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Racing Promotion: Horseplay

Horseplay

Enter Now – Begins Friday, May 10 during live racing.
Grand Prize Drawing Saturday, October5during live racing, Post Time 6:05pm

Make a $1 donation and receive a Rubber Horse for your chance to toss and enter to win a 2024 Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE. Rubber Horses available at the Promotions Table.
Hey kids! Be part of the action. Help collect a rubber horse from the track and redeem for a sweeet treat!

Sponsored by Purple Haze Standardbred

Horseplay

Horseplay Car Giveaway

May 10, 2024 through October 5, 2024

Promotion Date & Time:

Every Friday & Saturday during live racing beginning May 12, 2023 Until the grand prize vehicle giveaway on Saturday, October 5, 2024

Participation Method:

Guests 18 years and older may purchase rubber horses every Friday and Saturday, during live racing, at the track beginning on Friday, May 10, 2024, for only $1.00 each. Following Race 5 on promotion days, participating guests will be asked to throw their horses at the starter’s truck as it makes its way in front of the track apron. Attached to the truck will be a bucket, all horses that make it into the bucket will be eligible for that evening’s four prizes and four qualifier spots for the final car giveaway on Saturday, October 5, 2024.

Regular Promotion Details:

Upon purchasing rubber horses, participating guests will be assigned numbers that are preprinted on each horse they purchase to participate in the promotion. There will be no limit to the number of rubber horses a person may purchase each day.

On each promotional day following Race 5 at the track, the starter’s truck will drive around the track (in front of the track apron) with a bucket attached on it, all participating guests that purchased a rubber horse that evening will be asked to throw their horses and attempt to land them inside the bucket. Once the vehicle has completed its drive, any horses that did not make it into the bucket will be collected and used for future promotional days. The bucket with all the horses that were thrown into it will be brought to the Promotions Desk. From the rubber horses that successfully landed in the bucket, four winners will be drawn. Each horse will then be verified against the log outlining who the participating guest was that purchased the horse. Guests may only win once per promotional day. Should there be a duplicate winner, another horse will be drawn, and this will occur until there are four individual winners on any given promotional day.

The four winners drawn each night will win a $35 racing voucher and a qualifier invitation for the grand prize vehicle giveaway on 10/5/24. Only the four winners chosen during each promotion night in the Horseplay Car Giveaway will be qualified for a chance to win the grand prize on 10/5/24.

On Saturday, October 5, 2024, there will be one final qualifying drawing that will take place following Race 2. The same process outlined above will take place and those final four winners will all have an opportunity to win the grand prize vehicle.

Should there be any cancellation of race days due to inclement weather, lack of entries, or for any other reason, the promotion for that date may be moved to another race day or cancelled and not moved at management’s discretion.

Announcement of Winners/Prize Claim during regular promotion days:

Once four individual winners have been determined from the rubber horses on a promotion night, the winners will be announced and will have five (5) minutes to report to the promotions desk to be verified and to receive their prize and qualification invitation to the grand prize vehicle giveaway on 10/5/24. An acceptable form of valid ID is required to be verified and completion of necessary winner’s paperwork is required to claim their prize. If any winner fails to report within the 5-minute timeframe or they cannot or refuse to provide valid identification, they will forfeit their prize, and another winner will not be chosen in their place. Guests may only win once each promotion day.

Grand Prize Drawing Specifics:

On 10/5/24, all qualified winners from the previous promotional days must return to the Vernon Downs track to participate in the grand prize giveaway. Each qualified winner will receive one entry ticket for each drawing they won during the regular promotion. *Guests may only win once per promotional day but may win on separate promotional days thereby earning themselves more qualifying entries for the final grand prize drawing.

Qualified winners will have from 4pm until the conclusion of Race 4 on 10/5/24 to check in at the track Promotions Desk to claim and have their entry tickets entered into the drawing drum for the grand prize giveaway. At the conclusion of Race 5, five winning tickets will be drawn. Guests that qualified for the grand prize drawing may only win one prize during the grand prize drawing.

Should there be a duplicate winner drawn as part of the five winning tickets, another ticket will be drawn, and this will occur until there are five individual winners that have a chance to win the vehicle. The five individual winners will then be announced and given five (5) minutes to report to the Promotions Desk with an acceptable form of valid identification to be verified. If any winner fails to report within the 5-minute timeframe or they cannot or refuse to provide valid identification, they will forfeit their opportunity to participate, and another winner will be chosen and announced until we have five individual, verified winners.

