Preakness Party ready to go!

2018-05-15

Before Kentucky Derby winner Justify enters the Starting Gate at Pimlico for the 143rd Preakness Stakes, the party will be ON at the Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono!
Doors open Saturday, Preakness Day at 9:30am, with the wagering windows open at 10:00am.  Post Time for Pimlico is 10:30am, and the Preakness Stakes is race 13 with an approximate Post Time of 6:45pm.
The patio and trackside bars will be ready with all kinds of ice-cold refreshments, including the famous Black-Eyed ... 

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Action Packed Mother’s Day Weekend At Mohegan Sun Pocono

2018-05-08

Meet Gianni Russo plus enjoy new promotions, Friday, May 11th to Sunday, May 13th
WILKES-BARRE, PA (May 8, 2018) – Kick off Mother’s Day weekend and spend time with Hollywood actor and legendary singer Gianni Russo, check out the new hot spot, Bean and Vine Café & Wine Bar and play Among The Stars or the Mother’s Day giveaway.
On Friday, May 11th beginning at 9:00am the first 100 Momentum members will receive four FREE spins on our newest slots – ... 

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The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Week In Review

2018-05-02

April 28-May 1, 2018
Next week in this space, we will be profiling all the happenings from our Kentucky Derby evening card, which is filled up with all four finals of the Bobby Weiss late closer series and two divisions of the Van Rose Memorial pace featuring some of the finest aged pacers in the world and kicking off the Great Northeast Open series, which will continue throughout the spring and summer at Harrah’s at Philadelphia as well as at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Here now ... 

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Van Rose Memorial and Weiss Finals a Powerhouse of Stars

2018-05-01

When The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono created the $50,000 Van Rose Memorial Invitational Pace, honoring the late local handicapper and writer, it was said that Rose’s reaction might be “They named a $50,000 race after ME?”
Well, Van, guess what – this year it’s the $100,000 Van Rose Memorial Invitational Pace that will be featured on the evening portion of a Kentucky Derby Day doubleheader this Saturday at The Downs, as 14 entrants resulted in the creation of two $50,000 divisions ... 

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The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Week In Review

2018-04-18

April 14-20, 2018
Well, the good news is we had our first really beautiful night weather-wise for harness racing on the 2018 season at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Downs this past Saturday. The bad news is that it was followed by three more nights of winter-like conditions. Nonetheless, the stubbornly-clinging cold did not dampen the enthusiasm at the track, not when there were so many outstanding performances that we witnessed, the best of which we now honor with the Weekly Awards.
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Hats, Harness Racing, and Derby Horses! Kentucky Derby Day is almost here!

2018-04-16

A double header of live harness racing; a hat revue with 5 categories including the “Triple Crown” winning hat;  and a Champagne Brunch are all part of the biggest Kentucky Derby party north of Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May at the Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.
Doors open Saturday, May 5th at 10:00 Post for the first of the double-header of live harness racing card is 11:00a.m., and a patio bar will be open just for those early birds!  Pacer’s Clubhouse will host a Champagne ... 

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All Proceeds From Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day At Mohegan Sun Pocono Donated To The Brighter Journeys Foundation

2018-04-12

$1,863.00 raised on Tuesday, April 10th
WILKES-BARRE, PA (April 12, 2018) – Mohegan Sun Pocono is thrilled to announce on Tuesday, April 10th, $1,863.00 was raised at Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day for the Brighter Journeys Foundation.  Free Cone Day is a world – wide Ben & Jerry’s event and at Mohegan Sun Pocono Ben & Jerry’s scooped up free ice cream in a cup or cone of guests’ choice all day long!  $1.00 minimum donations were made for the ... 

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Mohegan Sun Pocono and The F.M. Kirby Center Team Up

2018-04-11

Yesterday at a special ribbon cutting, Mohegan Sun Pocono and the F.M.Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, located at 71 Public Square in Wilkes-Barre PA, cemented a new sponsorship-based partnership. One of the highlights of the gathering, which involved Senior Leadership from both organizations, was the renaming of the lower level of the Kirby Center, which will now be titled The Mohegan Sun Pocono Parlor.

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The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Week In Review

2018-04-09

March 31-April 6, 2018
As we barrel forward into the month of April, we are still waiting for signs of spring to show up in the weather in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Rest assured, however, the cold weather hasn’t had any negative effect on the early-season racing at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. If anything, the racing action is ripping along as if we were all basking in a heat wave in the middle of summer. That means lots of competition for this edition of the Weekly Awards.
PACER ... 

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The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Week In Review

2018-03-28

March 24-30, 2018
Since we’re up to three nights per racing week (soon to be four) at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, we have enough material for our first Weekly Awards of the season. For those who might not have followed us in the past, every week I’ll parse through all of the excellent performances by the horses and horsemen and women competing at Pocono and write up the best of those in this little column. Always tough choices, but we’re certainly off to a great start with this ... 

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