Grain Of Truth wins Open Handicap Trot at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

2010-09-22

 WILKES-BARRE, PA (September 21, 2010)—Grain Of Truth, trained by Ray Schnittker and driven to victory by Tom Jackson, established a new lifetime mark of 1:53.3 in winning the $24,000 open handicap trot at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Tuesday night.Jackson gave the nine-year-old Self Possessed gelding a pocket trip behind Looking Hanover ... 

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Vlos captures Second Straight Open Handicap Pace

 WILKES-BARRE, PA (September 18, 2010)—Vlos, driven by George Napolitano Jr., overcame a broken head pole in winning his second straight $24,000 open handicap pace at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Saturday evening.Assigned the nine post, Vlos was caught on the outside for the first three-eighths of a mile with the opening quarter clicked ... 

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Don’t Know Chip captures Featured Trot at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

2010-09-01

WILKES-BARRE, PA (August 31, 2010)—Don’t Know Chip, driven by Tyler Buter, won the $24,000 open handicap trot at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Tuesday night.
Buter, leaving from the No. 1 post, was sixth at the opening quarter with Speed Bomb (Matt Kakaley) showing the way. First split was timed in 27 seconds and half in 56.3 with Speed Bomb on top.
Don’t Know Chip was taken second over behind Dennis (Andrew McCarthy) going down the backside.
Speed Bomb continued to lead ... 

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Pictures Of Millie equals Trot Mark at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

WILKES-BARRE, PA (August 30, 2010)—It was a very special win for veteran trainer Jim McGettigan Monday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.
For his three-year-old Malabar Millennium home-bred trotter not only won but equaled the track mark for three-year-old trotting fillies.
Pictures Of Millie, driven by George Napolitano Jr. and trained by McGettigan, stopped the timer in 1:53.4 to equal the track mark. That was established a month earlier by Christiana Hanover with Rena Rekila ... 

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Vlos wins Open Pace at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

WILKES-BARRE, PA (August 28, 2010)—Vlos, coming up from the Meadowlands in New Jersey, won the $24,000 open pace Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.
Leaving from the No. 1 post, Tony Morgan quickly grabbed the early lead in the seven-horse field and produced a 2 and ½ length win over Southwind Tempo, the only mare in the race.
Time of the mile was 1:50.1 with Drive All Night (Anthony Napolitano) finishing third.
After the opening quarter was timed in 26.4, Vlos ... 

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Final Monday Night of Racing at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

WILKES-BARRE, PA (August 28, 2010)—The final Monday night of live harness racing at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs will be taking place August 30 with a 6:30 post.
Five nights of harness racing will be featured during the week starting with the Monday evening card since Friday night’s are being added for the remainder of the 2010 meet.
After the Monday card, live action will be taking place on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings.
Saul Needle, director of racing, ... 

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Big Bad John impressive in Pa. Sire Stakes at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

WILKES-BARRE, PA (August 25, 2010)—Big Bad John, a two-year-old Western Hanover colt, turned in an impressive 1:53 victory in the third division of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Wednesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.
With David Miller in the sulky, Big Bad John sat second or third for three-quarters of the race before winning by a length and a quarter over Something For Doc (Brett Miller) with third-place going to 4-5 favorite McSocks (John Campbell).
“He’s coming along ... 

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Cheyenne Umberto fastest in The Stallion Series at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

WILKES-BARRE, PA (August 24, 2010)—Cheyenne Umberto, making only his second career start, won by a whisker over Voice Of Truth (Mark Lewis) in a thrilling stretch drive between the two-year-old pacing colts and geldings Tuesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.
The stretch duel between the freshman pacers came in the eighth and final division of The Stallion Series. The divisions carried purses of $20,000 each.
Trained by Robert Siegelman and driven by Andy Miller, Cheyenne Umberto ... 

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Mattox’s Spencer wins Feature at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

WILKES-BARRE, PA (August 23, 2010)—Mattox’s Spencer, moving up in the claiming ranks, produced a 1:53.1 victory over a sloppy racetrack Monday evening at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.
In the featured $20,000 claiming race for horses, colts and geldings, Mattox’s Spencer sat third for the opening split after leaving from the No. 1 post with Matt Kakaley in the sulky.
Kakaley made his move before the clubhouse turn to become the new leader after Mountain Air (Larry Stalbaum) took ... 

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Omen Hanover tough again at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

WILKES-BARRE, PA (August 18, 2010)—Omen Hanover showed her toughness Wednesday night in winning the $24,000 open handicap pace for fillies and mares at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.
After sitting on the outside for more than a quarter of the race, Omen Hanover (Matt Kakaley) grabbed the lead from Four Starz Horndog (Anthony Napolitano) just before the three-eighths pole.
Opening quarter was clicked off in 26.3 with Four Starz Horndog in front in the six-horse field. Omen Hanover got ... 

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