Nichols, NY --- Come to the races and drive home in a new car. That’s the opportunity for area harness racing fans this Saturday night (Sept. 14) as Tioga Downs celebrates the closing night of its 2013 live racing season.
On the track, some of the country’s premier 2-year-olds will race for more than $144,000 in purse money in the Reynolds Stakes, hosted by Tioga Downs for the first time. The first of 10 live races begins at 6:50 p.m.
Fans will have an opportunity to earn the final entry into the season-long Horseplay Car Giveaway following the third race of the evening. Then all 56 finalists will be placed into a barrel and a backwards draw will be conducted. Names will be drawn one-by-one until only one name remains. That person will be the winner of the Scion iQ automobile courtesy of the Williams Auto Group in Sayre.
There will also be drawings to win a laptop computer and gift cards to MaineSource Food & Party Warehouse.
Following the last race of the season, a spectacular fireworks display will light up the skies over Tioga County.