Wednesday, November 22, 2006

NY committee recommends dropping NYRA as racing operator

Newsday AP Story

"SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) _ A group headed by New York Yankees partner Steve Swindal and casino developer Richard Fields could be the next operators of New York's three thoroughbred racetracks. If the incoming state government follows recommendations made Tuesday by the state Committee on the Future of Racing in New York, the New York Racing Association's 50-year hold on the franchise would end. The committee selected Excelsior Racing Associates in a nonbinding recommendation. The state Legislature and likely Gov.-elect Eliot Spitzer, will make the final decision, which is expected sometime next year. "

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