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Tagged With: Saratoga Springs

Can a Horse Park come to New York?

There is a movement to bring a horse park to Saratoga County, and I am thrilled to be involved in making that happen. When horses come off the track, those who are unable to breed need a place to be seen and taken care of.  This horse park will not only cater to retired horses, … Continue reading »

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Will NY ever get a VLT provider?

Today’s Saratogian has a wonderful article about the flaws in the process for awarding a video lottery terminal (VLT) p;rovider for Aqueduct Race Track. It continues to look less likely that New York will have a VLT operator anytime soon. This is problematic because the New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has done an audit this … Continue reading »

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NYRA is in Trouble

As both a horse owner and a fan, I am saddened to read the news in the Thoroughbred Times that NYRA has let its 1,400 employees know that layoffs could begin as early as June 9th. New York’s thoroughbred business generates 2.4 billion dollars of economic growth to the State of New York. This is … Continue reading »

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An owner putting a blight on horse racing

Ernie Paragallo is accused of neglecting over 170 horses on a Greene County, NY farm. The ASPCA reported that one young stallion died as a result of the malnutrition and treatment (actually, lack of treatment) received by these horses while under Paragallo’s care. According to The New York Times, who broke the story on Saturday, … Continue reading »

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