- Matt Hegarty reports in the Form that NYRA has rejected the terms under which the state would start to release the remaining $19 million of its loan.
The condition that troubled NYRA officials was a three-tiered release of the $19 million. Under the proposal, $7 million would be released on Wednesday, $6 million on Dec. 1, and the remaining $6 million on Jan. 1, 2007.- OK, there was a spot for the Breeders Cup at 9:28 on ESPN; the Head Chef timed it at 12 seconds, but I think it might have been 15. Then there was a nice spot during halftime about the same length. That led into something called the Halloween Derby, in which...y'know, I'm not even going to take the time to describe it. If you saw it, you'll know why; it was just embarrassing. It was a race, but there was no apparent tie-in at all to horse races. Now I'm done; I can't take these guys anymore. Let me know what happens.
"We told them this morning we weren't going to accept the payment in that three-tiered structure," NYRA senior vice president Bill Nader said Monday. "We had discussions with the governor's staff on Friday, and the spirit of the deal is we got the $19 million this week. That changed today. We told them today that wasn't going to work. I just don't think there's going to be a willingness on our side to accept these terms."
- Been meaning to post the link tothis first-hand account of Australia's Cox Plate, as well as a big betting score for reader Stalusk, all the way from the other side of the world.