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Tagged With: NYRA

Scratch Screw Up

The Daily Racing Form reports that Belle of the Hall was inadvertently scratched from yesterday’s feature race at Belmont Park. The scratching happened when Carmine Donofrio, a Steward at Belmont Park apparently was responsible for taking scratches. According to the article, he inadvertently scratched a horse when the races were taken off the turf. In an … Continue reading »

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And I’m Off….

On Wednesday I will be leaving Syracuse and packing my files and clothes for my annual pilgrimage to Saratoga. It is hard to believe that this will be the 35th consecutive year I have been spending time at the Spa. I look forward to this week every year like a child looks forward to Christmas … Continue reading »

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A Day at the track

On Wednesday, I was pleased to bring my friend Elaine Peake to Belmont Park for a day at the races. Why would I drive 5 hours and stop at Saratoga to pick up my friend for a race that lasted less than 2 minutes? Very simply, my horse was racing and I wanted to share … Continue reading »

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NYRA Executives are in Hot Water

On April 29, 2012, the New York State Racing and Wagering Board issued an interim report regarding the New York Racing Association (NYRA)’s failure to properly take out the appropriate monies due the state of New York from September, 2011 to November, 2011. According to the New York Post, the 26% NYRA  paid from its … Continue reading »

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Wonderful Story

Bill Finley writes a wonderful story in today’s New York Times about a horse, Notinmywildestdremz, who is making her first start at the age of 4 at Aqueduct. Photo by John Dunn, NY Times Ordinarily, a horse making her first start at age 4 at Aqueduct would not get a second look and truthfully, this … Continue reading »

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NYRA’s New Task Force

The New York State Racing and Wagering Board announced the formation of a task force yesterday to examine the increased break downs of horses at Aqueduct’s inner track during the recently concluded winter meeting. Having more  oversight by people who are vested and knowledgeable in the industry is a wonderful thing. For the most part, … Continue reading »

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New Alliance for New York: Here is one hope that it works

A group of New York stakeholders in horse racing announced on February 6th that an alliance of industry groups is being formed to be able to meet with the leaders in Albany to protect the industry from the advances of casino gaming. Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that he wants to put a full casino on the … Continue reading »

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Will the Breeder’s Cup come back to New York?

On Monday, NBC TV and the Breeder’s Cup announced that starting in 2012 the Breeder’s Cup will return to  NBC for the first time in six years. This ends the relationship between the Breeder’s Cup and ESPN. One of the more intriguing aspects of this new relationship is the fact that NBC will be airing the … Continue reading »

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Dutrow License Revoked

NY TRAINER HAD HIS LICENSE SUSPENDED FOR 10 YEARS Rick Dutrow, 52, trainer of 2009 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Big Brown had his training license revoked for ten years by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board. In determining that Dutrow was a detriment to racing, the Board went far beyond the initial … Continue reading »

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Rick Dutrow: Should he be shown the door?

On February 16, the New York State Racing and Wagering Board suspended trainer Rick Dutrow for 90 days for various violations. These include  a 30 day suspension for a positive for painkillers and 60 days for finding hypodermic needles in his barn at Aqueduct. Dutrow has consistently trained with a patent disregard for the rules … Continue reading »

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