Thursday, May 24, 2018

Memorial Day weekend to feature live racing Vernon Downs

Racing on Monday May 28 to honor all those that have put their lives on the line for the country

Vernon, N.Y. – May 24, 2018 – As we enter the Memorial Day weekend, it is a time to remember and honor all those, past and present, that have fought for the United States and put their lives on the line daily to protect our freedom.  Vernon Downs Owner Jeff Gural has long honored military veterans as well as active duty military and will be once again hosting a celebration of our military heroes on Monday, May 28, with live harness racing, giveaways and entertainment. 

With a post time of 1:05 p.m., Vernon Downs will kick off its Memorial Day celebration with live harness racing including a live bugler that will be calling horses to post.  Guests will be treated to the New York Sire Stakes 3-Year-Old Colt Pace as well as the Empire Breeders Classic Trot Finals. There will be an American flag baseball hat giveaway (while supplies last) for all guests that visit the raceway as well.  Promotions include a free handicapping contest where contestants could win up to a $250 wagering voucher.

Guests of all ages are invited to enjoy these special events as well as all harness races during the Vernon Downs season. Only guests 18 years of age and older are permitted to wager on racing and take place in special promotions.

In addition to its video lottery terminals, Vernon Downs offers live harness racing, concerts and other entertainment. Jeff Gural owns Vernon Downs in Vernon, NY and Tioga Downs in Nichols, NY.  In the last decade, Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs have created more than 1,000 family-sustaining jobs. For more information on Vernon Downs, please visit

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