- More reports this morning about a possible franchise agreement. The Schenectady Gazette says that a resolution is very close to approval.
“It could happen tonight, it could happen tomorrow,” said horse trainer Richard Violette, president of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association.If no one is happy, that probably means that it's a reasonable compromise. Saratoga's mayor Scott Johnson spoke as if the whole ordeal is already in the past. “The process has gone on too long....Now we can put this behind us.” But perhaps we should all wait for an official announcement, as we've been down this path before.
Violette referred to discussions he had Wednesday with state Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno, R-Brunswick, and others.
“It looks like there will be racing,” Violette said. “But nobody is particularly happy about everything.” [Schenectady Gazette]