A 16-member reorganzation board, the majority of whom are appointees of Gov. Andrew Cuomo or the state Legislature, voted Tuesday to recommend that the Legislature transfer control NYRA and its three thoroughbred tracks back into private hands.
California Chrome became the highest-earning thoroughbred in North American history Saturday when he impressively and decisively won the $10 million Dubai World Cup at Meydan Racecourse in the United Arab Emirates.
Starlight Racing likes to point horses toward the Kentucky Derby, but this year their best horses are two who have already run in the Derby and look like they could make an impact on the older division.
Trainer Steve Asmussen was cleared of the most serious allegations brought by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), but was fined $10,000 by the New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC) for other practices that were filmed on hidden video at the 2013 Saratoga Race Course meet.