The Future Of Horse Racing In New York State

William J. Larkin, Jr.

June 06, 2005

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson), Chairman of the NYS Senate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming & Wagering and Assemblyman J. Gary Pretlow (D-Mt.Vernon/Yonkers), Chairman of the NYS Assembly Standing Committee on Racing & Wagering will conduct a Joint Legislative Hearing on Tuesday, May 17, 2005 from

9:30 AM to 3:00 PM.

Topic: The Future of Horse Racing in New York State.

** Recommendations from industry experts to the Legislature to improve conditions and make horse racing more viable in New York State.

** Issues affecting the Standardbred and Thoroughbred racing industries.

** Factors impeding the success of horse racing in New York State.

** Decrease in handle on in-state races.

** Gaming in surrounding states as direct competition to racing operations.

** Management of the state’s racing franchise.

Testimony of witnesses will be by invitation only.

Anyone with questions concerning this hearing can contact Senator Larkin’s office at (518) 455-2770, or Assemblyman Pretlow’s office at (518) 455- 5291.