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Update NYSS

On October 9th, 2013 at a joint meeting of the Harness Horse Breeders of NYS and the Agriculture and NYS Horse Breeding Development Fund (NYSS), a proposal was floated that would substantially cut the purses raced for at the 2014 Yonkers Legs of the NYSS races. In addition, there was discussion about ending the Fall Harvest Series that has served as a consolation for those horses that did not reach the Finals. Lastly, there was talk of moving the Finals from Yonkers to other venues.
The SOA of NY has clearly voiced our opposition to this proposal. Through the economic investment of Yonkers management and the labor of its horsemen racing year round, more handle from racing and VLTs is generated to support these races at Yonkers than at any other track in New York. While the NYSS has not yet met to make its final decision on these proposed changes, we felt we owed you as fellow horsemen the obligation to inform you of these potential developments.
We will keep you informed of any new developments that are made after the NYSS board meets sometime after the Harrisburg Sale.

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