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He was known as the 'good Doctor' and on August 25 this year the late Dr Harold M. Zweig will be honored again when the $400,000 Zweig Memorial 3yo Open Trot and the $180,000 Zweig Memorial 3yo Fillies Trot will be raced at Vernon Downs.

Fans were treated to the best harness racing has to offer this past Sunday afternoon at Vernon Downs. Ron Pierce secured his second Drivers' Championship victory and $25,000 first place check by winning the last race of the contest with a 16-to-1 longshot.

Win Missy B, a three-year-old New York-bred daughter of Conway Hall, wasn't good enough to defeat superstar Check Me Out in the $150,000 Dr. Harry M. Zweig Memorial Filly Trot at Vernon Downs Sunday afternoon, but she put up a great fight to finish second by a length and a quarter in a World Record-tying 1:51.3.

Hambletonian winner Market Share added the $350,000 Harry M. Zweig Memorial to his portfolio of stakes victories on Sunday, August 26, 2012 at Vernon Downs. The New Jersey-sired son of Revenue was a two-length winner over Magic Tonight in a stakes and track record time of 1:52.1.

Multiple Standardbred stars were in orbit around the fast 7/8ths-mile harness racing oval at Vernon Downs on Sunday afternoon (August 26) as the track's State Fair racing weekend concluded with a power-packed 13-race program. As the dust settled, the brightest stars at day's end were Check Me Out, Market Share and Ron Pierce.

Archangel will see familiar foes in Sunday's $350,000 Dr. Harry M. Zweig Memorial for harness racing 3-year-old male trotters, but this time it is on his home turf.

Historic Vernon Downs will revisit its former glory on the afternoon of Sunday, August 26, the final day of the recreation of State Fair weekend. Being raced for the very first time at Vernon, the Dr. Harry M. Zweig Memorial has attracted harness racing's very finest three year old trotters in the land.

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 Downs is gearing up for the 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.

The State Fair weekend kicks off on Friday, August 24 with the 2-year old filly trotters and pacers with a post time of 6:55 pm. Vernon Downs will be hosting a carnival like atmosphere all weekend long (August 24 - 26) leading up to Sunday's (August 26 - post time 1:15 pm) harness racing Drivers' Championship and $700,000e Zweig Memorial Trot.

There have been several changes made for this season's harness racing $50,000 Vernon & Meadowlands Drivers' Championship, the most noticeable of which is the new location.

The Zweig Memorial 3YO trot will have both a new location and harness racing format in 2012. Raced on Sunday, August 26th over Vernon Downs' highly regarded seven-eighths mile strip for the first time, the race is expected to attract the top sophomores in training.

Some significant changes have been made to the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) harness racing program for 2012.

Harness racing tracks Tioga Downs and Vernon Dows have finalized their 2012 race and stakes schedule for the upcoming race season (pending regulatory approval).

The Dr. Harry M. Zweig Memorial for harness racing three year old trotters has undergone several important changes for this year's edition. The conditions for the race have been revised from split divisions to a format that puts the top nine money winners for 2012 into the main event with a consolation for the next nine that enter.

Canadian superstar Jody Jamieson won his second World Driving title in 2011 solidifying his spot amongst the elite harness racing drivers in the world with a dominant win in the fifth Annual $50,000 Drivers' Championship at Tioga Downs.

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