Once all five winners have been verified, they will participate in a lucky case game to determine their final prize. Four cases will have cash prize amounts of either $70, $170, $270, or $370 and one case will say CAR. In the order the winners were drawn, one at a time, they will select a case number which will be opened to reveal their prize.

The winner of the vehicle will be given information to set up an appointment with Williams Toyota to complete and finalize any necessary paperwork associated with winning the car giveaway.

Should the grand prize drawing be delayed due to track closure as a result of inclement weather, it will be moved to the next possible race day on the schedule and an announcement will be posted on the Vernon Downs social media pages and website.

GENERAL PROMOTION RULES

  • Must be 18 years of age or older to
  • Guests must abide by all rules to be eligible to
  • Excluded/evicted patrons cannot participate in
  • Vernon Downs may disqualify any participant for any prize based upon fraud, dishonesty, violation of these official rules or other misconduct whether or not related to this
  • Must be present to collect prize/participate when name is
  • It is the responsibility of each participant to be aware of announcements for the
  • Prizes/entries are non-
  • Guests may only win once per promotion On 10/1/23, guests may win once during the final qualifying drawings and then again during the grand prize drawing.
  • There is no limit on the number of rubber horses that an individual can purchase on any given promotional day.
  • Guests that qualified to be part of the grand prize giveaway throughout the course of this promotion must check in with the Promotions Desk during the prescribed times on 10/1/23 to have their eligible entries entered into the grand prize drawing drum. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of opportunity to participate in the grand prize drawing. At no point may any qualifier winner assign or give another person their entries for the grand prize drawing.
  • Must present a valid State/Federal photo identification before physical, monetary, or free play prize, award, or offer can be claimed.
  • In all promotions, proper completion of winner’s paperwork is required prior to issuance of any prize.
  • By participating in the promotion, each participant agrees to and acknowledges that they will abide by the official rules, regulations, and procedures of the promotion.
  • Each winner shall hold harmless Tioga Downs, Vernon Downs, and any affiliated company, the State of New York, and any agents, officers, employees against any damage, loss, claim, or liability arising from participation in this promotion.
  • Each prize winner grants the right to use their name, city of residence, and photograph in order to publicize their Street address and phone numbers will not be released for publicity.
  • Any valuation of the prize(s) stated awarded in this contest is based on available information provided to Tioga Downs/Vernon Downs from the provider, and the value of any prize awarded to a winner will be reported for tax purposes as required by law.
  • Each winner is solely responsible for reporting and paying any and all applicable taxes related to the prize(s) and paying any expenses associated with any prize which are not specifically provided for in the official rules. Each winner must provide the Company with valid identification and a valid taxpayer identification number or social security number before any prize will be awarded. Any person winning over $600 in prizes from the Company will receive an appropriate IRS form 1099 at the end of the calendar year and a copy of such form will be filed with the IRS.
  • The following individuals are prohibited from participating in any Vernon Downs Racing promotion: Employees of Vernon or Tioga Downs or any member of their immediate family, Owners, Trainers and their agents who currently have horses racing at Vernon or Tioga Downs, Vernon or Tioga Downs agencies, Vendors/suppliers and their immediate family, Stable hands and backstretch workers of horses stabled and racing at Vernon or Tioga Downs.
  • If for any reason this promotion is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, weather, or any other causes within or beyond the control of Vernon Downs, which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this promotion – Vernon Downs reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the
  • All aspects of this and any promotion, including guest participation, are valid only during the prescribed times of the promotion.
  • Management reserves the right to cancel, change or modify the promotion without In the event of a dispute, decisions of management will be final.
  • For names of winners, available at the conclusion of the promotion, send a stamped, self- addressed envelope to: Marketing Department, Vernon Downs Racetrack LLC, 4229 Stuhlman Rd, Vernon, NY, 13476.
Easy as 1-2-3

Easy as 1-2-3

Fridays during live racing.
$1 Popcorn or 10oz Fountain Soda, $2 Hot Dog, $3 Draft Beer (16oz)*

*Must be 21 or older. Valid ID.

