Derby Fest at Tioga Downs

By WBNG News

Derby Fest at Tioga Downs

July 22, 2010 Updated May 1, 2010 at 11:27 PM EDT

Nichols, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Tioga Downs opened their race track Saturday for the Kentucky Derby Festival.

It's the third annual Kentucky Derby Fest.

Thousands came out to watch the Derby, and also bet on the live harness racing.

Organizers say they've made this year bigger and better by adding more food and events.

On Saturday, there were live bands, and entertainment for the kids.

Tioga Downs say it's got something for everyone this season.

"You must come and experience it, it's wonderful, there's live racing, bring your kids. And unless you buy food or beverage it's free and everyone will have a good time, I can promise them that. They'll have a great time," says Linn Redder, Director of Marketing for Tioga Downs.

Tioga Downs will also host more track races this season.

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