Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs closed out its 2011 season by honoring some of its finest horses, trainers, and drivers, while Golden Receiver provided one more highlight by winning the featured pace on Saturday night.
Golden Receiver, trained by Mark Harder and driven to victory by Howard Parker, picked up his second straight win in the winners of over $25,000 lifetime condition pace, which carried a purse of $29,000. The gelding won in 1:49:3, holding off Vlos by 1 1/4 lengths.
Throughout the week, Pocono honored its top performers of the season. The honorees included: Matt Kakaley, most driving wins; Dave Palone, highest UDRS; Lou Pena, leader in training wins and UTRS; Drop Red, Pacer of the Year; Winning Mister, Trotter of the Year; Economy Terror, 2-year-old of the Year; Forever Ivy, Mare of the Year; Segundo Hanover, Claiming Pacer of the Year; Natural Woman N, Claiming Mare of the Year; and Pembrook Street, Claiming Trotter of the Year.
Mohegan Sun would like to thank all of its racing fans for helping us provide another outstanding season, and we look forward to the upcoming campaign scheduled to begin in the spring of 2012. (Pocono)