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Historic Sun Stakes Saturday

June 29, 2013:

Pocono Downs’ Sun Stakes Saturday started off fast and furious with four world record performances during the first half of the program before some of the sport’s biggest names took the spotlight in a quartet of rich stakes finals contested over a racing surface downgraded to sloppy after a rainstorm rolled in....read on

Harness Racing's True Iron Horse

June 27, 2013:

“Everybody writes him off and he comes back and shows what kind of horse he is. I know I’m young, but I don’t think many people have seen a horse like him; the way he’s done it for so many years in a row. I don’t think he gets the credit he deserves."...read on

'Sun Stakes Saturday' Card Drawn

June 25, 2013:

The fields have been drawn for the $500,000 Max Hempt Memorial, the $500,000 Ben Franklin Free-For-All, the $500,000 Earl Beal Jr. Memorial and the $300,000 James Lynch Memorial, which will highlight a stellar 16-dash card of harness racing at Pocono Downs this Saturday night (June 29)....read on

Sun Stakes Saturday Consolations

June 24, 2013:

Officials with Pocono Downs have announced that upon consultation with the Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen’s Association, it has been decided that consolation races for the four events, which comprise the Sun Stakes Saturday will be offered....read on

Stars Out In Full Force At Pocono

June 23, 2013:

On a dynamic, star-studded Saturday night of eliminations for the $2-million Sun Stakes Saturday Finals at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs a week hence, they saved the best for last....read on

March 15 Franklin, ‘All-Star’ Payments

February 27, 2013:

The Pocono Downs race office would like to remind everyone that there are payments due for the Ben Franklin Free-For-All Pace and the track’s Pennsylvania All-Stars events....read on

American Jewel, Betterthancheddar Equal World Records

June 30, 2012:

Favourites, longshots, world records: Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs’s inaugural Sun Stakes Saturday had a bit of everything for harness racing fans....read on

Brennan Hopes 'Cheddar' Is Better

June 28, 2012:

George Brennan was in the winner’s circle after both eliminations for Saturday’s $500,000 Ben Franklin Pace last weekend, once with an old friend and once with a horse he had seen but never driven....read on

Googoo Gaagaa Wins In 1:50.4

June 23, 2012:

On a night when three track records and two world records had already been established at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Googoo Gaagaa needed to come up with something special to steal the show. How does the fastest mile ever on a five-eighths mile oval work for you?...read on

Stars Aplenty At Pocono Saturday

June 20, 2012:

Northeast Pennsylvania will undoubtedly be the centre of the harness racing world this Saturday night, as Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs offers a spectacular card, with the $500,000 Earl Beal Memorial Trot for three-year-old colts....read on

Heavyweights Tussle In Ben Franklin Elims

June 26, 2011:

Trainer Gregg McNair recently surpassed $30 million in lifetime earnings, and one of the stars from his career year in 2010 added more to that bankroll on Sunday...read on

Big Mile Has Won The West Ready For More

June 22, 2011:

Entering last weekend’s $100,000 Mohawk Gold Cup Invitational Pace, Won The West was in the midst of a slump unlike any of his career. He made quick work of ending it though...read on

Ben Franklin To Vintage Master

July 18, 2010:

After a World Record performance in last week’s elimination of the Ben Franklin Pace, Vintage Master returned to Harrah’s Chester Racetrack on Sunday afternoon and used his off-the-pace skills to capture the $500,000 final...read on

Vintage Is Cool

July 15, 2010:

"He’s probably my all-time favorite horse. I’ve never been around a cooler horse in my life. You could have a two-year-old work on this horse."...read on

Shark Gesture Heads Ben Franklin Elims

July 7, 2010:

After setting track records at Tioga Downs and Hoosier Park in his most recent starts, Shark Gesture heads to Harrah’s Chester for Sunday’s Ben Franklin Pace elim...read on


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