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Tioga/Vernon 2014 stakes schedule announced
Monday, February 03, 2014 - from Tioga Downs Racing Media

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Nichols, NY --- Horsemen are now able to access all information for Tioga and Vernon Downs live and stakes racing season on each track's website.

The 2014 season at Vernon Downs will begin on Friday (April 11) and conclude with a stakes-laden card on Saturday (Nov. 1). The $200,000 (est.) Artiscape (mare pace), Muscle Hill (mare trot) and $200,000 (est.) Kindergarten Trotting Classic final have been scheduled for the closing night card as a logical springboard to the 2014 Breeders Crown at the Meadowlands.

Friday (August 29) is another red-letter day at Vernon, with the $700,000 (est.) Zweig Memorial 3-year-old trot and the newly christened $200,000 (est.) Crawford Farms Open Trot (formerly known as the Credit Winner) sharing the spotlight. The first leg of the 2014 $50,000 Tioga/Vernon Drivers' Challenge is scheduled for that evening as well.

Tioga will begin, as has been the custom each year, on Kentucky Derby Day (Saturday, May 3). Season highlights include the $200,000 (est.) Roll With Joe Open Pace on Sunday (June 1) and the $350,000 (est.) Cane Pace -- the first jewel of pacing’s Triple Crown -- on Labor Day (Sept. 1). The second half of the Drivers' Challenge is set for that Labor Day card at Tioga as well.

Visit www.tiogadowns.com and www.vernondowns.com for stakes nomination forms, live racing calendars and other pertinent information.


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