Racing Promotions Hero Shot

Racing Promotions

From April to November you can listen to the beat of the Horses featuring some of the finest races in the area. In 2009, Vernon Downs Casino Hotel was the home of The Night of Champions bringing in over 2000 people to enjoy the greatest names in racing. Combine that with a casino, daily simulcasting, gaming promotions, good food and an all suite hotel … makes Vernon Downs Casino Hotel a great place to have fun at an affordable price.

Kentucky Derby Logo

Kentucky Derby

The Fastest Two Minutes In Sports
Saturday, May 4
The 145th Run For The Roses…Kentucky Derby

  • $1,000 Derby Dream Bet
  • Derby Hat Contest (Registration 4pm, Judging After Race 4)
  • Food Trucks

Vernon Downs Live Racing Post Time 4:30pm.

$1,000 Derby Dream Bet

Scheduled Promotion Date: May 4
• All guests attending the Kentucky Derby and live racing are eligible to enter the contest by filling out the official entry blank located at the Racing Promotions Table

• 2 winners will be randomly selected at 5:30pm and announced via public address system

• If the winner fails to report within the 10 minutes, a new winner will be selected

• The winners will each receive a $500 wagering voucher that must be wagered entirely on 1 horse to win the 144th 2019 Kentucky Derby. Vernon Downs management will hold the ticket until after the running of the Kentucky Derby. The contestant will get to keep any pari-mutuel earnings.

• Prizes can be picked up at the official promotions table.

• Prizes not claimed within (10) minutes will result in drawing another entry out of the designated entry barrel. 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 State/Federal valid 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.

• 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 Tioga/Vernon Downs or any members of their immediate families; Owners, Drivers, Trainers and their agents who currently have horses racing at Tioga/Vernon Downs; Tioga/Vernon Downs agencies, vendors or suppliers and their immediate families; Stable hands and backstretch workers of horses stabled and racing at Tioga/Vernon Downs.

• Tioga/Vernon Downs Management has the right to disqualify any entries.

• All of these rules and regulations are subject to the sole interpretation of American Racing & Entertainment LLC, Tioga/Vernon Downs, Inc in its sole discretion. Any decisions of Tioga/Vernon Downs Inc., American Racing & Entertainment LLC management with respect to and all of these rules and regulations shall be final and binding on all participants.

• Odds on winning depend on the number of entries. Prizes are not transferrable and no substitution or prizes is permitted

• All taxes associated with the receipt or use of any prizes is the sole responsibility of the winner.

Kentucky Derby Hat Contest

Scheduled Promotion Date: May 4
• Guests with a Kentucky Derby themed hat can enter at the Promotions Table at the racetrack starting at 4:00pm

• Judging will be held after Race (4) and will be conducted by members of Vernon Downs Management and audience applause.

• Management will determine the finalists from the group of entries and audience applause will determine the winner.

• Prizes will be awarded as follows: 1st Place: $500.00, 2nd Place: $200.00, 3rd Place: $100.00.

• Any prize money will be awarded at the end of the contest in the form of a wagering voucher.

• Prizes can be picked up at the official promotions table.

• Prizes not claimed within (10) minutes will result in selecting another winner. 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 State/Federal valid 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.

• All entrants grant 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 Tioga/Vernon Downs or any members of their immediate families; Owners, Drivers, Trainers and their agents who currently have horses racing at Tioga/Vernon Downs; Tioga/Vernon Downs agencies, vendors or suppliers and their immediate families; Stable hands and backstretch workers of horses stabled and racing at Tioga/Vernon Downs.

• Tioga/Vernon Downs Management has the right to disqualify any entries.

• All of these rules and regulations are subject to the sole interpretation of American Racing & Entertainment LLC, Tioga/Vernon Downs, Inc in its sole discretion. Any decisions of Tioga/Vernon Downs Inc., American Racing & Entertainment LLC management with respect to and all of these rules and regulations shall be final and binding on all participants.

• Odds on winning depend on the number of entries. Prizes are not transferrable and no substitution or prizes is permitted

• All taxes associated with the receipt or use of any prizes is the sole responsibility of the winner.

Preakness 144

Preakness Stakes

Saturday, May 18, Post Time 11:30am
Watch & Wager on The Preakness Stakes live from Pimlico.

Vernon Downs live racing Post Time 6:10pm.

Racing Promotion: Horseplay

Horseplay

Enter April 19 – August 31 during live racing.
Grand Prize Drawing Saturday, August 31 during live racing, Post Time 6:10pm

Make a $1 donation and receive a Rubber Horse for your chance to toss and enter to win a 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback. Rubber Horses available at the Promotions Tables.
Hey kids! Be part of the action. Help collect a rubber horse from the track and redeem for a free ice cream!

