WILKES-BARRE PA – The pacer Belmont Major N and the trotter Baldaquin both set lifetime marks in winning their respective $15,300 featured events on the Tuesday afternoon program at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.
In a race where most of the field was in front at one point or another, the Art Major gelding Belmont Major N was both the first and last leader, getting shuffled to last before mounting a huge stretch charge that carried him to victory in 1:51.3, winning by 1½ lengths with his own last quarter :27.2. It was the first win in two North American starts for the recently-imported Kiwi, who was driven by Tyler Buter for trainer Hunter Oakes and owner Thaddeus Weir.
Pocono’s next live card will take place Saturday at 12:30, and there will be a mandatory distribution of whatever funds accumulate in the Rainbow Pick 5 pool. The next night, a non-unique Pentafecta wagered will be offered in the last race; also, any Pick 3, Pick 4, Pick 5 or Pentafecta offered at Pocono will have a 100% carryover to the next offering of the bet. Program pages for these cards will be available at https://www.phha.org/downsmsppps.html.