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Empire Partners Delaware North For NY Bid
In the US, the group of horsemen which hopes to land the franchise to operate New York's major racetracks "has added Delaware North Companies as a partner in its bid," reported thoroughbredtimes.com. Empire Racing (a group of New York owners & breeders) announced a partnership with Delaware North (which operates more than 5,500 gaming machines in 5 states) which "gives Empire Racing a company with experience in running gaming operations". The groups "are seeking to land the franchise to operate Aqueduct, Belmont Park & Saratoga Race Course beginning in 2008"; bids are due on August 15.