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RACING PROMOTIONS

Win a $50 Race Wagering Voucher! Fool around with some Horse Play! Or, own a Piece of the Purse. Those are just a few of the fun and exciting race promotions you can enjoy at Vernon Downs each live race night. Vernon Downs Live Harness Racing, located in Vernon New York, offers the excitement of Live Harness Racing, great promotions, good food and lots of family fun.

Win $1,000,000
Win $1,000,000!
Enter April 11 - August 9
Ball Drop: August 23

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Promotion Rules PDF

Win a 2014 Kia Soul HB
Win a 2014 Kia Soul HB!
Enter April 11 - September 6
Drawing: September 6

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Showdown!
Showdown Handicapping Contest
May 1 - November 1

Register For Free Now!
Pick 1 horse each race day to finish third or better, and advance to the next day. Last person standing wins! 1st Place Reward $1,500.00, 2nd Place $750.

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140th Kentucky Derby
140th Kentucky Derby
May 3

Churchill First Race Post Time 10:30am(e).
Derby Post Time 6:24pm(e).
Vernon Downs Live Racing Post Time 5:10pm.

Watch and wager on all the action from Churchill Downs! Plus…Derby Hat Contest and sign up to win a $1,000 Derby Dream Bet on 1 horse in the Kentucky Derby

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Change Your Luck
Change Your Luck & $1 Days
Thursdays during live racing

Enjoy $1 hot dogs, sodas, drafts, popcorn and live race programs every Thursday during live racing. Plus, enter your losing betting tickets into our second-chance drawings for a chance to win a $50 wagering voucher.

Promotion Rules PDF

Giveaways
Giveaways! *
May 26: Baseball Hat
June 8: Empire Breeder's T-shirt
July 12: Pint Glass
August 29: Drivers Championship T-shirt
August 29: Marohn Bobblehead
September 20: Fleece Blanket
October 18: Pumpkin
October 18: Donuts & Cider
November 1: Long Sleeve T-shirt

*While supplies last.

Giveaway Promotion Procedures PDF

Mother's Day Diamond Dig
Mother's Day Diamond Dig
May 10

20 women will be selected
to dig for a jewel in the sand.
All 20 win a gemstone.

 

Promotion Rules PDF   •   View Poster PDF

Handicapping Contest
Handicapping Contest
April 18
June 8
July 6
September 20
October 31

Accumulate the largest mythical bankroll during the 10 selected Vernon Downs races and win the top prize of $500. Free to enter. One entry per person. Entries must be received prior to the night's first live race.

Promotion Rules PDF

May Handicapping Challenge
May Handicapping Challenge
Fridays in May (2, 9, 16, 23 & 30)

$200 Prize EACH FRIDAY
Winner takes all. Amass the biggest bankroll in the five weeks combined and win a $500 bonus!* *Must participate in at least 3 weeks and be present on may 30 to qualify for bonus.

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Back To The Track
"Back to the Track" Handicapping Contests
June 26 - 28

Celebrate Back to the Track Weekend by entering our free handicapping contests. Accumulate the largest mythical bankroll during the 10 selected Vernon Downs races

Promotion Rules PDF

$50 Free Roll
$50 Free Roll
May 26
August 22

November 1

Starting prior to Race 3, one contestant will be randomly selected and receive a $50 wagering voucher. The contestant must wager the entire $50 amount on the following live race at Vernon Downs. They may make as many wagers as they choose in any of the available wagering pools, but MUST wager the entire amount. The contestant keeps any pari-mutuel earnings. A new contestant will be randomly selected to wager on Races 3-8.

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60 Second Wagering Spree
60 Second Wagering Spree
May 31
July 26
September 27

Enter to win a wagering spree on us! If you're selected, make as many $2 exacta wagers with our money and you get to keep any winnings.

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As Easy As 1-2
As Easy As 1-2
October 10

Enter to win. If you're one of five randomly selected guests, correctly select the winning exacta in the designated race and share in a $250 prize pool.

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Cash Cube
Cash Cube
June 1
September 1

If you're one of the two randomly selected guests, you'll have 30 seconds in the Cash Cube to grab as much money as possible.

