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Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs plans big PA Sire Stakes Championship Night
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - by Jennifer Starr, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

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Wilkes-Barre, PA --- Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs is planning a momentous Sire Stakes Championship Night for Saturday, September 6, with over $1 million in purses, and an Open Trot and an Open Pace to sweeten the night.


The $50,000 Modern Family Open Trot will be held in honor of the late trotter, who passed away on July 20 following the Maple Leaf Trot. Modern Family, a 5-year-old son of Cantab Hall, was trained and co-owned by Daryl Bier, in partnership with Charles Dombeck and Richard Poilucci. A 19-time winner in 51 career starts, Modern Family had career earnings of more than $550,000. The connections of the trotter have been invited to take part in the Winner’s Circle presentation following the race. 


Also planned for the evening’s card will be a $50,000 Open for the top pacers in harness racing, and anyone interested in entering the Pace or the Trot should contact the Race Office at 570-831-2228.


PA Sire Stakes Championship Night will feature the best of the freshman PA-bred trotting and pacing stars competing in $260,000 finals.  Consolation races will also be held. 


Post Time is 6:30 p.m., and the day will kick off with a Signings and Sightings meet and greet with Hall of Famer and former New York Giants Linebacker Lawrence Taylor from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the Sky Bridge, connecting the casino and the racetrack.  Those wishing to meet the football legend should obtain a wristband to secure their spot in line, starting at 1 p.m.  Only authorized photos will be signed, and they will be issued at the signing.

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