$1,000 Handicapping Contest

$1,000 Memorial Day Handicapping Contest

Monday, May 27 Post Time 12:15pm

Win up to $750!

Registration begins at 11am at the Track Promotions Desk. Entries must be turned in before first contest listed race begins.

Free to enter, must be 18 or older and have a Vernon Rewards Card.

Memorial Day Handicapping Contest

Promotion Date & Time:

$1,000 Handicapping Contest

May 27, 2024

Promotion Date & Time:

Monday, May 27, 2024

Register for participation beginning at 11:00 AM (for a 12:15 PM post time)

Entries accepted until immediately prior to the first race listed in the contest.

Participation Method:

Guests 18 years and older that are members of the Vernon Rewards Club will be permitted to participate once per promotional day, free of charge. Members must check in at the promotions desk (at the track) to receive their contest entry form.

Promotion Details:

On this promotion, there will be five specific Vernon Downs races from that day listed on the handicapping contest entry form. When each contest entry form is handed out it will have the participating guest’s name and Vernon Rewards account number listed. The participating guest will select a winning horse for each of the five races listed. Once the guest has completed their handicapping contest entry form it must be turned into the promotions desk prior to the start of the first race listed on the form in order to be valid. Any contest entry forms received after the start of the first race will be deemed invalid and they will not be eligible for any prizes.

Participating guests will amass a mythical bankroll for each race based upon where their selected horse officially places in the race. Official race results will serve as the order of finish for each race. If the guest’s selected horse for a race finishes in first or second place, they will add to their bankroll based on official $2 win and place payoffs. For example, if the guest’s selected horse wins a race and the WIN pays $8.00 and PLACE pays $3.60, the guest will add a total of $11.60 toward their bankroll. Payoffs will be capped at $42 for WIN and $22 for PLACE.

The three guests with the highest accumulated bankrolls at the conclusion of the five designated races for that day will win prizes (wagering vouchers) based upon in which place they finish.

1st Place = $275.00 Wagering Voucher

2nd Place = $175.00 Wagering Voucher

3rd Place = $75.00 Wagering Voucher

Total of $525.00 in Wagering Vouchers

In the event of a tie for first place, the contestant that selected the most first place finishers will be determined the winner. Should it remain a tie after this step, a coin-flip will take place. In the event of a tie for 2nd and 3rd places, the prize money will be split for that place.

If the 1st place winner has a perfect score (chose all five race winners correctly without any scratches), they will win a $475 bonus wagering voucher. Should there be multiple 1st place winners that have achieved this, the $475 bonus will be equally split among them. The maximum any prize winner may win is $750.00 in wagering vouchers.

Any participant that selects a horse that becomes scratched for a race will automatically receive the post time betting favorite as their selection for that specific race. To win the $475 perfect score bonus a participant must have correctly selected the winners of all five races without any scratches.

All winners MUST be present to claim their prizes when announced.

Announcement of Winners/Prize Claim:

Immediately following the conclusion of the fifth race on the handicapping contest form, all places will be calculated to determine the winners. An announcement will be made at the track over the track PA system directing all of the winners to the promotions counter to claim their prize. Once announced, the winners will have five (5) minutes to appear at the promotions counter with their valid form of identification to claim their prize. Any winner that does not claim or cannot produce the required valid form of identification within the 5-minute claiming time frame will forfeit their prize.

