Tracking The NA Cup Eligibles
Published: March 18, 2017 12:15 pm ET
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As stakes season kicks off and three-year-old pacers start to target Canadian harness racing's biggest prize, Trot Insider will track the contenders and eligibles as they prepare for the 2017 Pepsi North America Cup.
This year's edition of the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup will take place on Saturday, June 17 at Mohawk Racetrack. The eliminations will be held a week prior.
For the past several years, Trot Magazine's Pepsi North America Cup Spring Book has served as an initial barometer for the colts and geldings that may be in the running for the sophomore pacing set's single biggest payday. As in past years, the Spring Book will appear in the April issue of Trot.
Here are the horses that have made the February 15 N.A. Cup nomination payment and have raced or are in-to-go as of March 18, 2016.
Beach House -- last qualified on March 9 at The Meadows, finished second, individually timed in 1:56; entered to race on March 18 at The Meadows
Clouseau Hanover -- last raced on March 9 at Woodbine Racetrack, finished sixth, individually timed in 1:54.1
Henry The Dragon -- last qualified on March 8 at Dover Downs, finished third, individually timed in 1:55.3
Lawrencetown Beach -- last raced on March 16 at Woodbine Racetrack, finished sixth placed ninth after making a break
Offdahook Bluechip -- last qualified on March 11 at The Meadowlands, finished fourth, individually timed in 1:57.2
Passport To Art -- last raced on March 13 at Woodbine Racetrack, finished second, individually timed in 1:53.3
Rock It Scott -- last qualified on March 17 at The Meadowlands, finished third, individually timed in 1:55.4
Stealth Bomber -- last raced on March 9 at Woodbine Racetrack, finished first in 1:54.4
Talbot Romeo -- last raced on February 23 at Woodbine Racetrack, finished first in 1:52.3
A total of three sustaining payments are required to remain eligible to the Pepsi North America Cup after the February 15 nomination payment. The first sustaining payment ($1,000 - $715 USD) was due Wednesday, March 15. The final two payments are due April 15 and May 15.
Below is the full list of eligible three-year-old pacers to this year’s Pepsi North America Cup as of the February 15 payment.
BECKHAMS Z TAM
DIAL THE BOSSMAN
FEAR THE DRAGON
HENRY THE DRAGON
LYONS WELSH PRIDE
ODDS ON DELRAY
OZONE BLUE CHIP
PASSPORT TO ART
R J P
ROCK IT SCOTT
ROCK THIS WAY
THREE MORE SMILES
TWIN B COWBOY
WHO SAID NOT TO
YOUNG DRUNK PUNK