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October 9, 2010
What: Breeders Crown, end-of-season championships for each gait, gender, and age in harness racing. When: Saturday, first-race post time 5 p.m.; Budweiser Clydesdales perform at 4. Where: Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Wilkes-Barre. Purses: $6 million, 12 races. Hambletonian rematch between winner Muscle Massive and runner-up Lucky Chucky in Race 4, post time 6:24 p.m.Little Brown Jug world-record-holder Rock N Roll Heaven vs. Meadowlands Pace winner One More Laugh in Race 13, 10:36 post.
SPORTS
September 28, 2012 | By Neil Corbett, McCLATCHY WIRE SERVICES
The Hambletonian Society knows a good thing when it sees it. The Society, which oversees the prestigious Breeders Crown series, is bringing back the "biggest day in harness racing" to Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs for the second time in four years. The 30th annual edition of the Breeders Crown will be held Oct. 13, 2013 with more than $6 million in purses. "We couldn't wait to come back," said Moira Fanning, director of publicity for the Society, at a news conference at Mohegan Sun on Wednesday.
NEWS
January 28, 2005 | By John Sullivan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The $280 million sale of Pocono Downs announced this week will test the state's new gambling law, which limits how much the track owner can earn on such a deal. Penn National Gaming Inc., which purchased Pocono Downs in 1996 for $47 million, sold the racetrack for nearly six times that amount to the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, which operates the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. The sale was announced Tuesday. Penn National, which also owns Penn National Race Course near Harrisburg, was forced to sell the track because the new gambling law bars companies from owning more than 1 1/3 slots licenses.
NEWS
November 27, 2006
I OBJECT TO YOUR Page 1 subhead "State's first casino opens in Poconos. " Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is located in Plains Township, a good 45-minute drive from the Poconos. We Wilkes-Barreans welcome casino gambling with open arms. It has created more than 400 new jobs locally. Matt Engel Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
NEWS
August 26, 1990 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / REBECCA BARGER
Thursday was opening day at Philadelphia Park's new off-track betting parlor, and Center City welcomed it with open arms and wallets. About 1,000 bettors and onlookers converged at the parlor in 7 Penn Center, 16th and Market Streets. The parlor will telecast races live from four Pennsylvania tracks - Philadelphia Park and Penn National thoroughbreds and The Meadows and Pocono Downs harness races. The parlor will open daily at 11 a.m. and remain open until about midnight. It will be closed Mondays.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 28, 2010
It will be years before eastern Pennsylvania casinos can match their Atlantic City counterparts for star power, but some have headliners on tap. Harrah's Chester Casino & Racetrack is offering Tony Orlando (June 12) and Night Ranger (Aug. 19). Up in the Poconos, Mt. Airy Casino Resort will present: Jay Black (June 5), Joe Piscopo (June 12), Mark Lindsay of Paul Revere & the Raiders (June 19), Micky Dolenz of the Monkees (June 19), Bobby Vinton (July 10) and "Let's Put on a Show," starring Mickey and Jan Rooney (July 23, 25)
NEWS
October 5, 2010 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. - Lucky Chucky and Muscle Massive have been made the favorites for this weekend's $500,000 Breeders Crown for 3-year-old trotters at Pocono Downs. Lucky Chucky is the 7-5 favorite from post No. 4 and Muscle Massive is 7-2 and leaves from post No. 7 in one of 12 Breeders Crown races Saturday with a total purse of $6 million. Lucky Chucky has won three in a row since finishing second to Muscle Massive in the $1.5 million Hambletonian on Aug. 7. On the pacing side, Rock N Roll Heaven and One More Laugh each won an elimination race last Saturday to advance to the $500,000 Breeders Crown for 3-year-olds.
SPORTS
June 21, 1992 | By Craig Donnelly, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Sometimes it's the horse you never consider that beats you. Such was the case for many patrons who were at the Center City and Upper Darby off-track betting parlors Friday night, wagering on the seventh-race simulcast from the Pocono Downs harness track. The parlors' television monitors failed to show that also-eligible Goodbye Maria (No. 9) had drawn into the race with the scratching of Lil' Brittany (No. 3), leaving bettors to think that only seven horses were going postward.
NEWS
December 18, 1989 | By Robert Zausner, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
Philadelphia Park race track has temporarily withdrawn its application for an off-track betting parlor at Valley Forge Plaza because of questions concerning a lease at the complex, a state racing official said yesterday. Kenneth Kirchner, executive director of the Horse Racing Commission, said the withdrawal means that Philadelphia Park's first OTB outlet to be considered would not be in the suburbs but in Center City just a few blocks from City Hall. The track filed applications for parlors at Valley Forge Plaza and at 7 Penn Center on Dec. 4, the deadline for submitting at least one application to the commission.
NEWS
December 5, 1989 | By Robert Zausner, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
Philadelphia Park race track in Bensalem applied to the state yesterday to open two off-track betting parlors - one in Philadelphia and the other at Valley Forge Plaza. The applications were among those from the state's four race tracks for the first wave of 23 OTB parlors to be allowed under legislation approved a year ago but delayed by red tape. Philadelphia Park's proposals arrived in dramatic fashion - a delivery by helicopter to Horse Racing Commission officials, who were waiting at a local airport just at the unofficial 4 p.m. deadline.
