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Change is in the air at NYRA

Reform preceeded scandal

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The New York Racing Association has needed an overhaul for some time, according to board member John Hendrickson. NYRA, which for decades has run the state’s thoroughbred racing industry, was due for reform well before the December exposure of an incorrect takeout percentage that cost winning bettors more than $8 million. Hendrickson, the Saratoga Springs philanthropist and husband of socialite Marylou Whitney, was appointed by the state Senate to serve on the NYRA board of ...


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