NYRA http://wamc.org en Sports Report: British Open Is Underway, All Eyes On Tiger http://wamc.org/post/sports-report-british-open-underway-all-eyes-tiger <p><strong>Golf – The British Open:</strong></p><p>The 143rd British Open is underway at Royal Liverpool in Hoylake, England.</p><p>This is the third major of the year. Bubba Watson won the Masters back in April before Martin Kaymer won the U.S. Open last month. Each will be after his second major title of the year.</p><p>Tiger Woods and defending champ Phil Mickelson are among the other big names looking to contend this year. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:59:36 +0000 Patrick Garrett 95046 at http://wamc.org Sports Report: British Open Is Underway, All Eyes On Tiger NYRA Details 2014 Meet At Saratoga http://wamc.org/post/nyra-details-2014-meet-saratoga <div><div><p>New York Racing Association officials have detailed the upcoming summer meet at Saratoga Race Course. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 93275 at http://wamc.org NYRA Details 2014 Meet At Saratoga Some Saratoga Businesses Not Fretting Over Race Track Admission Increases http://wamc.org/post/some-saratoga-businesses-not-fretting-over-race-track-admission-increases <p></p><p>Last week, the New York Racing Association’s Board of Trustees voted 10-1 to raise admission fees at Belmont and Saratoga. General admission would raise from $3 to $5, and a seat in the clubhouse go from $5 to $8.</p><p>NYRA Board member Rick Violette said he thought it was possible the increase could keep some racing fans away, but it’s necessary.</p><p></p><p>“It’s never the right time to raise prices, it’s never a time to ask for more money – but we are running a business, and sometimes you have to bite the bullet and raise prices.”</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 23:20:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 79847 at http://wamc.org Some Saratoga Businesses Not Fretting Over Race Track Admission Increases Owners Of Local Food Truck File Lawsuit Against NYRA, New York State Officials http://wamc.org/post/owners-local-food-truck-file-lawsuit-against-nyra-new-york-state-officials <p></p><p>The owners of a Capital Region food truck are suing New York state officials after they were prevented from vending at the Empire State Plaza and Saratoga Race Course. The spat has set off a First Amendment debate.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The owners of the Schenectady-based “Wandering Dago” food truck, which sells Italian foods, have filed a lawsuit against the New York State Racing Association, the state Office of General Services, and other state officials after they were prevented from operating at Saratoga Race Course earlier this summer, kicked out after opening day.</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 18:46:44 +0000 Lucas Willard 72500 at http://wamc.org Owners Of Local Food Truck File Lawsuit Against NYRA, New York State Officials Saratoga 150 and Richard Danielpour's "Serenade" http://wamc.org/post/saratoga-150-and-richard-danielpours-serenade <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.nyra.com/saratoga/">The Saratoga Race Course</a> is 150 years old and the track is being celebrated throughout the city this season and tonight, the party comes here to <a href="http://www.spac.org">SPAC</a>.</p><p><a href="http://www.keithlockhart.com/html/">Keith Lockhart</a> will conduct the <a href="http://www.philorch.org/">Philadelphia Orchestra</a> in a series of “horse” related pieces. "Serenade" by Richard Danielpour is receiving its world premiere performance tonight here at SPAC. The work pays tribute to other aspects of Saratoga, in addition to racing. Over the course of three movements, it visits the arts scene, the mineral waters, and, finally, the track.</p><p>SPAC's commission of Danielpour's "Serenade" was underwritten by Charles and Candace Wait and happens to coincide with Danielpour's 30th anniversary of visiting Saratoga. Charles Wait is the Chairman of <a href="http://www.saratoga150.com/">Saratoga 150</a>.</p><p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Alan Chartock & Joe Donahue 71031 at http://wamc.org Saratoga 150 and Richard Danielpour's "Serenade" Saratoga Heat: 150th Racing Season Opener http://wamc.org/post/saratoga-heat-150th-racing-season-opener <p>On what’s shaping up to be the hottest day of the year, Saratoga begins its 150th season of thoroughbred racing.</p><p>This week, the New York Racing Association's new president and CEO Chris Kay met with members of the media to discuss his plans for Saratoga Race Course’s season.&nbsp; One of the first questions, right out of the gate, was about the weather and whether or not racing might be cut back or suspended altogether on opening day: Kay told reporters "We've had warm days in the past. We're prepared for it..."</p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 16:15:26 +0000 Dave Lucas 69596 at http://wamc.org Saratoga Heat: 150th Racing Season Opener Saratoga Track Opening Amid Heat Wave Precautions http://wamc.org/post/saratoga-track-opening-amid-heat-wave-precautions <p>New York racing officials say they're taking steps to make sure horses, track workers and fans are safe and comfortable as the 150th Saratoga Race Course season opens with temperatures expected to be in the mid-90s.</p><p>The New York racing Association says there will be veterinarians on horse paths, paddock, winner's circle and track to check all the thoroughbreds before and during races. Hoses and ice buckets will be available along the route the horses take to the track.</p><p>There will also be extra water in the jockeys' quarters and ice will be on sale at concession stands.</p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 12:03:07 +0000 Jaired Crofut 69572 at http://wamc.org Saratoga Track Opening Amid Heat Wave Precautions Cuomo Takes the Reins at NYRA http://wamc.org/post/cuomo-takes-reins-nyra <p>Governor Cuomo has taken the reigns of the troubled New York Racing Association Board, saying he needs to &ldquo;restore the public trust&rdquo; in a rapidly changing gaming industry.&nbsp; Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports&hellip;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 23 May 2012 11:59:09 +0000 Karen Dewitt 39576 at http://wamc.org Cuomo Takes the Reins at NYRA Joel Rose, Coalition Against Gambling in New York http://wamc.org/post/joel-rose-coalition-against-gambling-new-york <p>Political leaders and casino executives met late last week in Atlantic City for the 16th annual East Coast Gaming Congress and Hospitality Forum, where panelists said that individual states will likely begin approving internet gambling over the next two years because partisan gridlock in Congress.</p> Mon, 21 May 2012 16:15:00 +0000 39419 at http://wamc.org Morning headlines with Judy Patrick of the Daily Gazette http://wamc.org/post/morning-headlines-judy-patrick-daily-gazette-52 <p>WAMC&#39;s David Guistina speaks with Judy Patrick, managing editor of the Daily Gazette, about NYRA&#39;s turmoil and the school budget vote.</p> Wed, 16 May 2012 11:10:34 +0000 David Guistina 39077 at http://wamc.org Morning headlines with Judy Patrick of the Daily Gazette