With an eye on the future, New York Racing Association president and chief executive officer Chris Kay extolled the successes of the present and the recent past at a meeting of NYRA’s board of directors Sept. 29.
On the heels of a Belmont Stakes (gr. I) with a Triple Crown on the line and the organization’s flagship Saratoga Race Course meeting, Kay detailed progress on two of the priorities of the re-organization board: improving the guest experience and upgrading the quality of the racing at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park, and Saratoga.
Saying that “great strides” had been made in enhancing the guest experience under Kay’s stewardship, board chairman Dr. David Skorton endorsed the “big event” day espoused by both Kay and senior vice president of racing operations Martin Panza.
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