GENERAL PROMOTION RULES

  • Must be 18 years of age or older to participate.
  • Guests must be a member of the Vernon Rewards Club and abide by all club rules to be eligible to participate.
  • Excluded/evicted patrons cannot participate in promotions.
  • Vernon Downs may disqualify any participant for any prize based upon fraud, dishonesty, violation of these official rules or other misconduct whether related to this promotion.
  • Must be present to collect prize/participate when name is announced.
  • It is the responsibility of each participant to be aware of announcements for the promotion.
  • Prizes are non-transferrable.
  • Wagering vouchers may be cashed in.
  • Guests may only participate once per promotion day. Any attempt to participate more than once will result in disqualification from the promotion and possible disqualification from participating in future promotions during the season.
  • To be eligible for the $475 perfect score bonus, a participant must have chosen all five race winners correctly without any scratches.
  • Must present a valid State/Federal photo identification before physical, monetary, or free play prize, award, or offer can be claimed.
  • By participating in the promotion, each participant agrees to and acknowledges that they will abide by the official rules, regulations, and procedures of the promotion.
  • Each winner shall hold harmless Tioga Downs, Vernon Downs, and any affiliated company, the State of New York, and any agents, officers, employees against any damage, loss, claim, or liability arising from participation in this promotion.
  • Each prize winner grants the right to use their name, city of residence, and photograph in order to publicize their winnings. Street address and phone numbers will not be released for publicity.
  • Any valuation of the prize(s) stated awarded in this contest is based on available information provided to Tioga Downs/Vernon Downs from the provider, and the value of any prize awarded to a winner will be reported for tax purposes as required by law.
  • Each winner is solely responsible for reporting and paying any and all applicable taxes related to the prize(s) and paying any expenses associated with any prize which are not specifically provided for in the official rules. Each winner must provide the Company with valid identification and a valid taxpayer identification number or social security number before any prize will be awarded. Any person winning over $600 in prizes from the Company will receive an appropriate IRS form 1099 at the end of the calendar year and a copy of such form will be filed with the IRS.
  • The following individuals are prohibited from participating in any Vernon Downs Racing promotion: Employees of Vernon or Tioga Downs or any member of their immediate family living in the same household, Owners, Trainers and their agents who currently have horses racing at Vernon or Tioga Downs, Vernon or Tioga Downs agencies, Vendors/suppliers and their immediate family, Stable hands and backstretch workers of horses stabled and racing at Vernon or Tioga Downs.
  • If for any reason this promotion is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, weather or any other causes within or beyond the control of Vernon Downs, which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this promotion – Vernon Downs reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the promotion.
  • All aspects of this and any promotion, including guest participation, are valid only during the prescribed times of the promotion.
  • Management reserves the right to cancel, reschedule, postpone, or modify the promotion without notice. When possible and at the discretion of management, a promotion may be rescheduled to a later date due to cancellation of races or in the event of an unforeseen circumstance.
  • In the event of a dispute, decisions of management will be final.
  • For names of winners, available at the conclusion of the promotion, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Marketing Department, Vernon Downs Racetrack LLC, 4229 Stuhlman Rd, Vernon, NY, 13476.
$70 Gas Cards

Gas Card Giveaway

Fridays, June 7, 14, 21 and 28

Nine winners each week.

Three winners chosen after race 2, 4 and 7

Register to enter at the promotions desk beginning at 5pm.

Entries accepted until drawing concludes.

Gas Card Giveaway

Promotion Rules

$70 Gas Cards

June 2024

Promotion Dates

Friday, June 7, 2024

Friday June 14, 2024

Friday, June 21, 2024

Friday, June 28, 2024

Register for participation beginning at 3PM (11AM on 6/14/24)

Drawings after Races 2, 4 and 7.

Entries accepted until drawings conclude.

Participation Method:

Guests 18 years and older that are members of the Vernon Rewards Club will be permitted to participate once per promotional day, free of charge. Members must check in at the promotions desk (at the track) to be entered into the drawing. Upon checking in, an entry ticket will be printed from CMP (players tracking system). The ticket stub with the guest’s name and account number will be placed into a drawing drum for that day’s drawings and the guest will receive the other end of the ticket as verification it was printed and placed into the drum.

Promotion Details:

On each listed Friday in June, there will be three (3) winners chosen at the conclusion of Races 2, 4, and 7 for a total of 9 winners.

Winners will be drawn out of a drawing drum immediately at the conclusion of the selected races. Once announced the winners for that drawing time will be given five (5) minutes to report to the promotions desk where they will be verified upon providing proper identification. Once the three winners are verified, they will complete all necessary promotional paperwork and then be given a $70 Gas Card redeemable at Byrne Dairy. Should any winner not respond when called for the drawings taking place after Races 2 and 4, the number of no-shows in those drawings will be added to the three winners being drawn following Race 7 so that all 9 gas cards are awarded. For example, if after Race 2 one of the three winners does not claim their gift card, there will be one additional winner added to the drawing after Race 7 for a total of 4 winners after that race.

Announcement of Winners/Prize Claim:

Once the three winners for a drawing time have been announced, all winners will have five (5) minutes to report to the promotions desk to be verified. An acceptable form of valid ID, Vernon Rewards card, and completion of necessary winner’s paperwork is required to claim any prize.

