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.
Thoroughbred Handicapping Contest
Saturday, February 29
Aqueduct & Gulfstream
1st place $250 • 2nd place $100 • 3rd place $50
Free entry. One entry per person. Must be present to win. Register in Simulcast on day of event.
World Harness Handicapping Qualifier Contest
Tioga Downs: Friday, March 6th & Saturday, March 21st
Vernon Downs: Friday, March 13th & Saturday, March 28th
Yonkers and Meadowlands
1st place – One seat in the World Harness Handicapping Contest at the Meadowlands.
Contest entry fee is $60 per person. Forms must be handed in before each track’s first race.
Scheduled Promotion Dates:
Tioga – Friday, March 6th and Saturday March 21st.
Vernon – Friday, March 13th and Saturday March 28th
Players can register early by contacting the Racing Marketing Manager, Samantha Winiavski VIA email at Swiniavski@tiogadowns.com or register with Management the day of the contest in simulcast. Contestants must be signed up 20 minutes before first race post time of the official selected tracks.
The contest entry fee is $60.00 of which $40.00 will be deposited on their Players Club card given to them prior to the start of the contest to be used for live contest wagers. The other $20.00 will go towards the contest’s prize pool. Contestants will keep any earnings remaining on their card at the conclusion of the contest. In addition, prizes will be awarded to the top three contest finishers.
Prizes are as follows:
- 1st place receives: One seat in the World Harness Handicapping Contest at The Meadowlands. ($1,000 value) Plus two nights’ hotel accommodations near the Meadowlands, a $200 traveling expense, and food voucher.
- 2nd place receives: $250 wagering voucher
- 3rd place receives: $100 wagering voucher
Players must make (5) $2.00 Win/Place wagers on any five (5) races 1-10 of their choosing from Yonkers and (5) $2.00 Win/Place wagers on any five (5) races 1-10 of their choosing from the Meadowlands. Each player MUST make a $2.00 Win/Place wager on a total of 10 races using their Contest Players Club Card. United Tote will keep the current standings throughout the contest and post them on a TV screen in simulcast.
Any contestant that fails to use their Contest Players Club card for any bets other than one $2.00 Win/Place wager on each of the 10 races they have selected will be immediately disqualified. Each time a player wins a race, the earnings will be automatically deposited onto their card. Contestants keep any earnings remaining on their Contest Players Club card at the conclusion of the contest.
Contestants may not withdraw money from their Contest Players Club Card until instructed by the contest director.
In the event of a track cancellation, the contest director will determine alternate track(s) to use for the contest.
Concluding the contest, all participants must turn in their Contest Players Club Card to the Managers conducting the promotion. Must be present to win.
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.