Wednesday night, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs hosted the Grey Ghost & Poltergeist Pace for all grey or roan horses on what is traditionally known as Mischief Night. A field of eight ghostly greys were led in Post Parade by Outrider, Gary Scott, dressed as the Headless Horseman.
Favorite Gotta Love Him shot out of the gate, driven by Matt Kakaley, and never looked back. The Cindy Weitoish-trained gelding set fractions of 26.1; 55.3; 1:24.0; and won in a photo finish with the late-charging Six Gun, with Joe Bongiorno in the bike, to set a new lifetime mark of 1:52.2. Express Jet, trained by Joe Pavia Jr. and driven by Ron Pierce, finished third, followed by Monticello-shipper Working Stiffs, trained by Robert Lounsbury and driven by Aaron Byron.
Children of Pocono Horseman presented the winning trophy.
by Jennifer Starr for Pocono Downs