Pricci: ‘NY state needs to get this one right’

by | 08.21.2012 | 7:05am

As the Travers Stakes draws closer this week, John Pricci at Horse Race Insider realizes that there is a big question that needs to be asked in racing…and it's not 'who's going to win the big race.'

Pricci states the question is this, “Who will handle the reins, who will be chosen to right a ship that has been listing since the NYRA's former management ignored the sun-setting of a takeout provision that cost horseplayers across the country $8.5 million.”

This is the week that Gov. Andrew Cuomo is supposed to announce his changes to the NYRA board, and Pricci, along with many others involved in horse racing, wonder if Cuomo will “allow Thoroughbred racing to have a future as we've known it and, if he does, what that future would look like.”

Rumors have swirled as to whom might be named to head up the organization, and Pricci takes a look at two of the potential candidates, with the hope that they will remember to “be good to the game that's been good to you.”

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