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Committee Releases Report On New York Bids
In the US, the 9-member Ad Hoc Committee On The Future Of New York Racing "submitted its final 268-page report to state leaders" with Excelsior Racing Associates winning a "unanimous panel recommendation to run Saratoga Race Course, Belmont Park & Aqueduct, but the final decision will rest with Governor Eliot Spitzer & the state legislature," reported thoroughbredtimes.com. The current franchise (held by rival bidder New York Racing Association) expires on December 31.