Monday, May 21, 2012

New York State Fair Races on tap this weekend

The New York State Fair (NYSF) races for three-year-olds are scheduled for the upcoming holiday weekend at Vernon and Tioga Downs. 
This year the NYSF is considered a part of the Excelsior series, so the horse must be eligible to the Excelsior Series to race in the NYSF races.
The purse for all NYSF races will be $12,000 (plus all entry fees, $110). Points will be awarded toward the Excelsior finals. 
The NYSF/Excelsior 3YO colt & filly trots will be raced at Vernon Downs on Friday, May 25.
Entries will be taken by the Vernon Race office at (315) 829-6825 on Tuesday, May 22 until 9:00AM. The condition sheet is here.
Vernon's holiday racing schedule is Friday, May 25 and Saturday, May 26 at 6:55PM. Memorial Day (May 28) racing is a 1:15 matinee card. 
Tioga Downs will be dark this Friday for a concert, but live racing resumes on Saturday, May 26 at 6:50PM and Sunday, May 27 with a special evening post time of 6:30PM. 
The NYSF/Excelsior pacing colts & fillies will race at Tioga on Monday, May 28 as part of the Memorial Day matinee card beginning at 1:30PM. 
The draw for Monday's stakes card will be on Friday, May 25, box closing at 9:00AM. The Tioga Race Office phone is (607) 699-7688 and that condition sheet is here.