First Qualifiers of the 2016 held


The first Qualifiers of the Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono’s 2016 season were held at the track in Northeast Pennsylvania on Tuesday morning, March 8th.  Under partly sunny skies and a temperature of nearly 60 degrees, 6 trotting and 5 pacing qualifying races were held.
The fifth qualifying race, a trot, saw the fastest time of the trotters of 1:56.4 for Chipoffthewall, a three-year-old black gelding trained by Syl King Jr. and driven this morning by one of Pocono’s leading drivers, Anthony Napolitano.
The fastest pacing time belonged to Toatsmygoats in the eighth race.  John Kakaley drove the four-year-old gelding trained by Nick Surick, who finished in 1:54.
The second Qualifying races of the season are set for Wednesday morning, March 9th, at 10:00a.m., with 11 more on tap.  Next Wednesday, March 16th, is also set aside for qualifiers, and each Wednesday after that.
The track opens for their 2016 season on Saturday, March 19th with a Post Time of 6:30p.m.  In March, racing will be held on Tuesdays and Saturdays, and in April, racing moves to the regular schedule of Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Saturday.