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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Fred And Ginger captures 2010 Max C. Hempt Memorial Pace

2010-05-22

WILKES-BARRE, PA  — Fred And Ginger established a new stakes record Saturday, May 22nd at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in winning the $300,000 Max C. Hempt Memorial Pace for three-year-old open colts and geldings pacers.
Driven by Dave Palone and trained by Ron Burke, Fred And Ginger stopped the timer in 1:49.4 in winning by a neck over a hard-closing Pang Shui (Jim Morrill Jr.)
“I felt confident and pretty comfortable after the second quarter breather,” said Palone in the ... 

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Feeling You Impressive in winning Wilkes-Barre Pace at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

2010-05-05

WILKES-BARRE, PA — Feeling You, driven by Jim Morrill Jr., was impressive Wednesday, May 5th in winning the $41,000 Wilkes-Barre Pace for three-year-old fillies.
The three-year-old Cambest filly was sent off as the 1-9 favorite in the race and didn’t disappoint. Morrill Jr. was first up before the three-eighths pole in the race after David Miller and Holiday Shopper led the opening split timed in 27 seconds.
Feeling You quickly became the new leader, getting to the half in ... 

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Cassis wins Wyoming Valley Trot Final at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

2010-05-04

WILKES-BARRE, PA — Tim Tetrick, one of the premier catch drivers in North America, has stamped Cassis as the one to beat in the 2010 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes following the thee-year-old Cantab Hall colt’s victory Tuesday (May 4) in the $35,000 Wyoming Valley Trot final at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.
“He’s very easy to drive,” said Tetrick in the winner’s circle following his victory with Cassis. “I never really asked him for more . He’s a very nice colt and I believe ... 

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