Jeffrey Gural is Chairman of American Racing and Entertainment, LLC, which owns Tioga Downs Casino and Vernon Downs Casino, of which both conduct Harness Racing. Tioga Downs has recently converted from a racino to a full casino with 950 slot machines, 32 table games and 165 room hotel. Vernon Downs continues as a racino with approximately 750 Video Lottery Terminals. Mr. Gural is also Managing Partner of New Meadowlands Racetrack LLC, which is the current lessee and operator of the New Meadowlands Racetrack. The Meadowlands recently opened a new $110 Million grandstand which is a state of the art new facility.
Mr. Gural also owns and manages two standardbred breeding farms; one in Stanfordville, NY and the other in Sayre, PA., where he has 34 mares and 23 yearlings. Mr. Gural has been an owner and breeder of horses for over forty-five years. He also has an interest in approximately 20 racehorses mainly to compete on the Grand Circuit.
Mr. Gural serves on the Board of Directors for the Harness Horse Breeders of NY.
Mr. Gural has been presented with the following special awards: the 2006 Proximity Award from the United States Harness Writers Association, the 2004 LeeAnne Pooler Unsung Hero Award from the United States Harness Writers Association, the 2006 Stanley Bergstein Messenger Award from the Harness Tracks of America, the 2006 Frederick L. Van Lennep Award from The Hambletonian Society, the 2011 President’s Award winner from the United States Harness Writers Association and the 2011 Harness Horseman’s International Man of the Year Award.
In real life, Jeffrey Gural is Chairman of GFP Real Estate LLC, a full service commercial and industrial real estate management firm and currently manages forty-one buildings of which they have an ownership interest in.