Wilkes-Barre, PA --- Hall of Fame baseball superstar Mike Schmidt postponed his appearance on Breeders Crown day (Oct. 19) at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs due to a personal conflict, according to his management.
The star has confirmed that he would reschedule for Nov. 23, which will be the new closing night for the 2013 harness racing meet, from 4-6 p.m. Fans may line up at 2 p.m. on that day to secure their spot in line and obtain an authorized photo to be autographed. No outside merchandise will be signed.
Dale Rapson, Vice President of Racing Operations, has announced that the racing meet would offer two additional days of racing on Friday (Nov. 22) and Saturday (Nov. 23), with a post time of 6:30 p.m. both nights.
Nov. 22 has been deemed “Fan Appreciation Night” and from 7-9 p.m. fans may show their Racing Rewards card and choose a souvenir from the 2013 meet; one per fan, while supplies last.
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is also announcing that NFL Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas would be on hand Breeders Crown day from 3-5 p.m. to sign autographs and meet his fans. Line-up begins at 1 p.m. and fans will obtain a wristband to secure their spot in line.
Breeders Crown night will feature 12 championship races and purses of more than $6 million. Post time for this historic night of racing is 5 p.m.