Executive Director's Notes

RWB Strides Towards Safer Racing

RACING AND WAGERING BOARD ENACTS SIGNIFICANT MEASURES TO INCREASE SAFETY OF NEW YORK STATE’S THOROUGHBRED RACING Increased restrictions and documentation of administration of corticosteroids and Clenbuterol; significant improvements to claiming procedures and recordkeeping are initial actions in response to Task Force on Racehorse Health & Safety The New York State Racing and Wagering Board today…
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Attention: Animal Abuse or Neglect Can Cause Forfeiture of Awards

  Dear Breeders, Please take notice that the Board of Directors of the NYS Thoroughbred Breeding and Development Fund has taken action to protect the thoroughbreds that the vast majority of you respect and cherish. The important change the Board has made disqualifies from awards any individual who abuses or neglects horses. Read more about…
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Prayers for Paynter

‘Nightmare scenario’; Paynter develops laminitis by Ray Paulick PaulickReport.com Ahmed Zayat published a series of posts on his Twitter account (@jazz3162) Tuesday afternoon that paint a grim picture for his Grade 1-winning 3-year-old Paynter. The Awesome Again colt, who’s been battling colitis for the last nine days, has now developed laminitis in three of his…
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NY Thoroughbred Breeding and Development Fund Scholarship Winners

The six winners of the NYTBDF thoroughbred scholarships were presented with their awards at Saratoga Race Course on Friday, July 27th.  Track announcer Tom Durkin announced their names following the second race, during a presentation ceremony in the winner’s circle. At least one of the scholarship students hopes Durkin will be saying her name again…
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