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Sat., 9/5: Wakizashi, Wild Honey Headliners on PASS 3YO Champ Night

Wakizashi Hanover became a seasonal and career millionaire while pacing the fastest mile ever in Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Championship history, 1:48.1, while Wild Honey became a repeat champion, a millionaire, and the richest Sire Stakes career earner in history ($503,260), as the headliners in an outstanding night of racing during the $1.7M Pennsylvania Sire Stakes […]

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Sun., 8/30: George Napolitano Jr. Hits 100-win Mark Second Straight Month‏

How do you follow-up on a month when you win 100 races? Well, if you’re George Napolitano Jr., you go out the next month and win 105. Having won 100 races in the month of July while racing exclusively at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono and Harrah’s Philadelphia, the leading driver at both tracks went […]

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Wed., 8.16: PA HarnessWeek To End 8-Year Run With Saturday’s Episode

Dear Friends,   We’re sad to announce this week’s show is the final episode of PA HarnessWeek. It has been an honor to report on the excitement of Pennsylvania harness racing for eight amazing years. As the saying goes, if you love your job, you will never work a day in your life. In our […]

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Tues., 8/18: $2 million Super Stakes Saturday attracts harness racing’s top two horses — Pinkman and Wiggle It Jiggleit‏

The two top-rated horses in 2015 North American harness racing, the three-year-old geldings Pinkman and Wiggle It Jiggleit, will continue their battle for #1 status in the sport this Saturday night during the $2,435,000 Super Stakes Saturday card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, going in consecutive races – first Pinkman in the $500,000 […]

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Sat., 8/15: Dobre Povedane, Bodacious Winners in 3PF PA Stallion Series Action at Pocono Friday‏

Dobre Povedane became a three-time PA Stallion Series winner during the fourth and final preliminary round for three-year-old pacing fillies Friday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, while Mezzanine Hanover, who had been unbeaten in her three series starts to date, had to settle for third in the other division to the $355,000 […]

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Fri., 8/14: Final Prelims for PA-Sired 3PFs This Weekend at Pocono‏

Pennsylvania-sired three-year-old pacing fillies will have their last chance to earn points to get them into their rich Championship races this Friday and Saturday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, with Stallion Series competition in two divisions on Friday and a like number of Sire Stakes gatherings on Saturday.   The freshman counterparts of […]

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Tues., 8/11: 19 Prelim Divisions, ZERO Repeat Winners in PA Stallion Series

And then there were nineteen. There had been six divisions of the first preliminary of Pennsylvania Stallion Series action for two-year-old pacing fillies. After the second prelim, which went in seven divisions, there were no repeat winners — 13 different Stallion Stake winners. Twelve of that baker’s dozen came to The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Tuesday to […]

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Sun., 8/9: Pure Country Puts Exclamation Point on Big Takter Weekend with PA Sires Victory

Pure Country put an exclamation point on trainer Jimmy Takter’s Hambletonian/Oaks-winning weekend as she remained undefeated with the easiest of 1:53.2 victories in one of four divisions of the $253,980 third preliminary leg of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for two-year-old pacing fillies on Sunday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. The fabulous filly by Somebeachsomewhere […]

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Sat., 8/8: Musselsfrmbrussels Rallies Off Mind-Boggling Pace In Saturday Feature at Pocono‏

Musselsfrmbrussels, nearly ten lengths off a wild early pace by Getitoffyourchest at the 3/4, rallied strongly to win the $24,000 featured pace at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Saturday, edging Malak Uswaad N by a nose in 1:49.1. After there not being a 1:20 or less clocking to the 3/4s in 2015 North American […]

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Fri., 8/7: Yagonnakissmeornot Takes Five-Across Finish in Mares Feature at Pocono

Yagonnakissmeornot, winless since May 13 and having raced only once since July 4, was still assigned the outside post eight in Friday’s $30,000 mares open handicap pace at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, and the daughter of The Panderosa bore out the local racing office’s judgment by rallying from fifth at midstretch to win […]

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