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NYRA Endorses Gaming Commission Changes For Bettors

The New York Racing Association lauded action taken today by the New York State Gaming Commission to provide enhanced wagering opportunities for bettors. The New York State Gaming Commission adopted two new rule changes on Monday: decoupling entries in stakes races of $50,000 or more, and adding superfecta wagering to the betting menu of races […]

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Asmussen Sued By U.S. Department Of Labor

For the second time in three years, trainer Steve Asmussen has been sued by the United States Department of Labor for allegedly failing to adhere to the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, namely not paying overtime to hot walkers and grooms who compiled more than 40 hours of work per week at his Churchill Downs […]

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NYRA Endorses Proposed Gaming Commission Amendments

The New York Racing Association has announced its support for two New York State Gaming Commission proposals to provide enhanced wagering opportunities for bettors: decoupling entries in stakes races of $50,000 or more, and adding superfecta wagering to the betting menu of races with coupled entries. The proposed amendments are designed to boost handle by […]

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Change Needed In New York’s Drug Testing Policy

The New York State Gaming Commission was none too happy with a Natalie Voss article published in the Paulick Report earlier this year calling into question the state’s drug testing program under Dr. George Maylin. One of the key points of the article – and one that was emphasized in a lawsuit subsequently filed by […]

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Trainer Rodriguez, Vet Fined For Medication Violation

Trainer Rudy Rodriguez and veterinarian Greg Bennett were each fined $3,000 by the New York State Gaming Commission for administering a drug to the horse Sage Valley outside the permitted time frame. According to a report in the Daily Racing Form, the fine was reduced to $1,500 for both men after they waived their right […]

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Federal Judge Orders Stay Of New York Hearing On Mott Case

Judge Sandra J. Feuerstein of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York on Tuesday issued an order staying the administrative hearing of the New York State Gaming Commission against Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott for alleged overages of therapeutic medication. Mott sued NY State Gaming Commission members, employees and the state’s […]

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Harness Trainer Pena Cited For 1,717 Drug Violations, Fined $343,400, Banned Three Years

The New York State Gaming Commission today issued a $343,400 fine and three-year ban against harness trainer Luis (Lou) Pena, holding him responsible for 1,717 equine drug violations. In 2012, the Commission (formerly the Racing and Wagering Board) took action against Pena after a comprehensive investigation of veterinary records determined that he was responsible for […]

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Mott Files Federal Suit Against New York Commission, Lab Director Over Absent Split Sample

Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott has filed a lawsuit in federal court as he seeks to overturn a 15-day suspension he received after one of his horses, Saratoga Snacks, tested positive for overages of the therapeutic medications furosemide (Lasix/Salix) and flunixin (banamine). Saratoga Snacks tested positive after finishing last in an allowance race at […]

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New York Officials Announce Enhanced Security, Out-Of-Competition Tests For Grade 1s

The New York State Gaming Commission and The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced established, standing security protocols for horses racing in Grade 1 races with purses of $1 million or more. The new protocols will begin with the April 4 Wood Memorial at Aqueduct. In addition to fostering transparency and accountability in […]

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