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NA Cup Eligibles Down To 53

Published: April 1, 2016 12:43 pm ET

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On Friday, April 1, the Woodbine Entertainment Group announced that 53 three-year-old pacers remain eligible to the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup, which will be contested on June 18 at Mohawk Racetrack.

‘Cup’ eliminations are scheduled to take place at the Campbellville, Ont. oval one week prior, on June 11.

The connections of 58 three-year-olds had initially nominated their charges to the event.

Additional sustaining payments for the Cup are due April 15 and May 15.

The list of three-year-olds that are eligible as of March 15 appears below.

All The Cookies
American Passport
Arsenic

Beast Mode
Betting Line
Bettor Memories
Big Top Hanover
Boston Red Rocks
Brookdale Sonny

Check Six
Control The Moment
Cruise Patrol

Do Over Hanover
Dr J Hanover
Dreamfair Mesa

Easy Lover Hanover

Flaherty

Good Living

Highlandbeachycove

Ideal Rocky
Im Some Graduate
Inspiration View

JDs Chancey Design

Katies Rocker
Kokanee Seelster

Lyons Snyder

Magnum J
Major Hill
Manhattan Beach
Max Is Back
Michaels Victory
Mindtrip
Mystical Rock

New Talent
Nocturnal Bluechip
Nvestment Bluechip

Perseverant
Pretty Boy Hill

Racing Hill
Real Kid
Rock Power
Rollaroundtheworld

Santafes Prince
Some Gold
Stonebridge Beach
Sutton Seelster

Tap Into Power
The Catamount Kid
Think On It
Tom Hill
Totally Great
Travel Playlist

Voracity

(Total Horses: 53)

Lists Of Eligibles For Other Woodbine Stakes Announced

The Woodbine Entertainment Group has released updated lists of horse that are eligible to its impressive stakes program.

The March 15 stakes deadline featured sustaining payments for several events, including the Pepsi North America Cup, and nomination payments for many big events, including the Metro Pace and Canadian Pacing Derby.

The $700,000 Canadian Trotting Classic, $400,000 Fan Hanover, $400,000 Elegantimage and $250,000 Goodtimes all had a sustaining payment due on March 15. Each event saw at least 88 per cent of their nominees make the first sustaining payment.

A total of 168 two-year-old pacers have been nominated to the Metro Pace. The $685,000 event is the richest race for two-year-olds and has been captured by many greats including Artsplace, Rocknroll Hanover, Somebeachsomewhere and Captaintreacherous.

The $685,000 Canadian Pacing Derby, Canada’s oldest stakes race, has attracted 47 nominees. The list of older pacers nominated to the ‘Derby’ includes last year’s champion and Canadian Horse of the Year State Treasurer, U.S. Horse of the Year Wiggle It Jiggleit, 2015 Pepsi North America Cup champion Wakizashi Hanover and Breeders Crown champion Always B Miki.

Foiled Again, the richest Standardbred of all-time, is also nominated to the Canadian Pacing Derby. The winner of over $7.3 million has appeared in the ‘Pacing Derby’ five-times and won the race in 2012.

A group of 36 older trotters have been nominated to the $680,000 Maple Leaf Trot. Last year’s winner, Bee A Magician, has once again been made eligible to the event and is one of four mares (D One, Mission Brief, Shake It Cerry) that have been nominated.

A trio of WEG’s signature events for two-year-olds all featured a close number of nominees. The $455,000 Shes A Great Lady for pacing fillies has 161 nominees, while the $370,000 William Wellwood for rookie trotters and the $410,000 Peaceful Way for trotting fillies attracted 162 and 164 nominees, respectively.

A full list of nominees and eligible horses for all WEG stakes events can be found by clicking here.

Below are the signature dates for the 2016 WEG racing season.

Saturday, June 18
• Pepsi North America Cup
• Fan Hanover
• Goodtimes
• Roses Are Red
• Armbro Flight

Saturday, September 3
• Metro Pace
• Canadian Pacing Derby
• Shes A Great Lady

Saturday, September 17
• Canadian Trotting Classic
• Maple Leaf Trot
• Elegantimage
• William Wellwood
• Peaceful Way

Saturday, September 24
• Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots Championships

Saturday, October 15
• Ontario Sires Stakes Super Finals

Saturday, November 19
• Governor’s Cup
• Valley Victory
• Three Diamonds
• Goldsmith Maid

(With files from WEG)


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