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Racing Promotions

Dollar Days

Saturdays during live racing.
$1 Hotdogs, $1 Sodas and $1 Popcorn.

Racing Promotion: 60 Second Wagering Spree

60 Second Wagering Spree

Friday, October 22
Place your bet on us! How many $2 EXACTA BETS can you make in 60 seconds?
Keep what you win in the form of a Wagering Voucher!

60 Second Wagering Spree

• Guests will submit an entry blank in the official entry barrel

• Three winners will be randomly selected and assigned to participate in one of the three designated contest races

• Each contestant will have 60 seconds to make as many $2 exacta wagers on their designated race with Vernon Downs paying for the wagers and the contestant keeping any winnings

• Wagers must be made at a live teller, not a self-bet machine, and must be supervised by a member of Vernon Downs promotions staff

• Contestant must call out each wager individually and may not wager using ‘boxing,’ ‘wheeling’ or ‘keying.’ For example, wagers must be called “$2 exacta 1-2, $2 exacta 1-3, $2 exacta 5-3, etc

• 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 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: Change Your Luck

Change Your Luck

Friday, October 29
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: Handicapping Contest

Handicapping Contest

Friday, November 5
Select a horse to win or place in each race and win up to $250!

Handicapping Contest

2021 Official Rules and Regulations

“Handicapping Contest”

Scheduled Promotion Date: Nov. 5

 

  • Entry is free. One entry per person. Entry forms may be picked up on day of contest at the Promotions Table.

 

  • Contestants will select one (1) horse in each of the 10 designated Tioga Downs live races (or fewer if race program has less than 10 races).
  • Contestants will amass a mythical bankroll if their selection officially finishes first or second in the designated race. Official $2 WIN and PLACE payoffs will be added to the mythical bankroll. Official race results will serve as the order of finish. The contestant who accumulates the highest mythical bankroll is the winner. For example, if your horse wins and pays $8.00 to win and $3.60 to place, you will add $11.60 to your mythical bankroll. Payoffs will be capped at $42 for WIN and $22 for PLACE.
  • In the event of a tie for first place, the contestant that selects the most first-place finishers will be the winner. In the event of a tie for 2nd place, the prize will be split. If your horse is scratched, you will receive the post time betting favorite.
  • Entry forms must be submitted to the Promotions Table prior to the start of the first designated contest race.
  • Must be present to win and report to the Promotions Table within ten (10) minutes of contest winners being announced. Any contestant that enters more than one entry will have all entries disqualified. If the winner or second place finisher fails to report within five minutes, the next contestant in the standings will be elevated. If that person fails to report within five minutes, it is up to the discretion of the promotions staff to continue down the list of standings or simply not award the prize that was not claimed.
  • Prizes will be awarded in the form of a wagering voucher as follows: 1st Place: $250.00, 2nd Place: $100.00, 3rd Place: $50.00
  • 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 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 review all entries for proper qualifications.

 

  • 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. 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-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.
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