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 The Horse Racing / Oxford English Dictionary Exacta

By Bennett Liebman Government Lawyer in Residence Government Law Center Albany Law School Who benefits from the sport of horse racing? Many would say that there are significant economic benefits from horse racing. Horse racing and breeding can create thousands … Continue reading

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CONFESSIONS OF A RECOVERING RACING REGULATOR

Prepared Remarks for the Association of Racing Commissioners International Annual Convention, April 18, 2017 By Bennett Liebman Government Lawyer in Residence Government Law Center Albany Law School When Ed Martin asked me to speak about confessions of a recovering racing … Continue reading

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The 2017 Gubernatorial Budget and the Future of the New York Racing Association

By Bennett Liebman Government Lawyer in Residence Government Law Center, Albany Law School 1. Introduction[1] It has been four and a half years since the New York Racing Association (NYRA), which runs the three principal thoroughbred racetracks in New York … Continue reading

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Assessing and Updating the Rules of the Race

By Bennett Liebman Government Lawyer in Residence Government Law Center Albany Law School Speech before The Racing Officials Accreditation Program Tucson, Arizona December 5, 2016 Thank you for having me here today. And thank you for that overly kind introduction … Continue reading

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New York State Racing History in PowerPoint

by Bennett Liebman Interim Director and Government Lawyer in Residence Government Law Center, Albany Law School The link below will take you to a PowerPoint presentation on the history of racing in New York State. Click here for PowerPoint presentation.

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The Racetrack that Albany Law School Built

by Bennett Liebman Interim Director and Government Lawyer in Residence Government Law Center, Albany Law School It has been 75 years since Saratoga Raceway[1] (now Saratoga Casino Hotel) opened for business in 1941 as a harness track. Many things – … Continue reading

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NYRA Enters the World of Chelm

By Bennett Liebman[1] Government Lawyer in Residence Albany Law School In Yiddish folklore, there exists the mythical village of Chelm.[2] Chelm is “inhabited by befuddled, stupid, foolish, but endearing people.”[3] “It has become the archetypical home of simpletons, an incubator … Continue reading

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