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October 11, 2014 | For The Inquirer
She might be best known for once bursting through a gaggle of geese on her way to victory at The Meadows, but co-owner Howard Taylor hopes that by the end of the season people recognize Southwind Roulette for her talent. Southwind Roulette, who has won five of seven starts this year, races in the third of three Historic-Debutante Stakes divisions at Harrah's Philadelphia on Friday. Her victories include the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes championship and her $284,448 in purses rank No. 2 to undefeated JK She'salady among 2-year-old female pacers.
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June 8, 2014 | BY BILL FLEISCHMAN, For the Daily News fleiscb@phillynews.com
LONG POND, Pa. - This is the threat Jimmie Johnson poses to his Sprint Cup rivals: "[He's] good enough to win the championship, year in and year out," Carl Edwards said yesterday, before qualifying for tomorrow's Pocono 400. "They're basically the only team that's able to do that. Performance-wise, it's the model of how all of us would like to perform. When Johnson, a six-time Cup champion, went winless in the season's first 11 races, whispers began: If he doesn't win soon he might not even make the Chase.
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October 20, 2013 | The Inquirer Staff
WILKES-BARRE - Captaintreacherous, harness racing's top-rated pacer, will start from post No. 1 in Saturday's $500,000 Breeders Crown for 3-year-old male pacers at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Wilkes-Barre. All 12 Breeders Crown championships, with purses totaling $5.6 million, will be held Saturday at Pocono Downs. Post time is 5 p.m. for the first race. Captaintreacherous, who won his elimination last Saturday in 1 minute, 49.2 seconds, was the 5-2 morning-line favorite for the final.
BUSINESS
April 18, 2013 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nearly 6 1/2 years after it wagered on casinos to create jobs and tax revenue, Pennsylvania continues to be among the strongest gaming markets in the country. And the view from Wall Street is that there is room for a second casino in Philadelphia, and that it will not have much more impact on Atlantic City than the four existing casinos around Philadelphia already have. Financing for mega-gambling palaces will be tight in the coming years, though. Said John Maxwell, managing director of Jefferies & Co.: "You're going to see more casinos in New York . . . and possibly gambling in the Meadowlands.
BUSINESS
January 3, 2013 | By Suzette Parmley, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
With its big reveal slated for Memorial Day weekend, Resorts Casino Hotel has $60 million in renovations under way, including its Margarita-themed entertainment complex. In addition to the $35 million Jimmy Buffett-themed venue, the casino announced today that it is spending $25 million to renovate hotel rooms. It will also recarpet the entire casino floor, regut 259 bathrooms at the Ocean Tower, add a food court, redo the parking garage and the entrance onto the main floor from the parking garage.
SPORTS
September 28, 2012 | By Neil Corbett, McCLATCHY WIRE SERVICES
The Hambletonian Society knows a good thing when it sees it. The Society, which oversees the prestigious Breeders Crown series, is bringing back the "biggest day in harness racing" to Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs for the second time in four years. The 30th annual edition of the Breeders Crown will be held Oct. 13, 2013 with more than $6 million in purses. "We couldn't wait to come back," said Moira Fanning, director of publicity for the Society, at a news conference at Mohegan Sun on Wednesday.
SPORTS
October 9, 2010
What: Breeders Crown, end-of-season championships for each gait, gender, and age in harness racing. When: Saturday, first-race post time 5 p.m.; Budweiser Clydesdales perform at 4. Where: Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Wilkes-Barre. Purses: $6 million, 12 races. Hambletonian rematch between winner Muscle Massive and runner-up Lucky Chucky in Race 4, post time 6:24 p.m.Little Brown Jug world-record-holder Rock N Roll Heaven vs. Meadowlands Pace winner One More Laugh in Race 13, 10:36 post.
NEWS
October 5, 2010 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. - Lucky Chucky and Muscle Massive have been made the favorites for this weekend's $500,000 Breeders Crown for 3-year-old trotters at Pocono Downs. Lucky Chucky is the 7-5 favorite from post No. 4 and Muscle Massive is 7-2 and leaves from post No. 7 in one of 12 Breeders Crown races Saturday with a total purse of $6 million. Lucky Chucky has won three in a row since finishing second to Muscle Massive in the $1.5 million Hambletonian on Aug. 7. On the pacing side, Rock N Roll Heaven and One More Laugh each won an elimination race last Saturday to advance to the $500,000 Breeders Crown for 3-year-olds.
NEWS
September 21, 2010 | FOR THE INQUIRER
Horse owners Howard Taylor, from Penn Valley, and Phoenixville's Edwin Gold will have two chances to win Thursday's $604,100 Little Brown Jug at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in Ohio when their horses Fred And Ginger and Versado go behind the gate in the second jewel of the Pacing Triple Crown. A horse must win two heats to be declared the Little Brown Jug winner. Fred And Ginger, trained by Ron Burke and driven by Dave Palone, has won five of 14 races this year, including the $300,000 Max Hempt Memorial at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 28, 2010
It will be years before eastern Pennsylvania casinos can match their Atlantic City counterparts for star power, but some have headliners on tap. Harrah's Chester Casino & Racetrack is offering Tony Orlando (June 12) and Night Ranger (Aug. 19). Up in the Poconos, Mt. Airy Casino Resort will present: Jay Black (June 5), Joe Piscopo (June 12), Mark Lindsay of Paul Revere & the Raiders (June 19), Micky Dolenz of the Monkees (June 19), Bobby Vinton (July 10) and "Let's Put on a Show," starring Mickey and Jan Rooney (July 23, 25)
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