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  1. Too Early to Gauge Brexit Effect on SalesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Blood Horse

    Management of the two major U.S. equine sales companies say it is too early to tell if the 52-48% vote in favor of Great Britain exiting the European Union and the resulting drop in currency values will impact upcoming North American yearling sales. Once the votes were counted, the value of the British pound fell more than 10% against the U.S. dollar between its high of $1.50 hit late Thursday to the overnight low of $1.32, its lowest since 1985.

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  2. NYRA to Remain Under State ControlRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 17 | Blood Horse

    A final deal was reached June 17 to keep the New York Racing Association under the control of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state for an additional year. It makes the state oversight period stretch from the original three years envisioned in 2012 - when Cuomo pushed through the NYRA takeover - to five years, ending in late 2017.

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  3. Extension of State Control for NYRA LoomsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 17 | Blood Horse

    Unable to break a negotiating logjam, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers have tentatively agreed to extend the state's control of the New York Racing Association for another year rather than return it to private hands. The deal, however, could change in later in the day June 17 as the governor and legislative leaders work to try to close out a number of unrelated and contentious issues before the legislature ends its 2016 session.

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  4. Legends: Woody StephensRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 15 | Blood Horse

    In a career that started in the 1930s and lasted into the 1990s, the Hall of Fame trainer known as "Woody" was revered as one the sport's most respected and beloved figures. He won eight Triple Crown races, saddled nine champions, and received enough trophies from his stakes wins to stock a three-story museum.

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  5. Cuomo Submits NYRA Privatization PlanRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 8 | Blood Horse

    The New York Racing Association would be returned to private hands, though with a tiny leash from the state government that has controlled its operations over the past four years, according to legislation proposed June 8 by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The long-awaiting Cuomo plan - coming a week before the end of the 2016 legislative session - caps annual video lottery terminal payments to NYRA at $46 million, which will cut funds about $15 million, while the state puts the number at about $12 million.

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  6. NY Has Plans Should NJ Expand Casino GamblingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 8 | Blood Horse

    Officials in New York have been quietly discussing ways to "send a shot across the Hudson River" in advance of New Jersey's fall referendum in which voters will determine if two casinos can be located in the northern part of the state not far from Manhattan. Driving the talks is a growing concern that New Jersey might legalize the casinos at a time when New York is in midst of its own casino expansion program.

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  7. Horseman Hendrickson Resigns as NYRA AdvisorRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 7 | Blood Horse

    John Hendrickson, who operates a Saratoga Springs, N.Y.-based stable with his wife Marylou Whitney, resigned in frustration as a special advisor to the state-run New York Racing Association's board of directors. Saying Gov. Andrew Cuomo has not listened to his advice and has taken actions hurting NYRA and the racing industry, Hendrickson said June 7 he was given no choice but to leave his post.

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  8. Senate Committee OKs NYRA LegislationRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 1 | Blood Horse

    A measure to end the state's control of the New York Racing Association is advancing in the New York legislature, and a key lawmaker said Gov. Andrew Cuomo has still not revealed his own idea for the future of the racing organization. "The governor is making noise, but we're seeing no bill," said John Bonacic, chairman of the Senate Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee.

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  9. Second Saratoga Group Sounds Off on NYRA PlanRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 31 | Blood Horse

    Another Saratoga Springs-based organization has issued a call for privatization of the New York Racing Association as state lawmakers work on legislation that will shape the future structure of the organization.

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  10. HOF Ceremony Only Open to Museum MembersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 26 | Blood Horse

    The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, citing "high demand and limited available seating," on May 26 announced that this year's Hall of Fame ceremony will require a ticket available exclusively to museum members. The ceremony is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. EDT Aug. 12 at the Fasig-Tipton sale pavilion in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Museum members can reserve a maximum of two tickets on a first-come, first-served basis by contacting the museum's membership office at 584-0400, extension 109.

