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Tagged With: Saratoga

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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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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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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New York Racing is in Trouble

New York Racing is in Real Trouble New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the state budget yesterday. He made some very tough decisions in order to reduce a $10 billion deficit. As a result difficult decisions clearly needed to be made. One of those decisions Governor Cuomo made was to create an additional surcharge on … Continue reading »

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NYC OTB reaches deal on bankruptcy

NYC OTB reached a deal with its creditors to emerge from bankruptcy. This is good thing for horse racing and needed to happen. It also is a good thing for New York City. The agreement provides that NYRA, owed $24 million dollars by NYC OTB and the largest creditor will run the internet and phone … Continue reading »

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New York Bred Sales Company Cancels October Sale

According to a press release sent out by the New York Bred Sales Company, the NY Bred sale scheduled for Saratoga on October 10, 2010 is cancelled for this year. NYBSC President Joe McMahon said that due to scheduling difficulties this one year absence is necessary. I cannot comment on the why of cancelling the … 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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Desormeaux Fails Breath Test

According to BloodHorse.com, jockey Kent Desormeaux was taken off his mount Hold Me Back in yesterday’s Domnion Day Handicap at Woodbine because he failed a required breath test prior to riding the Bill Mott trained horse. While this potentially cost Desormeaux purse money, as Hold Me Back won the race, that is truly immaterial. Racing … Continue reading »

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My Thoughts on the Paragallo Conviction

Paragallo Conviction On March 10, thoroughbred horse owner and breeder Ernie Paragallo was convicted of 33 out of 34 counts of animal cruelty in a non jury trial in Greene County, NY. Good for all concerned. Mr. Paragallo owned a farm where over 160 horses were found to have been maltreated in April, 2009. As … Continue reading »

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