new york state racing and wagering board

Hearing officer: Dutrow acts ‘corrupt even in the olden days of the wild west’

It may be a moot point, now that trainer Rick Dutrow has begun serving a 10-year suspension given him by New York racing officials, but an administrative hearing officer in Kentucky has recommended the state’s Horse Racing Commission issue a final order affirming its 2011 ruling that the controversial horseman be denied a trainer’s license. […]

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New York State Gaming Commission begins operations

The New York State Gaming Commission, created last year by New York’s Gov. Andrew Cuomo, took over everything from racing to Indian casino operations Friday, according to Blood-Horse. The agency is run by acting executive director Robert Williams, who will oversee background checks and disciplinary actions related to racing, the state’s lottery products, VLTs, and […]

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NYSRWB extends ‘voided claim’ policy

According to a report in the Daily Racing Form, the New York State Racing and Wagering Board has extended its policy which allows any claim to be voided by the claimant if the horse is vanned off the racetrack. The rule was first passed as an emergency regulation last October. The vote on Tuesday allows […]

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NYSRWB approves video streaming agreement through 2013

The New York State Racing and Wagering Board today announced the continuation of online video streaming of thoroughbred and harness races in New York state throughout the 2013 calendar year. The action extends an agreement forged in 2010 and renewed in 2011 by the Racing and Wagering Board in the wake of New York City […]

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State Senators urge NYSRWB to continue permitting use of Lasix

State Senators Jack M. Martins (R – Mineola) and Roy J.  McDonald (R – Saratoga) today called on the New York State Racing and Wagering Board to protect the health and well-being of racehorses competing in New York through a renewed commitment to the rules governing the raceday use of Lasix in the state. “The […]

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NYRSWB incorrectly lists Giant Ryan as euthanized

Teresa Genaro at Brooklyn Backstretch writes that last night via Twitter and Facebook she became aware that the New York State Racing and Wagering Board’s Equine Breakdown, Death, Injury and Incident database listed Giant Ryan as euthanized. When she checked the database, Genaro found the date of death listed for Giant Ryan was June 9, […]

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Belmont 144: Stakes barn opens June 5, reserved training time for contenders scheduled

Per yesterday’s announcement from The New York State Racing and Wagering Board, The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has announced that Barn 2 at Belmont Park will serve as the secured Belmont Stakes Barn. The barn, which will have a designated press area, will be ready for Belmont Stakes contenders to move into starting […]

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Drape: Specific Belmont security measures directed at O’Neill

The New York State Racing and Wagering Board announced Wednesday a set of strict protocols to be followed by all contenders for Belmont 144. According to a confidential email obtained by the New York Times, a second set of instructions was included for Doug O’Neill. According to the NYSRWB, all horses must be housed in […]

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NYSRWB sets strict protocols for participants in June 9 Belmont Stakes

Horses will be stalled in a Belmont stakes barn beginning June 6, subjected to out-of-competition blood testing and be closely monitored to ensure safety and integrity The New York State Racing and Wagering Board has put forth a comprehensive protocols for horses running in the June 9 Belmont Stakes in order to ensure the safety […]

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