Nichols, NY – Tioga Downs will kick off the 2020 live racing season on Saturday, May 2, igniting a 58-day meet that ends with the New York Sires Stakes (NYSS) Excelsior division finals on Saturday, Sept. 19.
In between, the season will be filled with stakes and promotions to enhance the Tioga live experience. Top Grand Circuit stakes for older horses are on the schedule with the Roll With Joe FFA pace and the Graduate Series for 4-year-old trotters and pacers set for Sunday, June 14 while the Crawford Farms and Joie De Vie for trotters and Artiscape for mare pacers is slated for Sunday, Aug. 16 along with the Empire Breeders Classic for sophomore NY breds.
The nomination forms for the above stakes are available on the Tioga website and will close on March 15.
Race Secretary Rich Mattei will accept racing applications, due by March 15, and open the stable area on April 1 in anticipation of the summer racing.
Questions should be directed to Racing Operations Manager Brett Risi at 607.699.7688.
It is recommended that horsemen sign up for the text information service used at Tioga Downs by texting the word “MEADOWLANDS” to 84700.