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