Big Harness Racing Weekend At Mohegan Sun Pocono’s The Downs

Big Harness Racing Weekend At Mohegan Sun Pocono’s The Downs

On Saturday, all eyes of the harness racing world will be focused on The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, as North America’s top trotters and pacers compete in the $2,038,000 Sun Stakes card.

Pennsylvania sportsbooks should be busy as there will be 11 stakes or Invitational races on the 14-race card.

The first post time is set for 12:30 p.m. ET.

For those looking to place a bet in Pennsylvania, here’s a look at some of the top races and featured horses:

  • $75,000 Sebastian K S Invitational Trot (Race 8) featuring Atlanta;
  • $250K James Lynch Memorial 3yo Filly Pace (Race 9) featuring Hot Mess Express, which is owned by former NBA player Sam Bowie;
  • Inaugural $250,000 Delmonica Hanover 3yo Filly Trot (Race 10) featuring Flawless Country, last year’s 2020 Pennsylvania Sire Stakes champion;
  • $300,000 Mac C. Hempt Memorial 3YO Colt Pace (Race 11) featuring Meadowlands Pace winner Lawless Shadow;
  • $300K Earl Beal Jr. Memorial 3YO Colt Trot (Race 12) with Hambletonian winner Captain Corey
  • $75K Always B Miki Invitational Pace (Race 14) featuring Somebeachsomewhere.

Here is Saturday's full card.



Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media ( in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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