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Panel questions if NYRA doing right by race fans

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The New York Racing Association might benefit from fewer daily races and shortening the winter meet at Aqueduct. At the Albany Law School conference on gambling and racing on Wednesday, Dick Powell, a former NYRA employee and current horse racing consultant, questioned whether long cards with 11 or 12 races are discouraging new fans from returning and also diluting the impact of a $45 million investment in purses at Aqueduct, Belmont and Saratoga. “For me ...

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