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A delegation of Capital Region lawmakers has delivered a letter to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo urging that the New York Racing Association, the organization that oversees thoroughbred racing in the state,  be transitioned back to a private, non-profit racing entity.

As part of Saratoga Springs’s Centennial Celebration, fans will be able to experience a day at the races free of charge this August.

It's one month until the meet at Saratoga Race Course and New York's horse racing organizers are preparing for a new season. In its first board meeting since April and American Pharoah's Triple Crown win at Belmont, the NYRA board is hoping improvements at the Spa will provide for an excellent racing season. 

American Pharoah will run for the Triple Crown at the Belmont Stakes this weekend, but ahead of New York’s premier horse racing event, the board governing the sport is in turmoil.

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The New York Racing Association, the agency that oversees racing at Saratoga Race Course, has introduced plans for several new building and renovation projects there, including its famed Clubhouse. A public hearing on the project is set for later this month.

The board governing New York’s thoroughbred racing industry met earlier this week and revealed that the harsh winter had a big impact on betting.

The New York Racing Association reorganization board has ratified its new chairman. 

As part of New York’s new budget, the embattled New York Racing Association, currently controlled by a state-appointed board of directors, has had its reorganization deadline pushed back another year. Now officials who had looked forward to the re-privatization of the organization are expressing their concerns.

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A new report examining the economic impact of the Saratoga Race Course shows the horse racing industry is having an increased footprint in the Capital Region economy.

The New York Racing Association has reached a settlement with the owners of a food truck that was booted from an upstate track.

The Times Union of Albany reports (http://bit.ly/15sesaJ ) that NYRA agreed last week to pay the owners of the Wandering Dago nearly $70,000 to settle the lawsuit they filed in August 2013 against the racing organization and the state Office of General Services.

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