The harness racing schedule at both Tioga & Vernon Downs will change for the upcoming 'Fourth of July' holiday week.
Tioga picks up an extra live date on the evening (6:50PM) of Wednesday, July 4th and that card has been designated “Trainer Appreciation Day”. The trainer of the official winner of each race on that card will be awarded a bonus of $500.
Another wrinkle is the addition of two short series; one for $4,000 claimers, the other for Non-Winners of $1,801 last 5 starts. Both will race in division for a $5,000 purse on July 4th with the top finishers racing for $10,000 in the final on Friday, July 13th.
All information is on the Tioga condition sheet.
Vernon Downs will race on the evening (6:55PM) of Tuesday, July 3rd and have a matinee card at 1:15PM on Wednesday, July 4th. Vernon will then continue with Wednesday evening racing throughout July & August.
Consult the Vernon condition sheet for more details.
by Nick SALVI