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Relief For Vernon; Gural Comments

June 29, 2017:

On Wednesday, June 28, during a special legislative session, the New York State Assembly passed a relief measure in regard to the current uncertainty of Vernon Downs. On Thursday, June 29, Vernon’s Jeff Gural took the opportunity to comment on the situation....read on

No Tax Relief For Vernon

June 22, 2017:

Earlier this month, Vernon Downs Chairman Jeff Gural said that the track would close if a particular tax-relief bill was not passed. Shortly before 11:30 p.m. last night (Wednesday, June 21), lawmakers in New York State adjourned and the piece of legislation was not passed....read on

Vernon To Close?

June 13, 2017:

Usually horses are the ones on the clock at the racetrack, but in the case of Vernon Downs - now it’s the racetrack that finds itself on the clock....read on

Working Group To Help Guide NY Racing

May 1, 2017:

On Monday, May 1, the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Commissioner announced a new initiative to help grow the Standardbred horse racing industry and highlight its importance to agriculture in New York State....read on

Vernon Downs To Open On May 5

April 29, 2017:

Jeff Gural, Chairman of American Racing and Entertainment, announced today (Saturday, April 29) that he has decided to open the 2017 racing season next Friday, May 5 following a productive meeting in Albany, New York on Wednesday....read on

Statement From HHBNYS On Contract

April 28, 2017:

The following statement was issued by the Harness Horse Breeders of New York State (HHBNYS) regarding the administration and promotion of the NY Sire Stakes program....read on

Concerns For New York Sire Stakes

April 23, 2017:

The Harness Horse Breeders of New York State announced Sunday evening it is concerned with changes that are in the works for the handling of the New York Sire Stakes....read on

Dispute Delays Vernon’s Opening Day

April 13, 2017:

Jeff Gural, chairman of American Racing and Entertainment, announced on Thursday, April 13 that he will be delaying the opening day of racing at Vernon Downs amid significant financial losses due to the added competition from Yellow Brick Road, Lago and Rivers....read on

Impact Of VLTs On NY Racing Examined

February 16, 2017:

"I’ve said to many people that if you want to make money in [harness] racing, this is the best opportunity you’ve had in many, many years."...read on

New Tioga Casino Opens Friday

November 30, 2016:

After a gaming license pursuit that has spanned more than three years, Tioga Downs has announced it will officially open the new casino to the public on Friday, Dec. 2 at 3 p.m....read on

Five More ‘NY Double’ Wagering Dates

November 7, 2016:

Two breeds, two races, two tracks, one dollar, one bet… five more times....read on

NY Senate Passes Fantasy Sports Bill

June 20, 2016:

On Saturday, June 18, the New York Senate passed a bill that calls for the legalization and regulation of Daily Fantasy Sports operators in the state....read on

New York Approves Gaming Licences

December 21, 2015:

The New York State Gaming Commission today unanimously approved licenses to resort gaming destinations in Sullivan, Schenectady and Seneca Counties, ushering new jobs and investment, as well as revenue for local governments and school districts that will come to the regions as a result....read on

New York Streaming Impasse Looms

December 8, 2015:

Horseplayers in the Empire State could be in for a big surprise when the calendar flips to 2016. An impasse regarding the online streaming of New York State Standardbred and Thoroughbred races could bring the practice to a halt on January 1, which could leave NYS racing fans in the dark....read on

State Accepts Tioga Casino Proposal

October 14, 2015:

On Wednesday, October 14, the New York Gaming Facility Location Board announced that it has unanimously recommended Tioga Downs to apply for a commercial casino license....read on


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