2011 Season Opens at Pocono

Published: March 22, 2011 10:06 pm EDT

Artsbred Camotion kicked off the 2011 harness racing season at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs with a front-stepping victory in a claiming pace on Tuesday night at the Northeastern Pennsylvania track

. The race was one of 14 held on Pocono’s opening night.

With Matt Kakaley in the bike for trainer Kent Sherman, Artsbred Camotion, the 9-5 favourite, took over the lead around the first turn and stayed strong throughout. Sand Hill made a belated bid on the inside, but Artsbred Camotion held on to win in 1:55:1. Sand Hill settled for second while Tattoo Hall finished third.

Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs will conduct live racing on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday nights in the 2011 season, which concludes on Saturday, November 12, 2011. Regular post time is 6:30 p.m.

(Pocono Downs)

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