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Schmidt Postpones Appearance

Published: October 11, 2013 3:09 pm ET

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Hall of Fame baseball superstar Mike Schmidt postponed his appearance on Breeders Crown Day, October 19 at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs due to a personal conflict, according to his management.

The star has confirmed that he would reschedule for November 23, which will be the new closing night for the 2013 harness racing meet, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Fans may line up at 2:00 p.m. on that day to secure their spot in line and obtain an authorized photo to be autographed. No outside merchandise will be signed.

Dale Rapson, Vice President of Racing Operations, has announced that the racing meet would offer two additional days of racing on Friday, November 22, and Saturday, November 23, with a first-race post time of 6:30 p.m. both nights.

Friday, November 22 has been deemed ‘Fan Appreciation Night,’ and from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., fans may show their Racing Rewards card and choose a souvenir from the 2013 meet; one per fan, while supplies last.

Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is also announcing that NFL Hall of Fame Running Back Thurman Thomas would be on hand Breeders Crown Day, October 19 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. to sign autographs and meet his fans. Line-up begins at 1:00 p.m., and fans will obtain a wristband to secure their spot in line.

Breeders Crown night will feature 12 championship races and purses over $6 million.

First-race post time for this historic night of racing is at 5:00 p.m.


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