Grey Ghost and Poltergeist Pace

2011-10-26

 
The Grey Ghosts come to Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs!  
Live harness racing at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs will be strangely eerie on Saturday, October 29th as the harness track in Northeast PA hosts a special “Grey Ghost and Poltergeist Pace” for grey or roan horses. 
The field is set with seven ghostly greys entered for the race, which is the third on the card.  Monticello’s “Little Grey Jug”  winner Trigger Finger ships in to try the Pocono oval after setting a 1:53.4 track record in the 21st edition of that race on September 20th.  He’ll be joined by Jaguar Jet, who finished third in that race at Monticello. 
John Nason’s Gray Bomber makes the trip from Plainridge Racecourse to take on Pocono favorites Gotta Love Him, trained by Cindy Weitoish; Woe’s Jet Filly, the lone mare in the race, trained by Alex Kavoleff;  and the Eric Mollar-trained I’m So Blue.  Rounding out the field is Sham’s Big Guy, trained by Jason Robinson.   
The winning horse will be presented with his or her trophy by children in costume, and  a scary and spookily decorated Winner’s Circle will set the mood for the race.  Jennifer Starr, Pocono’s Racing Marketing Manager,  is a huge fan of the grey horses, and jumped right in to plan the event and tie it in to Halloween weekend. 
 ***According to the U.S. Trotting Association, the governing body of harness racing, less than five percent of all harness horses are grey in color.  The most famous was the former world champion trotter and Hambletonian winner, Greyhound.