Vernon Downs has just picked up its new starting gate and it will be in use for the three day card on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, along with its special Memorial Day harness racing card on Monday, September 7th.
Vernon Downs purchased the truck through one of its local vendors Williams Toyota of Sayre, Pa. who also has generously donated two 2009 Toyota Yaris cars for the 2009 Horseplay Car Giveaway going on at both Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs.
"We are pleased to team up with one of the local vendors from the surrounding area in Williams Toyota. They have been a huge help with the Horseplay Car Giveaway, starting gates, and vehicles we use everyday for maintenance around the facility. We would like to thank them for everything they have done with us in just a few short years" said Jason Settlemoir, VP of Racing and Simulcast.
The 2008 Toyota Tundra was sent to Howard Starting Gates in Waynesfield, Ohio to get its custom features including a nine horse gate.
"Howard Starting Gate company has put together beautiful starting gates for Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs that we will use for many years" said Settlemoir.