Promotion Rules PDF

Cash It OR Stash It
Cash It OR Stash It
June 21
October 25

Be one of the two randomly selected contestants and you'll have the option to either make a $100 "Place Bet" on one horse in the designated race with our money and keep all the winnings or walk away with a $20 wagering voucher.

Promotion Rules PDF

Color Wars
Color Wars
April 19
June 7

September 19

Each time a driver whose 'driving colors' feature the selected color wins a race, one person will be randomly selected to win a $50 wagering voucher. The winner will have 10 minutes to claim their prize.

Promotion Rules PDF

Favorite Vs. The Field
Favorite Vs. The Field
July 12
September 12
October 17

Select the "Favorite" or the rest of the field for the designated race. If you're correct and your entry is randomly selected, you'll win a $50 wagering voucher.

Promotion Rules PDF

Fireworks
Fireworks!
May 24
July 4
August 29
November 1

(Following live racing)

Guess The Number
Guess That Number
May 24
August 8
October 18

If you're one of five randomly selected contestants, you'll be asked a harness racing trivia question involving a number. The person closest to the right number without going over wins a $100 wagering voucher. The other four contestants receive a $25 wagering voucher.

Promotion Rules PDF

Head 2 Head
Head 2 Head
April 25
July 5

September 5
October 11

Two drivers will be pre-selected by Vernon Downs Promotions Staff prior to the start of entries. On each entry form, guests will circle one of the two drivers. Each time one of the drivers wins a race, two contestants that circled that driver will be randomly selected to receive a $25 wagering voucher

Promotion Rules PDF

Heads Up!
Heads Up!
May 17
August 30

Play our version of a memory board game. Match eight pairs of drivers photos and win a $20 wagering voucher for each correct match. Get four strikes and the game is over. You could win up to $120!

Promotion Rules PDF

Lousy T-shirt Contest
Lousy T-shirt Contest

Win a trip to Hambletonian:
June 6, 13, 20 & 27

Win a trip to Little Brown Jug
July 4, 11, 18 & 25

Enter to win an all-expenses paid trip to the Hambletonian on August 3 at The Meadowlands or an all-expenses paid trip to the Little Brown Jug in Delaware, OH on September 19. Be one of 40 qualifiers and also receive a Lousy T-Shirt.

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Over/Under
Over/Under
April 26
August 2
October 24

For Vernon Downs live races 4-9, the entry form will designate a dollar amount for each race's $2 win payoff, $1 exacta payoff, $1 trifecta payoff and 10-cent superfecta payoff (if a superfecta is offered). Contestants must select whether they believe the actual payoff will be over the designated dollar amount or under the designated dollar amount. Contestants must also guess the actual exacta payoff in Race 10 to be used as a tiebreaker in the event of two or more contestants amassing the same score for first place

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Piece of the Purse
Piece of the Purse
September 26

Own a horse for one race without any of the expense. 8 contestants will be assigned a horse win up to a $50 wagering voucher based on where their horse finishes in the designated race. All 8 contestants win and all can have their picture taken in the winner's circle with the winning horse.

Promotion Rules PDF

Price is Right or Wrong
Price Is Right Or Wrong
September 13

We'll display a piece of harness racing equipment with a price tag. You decide if it's the right price or the wrong price. Five contestants will get to play and a correct answer will win them a $50 wagering voucher.

Promotion Rules PDF

Spin To Win
Spin To Win
October 4

If you're one of the three randomly selected contestants, you'll get a chance to spin our prize wheel and win the prize. You could walk away with up to a $150 wagering voucher

Promotion Rules PDF

That's My Driver
That's My Driver
August 1
October 3

Select your favorite driver. If you're one of the randomly selected contestants, you'll win a $20 wagering voucher every time your driver wins one of the designated races. Win up to $140!

Promotion Rules PDF

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  • To order Race DVDs, please contact Jason Bluhm (607) 372-1693 or jbluhm@tiogadowns.com

  • To order Race Pictures, please contact the Track Photographer, Frances Blazer, at (315) 725-1496.

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