Luck Be Withyou raced his 89th and final career start on Saturday night at Pocono, bringing an exceptional career to a close. The son of Western Ideal, usually handled by George Napolitano Jr. for trainer Chris Oakes and owners John Craig and Northfork Racing Stable, will now begin a new career as a stud at Maple Lane Farm, Grabil IN after earning arning nearly $1.5 million.
The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono has announced their annual awards for Horses of the Year. The horses will be honored in the Hanover Shoe Farms Winner’s Circle starting Saturday, November 11th and continuing through Saturday, November 18th.
The C.K.G. Billings Amateur driving Series made its annual fall stop at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on Saturday night, and driver Joseph Lee added another win to the best season of his sulky career when he guided Soul Train to a 1:57.4 victory in 29-degree weather.
Halloween night racing has become a tradition for families across northeastern PA. Ever since The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono began hosting the annual Grey Ghost & Poltergeist Pace, kids and kids at heart flock to the track for safe Halloweening, decorations, family fun and of course, the spookiest pace race of the season!
But Hallowen isn't just for kiddos. Pocono's marketing manager Jennifer Starr makes sure all of the grey horses get in on the fun with special treat bags loaded with carrots and apples. And as you can see by the look on that cute face above, the horses love Halloween at Pocono just as much as the hoomans!
It's a beautiful time of year to check out the racing excitement at Harrah's Philly, especially with its gorgeous riverfront setting. The sweltering heat of summer has finally given way to "sweater weather," and most of the time, that makes it awesome to enjoy the races outside on the Harrah's deck or patio. But, yep, things do sometimes get chilly this time of year. So here's Heather Vitale with some quick tips on enjoying everything Harrah's racetrack has to offer—indoors or outdoors.
Veteran horseman Doug Hamilton was honored by Pocono and by the local horseman’s colony as he retired from training, with management and a huge portion of Pocono backstretch’s community gathering in the winner’s circle after the third race for the ceremony.
Matt Kakaley posted the 4000th win of his driving career on Sunday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, guiding the maiden trotter Rose Run Tyrone to an open length victory to reach the milestone.
Imagine you’re the trainer of one of the favorites for the Little Brown Jug, the Triple Crown race held in your home town of Delaware OH, and you’ve got a colt who has a string of impressive stakes successes.
Brian Brown must feel pretty good right now.
For the second time in three nights, a track record for an odd-distance race at The Downs at Mohegan Sun was broken Tuesday, as Mr Right showed rare courage to come back in the stretch and win a $13,500 contest at 1¼ miles on the trot in 2:29, shaving 2/5 of a second off the previous local standard set by Sweet Talkin’ Guy in 1992.
Growing our sport means inspiring the youth of today to become the stars of tomorrow. Perhaps no other nonprofit makes a bigger impact in that arena than the Harness Horse Youth Foundation. Each year, the staff and volunteers travel from racetrack to racetrack hosting programs ranging from one to five days where kids who have demonstrated an interest in racing get to experience virtually every aspect of the sport. But the ripple effect is even more substantial because the media loves reporting on it—and this year, the PHHA-sponsored program at Pocono even made front page headlines. It's the kind of publicity that's simply priceless.
-----------------------PA Harness Week