Racing returns to Vernon Downs Saturday


VERNON — After shutting down the barn area due to quarantine last week, officials at Vernon Downs Casino Hotel are welcoming back fans and athletes to the track for a full night of racing on Saturday.

“The safety of our racing community is paramount,” said Vernon Downs Director of Marketing Stephan Gibson. “We thank all our friends of Vernon Downs for their patience, understanding, and supportive well wishes we received over the past two weeks. We are looking forward to this Saturday and to a great remainder of our season. We will continue to keep our fans updated through our Facebook page for racing schedules and promotions.”

Post time for racing on Saturday will be 6:05 p.m. for the first race. A full night of racing is scheduled, with 13 races expected to be held. Promotions previously scheduled for Friday. have been moved to Saturday. Returning on Saturday is also the Horseplay Car Giveaway promotion, this year all proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society —Northeast Region.

Complete promotion descriptions and rules can be found on the Vernon Downs website,

For immediate updates regarding the racing schedule at Vernon Downs, visit the Vernon Downs Facebook page for the latest information. Any new information regarding the racing schedule will appear on the Facebook page first.


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