Saturday, October 24, 2009

Saratoga Race Course Local Advisory Board Visits The Track

The Saratoga Race Course Local Advisory Board was created in 2008 by the New York State Legislature upon granting The New York Racing Association, Inc. a new 25 year franchise to operate thoroughbred racing at Saratoga Race Course, Belmont Park and Aqueduct Race Track. The Advisory Board acts as a liaison between NYRA, the local community and the NYS Legislature to work to preserve the historic nature of Saratoga Race Course and perpetuate throughbred racing in Saratoga in the future.

Chairman Joe Torani recently toured the track with the following members of the Board: Tom Roohan, Lauren Roberts, John Carusone, Cindy Hollowood, Charles Wheeler, Bill Willmot and Secretary Skip Carlson. Other members of the Board include: Vice Chariman Matthew Veitch, Michelle Funicello, Arthur Johnson, Patrick Kehoe, Jason Kemper, David Wickerham and me.