June 20, 2012

Statement from Speaker Silver on NYRA Reorganization Board

Horse racing is a critical component of New York's economy, attracting tourists from around the world. We must ensure that this vital part of our tourism industry and essential source of jobs continues to thrive.

The creation of the NYRA Reorganization Board is essential to establishing transparency and accountability, restoring the confidence of bettors and fans.

I commend Governor Cuomo for his leadership. This reorganization will ensure world class horse racing, which is a core part of New York's history, has a long and successful future.