Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono ready for the 2019 season


The 2019 harness racing season at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono begins this Saturday night (May 16), as the first of 134 cards planned for the northeast Pennsylvania 5/8-mile oval contains 14 races, with a scheduled first post of 7 p.m.

The two horsemen who have been dominant in the trainers and drivers rankings at Pocono over the last few seasons, driver George Napolitano Jr. and trainer Rene Allard, look likely to get off to a fast start again this season, at ... 


Stable Area to open at Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono


Spring is just around the corner, and the Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono is getting the stable area ready for our valued horsemen, with the gates officially opening for the 54th season on Friday, March 1, 2019 at 7:30a.m.  The weather may be cold, but soon horses will be on the track, getting ready for the season!

The first Qualifiers of the season are Tuesday, March 5th; Thursday, March 7th; and Wednesday, March 13th.

Racing opens for the season at the renowned 5/8 mile track on Saturday, March 16th... 


The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono announces their 2019 live Harness Racing schedule


The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono is pleased to announce their 2019 racing season schedule.  The track in Northeast PA is looking forward to another tremendous season of racing.


Opening night has been set for Saturday, March 16, and there will be a limited schedule in the month of March, with racing on Tuesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.  Starting in April, the track will move to the full schedule of four days a week.  Post Time for Saturdays and Sundays throughout the season, with some exceptions, ... 


The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono 2018 Season Review


“The calendar fades almost all barricades to a pale compromise,” Elvis Costello once sang. I’m not sure if he had the harness racing season in mind when he penned that line, but it’s applicable here. After all, the calendar is slowly closing the door on our 2018 campaign at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, which will come to its completion on Saturday night, November 17.

I know I say this every year, but it is hard to believe that we are at the finish of another meet at Pocono. At the start ... 


The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Week in Review



October 6-12, 2018

The countdown is on to the Breeders’ Crown, now just a couple weeks away from taking place at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Based on some of the incredible stakes performances being delivered recently at other tracks around the country, this has the making of one of the most memorable Breeders Crown editions in many years. We can’t wait, but we also don’t want to give short shrift to the excellent overnight action going on each and every racing night at Pocono. ... 


The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Week in Review


September 29-October 5, 2018



The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Week in Review


September 22-28, 2018

We continue to barrel forward in the 2018 racing season at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, closer and closer to the Breeders Crown in late October. With each passing week, the excitement builds just a little bit more. Meanwhile, the overnight action at Pocono continues to impress. A new batch of star performers seems to step forward each week, and these past four racing nights were no different. Let’s hand out the Weekly Awards.


Respect has been ... 


The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Week in Review


September 15-21, 2018

We are now just about a month away from the 2018 Breeders Crown, to be hosted by none other than The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Excitement is definitely building for that monumental event. But that doesn’t mean everything else stops. Overnight racing at Pocono continues to hurtle forward, with each new week bringing us a fresh batch of excellent performances. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the finest efforts from the past week of racing as we hand out ... 


Breeders Crown 2018 presents former Philadelphia Eagle Keith Byars October 19th


Breeders Crown 2018 is quickly approaching, and more events have been added to the terrific event planned at the Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.

Eliminations weekend will be Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th.  Fans can pick up their program starting at 5:00pm on either night, and exchange the attached coupon for a souvenir Breeders Crown hat.  Quantities are limited. The Friday coupon will be valid Friday only.  Redemption is 9:00pm – 10:00pm in the lower Grandstand.

In addition, ... 


The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Week in Review


September 1-7, 2018

It was Pennsylvania Championship night this past Sunday evening at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. In the past, we contented ourselves with the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes finals as the centerpiece of this special September card. But this year, the finals of the newly-minted Great Northeast Open series were added to the festivities.

All totaled, the seven championship races on the card put more than $1.3 million on the line. Each race was a thrilling in its way, whether because ...