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New York Lacks Specific Regulations for Racing in Extreme Weather

According to the New York State Gaming Commission, the protocol for determining whether or not to cancel racing due to weather is as follows:
“The determination whether to cancel racing due to extreme weather conditions is a situational decision, to be first considered by NYRA. The Stewards and the Commission’s Equine Medical Director, however, have final authority whether to allow racing. The Commission’s decision making rests with the best interests of the health and safety of the equine athletes.”
When asked if there are written New York State regulations concerning the cancellation of racing in extreme weather, the Commission responded “No.”