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NYRA Withdraws Lawsuit Over Budget Foil Disclosure
ELMONT, N.Y. – The following is a statement from The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) regarding the withdrawal of a pending lawsuit filed by NYRA seeking to prevent disclosure of its operating budget pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (FOIL): “NYRA has informed the Attorney General's office that it is immediately withdrawing this lawsuit and NYRA will have no further objection to the release of this inf ... Read the full article

NYRA pulls In-Home Racing Signal from Nassau OTB
ELMONT, N.Y. - The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced today that it has removed its televised signal of Belmont Park thoroughbred racing from the in-home distribution network of the Nassau Regional Off-Track Betting Corporation, effective Wednesday, June 3.The action comes as a result of the discovery that for a period of more than two months (from approximately January 29 to April 15), Nassau OTB had provided live streaming of NY ... Read the full article

Charles Hayward to be Honored at Nassau Chambers Breakfast
ELMONT, N.Y. – Charles E. Hayward, president and CEO of The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA), will be presented with the Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce’s Small Business Person of the Year Award on Friday, October 15. The award will be presented at the 26th Annual Nassau Chambers of Commerce Legislative Breakfast, which is being held at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, N.Y. More than 40 chambers of commerce ... Read the full article

NYRA to Hold 9/11 Ceremony at Belmont Park
ELMONT, N.Y. – On the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will conduct a special ceremony prior to the start of Sunday’s live racing card at BelmontPark. At approximately 12:35 p.m. EDT, NYRA bugler Sam Grossman will perform a rendition of “Taps.” He will be joined in the winner’s circle by Nassau County Police Department officers.  NYRA will also hold a ... Read the full article

NYRA's Joanne K. Adams named Floral Park BusinessPerson of the Year
ELMONT, N.Y. – Joanne K. Adams, Director of Community Relations for The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA), has been named Floral Park’s 2011 “Businessperson of the Year” by the Floral Park Chamber of Commerce. She will receive her award on October 7 at the 2011 Small Businessperson of the Year Awards and Legislative Breakfast hosted by the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce at the Crest Hollow Country Club. “J ... Read the full article

NYRA offers Transportation Option for Belmont Stakes Day
ELMONT, N.Y. – On Thursday, May 4, 1905, Belmont Park opened. It was an historic day for another reason – the opening of the “Taj Mahal of Racing” also created the first traffic jam in Long Island’s history.But on Saturday, June 6, 2009, racing fans will be able to avoid traffic trouble as they arrive for the 141st running of the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes, the 1½- mile “Test of the Champion” for three-year-olds. First race post for the 1 ... Read the full article

NYRA Holds 9/11 Ceremony at Belmont Park
ELMONT, N.Y. – On the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) held a special ceremony prior to the start of Sunday’s live racing card at Belmont Park. At approximately 12:35 p.m. EDT, NYRA bugler Sam Grossman performed a rendition of “Taps.” He was joined in the winner’s circle by Nassau County Police Department Officer Tom Lesser and NYRA Peace Officer Linda Fala ... Read the full article

Turf Course updates on Nyra.com
ELMONT, N.Y. – The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has introduced turf course updates to NYRA.com in order to provide the most accurate and timely information on each day’s grass races.Racing fans can go to NYRA.com, click on the web banner titled, “Turf Course Updates,” and instantly see the track conditions and find out which races, if any, have been taken off the turf for that day. The updates are provided on the website shortly after ... Read the full article

Kimberly Justus leaves NYRA for Personal Family Reasons
OZONE PARK, N.Y. – The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has announced that Kimberly Justus has left the company due to personal family reasons. Justus joined NYRA in October 2008 as the Director of Guest Services. In that role, she was responsible for all customer service functions. “I appreciate the experience that NYRA has afforded me, and I have enjoyed my tenure while working for a great racing association,” Justus ... Read the full article

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NYRA announces New Restaurant Reservation Policy
OZONE PARK, N.Y. – As a guest service enhancement initiative, The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has announced a new restaurant policy whereby all reservations will be taken via the telephone. NYRA has simplified the restaurant reservation system with the creation of a new toll free group sales phone number, (888) 516-NYRA, that guests can call to make reservations at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park, or Saratoga Race Course. Fo ... Read the full article