If any winner fails to report within the five-minute timeframe or they cannot or refuse to provide valid identification, they will not receive the prize.

Guests may only be drawn to win once during this promotion.

GENERAL PROMOTION RULES

  • Must be 18 years of age or older to participate.
  • Guests must be members of the Vernon Rewards Club and abide by all club rules to be eligible to participate.
  • Excluded/evicted patrons cannot participate in promotions.
  • Vernon Downs may disqualify any participant for any prize based upon fraud, dishonesty, violation of these official rules or other misconduct whether related to this promotion.
  • Must be present to collect prize/participate when name is announced.
  • It is the responsibility of each participant to be aware of announcements for the promotion.
  • Prizes are non-transferrable.
  • Prizes are gas cards with a $70 value good at Byrne Dairy.
  • Guests may only participate once for this promotion. Any attempt to participate more than once (receive multiple entries) will result in disqualification from the promotion and possible disqualification from participating in future promotions during the season.
  • Guests may only be drawn once to win a gas card during this promotion.
  • Must present a valid State/Federal valid photo identification before physical, monetary, or free play prize, award, or offer can be claimed.
  • In all promotions, proper completion of the winner’s paperwork is required prior to issuance of any prize.
  • By participating in the promotion, each participant agrees to and acknowledges that they will abide by the official rules, regulations, and procedures of the promotion.
  • Taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner/participant.
  • Each winner shall hold harmless Tioga Downs, Vernon Downs, and any affiliated company, the State of New York, and any agents, officers, employees against any damage, loss, claim, or liability arising from participation in this promotion.
  • Each prize winner grants the right to use their name, city of residence, and photograph to publicize their winnings. Street address and phone numbers will not be released for publicity.
  • Any valuation of the prize(s) stated awarded in this contest is based on available information provided to Tioga Downs/Vernon Downs from the provider, and the value of any prize awarded to a winner will be reported for tax purposes as required by law.
  • Each winner is solely responsible for reporting and paying all applicable taxes related to the prize(s) and paying any expenses associated with any prize which are not specifically provided for in the official rules. Each winner must provide the Company with valid identification and a valid taxpayer identification number or social security number before any prize is awarded. Any person winning over $600 in prizes from the Company will receive an appropriate IRS form 1099 at the end of the calendar year and a copy of such form will be filed with the IRS.
  • The following individuals are prohibited from participating in any Vernon Downs Racing promotion: Employees of Vernon or Tioga Downs or any member of their immediate family, Owners, Trainers, and their agents who currently have horses racing at Vernon or Tioga Downs, Vernon or Tioga Downs agencies, Vendors/suppliers and their immediate family, Stable hands and backstretch workers of horses stabled and racing at Vernon or Tioga Downs.
  • If for any reason this promotion is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, weather, or any other causes within or beyond the control of Vernon Downs, which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this promotion – Vernon Downs reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the promotion.
  • All aspects of this and any promotion, including guest participation, are valid only during the prescribed times of the promotion.
  • Management reserves the right to cancel, change or modify the promotion without notice. In the event of a dispute, decisions of management will be final.
  • For names of winners, available at the conclusion of the promotion, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Marketing Department, Vernon Downs Racetrack LLC, 4229 Stuhlman Rd, Vernon, NY, 13476.
Summer Sizzler

Summer Sizzler Giveaway

Saturdays in June

Enter to win Snapper® Lawn Equipment, American Gourmet® 3 Burner Propane Grills, Air Conditioners, zoo tickets and gift cards.

4 winners every Saturday. *Excludes Saturday, June 1.

Summer Sizzler Giveaway

Promotion Rules

Summer Sizzler Giveaway

June 2024

Promotion Date & Time:

Saturday, June 8, 2024

Saturday, June 15, 2024

Saturday, June 22, 2024

Saturday, June 29, 2024

Register for participation beginning at 5:00pm each day.

Drawings after Race 3 and Race 7 each promotion day.

Entries accepted until drawings conclude.

Participation Method:

Guests 18 years and older that are members of the Vernon Rewards Club will be permitted to participate once per promotional day, free of charge. Members must check in at the promotions desk (at the track) to be entered into the drawing. Upon checking in, an entry ticket will be printed from CMP (players tracking system). The ticket stub with the guest’s name and account number will be placed into a drawing drum for that day’s drawings and the guest will receive the other end of the ticket as verification it was printed and entered into the drawing.

