Last call for discounts at Tioga for NYSS Day of Champions

Nichols, NY — New York’s premier harness racing regional championship, the New York Sires Stakes finals, eight divisional year-end races, will be contested at Tioga Downs Casino Resort next weekend. The event will take place on Saturday (Sept. 10) with a special 1 p.m. start time, allowing horsemen and their families ample time to enjoy all the attractions that the Finger Lakes region has to offer.

All parties associated with the competing horses, along with interested horsepersons with a viewing or rooting interest alike, are invited to enjoy the Sire Stakes Day of Champions at a destination that has the finest amenities of any racetrack in the region. Tioga Downs will give those competing and their guests special discounted rates on hotel, golf, and spa services. All can make reservations and take advantage of a 50 percent discount in the County Fair Buffet on Friday (Sept. 9). Additionally, all horse people are invited to an exclusive brunch on PJ Clarke’s Patio on Saturday (Sept. 10) at 11:30 a.m.

The matinee card will feature eight races for the best state-bred 2- and 3-year-old trotters and pacers competing for purses of $200,000 each and $1.6 million total.

“We are delighted to invite horse people and horse-racing fans alike to Tioga Downs for such a prestigious event,” said Vice President of Racing Jason Settlemoir. “The NYSS finals highlight the best of New York. Fans will be treated to a tremendous day of racing featuring champion horses and the country’s top drivers.”

To enjoy a weekend getaway at the gateway of the Finger Lakes, horsemen can call 607.699.7583 to take advantage of special rates and everything The Day of Champions weekend has to offer.

To take advantage of any discount above, reservations are required and must be made by Thursday (Sept. 8). To book your room, spa service, round of golf or buffet dinner please email Brett Risi (, Andrew Shades Demsky ( or call 607.699.7583.

We hope to turn your Day of Champions into a weekend of fun for you and your guests at Tioga Downs.

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