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Tagged With: Horse Racing

Loudmouth Racing: Fairytales Do Come True

  This story starts in the middle of May, shortly after the Kentucky Derby. I received a telephone call from a prospective client wanting to discuss starting a new racing partnership. As part of my equine law practice, this is not uncommon.   We discussed the potential venture. During the conversation, we talked about the … 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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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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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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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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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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Would you dress for the races?

Royal Ascot, Great Brittan’s premier horse racing meet, has set a heightened dress code for this year’s meeting beginning in June. Fascinators, the small hats that became the fashion rage after Prince William and Princess Katherine  (ok, Kate) were married last summer are no longer allowed in the Royal Enclosure. Additionally women can only wear … Continue reading »

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Breeder’s Cup

It is that time of year when the Sport of Kings comes together over the next two days to see who is the best of the best. It is an exciting time as a racing fan and owner. I enjoy watching those friends of mine with horses in the event It will be fun to … Continue reading »

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Onondaga County Votes Down OTB

On June 7, the Onondaga County Legislature rejected Off Track Betting for the second time in a year. Is Off Track Betting dead for Onondaga County? No, not necessarily. The door is open for the City of Syracuse to seek special legislation to be the beneficiary of the revenue from an off track betting parlor … Continue reading »

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