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News Archive

Nov 18, 2014: public notification of november 21, 2014 meeting of the new york gaming facility location board

Nov 06, 2014: public notification of november 10, 2014 meeting of the new york gaming facility location board

Oct 20, 2014: public notification of october 20, 2014 meeting of the new york gaming facility location board

Sep 26, 2014: veterinary records for the september 27 jockey club gold cup

Sep 26, 2014: ny gaming facility location board hears from 405 individuals over 3 days of public comment events regarding casino proposals

Sep 25, 2014: veterinary records for the september 27 jockey club gold cup

Sep 24, 2014: veterinary records for the september 27 jockey club gold cup

Sep 24, 2014: public notification of september 30, 2014 meeting of the new york state gaming commission

Sep 12, 2014: nysgc & nyra issue enhanced security protocols for horses running in the jockey club gold cup invitational

Sep 04, 2014: nys gaming commission will issue 10-year suspensions for cobalt violations

Aug 29, 2014: statement from nys equine medical director scott e. palmer, vmd regarding the increased number of equine fatalities at the 2014 saratoga meet

Aug 25, 2014: racing fan advisory council announces august 28 saratoga race course forum with host rich migliore

Aug 22, 2014: august 22 travers veterinary records

Aug 21, 2014: august 21 travers veterinary records

Aug 21, 2014: new york lottery showcases the best of ny at the great new york state fair

Aug 20, 2014: august 20 travers veterinary records

Aug 08, 2014: ny gaming facility location board announces details for public presentations and regional public comment events

Aug 06, 2014: agenda and meeting book for gaming facility location board's 8/7/14 meeting

Aug 04, 2014: public notification of august 7, 2014 meeting of the new york gaming facility location board

Aug 01, 2014: august 1 whitney veterinary records

Jul 31, 2014: july 31 whitney veterinary records

Jul 30, 2014: july 30 whitney vet records

Jul 28, 2014: nys gaming commission names long island assoc. president/ceo kevin law as chair of gaming facility location board; casino applications expected online july 30

Jul 24, 2014: nys gaming commission and nyra issue enhanced security protocols for horses running in the whitney and travers stakes

Jul 07, 2014: nys gaming commission appoints attorney dennis e. glazer and long island assoc.’s kevin law to ny gaming facility location board

Jul 04, 2014: july 4 stars and stripes day vet records - belmont oaks invitational

Jul 04, 2014: july 4 stars and stripes day vet records - belmont derby invitational

Jul 03, 2014: july 3 stars and stripes day vet records - belmont oaks invitational

Jul 03, 2014: july 3 stars and stripes day vet records - belmont derby invitational

Jul 02, 2014: july 2 stars and stripes day vet records - belmont oaks invitational

Jul 02, 2014: july 2 stars and stripes day vet records - belmont derby invitational

Jun 30, 2014: casino applications received by 4 pm, june 30, 2014

Jun 26, 2014: new york state gaming commission and nyra issue enhanced security protocols for horses running in 2 stakes races on stars and stripes day

Jun 10, 2014: june 6 belmont stakes day vet records - the belmont stakes - revised

Jun 07, 2014: june 6 belmont stakes day vet records - the odgen phipps - revised

Jun 06, 2014: june 6 belmont stakes day vet records - the knob creek manhattan

Jun 06, 2014: june 6 belmont stakes day vet records - the metropolitan mile

Jun 05, 2014: june 5 belmont stakes day vet records - the belmont stakes

Jun 05, 2014: june 5 belmont stakes day vet records - the knob creek manhattan

Jun 05, 2014: june 5 belmont stakes day vet records - the metropolitan

Jun 05, 2014: june 5 belmont stakes day vet records - the ogden phipps

Jun 05, 2014: ny’s lottery and vlt 2013-14 record profit hits $3.17 billion: highest amount ever in history of north american lotteries for a single beneficiary – nys schools

Jun 04, 2014: june 4 belmont stakes day vet records - the belmont stakes

Jun 04, 2014: june 4 belmont stakes day vet records - the knob creek manhattan

Jun 04, 2014: june 4 belmont stakes day vet records - the metropolitan

Jun 04, 2014: june 4 belmont stakes day vet records - the ogden phipps

May 21, 2014: new york state gaming commission and nyra issue enhanced security protocols for horses running in 4 stakes races on belmont stakes day

May 20, 2014: ny gaming facility location board issues three guidance documents relating to casino rfa

May 20, 2014: new york gaming facility location board releases list of entities that requested refunds of application fee

