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Del Giudice To Preside At NYRA Board Meetings

In the wake of NYRA board chairman Anthony Bonomo’s leave of absence, vice chairman Michael Del Giudice will preside over board meetings until a replacement is selected, according to the Albany Times Union. Appointed by Cuomo to the chairman position in April, Bonomo announced his leave of absence in a Tuesday letter. Del Guidice is […]

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Report: Indictment Of New York Senator Points To NYRA Chairman’s Company

Capital New York is reporting that the indictment of New York’s former state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, filed by a federal grand jury on Thursday, may involve a company run by Anthony Bonomo, who in April was appointed chairman of the New York Racing Association by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The six count indictment for extortion, […]

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NY: Task Force Indicates Racing Industry Should Help Subsidize Jockey Disability Benefits

In a meeting held Dec. 18, the New York Task Force on Jockey Health and Safety recommended that the racing industry in the state should help subsidize health and disability benefits for jockeys. According to the Daily Racing Form, the seven-member task force will submit its recommendations to Gov. Andrew Cuomo in March. The contribution […]

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New York: Expanded Gambling Amendment Approved by Voters

Voters in New York on Tuesday approved a constitutional amendment to expand casino gambling. The measure authorizes up to seven full-scale casinos to be built in the state. According to The Saratogian, four of the casinos would be located in upstate New York, including one in Saratoga Springs. Currently, Saratoga Casino & Raceway, a harness track, […]

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Report: Cuomo’s Deal with Seneca Tribe Hurts NY Casino Plans

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a deal with the Seneca Nation of Indians on June 13, resolving a four-year dispute over revenue sharing agreements from Indian casinos, according to a report in the Blood-Horse. The deal essentially means that three areas of upstate New York are now out of consideration for commercial casinos. The agreement reached […]

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Cuomo’s OTB veto the right move for New York

Whatever his motive, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s veto of the oddball legislation giving Catskill OTB authority to take over operations of the bankrupt OTB franchise in New York City can only be viewed as good news. The last thing New York racing needs is more power in the hands of any of the six […]

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NYRA Board Meeting: “Stabilizing the management situation” top priority

The 17-person New York Racing Association board will hold its first meeting since government takeover next Wednesday. All but five of the members are state appointees. Uncertainty remains about the group’s leadership, including the identity of the CEO and COO continues. “I don’t know when, if, or how a new CEO will be chosen, but […]

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NY Post: Cuomo plans to ‘kill NYRA’ and privatize horse racing

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s long-awaited decision on the future of NYRA and horse racing in the state may finally become known this week, according to an article in Monday’s New York Post. According to the newspaper, the governor has decided to replace NYRA completely, and privatize the operation of Belmont Park, Aqueduct, and Saratoga […]

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Beyer: NYRA takeover by Gov. Andrew Cuomo…reason for worry?

Despite the positive atmosphere due to increased purses, attendance and wagering, and the fine display of equine athleticism at Saratoga, there is still a looming black cloud over the future of New York racing, according to Washington Post writer Andrew Beyer. The New York Racing Association operates the most successful race meeting in America, but […]

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