new york state gaming commission

New York: Latest Racino Revenue Numbers a ‘Mixed Bag’

New York reported a general increase in revenues from the state’s racinos in 2013, but overall figures indicate that the growth was much slower than in previous years. According to an article in The Saratogian, six of the state’s nine racinos reported increases in revenue; the other three reported declines. The biggest performer in the […]

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New York: Dr. Scott Palmer Appointed State’s Equine Medical Director

The New York State Gaming Commission and the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine today announced the appointment of Scott E. Palmer, VMD as the state’s Equine Medical Director after conducting an international search. Dr. Palmer, a renowned veterinarian from New Jersey with more than three decades of experience in providing medical care for horses, […]

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Travers Investigation: A Job Well Done

I praise racing commissions about as often as I play Frisbee with manhole covers, but the New York State Gaming Commission deserves credit for the manner in which it conducted the investigation into the running of the Aug. 24 Travers Stakes at Saratoga. The NYSGC’s final report on the matter was comprehensive and puts to […]

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New York: Corticosteroid Rule Reinstated

During a meeting held Sept. 9, the New York State Gaming Commission approved a rule that will require a trainer of a claimed horse to provide records of any administrations of corticosteroids to the horse’s new owner and trainer within 48 hours of the claim. According to the Blood-Horse, Monday’s ruling reinstates an earlier rule […]

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Standardbred Trainer Joseph DeCarlo Suspended Following Animal Cruelty Charges

Saratoga-area Standardbred trainer Joseph DeCarlo was suspended “indefinitely” by the state’s Gaming Commission following his arrest on charges of animal cruelty. DeCarlo is accused of cruelly overdriving and abusing a Standardbred gelding, resulting in internal and external injuries to the horse’s mouth. The horse is reportedly recovering from his injuries. DeCarlo’s case with the Commission […]

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Rudy Rodriguez and the Mysterious Missing Workout

After a series of drug overages, trainer Rudy Rodriguez is once again under scrutiny by officials. On Tuesday, the New York Racing Association says Rodriguez worked Belmont Stakes contender Vyjack six furlongs in 1:12.11. The trouble is that a clocker says he never saw the horse go by. After an investigation, NYRA officially gave the […]

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Enhanced Security Protocols Issued for Horses Competing in Belmont Stakes

The New York State Gaming Commission and The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced enhanced security measures for horses competing in the June 8 Belmont Stakes. Horses competing in the $1 million purse race will be subject to out-of-competition blood testing for banned substances, be required to be on Belmont Park’s grounds by […]

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