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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Arch Madness Produces Fastest Trot Ever on Five-Eighths Oval

2010-06-08

WILKES-BARRE, PA — Arch Madness, driven by Brian Sears, made harness racing history Tuesday, June 8th at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs when the aged trotter stopped the timer in 1:51. The 1:51 mile is the fastest ever produced on a five-eighths mile oval in the history of harness racing.
Assigned the nine hole in a deep $24,000 open handicap trot field, Sears left quickly and followed Corleone Kosmos (Eric Goodell) with the latter trotter taking the field to the opening quarter in 27.3. ... 

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Fancy Filly draws Nine Post in $250,000 James M. Lynch Memorial Pace

2010-06-03

WILKES-BARRE, PA — “It’s not the ideal spot and not where we want to start from,” said George Teague Jr., trainer of one of the James M. Lynch Memorial Pace favorites Saturday, June 5th at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. “But it is what it is.”
Teague’s prized three-year-old pacing filly is a perfect two for two in 2010 after winning 10 of 12 races last year, including a Breeders Crown. She earned $817,584 in 2010 and has never finished off the board in her career. Fancy Filly ... 

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Ashtoreth Hanover wins Claiming Handicap Pace at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

2010-06-02

WILKES-BARRE, PA — Ashtoreth Hanover, reined by Jim Morrill Jr., came from off the pace Wednesday, June 2nd to win the $20,000-$25,000 claiming handicap pace at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.
Paper Cut (Andrew McCarthy) cut out the first-half of the mile with times of 26 and 55.2, respectively, before tiring down the backstretch.
Morrill Jr. began his charge with the eventual winner and held off a fast closing Fivewillgetyouten (Billy Dobson) at the wire, winning by a neck with ... 

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James M. Lynch Memorial Stake attracts Field of 19 Top Three-year-old Fillies

2010-05-27

WILKES-BARRE, PA  — Fancy Filly, a winner of 10 of 12 starts in 2009 and more than $817,000 in purses, heads up a field of 19 top three-year-old pacing fillies that will be entered in three James M. Lynch Memorial Stake elimination races Saturday, May 29th at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.
Top three finishers in each of the elimination races will move on to the $250,000 finals the following Saturday.
A Western Hanover filly, Fancy Filly won a $610,000 Breeders Crown race last ... 

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Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs adds Friday Qualifiers for Two-Year-Olds

2010-05-26

WILKES-BARRE, PA — Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs will be holding qualifying races on both Thursday and Friday mornings during the month of June.
Saul Needle,  director of racing at the Northeastern Pennsylvania racetrack, noted that Friday morning qualifying races will be for two-year-olds only on June 4-11-18 and 25.
Post time for both the Thursday and Friday qualifying races is 10 a.m.
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Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs adds Friday Qualifiers for Two-Year-Olds

WILKES-BARRE, PA  — Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs will be holding qualifying races on both Thursday and Friday mornings during the month of June.
Saul Needle,  director of racing at the Northeastern Pennsylvania racetrack, noted that Friday morning qualifying races will be for two-year-olds only on June 4-11-18 and 25.
Post time for both the Thursday and Friday qualifying races is 10:00 am.
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Bully McCool N wins Tuesday Night Feature at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

2010-05-25

WILKES-BARRE, PA — After winning two straight in the $25,000 claiming class, Bully McCool’s first attempt in a $30,000 claiming pace at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Tuesday, May 25th, was a successful one.
The 10-year-old gelding, trained by Laura Shock and driven to victory by George Napolitano Jr., went wire to wire from the one post and stopped the timer in 1:51. The time is a new life mark for Bully McCool N.
Napolitano Jr. quickly seized the lead, taking the nine-horse ... 

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