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 jsettlemoir@tiogadowns.com. 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 www.vernondowns.com.

by Dustin ROSS

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