Derby Day will kick off a new season of racing at Tioga Downs in Nichols.  Festivities are scheduled throughout the day and evening at Tioga Downs.  A highlight be showing the Kentucky Derby live on the Barco Board with coverage beginning at 6:15 P.M.

Officials at Tioga Downs outlined a series of events beginning at 2:00 P.M.on Saturday.  There will be a Derby Hat contest, giveaways and an appearance by the popular Edward P. Maloney Pipe Band.  Two Dream Bet winners will receive a $500 wager on a single horse to see if they can hit a big payoff.

Harness racing begins at 5:00 P.M. on Saturday.  Races will continue until the Kentucky Derby and then resume into the early evening. Derby Day kicks off the racing season at Tioga Downs. Racing goes through mid-September.

Special harness racing events will be held throughout the upcoming months.  Holiday racing includes Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day.  A Miss Tioga Downs Beauty Pageant will be held on Saturday, July 21st.