Nichols, NY - Governor Cuomo's extension of the NYS on PAUSE order until May 15 will cause the postponement of the Empire Breeders Classic (EBC) trots at Vernon Downs from the scheduled eliminations on May 15 and final on May 25 until a date as yet to be determined.
That extension will also affect the opening of the Tioga and Vernon casinos, thus delaying the start of the live racing at both properties until the order is lifted.
Governor Cuomo has been quoted as considering permitting the reopening of businesses in the less populated regions of New York first. It is our hope that that plan would permit Tioga and Vernon casinos to get open and allow for us to prepare for racing.
Any developments will be addressed and passed along as soon as there is anything to report.