Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Vernon Downs Revised Racing Schedule

There are a number of schedule changes for racing at Vernon Downs as a result of the recent quarantine, which is to be lifted on Saturday, June 1. 

Horses that are not stabled at Vernon may enter to race for the June 1 card and from there forward.

Qualifiers for that week will be held on Saturday, June 1 as well to accommodate trainers with horses that need to be qualified that are stabled off the grounds.  

The Empire Breeders Classic (EBC) trotting eliminations have been moved from Friday, May 31 and will be raced on Sunday, June 2 with a post time of 1:15pm. 

The live racing program originally scheduled for Wednesday, June 5 has been canceled. Sunday, June 9 (post time 6:45) will be added in its place.

The EBC trotting finals and Excelsior series events for three year old colt and filly trotters will be raced on that card. 

Race Secretary Scott Warren will conduct a double draw on Wednesday, May 29 for the June 1 & 2 cards and again on Wednesday, June 5 for the June 8 & 9 race cards. 

Further, live racing is canceled for Saturday, June 15 due to a concert. That card will be raced on Sunday, June 16 at 1:15pm.  

Please be advised that all details herein are contingent upon no further complications with the quarantine. 

Further information is available on the Vernon website or by calling the Race Office at (315) 829-6825.