Located in the heart of Central New York's rolling hills and overlooking historic Vernon Downs Racetrack, Vernon Downs Casino & Hotel is your home-away-from-home for a uniquely fun and exciting getaway! There's something for everyone - from an indoor pool for relaxing and great food at our family-friendly restaurants, to conference rooms, banquet facilities and harness race track... it's all here at Vernon Downs Casino & Hotel!
Vernon to host two divisions of NYSS for 3-year-old colt trotters
Vernon Downs will kick off its first Wednesday racing card
on July 11, and will feature two divisions of New York Sire Stakes for 3-year-old colt trotters.
15 sophomore trotters dropped in for Wednesday's event,
and it looks as if the two toughest drew separate divisions.
Delano winning a NYSS event at Tioga Downs earlier this year
Ray Schnittker's, Delano,
drew post position number five in the first division going for $66,718.
3-year-old son of Credit Winner – Kelly Hall is coming in off of back-to-back
wins in NYSS capturing legs at Buffalo
and Yonkers Raceway. The colt has won all three NYSS events he has
participated in this year with earnings of more than $115,000. Schnittker and Delano have been given the
nod as the 5-2 morning line favorite in race number seven.
In the second division, 2-1 morning line favorite
Coraggioso, opted not to go to the Yonkers Trot this past weekend and will look for his fifth win of the season on
The 3-year-old son of Conway Hall – Electra Hanover was
second to Archangel in the EBC Final at Vernon Downs on June 1st.
Trainer-driver, Phil Fluet, will once again do the driving on Coraggioso for
the partnership of Spadaro and Durkin from post position number two.
Coraggioso is a Hambletonian hopeful for Phil Fluet
Vernon Downs kicks off its four days of live racing on
Wednesday, July 11 with a post time of 6:55 pm.
Vernon Downs will continue with
a Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday race schedule through the weekend
of August 25th.