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
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.''
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
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