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Vernon Downs Open For Racing Despite Equine Herpes Issues – Some Horses Quarantined

Harness racing resumes this weekend at Vernon Downs despite an outbreak of equine herpes that cancelled racing last weekend.

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Vernon Downs Will Race This Weekend With Special Permission from NYS

Racing will resume this weekend at Vernon Downs on Friday and Saturday, according to Jason M. Settlemoir, Regional Vice President of Racing at Vernon Downs and Tioga Downs.  Racing was cancelled last Saturday following the discovery of an out beak of EHV-1 herpes with at least three horses at the track

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Jim Rondenelli, WIBX
Jim Rondenelli, WIBX
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Three More Horses At Vernon Downs Have Equine Herpes

Three more horses at Vernon Downs have tested positive for Equine Herpes Virus-1.

One of the horses was euthanized, while the other two are under quarantine in two barns at the racetrack.

Live racing at Vernon Downs was canceled

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Horse At Vernon Down Carrying Contagious Viral Disease

Officials at Vernon Downs say they've cancelled racing until later this week after the weekend discovery of a horse carrying a contagious viral disease.

Track officials say one horse was diagnosed Saturday

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from Vernon Downs Facebook page
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Record Fiscal Year At Vernon Downs

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t was a record year for the Vernon Downs Casino for the fiscal year ending March 31st.

Vernon Down is reporting gaming revenues of 43-point-6 million dollars, an increase of one-percent over the previous year.

Officials say more than $15 million was generated for

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Jim Rondenelli, WIBX
Jim Rondenelli, WIBX
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Vernon Downs To Open 60th Season on Friday

Preparations are underway for the 60th season of harness racing at Vernon Downs.

The 2013 season begins on Friday night with a 6:45 post time.

A fireworks display will take place after the final race

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Vernon Downs Holding Job Fairs

Looking for a job?

Vernon Downs is looking to hire.

The Vernon Downs Casino Hotel and Racetrack will be holding two job fairs as they prepare for the upcoming 2013 Harness Racing Season.

The jobs fairs will be held this Saturday, from 2:00

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Kristine Bellino, WIBX
Kristine Bellino, WIBX
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Gural And Vernon Downs Present Checks To Local Charities

Vernon, NY (WIBX) - Vernon Downs Casino and American Racing and Entertainment Chair Jeff Gural are placing winning bets with two local non-profits.

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Food Bank To Benefit From “America” And Gural

Vernon, NY (WIBX) - The Food Bank of Central New York will be getting a huge check courtesy of a local benefactor this Friday.

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Springsteen Ticket for Vernon Downs Show: $108, Includes Parking

Vernon, NY (WIBX) - By now you may have heard the news, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street band will be playing Vernon Downs in late August.

Tickets go on sale this Saturday at 10 AM at the Vernon Downs box office and Ticket Master locations

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