New York Shifts All Drug Test Costs to Horsemen, Tracks: Blood-Horse 4/10/17

By: Tom Precious New York horsemen and tracks will pay the full costs of equine drug testing in the state, an amount that totals more than $4 million annually, under a state budget deal that was given final adoption by lawmakers late April 9. Under the terms of the agreement between the state Legislature and

Cuomo Plan Asks New York Racing to Pay for Drug Testing: Blood-Horse 1/18/17

By: Tom Precious New York state would stop paying costs associated with equine drug testing in the horse racing industry, under a proposal from Gov. Andrew Cuomo in his new 2017 state budget plan. The plan would save the state $4.5 million by shifting the testing costs onto "those that actually participate in horse racing.''

NYRA Advancing Idea of In-State ‘Super Lab’: TDN 8/10/16

By: T. D. Thornton When the New York Racing Association (NYRA) Reorganization Board of Directors last met on May 25, there was a hint of optimism that by the time the next meeting rolled around, board members might be discussing transition strategies for a return to some hybrid form of public/private governance. No such transition

NYRA Equine Injury Rate Remains Below National Average: Horse Racing Nation 3/24/16

By: Horseracingnation.com/NYRA Communications   For a third consecutive year, the number of catastrophic equine injuries at The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) tracks continued at a rate below the national average, as reported Tuesday by The Jockey Club. The fatality rate at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course in 2015 was 1.1 per 1,000