Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs lowering Takeout on Superfectas and Trifectas

2010-07-31

WILKES-BARRE, PA —Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs will be lowering its takeout on Superfecta and Trifecta wagers beginning Monday, August 2.
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 Downs. “Our fans have been asking that we do so in order that ... 

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Omen Hanover captures Open Handicap Pace for Fillies and Mares at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

2010-07-28

WILKES-BARRE, PA —Omen Hanover, driven by Matt Kakaley, Wednesday night won her third open handicap pace for fillies and mares in the last four starts at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.
Her other start in the past few weeks in the same condition was a second place finish.
Leaving from the seven post in the eight-horse field, Omen Hanover was quickly taken to the front by Kakaley, getting to the opening quarter in 27 seconds, half in 55.4 and three-quarters in 1:24.1. She won this open ... 

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In Focus wins Open I Handicap Trot at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

2010-07-27

WILKES-BARRE, PA — In Focus, piloted by provisionary driver Jim Takter Jr., won the Open I Handicap Trot Tuesday night at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.
It was young Takter’s second lifetime victory in five starts.
In Focus, the five-year-old SJ’s Photo gelding left from the one hole in the seven-horse field and sat second behind BigPepper (George Napolitano Jr.) with the opening split in 27 seconds and half in 57.
Takter tipped out and soon became the new leader down ... 

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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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