fan Advisory Council Issues Report

Published: January 2, 2013 11:21 am ET

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It has been announced that the New York Racing Fan Advisory Council issued its 2012 report and recommendations to the New York State Racing and Wagering Board on December 31, 2012.

The council's mission is to grow horse racing's fan base by:

  • Recommending procedures to ensure that the fan’s opinion is a central part of the regulation of horse racing and advising the Board on issues related to racing and wagering
  • Advising the Board on appropriate actions to encourage fan attendance and wagering at the state's thoroughbred and harness racetracks and off-track betting corporations
  • Visiting Board-controlled racetracks and facilities during race times, workouts, and during hours when members of the media are permitted to be present at the facilities
  • Advising the Board on the creation of an 'I LOVE NY Racing' promotion
  • Giving an annual, non-monetary award to both a thoroughbred and standardbred breeding farm in New York State that has worked to promote horse racing in New York
  • Recommending changes to the rules of the Board and to the laws affecting horse racing
  • Preparing an annual report to the Board regarding the operation of the state's thoroughbred and harness racetracks and the state's off-track betting corporations

The formal recommendations within the council's report touch on everything from the reduction of takeout to the call for a collaborative partnership between NY tracks in regard to video streaming.

The council's report can be accessed by clicking here.

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