May 19, 2014: joint statement from the new york state gaming commission, nyra and the jockey club regarding the use of nasal strips

May 13, 2014: capital region attorney peter j. moschetti, jr. appointed to new york state gaming commission

May 12, 2014: new york gaming facility location board determines minimum capital investment amounts for casinos

May 02, 2014: gaming facility location board releases answers to questions posed at april 30 applicant conference

Apr 24, 2014: new york gaming facility location board releases list of entities that paid timely application fees

Apr 23, 2014: new york gaming facility location board releases first round of questions and answers

Apr 10, 2014: new york gaming facility location board announces details for april 30th mandatory applicant conference

Apr 07, 2014: expected witnesses for public forum: addressing problem gambling in the era of expanded gaming

Apr 04, 2014: wood memorial veterinary records summary - 04/04/14

Apr 04, 2014: wood memorial veterinary records - 04/04/14

Apr 03, 2014: wood memorial veterinary records summary - 04/03/14

Apr 03, 2014: wood memorial veterinary records - 04/03/14

Apr 02, 2014: wood memorial veterinary records summary - 04/02/14

Apr 02, 2014: wood memorial veterinary records - 04/02/14

Apr 01, 2014: notice of april 9, 2014 public forum on problem gambling

Mar 31, 2014: new york gaming facility location board approves request for applications for commercial casinos

Mar 26, 2014: new york state gaming commission and nyra issue enhanced security protocols for horses participating in the april 5 wood memorial

Mar 24, 2014: facility location board selects taft, stettinius & hollister llp as gaming advisory services consultant

Mar 20, 2014: nysgc launches investigation into allegations of abuse and mistreatment of race horses by trainer steve asmussen, assistant trainer scott blasi and other licensed individuals

Mar 13, 2014: new york state gaming commission to explore reforming steward practices

Mar 13, 2014: new york state gaming commission announces problem gambling forum

Mar 13, 2014: new york resort gaming facility location board members formally appointed

Mar 05, 2014: mark d. gearan confirmed as chairman of the new york state gaming commission

Feb 06, 2014: nys gaming commission names gaming facility location board members

Feb 03, 2014: ny task force on jockey health and safety meeting february 6

Jan 21, 2014: public hearing on equine drug rules - archived video

Jan 16, 2014: postponed - ny task force on jockey health and safety meeting january 22

Jan 13, 2014: nys gaming commission & cornell university announce appointment of dr. scott e. palmer as equine medical director

Dec 31, 2013: statement from robert williams, acting executive director of the new york gaming commission

Dec 13, 2013: ny task force on jockey health and safety meeting december 18

Nov 15, 2013: ag/markets & gaming commission issue statment regarding potential equine herpes virus exposure at aqueduct

Nov 15, 2013: ny task force on jockey health and safety inaugural meeting november 20

Nov 13, 2013: racing fan advisory council holding 11/24 fan forum at saratoga raceway

Oct 22, 2013: statement from acting executive director robert williams regarding upstate theater coalition

Oct 09, 2013: racing fan advisory council holding 10/19 fan forum at belmont park

Oct 04, 2013: investigative report into 2013 travers stakes

Sep 26, 2013: jockey club gold cup vet records summary

Sep 26, 2013: jockey club gold cup vet records

Sep 25, 2013: jockey club gold cup vet records summary

Sep 25, 2013: jockey club gold cup vet records

Sep 25, 2013: guidelines regarding casino expenditures

Sep 20, 2013: new york state gaming commission and nyra issue enhanced security protocols for horses participating in the september 28 jockey club gold cup invitational

Aug 23, 2013: travers vet records summary

Aug 23, 2013: travers vet records

Aug 22, 2013: travers vet records summary

Aug 22, 2013: travers vet records

Aug 21, 2013: travers vet records summary

Aug 21, 2013: travers vet records **note: horse transparent was treated with theelin on 08/22/13 - not thelin.**

Aug 19, 2013: nysgc & nyra issue enhanced security protocols for 8/24 travers stakes

Jun 06, 2013: summary of belmont stakes vet records – 06/06/13

Jun 06, 2013: belmont stakes vet records – 06/06/13

Jun 05, 2013: summary of belmont stakes vet records – 06/05/13

Jun 05, 2013: belmont stakes vet records – 06/05/13 note: horse incognito was treated with theelin on 6/6/13 - not thelin.

