‘Wiggle It’ thrilling local horse racing fans

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DOVER — Some notes and quotes between headlines and deadlines … *** Wiggle It Jiggleit — try saying that without smiling a little — created quite a bit of excitement in Dover Thursday night. Harness racing enthusiasts were out in big numbers to see the country’s top pacer in the $201,900 Matron Stakes at Dover […]

J.D. Dennis had passion for racing, state fair

HARRINGTON — Each of his phone calls started with a little razzing, especially if he had called multiple times before getting a live answer. “You know who this is?” he’d ask each time. There was always that moment of teasing, that distinctive grandfatherly voice, that earnest reason for calling. And, before each conversation ended, he […]

Harrington’s Dennis honored for decades at track

HARRINGTON — Fifty years, where do they go?

On Friday night, harness racing legend J.D. Dennis Sr. was set to be honored as Pocono Downs celebrated a half-century of hosting drivers, horses and the sulkies they share.

Back in 1965, Mr. Dennis took home 29 victories in an estimated “30 to 40 days” to be the winningest driver in the first year of Pocono Downs.