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Carrie Woerner: Start racing at Belmont (then in Saratoga)

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

New York Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner is urging Governor Andrew Cuomo to allow thoroughbred racing to begin at Belmont Park, without fans in the stands, as a prelude to saving the Saratoga racing season due to start on July 16.

“We want to get that started there, in hopes it makes the shift to Saratoga much more feasible,” Ms. Woerner told The Chronicle.

“They have …

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Will Saratoga’s horse racing meet be extended to 7 weeks in 2019?

By Gordon Woodworth, Chronicle News Editor

The horse-racing world is abuzz with speculation that the New York Racing Association might lengthen the 2019 thoroughbred horse-racing meet at Saratoga Race Course from its current six weeks to seven or eight.

Albany-area horse owner Roddy Valente started the speculation on Nov. 27 when he tweeted “NYRA not coming out with the 2019 calendar only proves one thing: They don’t have the eight …

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