It’s time to put away the snow shovels and get out the jog carts. The stables at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs officially open for the 2014 season this Saturday, March 1st.
The gates will open at 7:30 a.m., and Luann Reynolds, Stall Superintendent, will be on hand as more than 50 horses begin arriving . Among the early arrivals include horses from the stables located in the immediate and surrounding areas of Pennsylvania, along with Florida, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Canada.
According to Ms. Reynolds, the horses would continue to arrive over the next several weeks, as the backside population swells into the hundreds and the horses hit the track to warm up for the qualifying days. “We are very excited to see everyone back, and our stables are full to capacity,” she said. “Our track has wintered well, and is ready for the return of racing. We will be hosting some of the best horses, drivers, and trainers here again at Pocono this season. Best wishes to all of our horsemen for a safe and prosperous season, and welcome back, fans!”
Three days have been set aside for qualifying prior to opening day: Tuesday, March 1th; Thursday, March 13th; and Thursday, March 20th. Opening night is Saturday, March 22nd.
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs will be offering live harness racing to start their meet on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday with a Post Time of 6:30 p.m., through June. Friday nights are added in July and August, and racing continues Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday from September until closing day on November 22nd. For a complete schedule, visit www.mohegansunpocono.com.
by Jennifer Starr, for Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs