Horse Racing Great, Ron Turcotte, Hosts Signings And Sightings At Mohegan Sun At Pocono Downs

2012-04-30

WHAT: Fans can get up-close-and-personal with Ron Turcotte, jockey for Triple Crown winner Secretariat, when Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs hosts a special Signings & Sightings event on Friday, June 8th. Guests who purchase the special commemorative Secretariat Belmont Stakes poster can also have it autographed with all proceeds donated to the Permanently Disabled Jockey Fund.
WHEN:         
Friday, June 8th at 6:30pm
On the Racetrack at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs
Free Admission
IN DETAIL:  Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs’ Signature Events provide an exciting lineup offering once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to meet some of your favorite celebrities and more! All events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit mohegansunpocono.com.
ABOUT RON TURCOTTE: Ron Turcotte was born in Drummond, New Brunswick, Canada on July 22, 1941. One of twelve children, Turcotte was always known to be a strong jockey because of his early years as a lumberjack. In 1960, unemployment sent him to Toronto. There he obtained a job as a hot-walker at E. P. Taylor’s Windfields farm. He recorded his first win in 1962 and was Canada’s top jockey in 1962 and 1963. He went on to race in the U.S. but his career ended tragically on July 13, 1978 when he became paralyzed from the waist down in a racing accident at Belmont Park.
Now confined to a wheelchair, he returned to New Brunswick to continue raising his four daughters and now lives a quiet life with his wife Gaetane.
ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN AT POCONO DOWNS: Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, owned by the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut, is one of the most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and dining destinations in Pennsylvania. Situated on 400 acres in Plains, Pennsylvania, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is currently home to 55,000 square feet of gaming space including over 82 live table games, 2,300 slot machines and electronic table games, a variety of dining and shopping options, nightlife, entertainment and live harness racing. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is within easy access of New York, Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware. More information is available by calling 1.888.win.inpa (1.888.946.4672) or visiting mohegansunpocono.com.
 

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