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

Posted by on February 8, 2012

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 grounds of Aqueduct Race Track.

Presently Aqueduct is the only race track in New York with a winterized track. Belmont Park, the next closest track to Aqueduct and the likely place to put racing if Aqueduct is closed is not winterized for racing, nor is it enclosed for fan comfort.

It is good to know that the industry is fighting back. It is good to see that we will stand together – breeders, farmers, horsemen, and track management when the issue is important.

This time, the issue is one of survival and we must stand up for an industry we are vested in.  Please join with me and make your voice heard.

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