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

2010-09-01

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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Hi Maintenancechic wins Second Pa. Sire Stakes

WILKES-BARRE, PA (August 17, 2010)—Hi Maintenancechic, driven by Tony Morgan, captured her second Pennsylvania Sire Stakes victory of the 2010 season Tuesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.
Trained by Kirsten Proctor, Hi Maintenancechic exchanged leads with Whatrugonnado (David Miller) during the race and held off a fast-closing Fashion Mystery (Matt Kakaley) to win in 1:53.1.
Hi Maintenancechic took this seven-horse field of two-year-old filly pacers to the opening split in ... 

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Real Amor breaks Maiden in The Stallion Series at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

WILKES-BARRE, PA (August 16, 2010)—Real Amor, a two-year-old Real Artist filly, picked a good time to break her maiden, winning one of several divisions of The Stallion Series at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Monday evening.
After three consecutive second-place finishes, Real Amor stopped the timer in 1:55.1 with Jim Morrill Jr. in the sulky. She won by 2 ¼ lengths over N Y Yankees (Andrew McCarthy) with Liqueur (George Napolitano Jr.) third.
Leaving from the three post, Morrill Jr. ... 

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Jeremy’s Successor wins Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Feature

WILKES-BARRE, PA (August 14, 2010)—Jeremy’s Successor, driven by George Napolitano Jr. outpaced Golden Receiver (Andrew McCarthy) to win the featured open handicap pace of the week at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.
Time of the mile was 1:50.3 and it was a three-quarter of a length win for Jeremy’s Successor, who was second in this condition July 24 with a 1:48.3 mile.
Finishing third in back of Golden Receiver was Where’s Waldo (Joe Pavia Jr.).
Golden Receiver took the ... 

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Scorpion Moon wins Open I Handicap Trot at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

2010-08-05

WILKES-BARRE, PA (June 22, 2010) Scorpion Moon, driven by Jim Morrill Jr., captured the $24,000 Open I Handicap Trot Tuesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.
This marked the second straight victory at the Northeastern Pennsylvania in this condition, trotting the mile 1:54.1 over a sloppy race track.
Grain Of Truth (Tom Jackson), who has finished no less than third in the last 10 starts at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, was second in the race, ¾ of a length behind while third-place ... 

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Gasoline and My Good Side fastest of The Stallion Series for Young Filly Trotters

2010-08-04

WILKES-BARRE, PA — Gasoline, hitting on all cylinders, and My Good Side produced the fastest miles of the six divisions of The Stallion Series for two-year-old trotting fillies Wednesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.
Gasoline, driven by Hans Eriksson and trained by Jimmy Takter, scored a wire to wire victory from the three post in the fifth division of the series for the freshman filly trotters. Time of the mile was 1:58.4.
This was the maiden win for Gasoline in three ... 

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Farifant sets New Track Mark at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

2010-08-03

WILKES-BARRE, PA —Farifant, driven by Andrew McCarthy, captured the $24,000 Open I Trot in track-record fashion Tuesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.
Winning by two lengths over a fast-closing Dennis, Farifant stopped the timer in 1:52.1and equaled the second fastest trot ever in the history of the Northeastern Pennsylvania five-eighths mile track.
Farifant, an eight-year-old And Artifant stallion trained by Anette Lorentzon, was winning for the fourth straight time at Mohegan ... 

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