horse racing http://wamc.org en Albany Law School Introducing New Program On Racing, Equine And Gaming Law http://wamc.org/post/albany-law-school-introducing-new-program-racing-equine-and-gaming-law <p></p><p>Beginning in September Albany law school is launching a new concentration in equine, racing, and gaming law. The program is being introduced as states including New York and Massachusetts are expanding casino gaming.</p><p></p> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 17:07:23 +0000 Lucas Willard 88103 at http://wamc.org Albany Law School Introducing New Program On Racing, Equine And Gaming Law New York Equine Industry Representatives Present Challenges To Lawmakers http://wamc.org/post/new-york-equine-industry-representatives-present-challenges-lawmakers <p>Representatives of the equine industry in New York state testified before a state assembly committee today on their concerns about how upcoming changes in the state’s gaming landscape could negatively effect horse racing and breeding.</p><p></p><p>According to a 2012 study commissioned by the State of New York, 33,000 fulltime workers – including trainers, breeders, track workers, hay farmers and other affiliated industries – are supported by the equine industry in the Empire State.</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 79082 at http://wamc.org New York Equine Industry Representatives Present Challenges To Lawmakers Soundscape: A Day At The Races http://wamc.org/post/soundscape-day-races <p><span style="font-size:10.0pt; font-family:&quot;Tahoma&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">More than 47,000 people jammed into Saratoga Race Course on Saturday for the 144th running of the Travers Stakes, the largest crowd for the mid-summer derby since 2004. WAMC's Saratoga Springs Bureau Chief Lucas Willard brings us this piece about what a day at the races sounds like.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 16:30:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 72385 at http://wamc.org Soundscape: A Day At The Races 150 Years Of Racing In Saratoga http://wamc.org/post/150-years-racing-saratoga <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Since the inaugural meeting was held in August 1863, </span><a href="http://www.nyra.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">Saratoga Springs</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has been the scene of memorable horse races, often featuring legends of the sport. Although some of the epic moments are still familiar today, many of the triumphs and defeats that were once famous have been forgotten.</span></p><p>In their new book, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1626191026/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1626191026&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">150 Years of Racing in Saratoga: Little-Known Stories and Facts from America's Most Historic Racing City</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1626191026" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>, Allan Carter and Mike Kane take a look back at important but neglected stories and present statistics from the pre-NYRA years and a rundown of the greatest fields assembled at America's oldest track.</p><p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 71992 at http://wamc.org 150 Years Of Racing In Saratoga Hudson Valley horse owner puts spotlight on drugging http://wamc.org/post/hudson-valley-horse-owner-puts-spotlight-drugging <p>Susan Kayne, a Hudson Valley equestrian who created the TV series <em>Unbridled</em> andhosts <em>Ireland Unbridled</em>, was featured in a recent New York Times investigative <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/22/us/at-the-track-racing-economics-collide-with-veterinarians-oath.html">report </a>that uncovered rampant drugging in horse racing and the bureaucratic red tape that stands in the way of reform. The horse owner spoke with WAMC’s Alan Chartock about her case.</p> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 16:38:13 +0000 Alan Chartock 48829 at http://wamc.org Hudson Valley horse owner puts spotlight on drugging Vox Pop : Gambling : 7/18/12 http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-gambling-71812 <p>With less than 48 hours until the first race of the 2012 season at Saratoga Race Course &ndash; today we&rsquo;re talking gambling.</p><p>While the Saratoga season is just beginning, already reports indicate Governor Andrew Cuomo is set to unveil the members of the New York Racing Association&rsquo;s new board, whose installation was precipitated earlier this year after the naming of new president Ellen McClain without input from state officials, following the firing of former president and CEO Charles Hayward, an alleged party to a scandal that cost the betting public over $8 million.</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 19:00:00 +0000 43425 at http://wamc.org Derby and Preakness Winner Scratched from Belmont http://wamc.org/post/derby-and-preakness-winner-scratched-belmont <p>I&#39;ll Have Another&#39;s bid for a Triple Crown ended with the shocking news that the colt is out of tomorrow&rsquo;s Belmont Stakes due to a swollen left front tendon.</p><p>According to Dennis O&#39;Neill, brother of trainer Doug O&#39;Neill, the horse galloped Friday morning and after a veterinary scan, the tendon seemed &quot;kind of tender.&quot;</p><p>O&#39;Neill told The Associated Press that, &quot;the horse is sound and happy, but it&#39;s not worth it.&quot;</p><p>Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.&nbsp; All Rights Reserved.</p> Fri, 08 Jun 2012 16:51:21 +0000 40681 at http://wamc.org Derby and Preakness Winner Scratched from Belmont 'I'll Have Another' takes another jog around Belmont http://wamc.org/post/ill-have-another-takes-another-jog-around-belmont <p>Triple Crown hopeful I&#39;ll Have Another jogged around the 1&frac12;-mile Belmont Park oval for a second day in a row and is scheduled to resume galloping on today.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Dave Lucas reports&hellip;</p><p>The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner will attempt to become the 12th Triple Crown winner in the Belmont Stakes on June 9.</p><p>The colt&#39;s assistant trainer Jack Sisterson said Thursday &quot;he gets over the track fantastic, he looked super, his energy level is high and he&#39;s doing everything we want to see him doing.&quot;</p> Fri, 25 May 2012 12:11:59 +0000 Dave Lucas 39750 at http://wamc.org 'I'll Have Another' takes another jog around Belmont Vox Pop : Gambling : 5/9/12 http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-gambling-5912 <p>The top two executives at the non-profit New York Racing Association, which operates New York&rsquo;s three state-owned horse tracks, were fired last week amid allegations they knew the company was collecting more than the legal amount of so-called takeout on certain bets, costing winning bettors an estimated $8.5 million dollars.</p><p>The firings have called into question the idea of gambling and gaming in general, as Governor Andrew Cuomo calls for a constitutional amendment to allow Las Vegas style casinos in the state.</p> Wed, 09 May 2012 19:00:00 +0000 38640 at http://wamc.org