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Ghosts and more on Halloween night!

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Somebody As and Hyway Marcus each took a $20,000 division of the trotting feature at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono Saturday night, October 31st,  while in the $20,000 pacing headliner, Preparty emerged as the narrowest of winners.

Between the trots, Somebody As had by far the faster time, 1:52.2, a new lifetime mark, leading at every pole and winning by seven lengths. George Napolitano Jr., who continued to hold a 15-win lead over Aaron Merriman in the 2015 North American sulky title chase, guided the altered son of Striking Sahbra for trainer Anette Lorentzon and his owners, breeder ACL Stuteri and Kjell Johansson.

Hyway Marcus won for the third time in his last six starts while taking the other trot division, also setting a personal best of 1:54.1. Driver/trainer/owner Francisco Del Cid used come-from-behind tactics with the gelded son of Gut Instinct, coming from seventh at the half and fifth at the 3/4s to defeat Stitch In Time by a neck.

Preparty, a former high-level pacer who had dropped all the way to the very bottom rung of the Pocono class ladder on September 16, continued his comeback by taking his fourth win in his last five starts, here in 1:52. The gelded son of Somebeachsomewhere rallied from the pocket to edge out the game parked-every-call Rockin Rumble by a nose for driver Simon Allard, trainer/brother Rene, and the ownership of Allard Racing Inc. and Earl Hill Jr.

And of course it wouldn’t be Halloween without Pocono staging The Grey Ghost and Poltergeist Pace, for grey or roan horses. The $10,000 race was taken by the Admirals Galley gelding Gotta Love Him, who made the lead after the quarter for driver Matt Kakaley and went on to post his first victory of the year in 1:53 for trainer Cindy Weitoish and owners Stan and Amie Weitosh.

Spooktacular Fun For Halloween Weekend at Mohegan Sun Pocono

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Halloween tricks and treats on Friday, October 30th and Saturday, October 31stBoo Bash

WILKES-BARRE, PA (October 8, 2015) – Show your Halloween spirit all weekend at Mohegan Sun Pocono, with ghoulish harness racing, mischievous costume parties, wicked nightlife events and more!

Boo Bash

Come as you aren’t! Boo Bash is back on Friday, October 30th in the Keystone Grand Ballroom starting at 7:00pm. Grab your best ghoulish getup, superhero tights or angel wings and enter the costume contest for the chance to win the grand prize of $1,000.00 and other great cash prizes. Indulge in the Boo Bash featured drink special, Mali Boo!, and party to live music from The Chatter until Midnight. Hang around for a spell when Boo Bash is over and haunt on over to Breakers until 2:00am to groove to the sounds of Gas Station Disco.

$75,000 Spooktacular Giveaway

There are no tricks, only treats in Mohegan Sun Pocono’s $75,000 Spooktacular Giveaway on Halloween! From Noon to 5:00pm on Saturday, October 31st, two Momentum members each hour will win $250.00 cash. At 7:00pm one lucky guest will win $50,000.00 cash and 50 more will win at least $450.00 in Free Slot Play. It’s simple to play—get one entry for every Status Point earned from October 1st though October 30th, then activate entries on Saturday, October 31st from 2:00pm to 6:00pm at any kiosk to be eligible to win.

Live Harness Racing with The Grey Ghost And Poltergeist Pace

Have a fang-tastic Halloween evening at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono starting at 6:30pm with The Grey Ghost and Poltergeist Pace. This pace is exclusively for grey and roan horses where they will compete in this ghostly race, led onto the track by the Headless Horseman. The winner will be presented with a trophy by children in costume in the ghoulishly delightful Winners’ Circle.

Live Entertainment

On Halloween night, get your scare on at Elixir’s Halloween party starting at 9:00pm with live music from Jimmy & Vitz, head to Bar Louie for a Halloween celebration featuring Fake Uncle Jack starting at 9:30pm or creep over to Breakers to enjoy the sounds of Shorty Long & The Jersey Horns starting at 9:30pm.

For complete information on all events at Mohegan Sun Pocono visit their website.

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