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An Incomplete Picture of Equine Safety in New York

On Sunday morning not long before post time, several dozen protestors gathered on the corner of East and Union Avenues. They held signs decrying the deaths of nine Thoroughbreds here since the meet began on July 22, one reading “Stop Racing Horses to the Grave.” Though the views of most people attending the track are…

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Saratoga Preview: Aftercare and Attracting New Audiences

Though it lacked a representative from the New York Racing Association for the first time in recent memory, the annual preview of the Saratoga Race Course meet at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame the evening of July 20 drew a near-capacity crowd of participants that peppered panelists with questions on everything from…

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NYRA’s Future Is In Albany’s Hands

As it waits for a decision on the future of the New York Racing Association, the organization’s board of directors May 25 spent less than five minutes discussing rumors of a proposal that would keep the association under state control. The NYRA board, at a meeting in New York City, implicitly acknowledged a report that emerged…