Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Week in Review, September 9-15, 2011


Last season at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, we were fortunate enough to host the Breeders Crown, harness racing’s year-end championships featuring practically every top horse in the country. After it ended, there was a general feeling that such a historic night of racing at Pocono might be a long time coming.
Less than a year later, we were at it again. Saturday night, September 10 was always scheduled to be the biggest night of the 2011 season, with four $200,000 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes events on tap to crown the best 2-year-olds in the state. But a few days before, the night took on even bigger proportions when it was announced that Pocono would host The Cane Pace, the first leg of harness racings’ pacing Triple Crown for 3-year-olds, as a result of flooding problems at Tioga Downs. Just like that, we had a 19-race card full of high stakes and harness racing superstars of the human and equine variety. Basically, it was yet another gigantic night of racing.
In addition to the Cane, we also hosted two divisions of the Shady Daisy, a top event for 3-yeara-old pacing fillies also originally scheduled at Tioga. These two races were schedu