Saturday, November 16th is Fan Appreciation Night

2019-11-07

There are only three days remaining in the 2019 racing season at the Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, and the track in Northeast PA is planning a special “Fan Appreciation Night” on Saturday, November 16th.  Just in time for the cold weather, fans can pick up a special commemorative hooded sweatshirt, while supplies last.  A coupon is required, and will be in the live racing program, available starting at 5:00pm at the Racing Rewards desk.  The coupon may be redeemed between 9:00pm ... 

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The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono 2019 Season Review

2019-10-30

The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono 2019 Season Review

October 29, 2019

We are winding up the 2019 racing season here at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. It was another extremely successful campaign filled with excitement and surprises, favorites and longshots, unexpected winners and scintillating performances. In short, everything a harness racing fan could possibly want out of a racing season.

We started back in the middle of March and we are closing up shop on Saturday night, November 16. When you ... 

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Atta Boy Dan honored as 2019 Pacer of the Year and Claimer of the Year

2019-10-27

On Saturday night, the Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono honored its 2019 Pacer of the Year and Claimer of the Year, who happened to be one and the same horse – the Western Terror 10-year-old gelding Atta Boy Dan.

 

So far this year at Pocono, Atta Boy Dan has posted a record of 22-13-2-3, with earnings of $151,575. He was all but invincible in the top claiming ranks through most of the summer, taking ten of eleven starts, and he was claimed out of fourteen straight ... 

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The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Week in Review

2019-10-09

 

October 5-11, 2019

One of the fun things about the racing action at The Downs at Mohegan Sun is how, year after year, we see a lot of the same horses coming back to perform well. That allows the fans to develop a relationship with these performers over time, a relationship that can really intensify with horses that race effectively to the point where they approach 10 or so years old. Case in point: the horse who leads off the Weekly Awards this week and has been doing damage at Pocono for ... 

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The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Week in Review

2019-10-02

September 28 to October 4, 2019

October is upon us, which means that we have only about a month-and-a-half left of live racing in the 2019 season at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. The lingering warm weather has helped to keep the action lightning-quick, however. As a matter of fact, we witnessed several sub-1:50 miles on Saturday night. It was another difficult week to narrow down the Weekly Awards candidates, but we gave it a shot anyway.

PACER OF THE WEEK: WESTERN JOE

Technically, the feature ... 

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The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Week in Review

2019-09-25

September 21-24, 2019

There is no denying that we are coming into the home stretch at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono for the 2019 harness racing season. Soon we’ll be taking a look at the horses and humans that are deserving of year-end honors. In the meantime, we still have a full schedule of overnight racing taking place each week, providing plenty of candidates for the Weekly Awards.

PACER OF THE WEEK: FEELING CAM LUCKY

His name may signify good fortune, but for most of 2019, this seven-year-old ... 

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The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Week in Review

2019-09-11

September 7-13, 2019

Normally we would devote this space to the Weekly Awards. But we’re going to take a break this week to detail all of the action from an afternoon an early evening of stakes competition at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Not only were the $40,000 finals of the Stallion Series held for both two and three-year-old horses, but the $100,000 finals of the Great Northeast Open Series took place.

All totaled, there were 11 stakes races on the 14-race program. Here are the results:

STALLION ... 

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Pennsylvania Stallion Series Finals Shine on Monday Card

2019-09-07

The top pointearners in the eight divisions of Pennsylvania Stallion Series, a class just below the Sire Stakes program, will be meeting during a Monday twilight card at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono to contest $40,000 Championship races.

 

Perhaps the most interesting entrant in the Stallion Series Championships is the three-year-old Muscle Massive colt Kate’s Massive, who will attempt to become only the third Stallion Series Championship winner at two to ... 

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The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Downs Week in Review

2019-09-05

August 31-September 6, 2019

The past week’s racing at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono was highlighted by a mandatory Rainbow Pick 5 payout, which awarded winning tickets at over $1,200 a pop Sunday night. It will be fun to see how high the Rainbow rises as it starts up again and rolls through the rest of the season at Pocono. As usual, we saw some outstanding performances over the past four racing programs, and we highlight the best of those now by handing out the Weekly Awards.

PACER OF THE WEEK: ... 

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World Record for 1 1/4 on the line in Monday’s Great Northeast Open Series Championships

 A world record for 1¼ miles on a 5/8-mile track was broken in last year’s inaugural edition of the Great Northeast Open Series (GNOS) Championships, and this coming Monday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, the world record at both gaits for the elongated distance, twice around the Pocono 5/8-mile oval, may be in jeopardy in this season’s three $100,000 Championships.

 

It was Homicide Hunter who lowered the record on the trot to 2:22.2 in winning his ... 

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