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  11. NYRA Board Awaits Action on LegislationRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2016 | Blood Horse

    As it waits for a decision on the future of the New York Racing Association, the organization's board of directors May 25 spent less than five minutes discussing rumors of a proposal that would keep the association under state control.

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  12. Possible NYRA Plan Concerns Saratoga GroupRead the original story

    May 24, 2016 | Blood Horse

    A Saratoga Springs Thoroughbred group is blasting a plan for the future of the New York Racing Association that it claims is being circulated by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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  13. Public-Private Board Considered for NYRARead the original story

    May 18, 2016 | Blood Horse

    New York lawmakers are considering a "hybrid" public and private composition for the future leadership of the New York Racing Association, though there is disagreement between the legislative houses over who gets to pick the board's private representatives. Under a scenario Bonacic said is contained within a Senate draft being circulated, the new NYRA board would have 15 members, down from the 17 created when the state took control of NYRA in late 2012 for what was supposed to be a three-year oversight period.

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  14. Asmussen, Rachel Alexandra, Zenyatta in HOFRead the original story

    Apr 25, 2016 | Blood Horse

    The four were selected in the contemporary category and will be inducted Friday, Aug. 12, at 10:30 a.m. at the Fasig-Tipton sales pavilion in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Asmussen, 50, is a native of Gettysburg, S.D., who ranks second all time in career wins and fourth in earnings in a training career that began in 1986 after a brief stint as a jockey. The Eclipse Award winner for outstanding trainer in 2008 and 2009, Asmussen has led all North American trainers in wins nine times and earnings three times.

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  15. Keeneland Honors Hall of Fame JockeysRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2016 | Blood Horse

    Mike Battaglia introduced a group of more than a dozen Hall of Fame jockeys for a question and answer session at The Hall of Famers were honored in a winner's circle ceremony, and also signed a poster designed by Peb, with all proceeds benefiting the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame and the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund. As would be expected with a gathering of such a distinguished group, wins in Triple Crown races were well represented.

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  16. Butler Rides 2,000th Winner at Tampa BayRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2016 | Blood Horse

    Two weeks after graduating from Saratoga Central Catholic High School in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. in 1990, jockey Dean Butler drove across the country by himself to work for Jack Van Berg, trainer of the legendary "I had started taking Dean to the racetrack when he was 5, and he always wound up in the jockeys' room," recalled his father, John "Ted" Butler. "He told me from the beginning he was going to be a jockey."

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  17. Slideshow: Calvin BorelRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2016 | Blood Horse

    Cooling off Seek Gold after the two of them upset the 2006 Stephen Foster Handicap at odds of 91-1. Looking for competition in the 2006 Breeders' Cup Juvenile , as Street Sense comes home 10 lengths in front.

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  18. Hall of Fame Finalists for 2016 AnnouncedRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2016 | Blood Horse

    Four jockeys, four Thoroughbreds and two trainers comprise the 10 finalists on the National Museum of Racing's 2016 Hall of Fame ballot, as selected by the Museum's Hall of Fame nominating committee. The finalists are jockeys Ramon Dominguez, Victor Espinoza, Garrett Gomez and Craig Perret; Thoroughbreds English Channel, Kona Gold, Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta; and trainers Steve Asmussen and David Whiteley.

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  19. Loftus Thrives on Racing RushRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2016 | Blood Horse

    Fourteen years ago, Thoroughbred trainer Dominick Imperio decided to give the woman who would become his daughter-in-law a special birthday present: a yearling. "My husband told me to give it back," said Elizabeth Loftus, who goes by Libby and who eventually married Dominick's son, Michael.

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  20. 'Jockeys and Jeans' Set for Feb. 28Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2016 | Blood Horse

    Racing & Casino, will feature a video of the 1962 Preakness and the 1984 Breeders' Cup Classic . The top finishing Hall of Fame jockeys from those races will be on hand to answer questions for attending fans and media during a panel presentation and sell signed photos of the famous races to benefit PDJF.

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