The 2014 season at Vernon Downs will begin on Friday, April 11 and conclude with a stakes-laden card on Saturday, November 1. The $200,000e(mare pace), (mare trot) and $200,000e Kindergarten Trotting Classic final have been scheduled for the closing night card as a logical springboard to the 2014 Breeders Crown at The Meadowlands.
Friday, August 29 is another red-letter day at Vernon, with the $700,000e Zweig Memorial three year old trot and the newly christened $200,000e Crawford Farms Open Trot (formerly known as the) sharing the spotlight. The first leg of the 2014 $50,000 Tioga/Vernon Drivers' Challenge is scheduled for that evening, as well.
Tioga will begin, as has been the custom each year, onDerby day (Saturday, May 3). Season highlights include the $200,000e Open Pace on Sunday, June 1 and the $350,000e Cane Pace-the first jewel of pacing's Triple Crown-on Labor Day, September 1. The second half of the Drivers' Challenge is set for that Labor Day card at Tioga as well.