Riggins sets New Track Mark at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

2010-07-24

WILKES-BARRE, PA —Riggins, piloted by Tom Jackson and trained by Paul Reid, produced the third fastest mile in the history of Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Saturday evening in winning the $24,000 open handicap pace.
Right from the get-go, Jackson took Riggins, assigned the eight hole, right to the top and was pressured by Jeremy’s Successor (George Napolitano Jr.) with both horses getting to the quarter in a blistering 25.4.
Riggins, looking for two straight at the Northeastern Pennsylvania ... 

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Christiana Hanover breaks Track Mark at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

2010-07-20

WILKES-BARRE, PA —Riina Rekila and Christiana Hanover made track history Tuesday night in winning an $84,745 division of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes for three-year-old trotting fillies.
Christiana Hanover established a new track mark for the sophomore fillies with the timer reading 1:53.4.
Winning horse went off 42-1 and returned $87.80, $26.00 and $9.00 across the board.
Rekila, also the trainer and making her first ever start at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, becomes the first ... 

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Springboard upset Winner in Open I Handicap Trot at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

2010-07-13

Springboard upset Winner in Open I Handicap Trot at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs
WILKES-BARRE, PA — Springboard, with Jim Taggart Jr. in the sulky, made it three straight at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Tuesday night.
A 28-1 longshot, Springboard produced a life mark of 1:53.1 in winning the $24,000 Open I handicap trot.
Last week, Springboard and Taggart Jr. won the Open II trot with a life mark of 1:54.1 and also was a long shot in that race.
Trained ... 

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Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs lowering Takeout on Superfectas and Trifectas

2010-07-12

WILKES-BARRE, PA —Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs will be lowering its takeout on Superfecta and Trifecta wagers beginning Monday, August 2, pending approval by the Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission.
The promotion of lowering the takeout percentage from 35 to 25 percent on both exotic wagers will last through the end of the 2010 harness racing season.
“We’re going to experiment with the new takeout ratio,” said Dale Rapson, vice president of racing at Mohegan Sun at Pocono ... 

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Mike Lachance wins four W.N. Reynolds Memorial Races at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

2010-07-10

WILKES-BARRE, PA —Mike Lachance won four of the seven W.N. Reynolds Memorial Stake races Saturday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.
On day three of Grand Circuit Week, Lachance got things start in the opening division of the Meda for three-year-old trotting fillies. He was in the sulky with the heavily favored Devilish Emerald, who trotted the mile in 1:59.3.
Bill Zendt trains Devilish Emerald, now two for two lifetime after winning in her debut at the Meadows in 1:58.2.
“She’s ... 

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Ruffle’s Kiss, Odds On Moinet and Aspectofmusic Pa. Sire Stakes Winners at Mohegan Sun at Pocono downs

2010-06-29

WILKES-BARRE, PA —Ruffle’s Kiss, Odds On Moinet and Aspectofmusic captured the three $87,000-plus Pennsylvania Sire Stakes races Tuesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.
It was a thrilling stretch duel between Ruffle’s Kiss (Joe Pavia Jr.) and 1-5 favorite Dancinwiththrestarz (Jim Morrill Jr.) in the opening division before the former won by a neck with a 1:52 time for the mile.
The two favorites in the race were 1-2 at the half with Dancinwiththestarz in front with the ... 

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Nova Artist fastest of Pa. Sire Stakes Winners at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

2010-06-28

WILKES-BARRE, PA —Nova Artist, driven by George Napolitano Jr., and trained by Lou Pena, went wire to wire Monday night in winning one of three Pennsylvania Sire Stakes races for three-year-old colts and geldings.
Time of the mile was 1:51.2. This was the second victory in four starts for the three-

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Pang Shui and Aracache Hanover to battle in Pa. Sire Stakes at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

2010-06-24

WILKES-BARRE, PA –Aracache Hanover and Pang Shui, both $100,000 winners in purse money in 2010, will battle in the first of three Pennsylvania Sire Stakes divisions for three-year-old colts and geldings Monday (June 28) at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.
Both topnotch pacers drew inside posts for the race with Pang Shui leaving from the one post and Aracache Hanover leaving alongside from the two post.
Pang Shui won a Pa. Sire Stakes division at the Meadows in his last start, pacing ... 

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Larry Stalbaum collects 4,000th Win at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

2010-06-14

WILKES-BARRE, PA — Larry Stalbuam won the 4,000th win of his harness racing career Monday, June 14th at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.
It came in Race 4 with Mountain Air, a horse trained by his partner Kimberly Asher.
The 46-year-old Stalbaum left quickly and got the 11-1 longshot to the front right from the start of the race and wired the field in 1:53 in a $10,000 claiming pace.
“I’m happy,” said Stalbaum in the winner’s circle with his four young children and ... 

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Pilgrims Chuckie equals World Record for Three-year-old Trotting Colts

WILKES-BARRE, PA — Pilgrims Chuckie equaled the world record of 1:53 for a three-year-old trotting colt on a five-eighths mile oval in winning an $86,245 division of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Monday, June 14th at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.
Trained by Scott Andrews and driven by Mike LaChance, Pilgrims Chuckie finished five and one-quarter lengths over Cassis (Tim Tetrick) with third going to Freedom Ridge (David Miller).
“I could have gone at least a second faster,” ... 

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