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New Legislation Would Authorize NYRA To Build A State-Of-The-Art Drug Testing Lab

Part of this year’s spending plan for the state of New York includes a new drug testing laboratory for New York racing. According to a report from The Blood-Horse, one of the bills that is part of the spending plan authorizes the New York Racing Association to build a new lab based on the renowned […]

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NYRA: More Than 50 Horses With Indicted Trainers Have Been Transferred

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) applauds and supports the actions taken by the New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC) to suspend the licenses of 12 horsemen named in Monday’s indictments by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.  On Tuesday, the NYSGC suspended the licenses of the following individuals named […]

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Baeza: I Never Indicated Evidence Was Planted In Dutrow Case

A little more than a week after a letter alleging evidence was planted in the case of long-suspended trainer Rick Dutrow came to light, New York officials say those allegations are false. A letter from now-retired state steward Stephen Lewandowski to the New York State Gaming Commission alleged that Braulio Baeza, who replaced Lewandowski, told […]

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Report: Hearing For Trainer Linda Rice Postponed Again

A hearing to determine whether the New York State Gaming Commission will take action against top trainer Linda Rice has been postponed for a third time, according to the Daily Racing Form. The hearing, which is projected to take four days, will now begin in late March. The commission will hear evidence on whether Rice […]

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NYRA Announces Bi-Weekly Mandatory Payouts For Empire 6 Wager

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced a series of bi-weekly mandatory payouts for the Empire 6 wager beginning on Sunday, February 9. Following the required approval of the New York State Gaming Commission, NYRA will offer six mandatory payout dates for the Empire 6, all on Sundays: February 9, 2020, February 23, […]

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NYRA-Hosted Cross Country Pick 5 Returns February 1

The New York path to the Kentucky Derby trail continues on February 1 at the Big A with the 140th renewal of the Grade 3, $250,000 Withers, which offers 10-4-2-1 qualifying points to the top-four finishers. The Saturday, February 1 card will also feature the return of the popular Cross Country Pick 5, which in […]

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New York Horsemen Express Concern Over Planned Closing Of Aqueduct For Winter Training

The New York Racing Association is defending a decision to end winter training at Aqueduct racetrack, effective Jan. 1, in the face of opposition from a group of horsemen who have signed a petition expressing concerns for safety during the afternoon races at the Ozone Park, N.Y., racetrack. The petition, addressed to Dr. Scott Palmer, […]

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Brook Hawkins Appointed NYRA Steward

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced the appointment of longtime racing official Brook Hawkins to the role of NYRA Steward. Hawkins will begin his duties on November 1, opening day of the fall meet at Aqueduct Racetrack. Hawkins has nearly 30 years of varied experience in the business as a steward, racing […]

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NYRA’s Mandatory Payout Of Empire 6 Re-Scheduled For Friday At Aqueduct

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) formally announced today that the Empire 6 mandatory payout originally scheduled for Sunday, October 27, will be brought back on Friday, November 1, opening day of the fall meet at Aqueduct Racetrack. This action follows the cancellation of live racing on closing day of the Belmont Park fall […]

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