Courtesy of Williams Toyota

Horseplay

Scheduled Grand Prize Drawing Date: August 31
• Must be 18 years of age or older to participate

• Promotion Dates: Every live race day (weather permitting) from Friday, April 20th through Saturday, August 31

• Car Giveaway Date: Saturday, August 31 during live racing

• Guests may enter by making a $1.00 donation to the designated charity of the month to receive a special numbered rubber horse for that night’s Horseplay toss

• Each special numbered rubber horse will be registered to the purchaser and purchaser will be given the rubber horse to throw at the moving.

• After the designated race has been decided by Tioga/Vernon Downs Management, the giveaway car
will drive around the track once. Fans will attempt to throw their rubber horses into the open windows of the car as it travels around the track

• All rubber horses that are successfully tossed into the car will be placed into a bucket. Three rubber horses will be randomly selected and the winning guests will receive a wagering voucher and an entry into the Grand Prize Drawing to win the giveaway car during live racing on Saturday, August 31.

• The 1st rubber horse winning guest will receive $50, the winning guest of the 2nd rubber horse will receive $100, and the winning guest of the 3rd rubber horse will receive $150, all in the form of a wagering voucher.

•Guests can only win once per Horseplay promotion.

• The Horseplay toss will also be conducted on Saturday, August 31 (weather permitting) during the first half of the live racing card. The subsequent winner will be the final qualifier into the Grand Prize Drawing to be held later that day

• On Saturday, August 31 following the Horseplay toss, a backwards draw will begin with all of the entries into the Grand Prize drawing. The final entry in the official drawing barrel will win the giveaway car.

• During the backwards draw, all guests whose entry is drawn prior to the grand prize will receive a $25.00 wagering voucher

• Guests must be present to win any prizes, including the grand prize. Entries may not be transferred.

• Prizes are non-transferrable

• All taxes, title and fees for car will be paid by Vernon/Tioga Downs. All other taxes are the responsibility of the winner

• Winner will set up an appointment with car dealer within seven days to finalize any necessary paperwork associated with winning the car

• A new charity will be selected each month. The charity of the month will receive $1.00 from the sale of each rubber horse for that month’s live race nights. Vernon Downs will match the amount raised from the sale of the rubber horses and add that amount to the final donation made to the charity of the month

• Children will be allowed on the track after each Horseplay toss to gather rubber horses that were not successfully tossed into the car. Each child will receive a free ice cream cone from the designated concession stand. One free ice cream per child per day

• Prizes not claimed within (10) minutes will result in drawing another entry out of the designated entry barrel. During the final backwards draw if the final name drawn out of the designated barrel fails to claim the horseplay car, the 2nd to last entry will be drawn, and so on until a winner is present. Winners must be present to collect prize. Prizes are non-transferrable. Excluded patrons cannot participate in promotion. Winner must present a State/Federal valid 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.

• 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: All Lottery Key License holders and employees of the NY State Gaming Commission, Vernon Downs, Tioga Downs, New York Lottery, Bally Technologies, Spielo, IGT, SDG and/or Multimedia Games and/or any subsidiaries or affiliates, their spouses, siblings, children and/or other dependents living in the same residence; owners, drivers, trainers and their agents who currently have horses racing at Tioga/Vernon Downs; Tioga/Vernon Downs agencies, vendors or suppliers and their immediate families; stable hands and backstretch workers of horses stabled and racing at Tioga/Vernon Downs.

• Tioga/Vernon Downs Management has the right to disqualify any entries.

• All of these rules and regulations are subject to the sole interpretation of American Racing & Entertainment LLC, Tioga/Vernon Downs, Inc. in its sole discretion. Any decisions of Tioga/Vernon Downs Inc., American Racing & Entertainment LLC management with respect to and all of these rules and regulations shall be final and binding on all participants.

• Odds on winning depend on the number of entries. All prizes will be awarded regardless of the number of entries. Prizes are not transferrable and no substitution of prizes is permitted.

• All taxes associated with the receipt or use of any prizes is the sole responsibility of the winner.

• By participating in this promotion, participants agree to release and hold harmless Tioga 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 this promotion or the receipt or use of any prize from this promotion.

• For names of winners, available at the conclusion of the offer, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Racing Department, American Racing-Tioga Downs, Inc. 2384 W. River Rd. Nichols, NY 13812

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.

Racing Promotion: Dollar Days

Dollar Days

Fridays during live racing
$1 Live Race Programs, $1 Hotdogs, $1 10oz. Drafts, $1 Sodas and $1 Popcorn.

