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Equine Law

Update on legislation to benefit Finger Lakes Race Track

An article on Bloodhorse.com discusses the fact that there is legislation in New York to require Tom Wilmot and Lago Casino to pay monies to Finger Lakes Race Track to make their purse structure whole to 2013 levels as part of  their  requirement to have a casino in Tyre, New York. This is meant to make … Continue reading »

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New York: The Land where a split sample really isn’t a split sample

Ray Paulick in his excellent blog The Paulick Report wrote about the ongoing issue in New York regarding the ability or better yet the inability for those of us representing trainers before the Gaming Commission to obtain split samples of tests that are initially found to be positive. This inequity puts testing in question across … Continue reading »

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NYRA having troubles this winter

Every winter the New York Racing Association loses the top thoroughbred horses to warmer climates. Whether the climates are  Gulfstream Park, Fairgrounds Race Track, Oaklawn Park or various farms in South Carolina or Florida, the New York circuit loses the top quality horses through the winter. This is not new and has been this way … Continue reading »

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Did the California Stewards make the right decision in the Breeder’s Cup Classic?

California’s Stewards, the people charged with the safety and integrity of racing in the state of California had the opportunity on Saturday to make a ruling that would have not only been correct, but would have sent shock waves through racing. At the start of the race, Bayern, trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, … Continue reading »

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Three New York Trainers and One Jockey suspended by stewards this week.

According to the Daily Racing Form and the New York Gaming Commission website,three  trainers: Doug O’Neil,  Bruce Levine and Brad Cox were suspended for drug violations. Additionally jockey Junior Alvarado was suspended as a result of his riding in the Jockey Club Gold Cup that caused jockey Rajiv Maragh to fracture his arm in several places … Continue reading »

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Why I Love Saratoga

I have been going to Saratoga for the racing season every year since 1977, this year will be no exception. When I started attending the track, I was merely a child, however I was captivated by both the town and the track. Almost 40 years later, nothing has changed and the excitement in the pit … Continue reading »

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John Veitch’s Saga Contnues

John Veitch is a Hall of Fame Trainer. He was until 2012, also the chief steward in Kentucky. By all accounts, he is a knowledgeable affable man who has spent his entire life in the racing industry. John Veitch had the misfortune of being the “captain” of the ship when Life At Ten ran in … Continue reading »

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My Favorite Day of the Year!

The day is here! I awoke with an excitement that only comes once a year, however this year’s Opening Day is even more special than most. This is the year that NYRA is celebrating the 150th anniversary of Saratoga! The fans are  excited, the trainers are pumped, and the town looks great. Saratoga year in … Continue reading »

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Racinos are helping horsemen

Syracuse.com posted an article  today dealing with the revenue from slot machines at racinos at thoroughbred and harness race tracks in New York State. The article states that the gross gaming revenue generated from slot machines at racinos was $1.8 billion dollars. Of that sum, roughly 1/3 or $216 million dollars goes to capital improvements, … Continue reading »

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Tax Relief for Horse Owners

Good news for horse owners – take a look at “2013 Brings Unexpected Tax Relief for Horse Owners” in Forbes Magazine by Teresa Genaro.  

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