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Lousy T-shirt Contest

Your chance to win an all expenses paid trip to The Hambletonian!
Qualify June 5, 12 and 19. Final winner drawn June 26.
10 people will be randomly selected each Friday to receive a 'Lousy T-Shirt' and an entry into the final drawing.
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Watch & Wager on the 147th Belmont Stakes

June 6, Watch and Wager on the 147th Belmont Stakes! 3rd Leg of the Triple Crown.
The test of the champion and the third jewel of the triple crown.
Plus a stakes-filled card worth more than $8 million!

Bet the Belmont, American Pharoah at Vernon Downs!
*Receive a Commemorative Poster, 5pm. While Supplies Last!
Triple Crown Combos, Trackside! $7.50 Hamburger, Chips & Soda or $6.50 Hoffman Hot Dog, Chips & Soda.
Belmont Drinks! $6 Belmont Jewel $3 16oz Draft Beer.
Miracle Mile Restaurant open at noon serving full menu. Gold Cup Buffet open at 5pm.

1st race from Belmont Park Post Time 11:35am(e).
Belmont Stakes from Belmont Park Post Time 6:50pm(e).
Vernon live Harness Racing at 7:10PM featuring NYSS 3YO Colt Trot and enter our Handicapping Contest to compete for the $250 first prize!

Camel & Ostrich Racing

Saturday, June 13 - Post Time 6:45pm.
4 camels and 3 ostriches race down the stretch in exhibition races (Please no wagering allowed) .
Ostrich Races (following Race 3) Camel Races (following Race 6).
Plus a full night of Harness Horse Racing.

Father's Day Racing

June 21 - Post Time 1:15pm
Enter to win a Massey Ferguson 2000 Riding Lawn Mower courtesy of Clinton Tractor.
Ultimate Yankees Ticket Giveaway. Enter to win 2 tickets and chauffered transportation to and from Yankee Stadium!
PLUS... $500,000 Empire Breeders Classic Finals for 3YO Trotters and New York Sire Stakes for 3YO Colt Pacers!
Featuring... Dollar Specials + Change Your Luck, Gold Cup Sunday Brunch & BBQ!
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Interactive Reptile Experience

HERPS ALIVE!! Get up close with snakes, lizards and more!
Saturday, June 27th, 6:30PM - 9:30PM at the Racetrack. (Live Racing Post Time 6:45pm)
Come see the Handicapping Herpetologist Keith Gisser.

Sunday Racing

Every Sunday May 10 - August 30, Post Time 1:15pm (Excludes May 24).

Horseplay Car Giveaway

Friday, April 17th through Monday, September 7th
Win a 2015 Volkswagen Jetta S Reflex (MSRP $18,380).
Enter every live racing day (weather permitting).
Car Giveaway Date: Monday, September 7th during live racing.

$1,000,000 Ball Drop

Sign up during live racing June 5 -  August 16.
Drop Date August 30 during live racing post time 1:15pm.
Ball closest to the pin could be worth $1 million, if not, guaranteed to be worth $5,000.
Sponsored by Bud Light. One entry per person per day. $1 Million is paid out over 40 years.


May 25:
July 11:
June 28:
August 21:
September 19:
October 17:
November 21:
Camouflage Baseball Hat
Chris Lems Replica Colors Jersey
Golf Umbrella
Sebastian K Tumbler
Fleece Blanket
Snow Camoflage Long Sleeve Thermal T-Shirt

New York Sire Stakes @ Vernon Downs

May 23:
June 6:
June 21:
August 14:
August 21:
September 7:
September 18:
September 19:
Three Year Old Filly Trot
Three Year Old Colt Trot
Three Year Old Colt Pace
Two Year Old Filly Trot
Two Year Old Filly Pace
Two Year Old Colt Pace
Two Year Old Colt Trot
Excelsior Series Three Year Old Finals and Three Year Old Consolations

Vernon Downs Stakes Schedule

June 14:
June 21:
July 26:
August 21:
August 21:
August 21:
October 16:
October 23:
October 31:
Empire Breeders Classic Three Year Old Colt Trot and Filly Trot Eliminations
Empire Breeders Classic Three Year Old Colt Trot and Filly Trot Finals
Zweig Memorial Three Year Old Colt Trot and Three Year Old Filly Trot
$200,000 Crawford Farms Open Trot
$200,000 Muscle Hill Mare Trot
$200,000 Artiscape Open Mare Pace
Simpson Stakes All Two Year Old divisions
Kindergarten Classic Leg #5
Kindergarten Classic Finals Two Year Old Colt and Filly Trot

Upcoming Promotions

Change Your Luck

Every Sunday during Live Racing
Enter your losing betting tickets into our second-chance drawings for a chance to win a $50 wagering voucher.
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Handicapping Contests

MAY 16, JUN 6, JUL 18, AUG 21, SEP 19, OCT 24, NOV 21
Accumulate the largest mythical bankroll during the 10 selected Vernon Downs races and win the top prize of $250. Free to enter. One entry per person. Entries must be received prior to the night's first live race.
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May 23, July 4, November 21
Following live racing.

That's My Driver

June 27, October 23
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!
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Gameboard Promotions

July 4: Uncle Sams Cash
October 31: Ghosts and Goblins
Select a game piece and win up to $250!
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Cash It or Stash It

September 25, October 30
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.
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Guess The Number

September 4, November 14
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.
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Favorite vs. The Field

September 11
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.
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60 Second Wagering Spree

October 16
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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Heads Up

May 22, September 12, October 17
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!
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Scratch Card Giveaway

May 23
Scratch off an area of a card, win up to $250!
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Over/Under Handicapping Contest

May 25, August 29, October 10
Get one point for each correct "over/under" selection and win up to $250! Runner up get $100.
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Head 2 HEAD

May 29, October 2
Select the winning driver and get a $25 wagering voucher.
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Cash Cube

May 30, September 26, November 20
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.
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Spin To Win

June 13, October 3
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.
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Odd/Even Handicapping Contest

June 20, September 18
Get the highest score guessing the race winner's number for race 1-10 and win $250! Runner up gets $100.
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Easy as 1-2

July 11, October 9
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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Piece of the Purse

July 25, November 13
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.
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Price is Right or Wrong

August 7, November 7
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.
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Summer Shopping Spree

August 8
Win a $100 or $250 Gift Card to Destiny USA!
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$50 Free Roll

August 22
Receive a $50 wagering voucher.
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Color Wars

August 28, November 6
Win $50 if a driver's color is selected.
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