Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs hosted the Grey Ghost and Poltergeist Pace--for all gray or roan horses. the race was held on Wednesday night, Oct. 30--what is traditionally known as Mischief Night. A field of eight ghostly grays were led in post parade by outrider Gary Scott, dressed as the Headless Horseman.
Favorite Gotta Love Him shot out of the gate, driven by Matt Kakaley, and never looked back. The Cindy Weitoish-trained gelding set fractions of :26.1, :55.3 and 1:24 and won in a photo finish with the late-charging Six Gun, with Joe Bongiorno in the bike, to set a new lifetime mark of 1:52.2. Express Jet, trained by Joe Pavia Jr. and driven by Ron Pierce, finished third, followed by Monticello-shipper Working Stiffs, trained by Robert Lounsbury and driven by Aaron Byron.
Children of Pocono horseman presented the winning trophy. (Pocono Downs)