Promotion Details:

On each promotional day, there will be two (2) winners chosen at the conclusion of Race 3 and Race 7 for a total of four (4) winners per day.

Winners will be drawn out of a drawing drum immediately at the conclusion of the two selected races. Once announced the winners for that particular drawing time will be given five (5) minutes to report to the promotions desk where they will be verified upon providing proper identification. Once the two winners are verified, one at a time, in the order they were announced and verified, they will select an envelope to determine their prize.

The following prizes will be available in the envelopes:

Walk Behind Battery Powered Lawnmower

3 Burner Grill

Air Conditioner

Leaf Blower

Lawn Trimmer

Picnic Basket w/ $70 Grocery Gift Card

4 Pack tickets for the Utica Zoo AND Rosamond Gifford Zoo. $75 Visa Gift Card included with tickets.

4 Pack tickets for “The Wild” AND Fort Rickey Game Farm. $75 Visa Gift Card included with tickets.

Once the two winners for the drawing have chosen their envelope their prize will be revealed.

Announcement of Winners/Prize Claim:

Once the two names for the drawing time have been announced, all winners will have five (5) minutes to report to the promotions desk to be verified. An acceptable form of valid ID, Vernon Rewards card, and completion of necessary winner’s paperwork is required in order to claim any prize. If any winner fails to report within the five-minute timeframe or they cannot or refuse to provide valid identification, they will forfeit their opportunity to participate, and another winner will not be chosen. Guests may only win once each promotion day and once drawn, whether available to participate or not, will not be placed back into the drawing drum for any subsequent drawings that day. Guests may win multiple times during the month but only once per drawing day.

GENERAL PROMOTION RULES

  • Must be 18 years of age or older to participate.
  • Guests must be a member of the Vernon Rewards Club and abide by all club rules to be eligible to participate.
  • Excluded/evicted patrons cannot participate in promotions.
  • Vernon Downs may disqualify any participant for any prize based upon fraud, dishonesty, violation of these official rules or other misconduct whether or not related to this promotion.
  • Must be present to collect prize/participate when name is announced.
  • It is the responsibility of each participant to be aware of announcements for the promotion.
  • Prizes are non-transferrable.
  • Guests may only participate once per promotion day. Any attempt to participate more than once will result in disqualification from the promotion and possible disqualification from participating in future promotions during the season.
  • Guests may only win once per day in this promotion.
  • Must present a valid State/Federal valid photo identification before physical, monetary, or free play prize, award, or offer can be claimed.
  • In all promotions, proper completion of winner’s paperwork is required prior to issuance of any prize.
  • By participating in the promotion, each participant agrees to and acknowledges that they will abide by the official rules, regulations, and procedures of the promotion.
  • Taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner/participant.
  • Each winner shall hold harmless Tioga Downs, Vernon Downs, and any affiliated company, the State of New York, and any agents, officers, employees against any damage, loss, claim, or liability arising from participation in this promotion.
  • Each prize winner grants the right to use their name, city of residence, and photograph in order to publicize their winnings. Street address and phone numbers will not be released for publicity.
  • Any valuation of the prize(s) stated awarded in this contest is based on available information provided to Tioga Downs/Vernon Downs from the provider, and the value of any prize awarded to a winner will be reported for tax purposes as required by law.
  • Each winner is solely responsible for reporting and paying any and all applicable taxes related to the prize(s) and paying any expenses associated with any prize which are not specifically provided for in the official rules. Each winner must provide the Company with valid identification and a valid taxpayer identification number or social security number before any prize will be awarded. Any person winning over $600 in prizes from the Company will receive an appropriate IRS form 1099 at the end of the calendar year and a copy of such form will be filed with the IRS.
  • The following individuals are prohibited from participating in any Vernon Downs Racing promotion: Employees of Vernon or Tioga Downs or any member of their immediate family, Owners, Trainers and their agents who currently have horses racing at Vernon or Tioga Downs, Vernon or Tioga Downs agencies, Vendors/suppliers and their immediate family, Stable hands and backstretch workers of horses stabled and racing at Vernon or Tioga Downs.
  • If for any reason this promotion is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, weather, or any other causes within or beyond the control of Vernon Downs, which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this promotion – Vernon Downs reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the promotion.
  • All aspects of this and any promotion, including guest participation, are valid only during the prescribed times of the promotion.
  • Management reserves the right to cancel, change or modify the promotion without notice. In the event of a dispute, decisions of management will be final.
  • For names of winners, available at the conclusion of the promotion, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Marketing Department, Vernon Downs Racetrack LLC, 4229 Stuhlman Rd, Vernon, NY, 13476.
Fathers Day Racing

