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  1. Saratoga opener beats the heat; handle up

    David Grening

    Beads of sweat replaced pellets of rain on people's foreheads, and bottled water may have been more advisable than a can of beer as the refreshment of choice to beat the heat, but in the end opening day of Saratoga's 143rd season was pretty cool.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2011
  2. NYRA makes up some of the handle lost since OTB shut down

    David Grening

    Though it still has a long way to go to recoup the handle lost from the closure of NYC Off-Track Betting Corp., NYRA officials have been encouraged by the increased handle through its Internet and telephone wagering platforms in the last month.

    Story | Conversation | January 08, 2011
  3. New York ponders consolidation of state's off-track betting compa...

    David Grening

    In the wake of the shutdown of NYC OTB Corp last week, state Assemblyman J. Gary Pretlow said he believes a consolidation of the state's remaining five regional OTB companies is something that is feasible and necessary to preserve NY racing industry.

    Story | Conversation | December 15, 2010
  4. Lack of OTB action brings bigger crowd to Aqueduct

    David Grening

    There was something seen Saturday at Aqueduct that is rarely seen this time of year.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2010
  5. New York hearing will explore merging regional OTBs into one enti...

    David Grening

    In the wake of the shutdown of New York City Off-Track Betting Corp., a hearing will be held next week to explore the possibility of merging the state's five remaining regional OTB's into one entity.

    Story | Conversation | December 09, 2010
  6. NYRA makes plans to address shortfall caused by OTB closure

    David Grening

    The New York Racing Association is working on a number of initiatives it hopes can make up for an estimated $33 million shortfall in revenue for the company and purses caused by the shutdown this week of New York City Off-Track Betting Corp.

    Story | Conversation | December 09, 2010
  7. N.Y. Senate fails to pass OTB bill; OTBs to close Tuesday night

    David Grening

    New York City Off-Track Betting Corp. planned to shut its doors permanently Tuesday night, laying off more than 800 employees, creating a vacuum of wagering opportunities for the racing industry, and putting the state another $600 million in debt.

    Story | Conversation | December 07, 2010
  8. NYRA says it would face bankruptcy if OTB Senate bill were passed...

    David Grening

    The New York Racing Association claims it would go out of business if a bill proposed by the State Senate designed to help New York's troubled Off-Track Betting network becomes law.

    Story | Conversation | December 07, 2010
  9. Different New York City OTB bill introduced in Senate

    David Grening

    A bill has been introduced in the state Senate that differs from the one passed in the Assembly last week in that it extends all provisions given to bankrupt NYCOTB to the state's other regional OTB networks.

    Story | Conversation | December 06, 2010
  10. Ice Box early favorite in Belmont betting

    David Grening

    At 11 a.m., with $660,138 in the win pool, Kentucky Derby runner-up Ice Box was a strong 7-5 favorite for Saturday's 142nd Belmont Stakes

    Story | Conversation | June 05, 2010
  11. NYRA calls Belmont meet in jeopardy

    David Grening

    The New York Racing Association reiterated on Monday that if it does not receive financial assistance from the state, it will be unable to complete the Belmont Park spring/summer meet. The meet runs through July 18.

    Story | Conversation | May 18, 2010
  12. New York OTB to shut down after bailout fails

    David Grening

    The New York Off-Track Betting Corp. plans to shut down operations on April 11 after negotiations for a potential 11th-hour bailout with legislators in Albany fell through on Friday, the company said in a press release.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2010