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SimulcastSimulcasting just got better! Now Vernon Downs offers a second simulcast facility for your race wagering pleasure. Visit us at our new State of the Art Simulcast room located just off the hotel lobby. Featuring three giant "movie like" screens with the most popular tracks. 27 individual carrels and 11 private tables all with LCD TV's. Provided cocktail and food service along with total seating for 75 and all self bet and teller ready make this a fabulous room you don’t want to miss.

Simulcast Open 7 Days a Week
Hotel: Monday - Wednesday, 11:15am - Midnight
Track: Thursday - Sunday: 11:15am - Midnight (Sunday 6pm)

Cash Rebate Program
Cash Rebates are available to guests that wager at least $3,000 in a calendar month on the list of eligible tracks using their Player's Club card. Cash rebates will be deposited onto eligible accounts by the 15th of the following month. Click the links below for more information:

The Hambletonian
August 2, 2014
New Meadowlands Racetrack
YouTube Video Link to 2013 Hambletonian
Held the first Saturday in August, the Hambletonian is America's Trotting Classic. The premier 3-year-old trotters descend on New Jersey to compete for a $1,000,000 purse. Going back to its roots, the Hambletonian is raced in a same-day elimination format. The horses are divided into elimination heats. The top finishers then return later in the afternoon to compete for the big bucks in the final. The Hambletonian was first raced in 1926 at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. While it has had several other homes over the years, the Hambletonian has called the Meadowlands home since 1981.

North America Cup
June 14, 2014
Mohawk Racetrack
YouTube Video Link to 2013 North America Cup
Canada's richest harness race is the season's first major highlight for the 3-year-old pacers. The 2013 edition marks the 30th anniversary of the race that has been won in the past by such legendary superstars asSomebeachsomewhereWell Said and Gallo Blue Chip.

The Little Brown Jug
September 18, 2014
Delaware County Fairgrounds, Delaware, Ohio
YouTube Video Link to 2013 Little Brown Jug
The Little Brown Jug is one of the greatest spectacles in harness racing. The event for 3-year-old pacers takes place on the half-mile track on the Delaware County Fairgrounds in Ohio. The Little Brown Jug is contested in heats. The first heat is split into several divisions, with the top finishers in each division returning to contest the second heat. A horse wins the Little Brown Jug by winning both heats. If a horse does not win both heats, a raceoff is conducted between the first heat division winners, and the winner of the second heat, to determine the champion.

Meadowlands Pace
July 12, 2014
Meadowlands Racing & Ent., East Rutherford, NJ
YouTube Video Link to 2013 Meadowlands Pace
The Meadowlands Pace is one of the sport's premier classics for 3-year-old pacers. With a purse of $750,000, it is also one of the richest races. The race is part of a stakes-filled night of racing at the Meadowlands that is often referred to as "Harness Racing's Biggest Party." In 2013, superstar Captaintreacherous dominated the competition with a 1:48.1 victory.

Breeders Crown
November 21-22, 2014
Meadowlands Racing & Ent., East Rutherford, NJ
The Breeders Crown is harness racing's championship event featuring rich finals in each of 12 divisions for the sport's top horses of all ages and genders, both pacers and trotters. The event will be held over two nights at the Meadowlands, the sport's greatest stage!

Kentucky Derby
May 3, 2014
Churchill Downs
The 1 1/4 mile race track at Churchill Downs is world famous, and for good reason. Since 1875, the best thoroughbreds and jockeys around have come together in Louisville, Kentucky to race with the nation looking on. If you've never been to the Derby, you simply don't know what you're missing as it's one of the most unique and highly anticipated events around the sporting world. Don't miss your chance to see a great race that everyone will be talking about for years.

Preakness Stakes
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Pimlico Racecourse
The 1 3/16 mile (1.91 km) race is the second and shortest event in the famous Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing. Don't miss out on this fantastic race! Three-year-old thoroughbreds have been making the journey to Maryland for the Preakness Stakes on the third Saturday in May annually ever since Survivor won the pot in the first race.

Belmont Stakes
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Belmont Park
The Belmont Stakes is the third leg of the Horse Racing Triple Crown. The most physically demanding of the three races, the Belmont is one and a half miles long. As the final race in the Triple Crown series, The Belmont Stakes is where a spectator has the chance to see a horse make history by winning the Triple Crown, a feat that has not been achieved since Affirmed did it in 1978.

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To Order Race DVDs or Pictures:

  • 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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