Wilkes-Barre, PA --- Antigua Hanover’s victory in 1:53.3 was the fastest of seven divisions of the Pennsylvania All-Stars races held on Wednesday night (July 4) at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Each of the races for 2-year-old fillies on the pace carried a purse of $30,000.
Antigua Hanover (Somebeachsomewhere-Appleonia-Art), driven By Jim Morrill, Jr. for trainer Mark Harder, managed to win her split in her first lifetime start.
Other PA All-Stars winners on Wednesday night included Live Entertainment (Real Artist-West Side Glory) for Yannick Gingras and Jimmy Takter in 1:53.4; Sweet Talia (Real Desire-Wonder Lady) for George Napolitano, Jr. and Steve Schoeffel in 1:54.4; Somstreetsomwhere (Somebeachsomewhere-Street Dancer) for David Miller and Joe Holloway in 1:55.2; Banner Beach Day (Somebeachsomewhere-Done Being Nice) for Yannick Gingras and Michael Hall in 1:53.4; Miss Madi M (Real Artist-Fella's Bella) for David Miller and Brian Brown) in 1:55.1; and Binding Desire (Real Desire-Open Book) for Jim Morrill, Jr. and Bruce Riegle in 1:55.2.
The Pennsylvania All-Stars races are the highlight of Grand Circuit Week at Pocono, which continues through racing on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.