The “Captain” sets sail for Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

2013-05-17

Defending Pacer of the Year Captaintreacherous makes his 3-year-old debut Sunday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in the 10th race, one of four divisions of a $250,344 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes. 
The son of Somebeachsomewhere, trained by Tony Alagna, starts the season racing under the new banner of Captaintreacherous Racing.  Like his star Thoroughbred counterpart Orb, racing in the Preakness the day before, Captaintreacherous will be starting from the rail Sunday – only in the Captain’s case it’s the outside rail in a field of seven, which shows four horses beating 1:53 already this year. Tim Tetrick will be in his familiar sulky position behind Captaintreacherous. 
Featuring in other Sire Stakes divisions are proven stakes winners Our Dragon King, Apprentice Hanover and Twilight Bonfire, plus two chancy types: Eddie Sweat, who takes the big step up after winning the PA Stallion Series championship last year, and Beach Memories, who tripped the timer in 1:50.2f in only his second start of 2013. 

First post for the big Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Sunday night card is 6:30 p.m.

Gerry Connors for Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs