James Odato

New York News
6:24 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Saratoga Meet: Safe, 'Status Quo' For Now

Jim Odato
Credit Times Union

The push to expand the Saratoga race meet to 54 days has run out of steam. The New York Racing Association apparently ceded to stakeholders' concerns.

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New York News
12:12 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

The Times Union's James Odato - Aqueduct award investigation could reopen following Smith arrest

James Odato
Credit Times Union

Could last week’s arrest of New York State Senator Malcolm Smith of New York City revive a somewhat dormant investigation of possible wrongdoing in the awarding several years ago of a license to operate a racino at the Aqueduct Race Track in Queens? Several years back when Smith and several other Democrats had control of the senate, a bidding process was underway for the racino, a process that led to accusations of pay-to play by the Inspector General Joseph Frisch.

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