Pocono Downs opens Saturday for 2014 meet

05:34 AM 20 Mar 2014 NZDT
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Are you ready for some harness racing action? Well post time is 6:30 this Saturday at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs!  Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs held a press conference Tuesday afternoon to get everyone ready for the 2014 season of Harness Racing.

In addition to a great night of horse racing, there are a number of special events being planned throughout the season
Including some special guests to the track with major league baseball greats Steve Carlton and Mike Schmidt making special appearances.  Steve Carlton will be there on April 14 and Mike Schmidt will stop by on June 28th.  h

Then the very popular Kentucky Derby Day at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is set for Saturday, May 3 .  The race track will feature the biggest party around with events set for day and night and something fun for everyone!

For the opening night race card there is a top flight $25,000 Preferred Handicap Trot featuring Modern Family taking on Twin B Spike Man, Daylon Magician and Baximum. There are also four $15,000 opening round divisions of the Bobby Weiss Series with up and coming stars A Stitch In Time, Shark Fantasy, Dreamlands Art, Giant Sculpture and Dinner At The Met, all heading their repsective divisions.

During Tuesday's Press Conference, Michael Bean, the President and CEO of Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs welcomed everyone to another exciting season of Harness Racing beginning on March 22.

Dale Rapson, Vice President of Racing Operations outlined the many race events that will be featured this season.

Jennifer Starr, Racing Marketing Manager promised a fun-filled race season filled with special events and promotions that will be keep race fans and those new to Harness Racing coming back for more!

The Harness Racing at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Season kicks off Saturday March 22 and runs through November 22

by Steve Wolf, for Harnesslink.com.

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