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The inaugural edition of a pair of important stakes events, between them having purses of $800,000-added, as the start of the high-level stakes season for the sport's glamour divisions, the three-year-old pacers, will take place on April 30 and Kentucky Derby Day May 7 with the $500,000A Pennsylvania Classic Pace and its companion $300,000A Miss Pennsylvania Pace, for the best Pennsylvania-sired horses, at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. A restructuring of the funding added by the introduction of money from slot and table gaming in Pennsylvania, totaling some $1.6 million, helped bring about this instant early-season classic. Comment?
The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono settles into its "normal" 4-day racing week starting on Saturday, as Mondays will be added two days later , completing the four consecutive days of competition that will be the norm for the mountain track in 2016. Saturday's racing for the next few weeks will focus on overnight racing - this Saturday's card has as its highlights an $18,000 and a $16,000 handicap pace for high-level claiming horses, and a pair of $15,500 conditioned events, one on each gait. Comment?
Jimmy Takter made his first appearance in the Breeders Crown in 1986, but it was seven years before he got to hoist a trophy. Takter, who trains and sometimes also drives, had two second-place finishes and one third-place effort in eight championship starts before driving Gleam to victory in the 1993 Breeders Crown for 2-year-old female trotters at Florida's Pompano Park. Comment?
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