Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Tioga Downs hosts jam-packed Memorial Day

Deals, promotions, entertainment planned throughout weekend

Nichols, N.Y. - May 24, 2016 - Tioga Downs is gearing up for a big Memorial Day with four days of live harness racing, gaming floor promotions and deals on trackside food and entertainment.

The fun begins Friday, May 27 with a racing post time of 6:30 pm. Fans can enjoy deep food and beverage discounts with Dollar Days. Hot dogs, popcorn, Coke products, 10 ounce draft beers and racing programs can all be purchased for just $1. Inside the casino, $250 Free Play Hot Seats takes place from 7 - 11 pm.

Saturday's entertainment also consists of horse racing beginning at 6:30 pm with the addition of a special "60 Second Wagering Spree." Three contestants will be randomly selected from the drawing barrel prior to a designated race, and each winner will have 60 seconds to wager as many $2 exacta bets as they can with a designated live mutuel teller. Tioga Downs pays for all of the wagers, and the contestant keeps the winnings.

Entertainment continues in the tent outside with "Cans & Bands II," which will be headlined by musical guest "Zac Brown Tribute Band" at 9 pm. Guests can gain admission to the show for just $10 per person. Local band "The "Rum Runners" will open the show and perform from 5 - 8 pm. Inside the casino, guests can enter to win a 2016 Ford Mustang which will be given away at 11 pm.

Harness racing entertains fans again on Sunday with a 6:30 pm post time. The "Favorite vs the Field" contest allows guests to submit an entry blank supporting either the favorite horse or the field prior to the designated race. If the post time favorite horse wins, one winner will be chosen from the favorite barrel, and that person will win a $50 wagering voucher. If the field wins, one

entry will be drawn from the field barrel and win a $50 wagering voucher (unless the $2-win payout is greater than $50; then they will win the payout). Guests can also bring their May 2016 Tioga Downs Monthly Mailer to enter for a chance to win $500 cash at 6 pm, 7 pm, 8 pm and 9 pm (must be present to win).

Racing begins Memorial Day afternoon with a post time of 1:30 pm. Fans should arrive early to receive a free baseball hat which will be handed out beginning at 12:30 pm, while supplies last. Guests can also take advantage of a special holiday buffet brunch for $14.99 from 11:30 am - 8 pm.

Tioga Downs offers live harness racing, video lottery terminals, video poker and electronic table games. A variety of eateries are also part of the current entertainment complex. Jeff Gural owns Tioga Downs in Nichols, NY and Vernon Downs in Vernon, NY. Tioga Downs was recently recommended by the New York State Gaming Facility Location Board for a full gaming license. In the last decade, Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs have created more than 700 family-sustaining jobs and donated millions to nonprofit organizations. For more information on Tioga Downs, please visit www.tiogadowns.com.