Day At The Track

Vernon is gearing up for State Fair weekend

05:22 PM 23 Aug 2012 NZST
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Vernon Downs

Vernon Downs is gearing up for the harness racing 'State Fair' weekend (August 24 - 26) featuring the 2-year old New York bred races, the $ 700,000 (e) Zweig Memorial Trot, and the Sixth Annual $ 50,000 Drivers' Championship.

Vernon will be putting on a carnival like atmosphere at the track all weekend long, holding owner barbeques, a Sunday morning brunch, and a free horsemen’s golf outing.

Dining reservations and golf sign ups can be directed to Jason M. Settlemoir, VP of Racing and Simulcast at 607.699.7588 or Reservations for golf must be made to Jason Settlemoir by the end of business on Thursday, August 23.

On Saturday, August 25th, Vernon Downs will be hosting a free golf outing for all horsemen, and owners in the morning (planned tee is 9:00 am). The tournament will be held at Rome Country Club and will be a four person captain and crew format tournament.

The weekend is capped off with the $700,000 (e) Zweig Memorial Trot for 3-year old trotters, and the $50,000 Drivers’ Championship on Sunday, August 26 with a 1:15 pm post time. There will be a horsemen’s brunch held on Sunday morning beginning at 10:00 am on the rooftop terrace until 12:00 pm, which is located on the third floor of the Vernon Downs Hotel.

For more information on Vernon Downs please visit us online at

by Dustin ROSS

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