new york state racing and wagering board

Harness racing trainer suspended indefinitely after 1,700 drug violations

Partnership with New Jersey Racing Commission led to comprehensive review of Pena’s horses’ veterinary records, uncovering a litany of violations RWB will seek to recover purse monies won with horses that were illegally drugged and will consider possible rule changes regarding veterinary records The New York State Racing and Wagering Board, after a comprehensive and […]

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NYRA defends appointment of president and secretary

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) Board of Directors exercised its business judgment as a private, not-for-profit corporation to appoint a President and Secretary. These appointments were made to stay in compliance with NYRA’s Bylaws, Article VII, Section 7.01. NYRA’s Board acted to insure that there was professional management in place to operate a […]

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Jockey Club releases letter submitted to NY State Racing and Wagering Board

The Jockey Club today released a copy of an eight-page letter it submitted to the New York State Racing and Wagering board on Monday, May 14, 2012. The letter, signed by Ogden Mills Phipps, the chairman of The Jockey Club, describes the services The Jockey Club provides to the Thoroughbred industry and reiterates the organization’s […]

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New York receives ‘substantial’ response during Lasix rules public comment period

The New York State Racing and Wagering Board received a “substantial” number of responses during the open comment period on the subject of changes to the administration of race-day furosemide (Lasix), reports the Daily Racing Form. Lee Park, spokesman for the board, said all the comments had been logged and everything submitted will be reviewed […]

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New York horsemen release five-point medication reform proposal

The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association on Friday released a five-point plan to reform medication policies in Thoroughbred racing. The association is asking the New York State Racing and Wagering Board to begin the process of adopting its proposal as state law. “While we are hoping for industry-wide support for our proposal, our first obligation […]

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New York board to consider voiding claim if horse dies during race

On Monday, the New York State Racing and Wagering Board will consider an emergency rule that would void a claim of a horse that dies during the running of a race or is euthanized because of an injury suffered during the race, according to Daily Racing Form. The consideration comes at a time when the […]

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New York to unveil public database on racing deaths

New York racing officials plan to make a searchable database available to the public that chronicles every racing fatality at the state’s tracks over the past three years.  The Blood-Horse says the database has been in the works for months: “A state source told The Blood-Horse that the new database is an attempt to bring […]

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NY budget calls for new commission to oversee all gambling

A New York budget bill awaiting approval by state lawmakers calls for the creation of a seven-member commission to oversee all betting operations, including horse racing. The Albany Times-Union says the New York Gaming Commission would be comprised of accountants, law enforcement and other professionals, who would regulate the lottery, casinos and pari-mutuel wagering. The […]

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Task force formed to investigate Aqueduct breakdowns

The New York State Racing and Wagering Board today announced the selection of a team of nationally respected industry experts to investigate the circumstances that caused 20 equine fatalities at the Aqueduct Racetrack’s inner track meet between December 2011 and March 18, 2012. Last week, the Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo called on The […]

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