Adios probably moving to Pocono for 2008
December 27, 2007
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The Meadows is working on an agreement to move its signature race, the Delvin Miller Adios, to Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs for one year, while the new casino building is being constructed on the track\'s property. The new building is scheduled to open in early 2009, which would allow for the return of the Adios. Both The Meadows and Pocono are five-eighths mile racing ovals.
Meanwhile, The Meadows also plans to ask the Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission for permission to drop Saturday racing in 2008. Track general manager John Marshall told Harness Tracks of America that business has been tough in the afternoon market on Saturdays.
The original grandstand at The Meadows was razed in September and the track\'s lighting system is presently unusable, reportedly due to infrastructure upgrades to the electrical system, which has required afternoon post times.