Corgi Races

Saturday, June 22

Post Time 6:05pm

CORGI RACES!
Who will be the Champion Corgi winner?

4 heats, 48 dogs in total! One final (5th) heat of the top 3 winners from each heat prior.
Two heats after race 2
Two heats after race 4
Final heat after race 6

1st Prize = $150 RACING VOUCHER
2nd Place = $75 RACING VOUCHER
3rd Place = $50 RACING VOUCHER

Entertainment only. No wagering.

Corgi Rules

2024 Official Rules and Regulations

“Corgi Races”

Scheduled Promotion Date: Saturday, June 22

  • Participants sign up through Facebook.
  • Following four designated races, there will be heats of corgi races (up to 12 dogs per heat). The dogs will run a designated distance from one owner to another. The top three dogs in each heat will advance to the finals after a designated sixth race.
  • The owners of the top three dogs from the finals will be awarded prizes. Although prizes will be awarded, these races are purely for entertainment purposes only and no wagering will be permitted on the races.
  • Prizes are as follows:
  • 1st Place: $150.00 racing voucher
  • 2nd Place: $75.00 racing voucher
  • 3rd Place: $50.00 racing voucher.
  • Prizes can be picked up at the promotions table.
  • Winners must be present to collect prize. Prizes are non-transferrable. Winners must be 18 years of age or older and present to win.
  • Excluded patrons cannot participate in promotion.
  • Winner must present a valid State/Federal photo identification before prize can be claimed. Winner will be allowed ten (10) minutes to obtain identification if on property. If not, the winner will forfeit prize and it will not be awarded.
  • Each prize winner grants the right to use their name, city of residence, and photograph in order to publicize their winnings. Street address and phone numbers will not be released for publicity.
  • The following are ineligible to participate: employees of Vernon/Tioga Downs or any members of their immediate families, Owners, Drivers, Trainers and their agents who currently have horses racing at Vernon/Tioga Downs, Vernon/Tioga Downs agents, vendors or suppliers and their immediate families, stable hands and backstretch workers of horses stabled and racing at Vernon/Tioga Downs
  • Vernon Downs/Tioga Downs Management has the right to review all entries for proper qualifications.
  • All of these rules and regulations are subject to the sole interpretation of American Racing & Entertainment LLC, Vernon/Tioga Downs, Inc in its sole discretion. Any decisions of Vernon/Tioga Downs Inc., American Racing & Entertainment LLC management with respect to any and all of these rules and regulations shall be final and binding on all participants.
  • Odds on winning depend on the number of entries. No substitution of prizes is permitted.
  • All taxes associated with the receipt or use of any prizes is the sole responsibility of the winner.
  • For names of winners, available at the conclusion of the offer, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Racing Department, American Racing-Vernon Downs Casino Hotel 4229 Stuhlman Road Vernon, NY 13476.
  • By participating in this promotion, participants agree to release and hold harmless Vernon Downs, its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates and related entities and their respective entities and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any claim and/or cause of action arising out of participating in this promotion or the receipt or use of any prize from this promotion.

Taxes

  • Any valuation of the prize(s) stated awarded in this contest is based on available information provided to Tioga Downs/Vernon Downs from the provider, and the value of any prize awarded to a winner will be reported for tax purposes as required by law. Each winner is solely responsible for reporting and paying any and all applicable taxes related to the prize(s) and paying any expenses associated with any prize which are not specifically provided for in the official rules. Each winner must provide the Company with valid identification and a valid taxpayer identification number or social security number before any prize will be awarded. Any person winning over $600 in prizes from the Company will receive an appropriate IRS form 1099 at the end of the calendar year and a copy of such form will be filed with the IRS.
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