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NYRA president, counsel suspended

Report: Officials knew of illegal takeouts on bets

Union Ave. East gate at the Saratoga Race Course.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Union Ave. East gate at the Saratoga Race Course.
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New York Racing Association President Charlie Hayward was placed on administrative leave without pay Monday following release of a scathing report alleging he knew that NYRA was withholding too much from winning bettors but kept quiet. Patrick Kehoe, who serves as general counsel and senior vice president, was also put on unpaid leave. The suspensions follow Monday’s release of a New York State Racing and Wagering Board report into NYRA’s problems with exotic bets. “It ...

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