Jeffrey Cannizzo

Finger Lakes’ Conditional Allowance Purses Increased 40-50 Percent In 2019

In an agreement reached this month between the New York Thoroughbred Breeding and Development Fund (“the Fund”) and Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack (FLGR), purse enrichment money from the Fund in the amount of $600,000 will finance 40-50% purse increases for maiden special weight races and the first two levels of allowance races at the […]

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New York Stallion Stakes Purses To Double For 2019 Series

The New York Racing Association Inc., (NYRA), in conjunction with the New York Thoroughbred Breeders (NYTB) and New York State Thoroughbred Breeding and Development Fund (The Fund), announced on Wednesday a dramatic increase in purse values for the New York Stallion Stakes (NYSSS). In 2019, purses for the 10-race series restricted to the progeny of […]

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Empire State: Records Falling, Prices Soaring For New York-Breds

Ask Fasig-Tipton CEO Boyd Browning about the company’s upcoming New York-Bred Preferred Yearling Sale in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and he can barely contain himself. “This is one of those easy sales to talk about because it is all positive,” Browning said of the Aug. 15-16 auction. “I’d be very surprised if we don’t have a […]

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Empire State: New York Breeding Goes From ‘Darkest Days’ To Banner Year

Jeff Cannizzo became executive director of New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc. at the worst possible moment. Or perhaps it was just the right time. Depends on how you look at it. When he took the job in July, 2008, the state’s breeding industry had hit a low point and was about to plunge even further thanks to a […]

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NYTB’s Cannizzo: New York racing does not exist in isolation

The following letter was written by Jeffrey A. Cannizzo, Exec. Director of the NY Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc. It originally appeared in the August issue of NY Breeder magazine. Following the release in July of the New York State Franchise Oversight Board’s 2011 annual report, I began to read that members of the Board were expressing […]

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New York to host breeding, racing forum during Saratoga

A panel discussion on New York’s breeding and racing programs is set for August 13 at Fasig-Tipton in Saratoga Springs.  The event, co-sponsored by Fasig-Tipton, New York Thoroughbred Breeders and NYRA, will particularly focus on the future impact of the Resorts World New York Casino opening at Aqueduct. Guest speakers will include NYRA president Charles […]

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