Racing Promotion: Change Your Luck

Change Your Luck

Fridays during live racing
Your Non-Winning Race Ticket could win you a $30 Race Wagering Voucher!

Change Your Luck

Scheduled Promotion Dates: Every Friday when there is Live Racing

  • This is a game of chance. Guests will write their name on all non-winning wagering tickets from the previous Vernon Downs live race and drop into the official entry barrel.
  • Non-winning tickets for wagers totaling less than $1.00 will not be eligible as entries. For example, a single $0.10 superfecta ticket or single $0.50 trifecta ticket will not be eligible as an entry. A ticket must have a total wagering value of $1.00 or more.
  • Following the next race, a member of the Vernon Downs promotions department will randomly select one ticket from the entry barrel. The winner will receive a free $10 WPS wager ($30 total) to be used entirely on a horse in the next race. Guests may only win the $10 WPS wager once each night. A member of the promotions staff will escort the winner to a pari-mutuel teller to place the wager
  • For example, the first winner will be selected following Race 2 from the non-winning wagering tickets from Race 1.
  • The drawing will be repeated following Races 2-9 for a total of $240.00 in wagers.
  • Following each race, the entry barrel will be emptied to ensure that only tickets from the eligible race are entered. Tickets from races other than the previous race or from tracks other than Vernon Downs will be ineligible for the drawings. It is the responsibility of each guest to place only losing tickets in the entry barrel. Vernon Downs is not responsible for retrieving tickets out of the entry barrel that are not losing tickets.
  • Prizes can be picked up at the official promotions table.
  • Prizes not claimed within (10) minutes will result in drawing another entry out of the designated entry barrel. 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 State/Federal valid 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.
  • 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 Tioga/Vernon Downs or any members of their immediate families; Owners, Drivers, Trainers and their agents who currently have horses racing at Tioga/Vernon Downs; Tioga/Vernon Downs agencies, vendors or suppliers and their immediate families; Stable hands and backstretch workers of horses stabled and racing at Tioga/Vernon Downs.
  • Tioga/Vernon Downs Management has the right to disqualify any entries.
  • All of these rules and regulations are subject to the sole interpretation of American Racing & Entertainment LLC, Tioga/Vernon Downs, Inc in its sole discretion. Any decisions of Tioga/Vernon Downs Inc., American Racing & Entertainment LLC management with respect to and all of these rules and regulations shall be final and binding on all participants.
  • Odds on winning depend on the number of entries. Prizes are not transferrable and no substitution or prizes is permitted
  • All taxes associated with the receipt or use of any prizes is the sole responsibility of the winner

Racing Promotion: Spring Gameboard

Gameboard

“April showers Bring May Flowers”
April 27
Your Chance to Win up to a $250 Wagering voucher!

Gameboard

Scheduled Promotion Dates: April 27, July 4, October 5
• Guests will submit an entry blank in the official drawing barrel prior to the start of Race 5.

• After Race 5, five contestants will be randomly selected to participate

• A game board will be displayed featuring 8 game pieces attached face down on the board. Each piece will have a dollar amount ranging from $0 up to $250. Dollar amounts will be as follows: (2) $0, (2) $25, (2) $50, (1) $100, (1) $250,

• Each contestant will select a game piece off the board. One by one, they will reveal the dollar amount on their piece. Each contestant will have the option of keeping their dollar amount or exchanging their piece for another piece still attached to the game board. If they choose to exchange their piece, they will win the dollar amount on their new piece. They may only exchange their piece once

• Each promotion date, the game board will have a different theme or design but dollar amounts will be the same each date

• Any prize money will be awarded at the end of the contest in the form of a wagering voucher

• Prizes can be picked up at the official promotions table.

• In the event a contestant fails to be present at the designated promotions table within (10) minutes another entry will be drawn out of the designated entry barrel. 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 State/Federal valid 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.

• 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 Tioga/Vernon Downs or any members of their immediate families; Owners, Drivers, Trainers and their agents who currently have horses racing at Tioga/Vernon Downs; Tioga/Vernon Downs agencies, vendors or suppliers and their immediate families; Stable hands and backstretch workers of horses stabled and racing at Tioga/Vernon Downs.

• Tioga/Vernon Downs Management has the right to disqualify any entries.

• All of these rules and regulations are subject to the sole interpretation of American Racing & Entertainment LLC, Tioga/Vernon Downs, Inc in its sole discretion. Any decisions of Tioga/Vernon Downs Inc., American Racing & Entertainment LLC management with respect to and all of these rules and regulations shall be final and binding on all participants.

• Odds on winning depend on the number of entries. Prizes are not transferrable and no substitution or prizes is permitted

• All taxes associated with the receipt or use of any prizes is the sole responsibility of the winner.

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