Thursday, November 1, 2012

Vernon Downs gears up for closing weekend

Vernon Downs is gearing up for its closing weekend of the 2012 race season on Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3.

Post time for Friday, November 2 is slated for 6:55 pm, while closing night - Saturday, November 3 will begin with a special post time of 6:00 pm.

Saturday night will also host three rewind races with horses racing the opposite direction of the racetrack, two of which will be raced at the distance of 7/8ths of a mile, a special retirement ceremony for 14-year-old Camviction, long sleeve t-shirt giveaway beginning at 5:00 pm, and fireworks immediately following live racing.

"We are looking forward to wrapping up another successful season at Vernon Downs on what should be a great weekend with coverage of the Breeders' Cup, live racing, and some of the special promotions we have going on," said Jason M. Settlemoir, VP of Racing and Simulcast. "We would like to once again thank all of our customers and horsemen that help support Vernon Downs racing year after year, and we look forward to seeing you again next year."

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