WILKES-BARRE PA – The co-featured $11,200 trots at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Tuesday afternoon both resulted in 1:53.4 clockings, so we will defer to seniority in listing the winners’ accomplishments.
14-year-old TSM Photo Bugger made the lead, yielded for the pocket to sit behind a hot pace (:28, :56, 1:24), then came out in the stretch to catch odds-on pacesetter MacMorris Hanover by a neck. It was the 61st career victory for the S J’s Photo gelding, a winner of $868,681, who was driven by Fern Paquet Jr. for trainer Karen Fread and owner Theodore Tomson.
A pair of $15,300 featured events on the Tuesday 12:30 card will find Katkin Morgan going for his third straight win as the favorite in the trot and Stellar BB looking to take a fifth win in six starts on the pacing side. When racing comes back on Saturday at 12:30, there will be the four $253,000 Championship events for Pennsylvania Sire Stakes three-year-olds, plus Hambletonian winner Captain Corey, the 2020 divisional champ, racing in his consolation event! Program pages are or will be available at https://www.phha.org/downsmsppps.html.