Thursday, May 2, 2013

Tioga Downs set for 2013 racing season


Tioga Downs is set to embark on its eighth season of live racing from Nichols, NY on Saturday, May 4th (Kentucky Derby Day) with a post time of 5:00pm.

A 10-race card will highlight the day and kick off the 61-day race season that continues through Saturday, September 14.

The 2013 schedule is covered with marquee stakes events throughout the summer totaling nearly $2 million and will feature some of our sports most accomplished stars.

One of the most exciting dates on the calendar comes on June 9th as Tioga will host the best older female and male pacers in the $200,000e Artiscape Pace and $200,000e Roll with Joe (Formerly known as the Bettor's Delight).

"The Roll with Joe and Artiscape always attract some of the sport's best to Tioga Downs and we look forward to hosting these events every year and putting on a good show for our fans," said VP of Racing and Simulcast, Jason Settlemoir.

Fans may also register each racing night for the 3rd annual Million Dollar Ball Drop, another season-long promotion that could award one lucky winner with $1 million on Saturday, September 7.

Other special promotions for the 2013 racing season also include race date t-shirt and magnet giveaway (May 4), wall calendar giveaway (May 12), hat giveaway (May 27), Yannick Gingras colors replica t-shirt giveaway (June 9), Pilsner glass giveaway (June 16), harness racing coloring book (June 30), beanie horse toy giveaway (July 28), fleece pullover giveaway (August 11), and a Corey Callahan bobblehead giveaway (September 2).

On Monday, September 2nd Tioga Downs will host the $400,000e Cane Pace for the best 3-year-old male pacers in North America, along with its counterpart, the $110,000e Shady Daisy for 3-year-old pacing fillies.

Also sharing the spotlight on the card will be the return of the $50,000 Drivers' Championship which makes its way back home to Tioga Downs.

A leg of the event will be held at Vernon Downs on Sunday, August 25th, but the final round will be contested at Tioga Downs.

Post time for the special matinee program is set for 1:30pm.

For more information on Tioga Downs please visit us online at www.tiogadowns.com.