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New York withholds NYRA casino payments

Citing a "continued failure to act in the best interest of racing" by the New York Racing Association, state racing regulators said Tuesday that they had instructed the state lottery to immediately suspend payments NYRA receives from a casino at Aqueduct racetrack and that they were exploring the revocation of NYRA's racing franchise.

"We take none of these choices lightly, but unless NYRA immediately starts to act in the best interests of racing and the taxpayers of this state, we will pursue a course of action to re-establish the racing franchise with a qualified, ethical, and responsible steward of horse racing," concluded a letter sent  Tuesday to NYRA's chairman, Steven Duncker, that was signed by John Sabini, the chairman of the New York State Racing and Wagering Board, and Robert Megna, the chairman of a NYRA oversight panel.

 

Sabini is a former New York legislator, and Megna is the budget director for Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has been the association's most high-profile critic over the past several months.

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