Tioga Downs Casino Resort in Nichols is ready to open racing season this Saturday, May 4 with Derby Day.  In conjunction with the Kentucky Derby Tioga Downs will continue its tradition of celebrating racing's big day.

According to press information from Tioga Downs the celebration begins on Saturday with a Derby hat contest.  Along with the Derby hat contest  there will be a performance from a live bugler, a $1,000 Derby Dream bet promotion and various t-shirt and magnet giveaways.

 

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Along with live racing on Saturday there will be a break to watch the Kentucky Derby.  Then after the last race of the night there will be a fireworks show to cap off the festivities.

Other big events on Tioga Down's racing schedule include:

Memorial Day Weekend on Sunday, May 26 with racing beginning at 6:15 P.M.

The first ever Charity Cup on Saturday, June 8.

Father's Day racing on Sunday, June 16 along with the annual Wiener Dog Trot.

Independence Day racing on July 4.

Million Dollar Ball Drop on Labor Day, Monday, September 2.

Closing Night on Saturday,September 21.

For additional dates and details you can go online to:

www.tiogadowns.com