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Revised NYSS Dates Announced

June 5, 2020:

Dates have been announced for the first three-year-old legs of the 2020 New York Sire Stakes season. The season will open with three-year-old trotting fillies at Tioga Downs on June 21....read on

Date Changes For Meadowlands Stakes

June 2, 2020:

The Meadowlands Racetrack, Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs have announced several date changes for the 2020 stakes schedule....read on

Agreement Reached At Vernon

June 1, 2020:

The Harness Horse Association of Central New York (HHACNY), the gaming commission-recognized representative horsemen’s association at Vernon Downs, is pleased to announce that it has secured a two-year extension of its horsemen's agreement with Vernon Downs' management and agreed to a waiver of the 10 per cent cap on the two important 2020 Vernon stakes in this difficult year. A formal agreement is to be executed....read on

Stalemate At Vernon Downs

May 30, 2020:

In a troubling turn of events, negotiations over a revision to the existing contract between Vernon Downs management and the Harness Horse Association of Central New York (HHACNY) have reached an impasse, leaving the scheduled June 10 opening in jeopardy....read on

Tioga Racing June 7, Vernon June 10

May 25, 2020:

Live harness racing will return to both Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs in the beginning of June with qualifiers the first week and live racing the next....read on

Vernon On The Cusp Of Racing Return

May 24, 2020:

Vernon Downs owner Jeff Gural has announced that plans are in place for the track to host qualifying sessions and live racing in the very near future....read on

New York Can Resume Racing June 1

May 16, 2020:

In his daily press conference from Albany, N.Y. on Saturday (May 16), New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that horse racing tracks will be allowed to open on June 1....read on

Tioga, Vernon Preparing To Reopen

May 11, 2020:

In light of the recent announcement that the New York regions containing both Tioga and Vernon Downs will be among the first to make a gradual return to business, Jeff Gural is working toward opening those tracks for live racing, hopefully by the end of May....read on

Empire Breeders Trots Postponed

April 23, 2020:

Officials with Vernon Downs announced on Thursday, April 23 that the scheduled Empire Breeders Classic (EBC) trotting stakes have been postponed....read on

Update On The ‘Big M,’ Tioga And Vernon

April 7, 2020:

On Tuesday, April 6, an update was released in regard to what might be possible for 2020 racing and stakes scenarios at the Meadowlands Racetrack, Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs....read on

‘Big M’ On Indicted Trainers’ Horses

March 25, 2020:

On Wednesday, March 25, officials with the Meadowlands Racetrack addressed how the track will be handling horses that were trained by trainers that have been indicted....read on

Tioga, Vernon Not Stabling Horses

March 18, 2020:

Officials with Tioga and Vernon Downs have announced that the stable areas at both tracks will not be accepting horses on April 1 as previously scheduled....read on

Tioga And Vernon Closures Announced

March 17, 2020:

Officials with Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs have announced that both locations have closed down through the end of March due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus (pandemic)....read on

Only Passing Thru Wins Bailey Memorial

November 3, 2019:

Only Passing Thru flew late to win closing night feature, the $8,000 Billy Bailey Memorial Trot, at Vernon on Saturday, Nov. 2....read on

Vernon Downs' Closing Night Preview

October 31, 2019:

Vernon Downs’ 2019 season of live racing will come to a close this Saturday (Nov. 2)....read on


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