New York Racing Association

Contracting and Procurement Operations

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) is a not-for-profit organization franchised by New York State to conduct racing and pari-mutuel wagering at the State’s three major thoroughbred racetracks: Aqueduct, Belmont Park and Saratoga. We examined NYRA’s contracting and procurement practices and found that NYRA disregarded the competitive bidding requirements contained in both the State Racing Law and NYRA’s own internal guidelines. We also found that some of the goods and services acquired by NYRA were either unnecessary, inadequately documented, or too expensive for a entity in as poor a financial condition as NYRA. We recommended that a number of improvements be made in NYRA’s contracting and procurement practices.

For a complete copy of Report 2004-S-61 click here.
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