In a statement NYRA
president and CEO Terry Meyocks, praised the firm.
president Charles Hayward expressed his dismay at Rachel Alexandra's absence, but added: "We remain hopeful that Saratoga fans will have the opportunity to see Rachel later in the meet.
figures it's a safe bet: The last to accomplish the Wood-Derby double was Pleasant Colony (1981).
Though New York city, in a good-faith move, has allowed the races to be shown since then while talks continued, the deal between NYRA
and the city that lets the races be aired on the New York City government access channel (1994 and 71 on Time Warner Cable, 27 on FIOS, and 74 on Cablevision in Brooklyn and the Bronx) ended on 16th June.
Officials at NYRA
, which must repay the loan by March 31, 2011, had pinpointed June 9 as a closing date for Belmont Park had funds not materialised.
WHEN Tom Durkin, NYRA
Track Announcer, confirmed Tiznow had edged out Sakhee to win the Classic for America, the sense of relief at Belmont Park was tangible.
Management changes so far: Former NYRA
executive Allen Gutterman is the new marketing VP; Hollywood Park president Don Robbins takes a new role as consultant on ``governmental and racing affairs.
is approaching a cash flow crisis, and it is claimed by the group that as part of NYRA
's franchise extension in 2008, the state promised to provide financial assistance to it if a casino was not opened at Aqueduct racecourse by April 1, 2009.
claims it is owed $15m by NYCOTB, whose new chairman, Sandy Frucher, described recent talks with NYRA
as "less than cordial".