NYRA Spotlight Shines on Clockers
OZONE PARK, N.Y. – The fifth installment of The New York Racing Association, Inc.’s (NYRA) “Spotlight Series” is now available on demand at NYRA.com and profiles NYRA Clockers Jimmy McKnight, Peter Gulemas and Chris O’Connor as well as Gap Identifier Wendy Smith. The video brings fans into the clockers’ booth and onto the backstretch to view the process of correctly identifying and timing every horse on a morn ... Read the full article

NYRA Statement on TVG's Decision not to Show Belmont Park Races
ELMONT, N.Y. – The following is a statement from The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) regarding TVG’s decision not to air Saturday’s BelmontPark races: “TVG made the decision not to show today’s races at BelmontPark, either live or by replay, without contacting NYRA,” said NYRA Executive VP and COO Hal Handel. “TVG has the right to display our races but they make their own decisions on what progr ... Read the full article

NYRA to Offer Advance Wagering on ARC de Triomphe
ELMONT, N.Y. – Advance wagering on the 2010 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and selected races on the undercard at Longchamp will be offered at BelmontPark on Super Saturday, October 2.   Beginning at 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, self-service machines and mutuel tellers will be open for advance wagering on the Arc de Triomphe (post time 10:05 a.m. Sunday, October 3), along with the Group 1 Prix de la Foret (9:20 a.m. Sunday), the Group 1 ... Read the full article

Judge Rules in TWHBEA VS. NWHA Lawsuit
NWHA TRACKING REGISTRY PREVAILS The United States District Court in Nashville issued its opinion in the long-standing lawsuit between the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders and Exhibitor’s Association (TWHBEA) and the National Walking Horse Association (NWHA). Judgment was entered in favor of the National Walking Horse Association (NWHA) on the claims of trademark infringement, unfair competition, trademark dilution, and intentional interference w ... Read the full article

NYRA offers Transportation Option for Belmont Stakes Day
ELMONT, N.Y. – On Thursday, May 4, 1905, BelmontPark opened. It was an historic day for another reason – the opening of the “Taj Mahal of Racing” also created the first traffic jam in Long Island’s history. But on Saturday, June 5, 2010, racing fans will be able to avoid traffic trouble as they arrive for the 142nd running of the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes, the 1½- mile “Test of the Champion&rdq ... Read the full article

Andy Serling Live Chat Friday at 8 PM
ELMONT, N.Y. – Andy Serling, TV analyst for The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA), will participate in a live chat on Friday, September 9 at 8 p.m. EDT. The homepage for the NYRA live chats is http://www.nyra.com/livechat. Serling, who maintains a Twitter page (http://twitter.com/andyserling) where he gives out selections daily, will answer questions to kick off the BelmontPark fall meet, which runs for 37 days from Saturday, Septem ... Read the full article

NYRA Cashing NYCOTB Tickets and Vouchers at Aqueduct Starting Saturday
OZONE PARK, N.Y. – Starting on Saturday, January 15, The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will begin cashing New York City Off-Track Betting (NYCOTB) tickets and vouchers at Aqueduct Racetrack. There is a designated AmTote terminal (window #1721) on the third floor of the Aqueduct clubhouse, opposite the Equestris restaurant, where customers can cash NYCOTB tickets and vouchers. NYRA will honor the tickets and vouchers through Thu ... Read the full article

NYRA offers Transportation Option for Belmont Stakes Day
ELMONT, N.Y. – On Thursday, May 4, 1905, BelmontPark opened. It was an historic day for another reason – the opening of the “Taj Mahal of Racing” also created the first traffic jam in Long Island’s history. But on Saturday, June 11, 2011, racing fans will be able to avoid traffic trouble as they arrive for the 143rdrunning of the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes, the 1½- mile “Test of the Champion&rdq ... Read the full article

Belmont Stakes Tickets now Available Online
OZONE PARK, N.Y. – Tickets for the 142nd Belmont Stakes, scheduled to be run Saturday, June 5, at Belmont Park, are now available online at Ticketmaster.com and also through downloadable forms at NYRA.com. Customers can purchase tickets directly at the following Ticketmaster website: http://www.ticketmaster.com/The-Belmont-Stakes-tickets/artist/1422819 In addition, Belmont Stakes reserved seating applications can be requested by calling t ... Read the full article

 

 

 

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