Saratoga Springs, NY, May 21, 2010 — Congressman Scott Murphy says there is a growing risk that this summer's thoroughbred racing season in Saratoga Springs could be canceled. The move would devastate the region's tourism economy.
Yesterday, the New York Racing Authority sent letters to its employees warning of possible lay-offs. State officials have failed to provide revenue to the thoroughbred industry from a proposed video-lottery terminal casino. The project has been stalled for nearly a decade.
The New York Racing Authority now says this summer's thoroughbred season, scheduled to begin in July, could be canceled if the legislature doesn't provide a bridge loan. Congressman Murphy from Glens Falls has been working to try to broker a settlement. He spoke yesterday with Brian Mann. Go to full article
Scott VanLaer's horses are selling for upwards of $100,000
Sep 11, 2008 — This week, we've been talking about the history of North Country horseracing, from the harness buggies that raced the county fairgrounds in the early 1900s to the storybook run of Funny Cide for the Triple Crown. But horseracing also has a future in the region. A thoroughbred breeder in Ray Brook, in the Adirondacks, is raising top horses that are competing on tracks around the world. Brian Mann has our story. Go to full article