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.