New York racing

Dining Reservations For Saratoga Season Go On Sale April 10

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced that dining reservations for the 2019 season at Saratoga Race Course will be available to the general public beginning Wednesday, April 10 at 10 a.m.   Dining reservation requests for the Turf Terrace, Club Terrace and The Porch will be accepted via the digital reservation management system TOCK. Fans […]

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New York Horsemen To Fund Drug Testing Improvements, Research Into EPO Detection

The Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, led by a $25,000 donation from the New York THA, will contribute a total of $50,000 to fund research to develop an inexpensive test for the detection of potential blood doping agents such as erythropoietin (EPO). The two-year study, an initiative of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium, will be conducted by […]

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NYRA, MSG Unveil Broadcast Schedule: 125 Days Of Racing, 250 Hours Of Coverage

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) and MSG Networks (NYSE: MSGN) announced today the 2019 broadcast schedule for MSG Networks’ horse racing coverage from Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park and historic Saratoga Race Course. As NYRA’s longtime regional television home, MSG+ will air 125 days of NYRA racing in 2019 with more than 250 hours […]

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Diversify, Bromans Among New York Annual Award Winners

Diversify, whose crowning achievement last season was a brilliant wire-to-wire victory in the Grade 1, $1.2 million Whitney Handicap at Saratoga Racecourse, was the voters’ choice for the 2018 New York-bred Horse of the Year. Chester and Mary Broman were named the state’s outstanding breeders for the third straight year and sixth time overall.  The […]

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‘Lucrative’ Starter Loyalty Program Back For Another Year In New York

The New York Racing Association’s innovative Starter Loyalty Program will return for a second straight year, it was announced today. The 2019-20 Starter Loyalty Program will begin on April 1 and run through March 30, 2020. The program’s renewal comes on the success of the 2018-19 campaign, rewarding owners and trainers of horses who make […]

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Stronach Group Reforms: Questions In California And A View From The Mid-Atlantic

As the hours tick down to Thursday’s meeting of the California Horse Racing Board – the first since Santa Anita was forced to cancel racing indefinitely following a rash of fatal breakdowns – everyone is wondering how The Stronach Group will propose to move forward with the reforms announced by Belinda Stronach March 14. A […]

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David O’Rourke Named President, CEO Of New York Racing Association

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) Board of Directors today announced the unanimous appointment of David O’Rourke as NYRA CEO and President. O’Rourke, who has been serving as Interim NYRA CEO since January 23, will assume the role effective immediately. “David has made significant and lasting contributions to NYRA since he joined the organization […]

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Special Travers Day Seating Available Through Lottery Or ‘Flex Plan’

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will hold a special drawing for the general public interested in purchasing a reserved table in the Fourstardave Sports Bar or the Miller Lite Picnic Paddock for the 150th anniversary running of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday, August 24. Half of […]

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NYRA To Host Series Of Job Fairs For Belmont Stakes Racing Festival

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced a series of jobs fairs to fill temporary employment positions in support of the 2019 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival from Thursday, June 6 to Saturday, June 8 at Belmont Park. NYRA is seeking talented and ambitious applicants ready to serve horseplayers and racing fans from around […]

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Saratoga Set To Make Available Full-Season Ticket Plans

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will welcome the general public to purchase full-season ticket plans for the 2019 meet at historic Saratoga Race Course beginning Tuesday, March 19 at 10 a.m. A full-season ticket plan includes admission and a reserved seat in the Clubhouse or Grandstand for all 40 days of the meet, […]

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