May 21, 2013: new york state gaming commission and nyra issue enhanced security protocols for horses participating in the june 8 belmont stakes

May 08, 2013: nys department of agriculture & markets and state gaming commission issue update regarding equine herpes virus at vernon downs racetrack

May 06, 2013: nys department of agriculture & markets and state gaming commission issue precautions regarding equine herpes virus at vernon downs racetrack

Apr 18, 2013: gaming commission & cornell university commence search for equine medical director to oversee all veterinarians at state racetracks

Apr 03, 2013: nyra & nys gaming commission announce enhanced security measures for wood memorial participants

Mar 28, 2013: be alert to scams involving fake lottery prizes

Feb 20, 2013: nys gaming commission, oasas & ny council on problem gambling form responsible play partnership to address problem gambling issues

Jan 08, 2013: statement from rwb chairman john sabini on court of appeals denial of richard e. dutrow, jr.’s appeal

Dec 11, 2012: rwb updates clenbuterol and depomedrol rules, creates innovative data entry system for corticosteroid administrations

Oct 12, 2012: effective 10/19/12: procedures for voiding claims of vanned-off horses (thoroughbred)

Oct 11, 2012: rwb enacts significant measures to increase safety of ny's thoroughbred racing

Sep 28, 2012: statement from rwb chairman sabini

Sep 28, 2012: task force on racehorse health and safety report

Sep 28, 2012: force on racehorse health and safety exec summary

Aug 24, 2012: summary of travers stakes vet records - 08/24/12

Aug 24, 2012: travers stakes vet records - 08/24/12

Aug 23, 2012: summary of travers stakes vet records - 08/23/12

Aug 23, 2012: travers stakes vet records - 08/23/12

Aug 22, 2012: summary of travers stakes vet records - 08/22/12

Aug 22, 2012: travers stakes vet records - 08/22/12

Aug 16, 2012: racing fan advisory council hosting august 30 fan q&a at saratoga race course with daily racing form’s david grening

Aug 08, 2012: rwb announces enhanced security protocols for travers stakes

May 30, 2012: rwb installs strict protocols for horses and participants taking part in june 9 belmont stakes

May 24, 2012: rwb’s groundbreaking investigation leads to summary suspension of harness trainer lou pena for more than 1,700 equine drug violations

May 15, 2012: rwb and franchise oversight board send letter to nyra chairman duncker

Apr 30, 2012: rwb takes two significant actions to improve safety and integrity of new york horse racing

Apr 02, 2012: rwb issues emergency rule voiding claims for horses that die during racing

Apr 02, 2012: rwb releases equine breakdown, death, injury and incident and rulings databases

Mar 29, 2012: rwb's 5-year suspension of harness trainer carmine fusco upheld by state’s highest court

Mar 26, 2012: 3/26 update on strangles incidents at saratoga raceway

Mar 26, 2012: rwb approves cancellation of live racing at saratoga raceway until april 11

Mar 22, 2012: rwb announces new york task force on racehorse health and safety to investigate aqueduct fatalities

Dec 01, 2011: rwb suspends, fines 16 trainers after 28 oxymetazoline positives at yonkers, monticello and saratoga

Nov 30, 2011: video streaming approved through 2012

Nov 01, 2011: rwb's 5-year suspension of harness trainer carmine fusco upheld by nys supreme court

Oct 12, 2011: nys racing & wagering board revokes license of richard e. dutrow, jr. for multiple violations, assesses $50,000 in fines

Sep 01, 2011: nys racing and wagering board announces members of racing fan advisory council

Aug 11, 2011: former rwb executive and racing industry mainstay joseph lynch to be memorialized saturday at saratoga race course

Aug 05, 2011: nys racing and wagering board approves ny harness racing simulcasting at nyra tracks

Jul 01, 2011: 2010 annual report and simulcast report

Dec 21, 2010: audio recording of the december 21, 2010 emergency board meeting

Dec 20, 2010: 2009 annual report and simulcast report (posted july 1, 2010)

Dec 20, 2010: adoption of out-of-competition testing rules (posted january 6, 2010)

Dec 20, 2010: 2008 annual report and simulcast report (posted july 1, 2009)

Dec 20, 2010: 2007 annual report and simulcast report (posted june 26, 2008)

Dec 20, 2010: 2006 annual report and simulcast report

Dec 20, 2010: reciprocity of license hearing form (posted october 19, 2007)

Dec 20, 2010: 1996 arci model rules (posted july 17, 2007)

Dec 20, 2010: 2005 annual report and simulcast report