NYRA Fires Hayward, Kehoe Amid Probe | BloodHorse.com
With talk swirling of state officials considering the future of its racetrack franchise, the New York Racing Association has fired president Charles Hayward following revelations he may have known the racing group was violating state law by not lowering pari-mutuel takeout rates on exotic wagers.
Also let go was Patrick Kehoe, NYRA’s senior vice president and counsel.
The termination of Hayward and Kehoe came May 4, the same day the NYRA board was to provide its response to state regulators looking into the matter. The state Inspector General’s office launched an investigation into the matter that could result in civil or criminal sanctions.