Vernon hosting Excelsior finals Sept. 19
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For the second straight year, Vernon Downs is proud to host the $180,000 New York Sire Stakes Excelsior Series 3YO Finals on Saturday, Sept. 19. The racing card will also feature consolation races for the New York Sire Stakes 3-year-old divisions sponsored by Golden Gro and the final of the Vernon Downs Racing Under Saddle series.
Horsemen are reminded that in order to be eligible for the $50,000 Consolation events, they must enter their horses at Yonkers for the Night of Champions on Sept.12. The entry box for the Night of Champions closes on Sept. 8 at 9 a.m.
Besides the competitive racing, on-track fans will be treated to several events and promotions. The second annual Truck Trottin' Food Truck Rodeo featuring more than ten area food trucks will take place at the racetrack from 5-80 p.m. Racing fans will also receive a free fleece blanket while supplies last and can compete for the $250 first place prize in a free handicapping contest.
The Morrisville Yearling Sale takes place the following day and horsemen in town for the sale or the races are invited to a post-race reception at Mr. G's Food & Spirits located inside the Vernon Downs Hotel. Horsemen wishing to stay at the Vernon Downs Hotel can book their rooms by contacting Director of Racing Scott Warren at (315) 829 – 6825 or by email at email@example.com.
The Morrisville Yearling Sale takes place Sunday, September 20 beginning at 1:00 p.m. and has a catalogue featuring 69 yearlings. For more information on the sale, visit http://www.morrisvillesale.com/.