Juravinski Cup Eliminations Drawn For Sunday

Seven Colors winning at Northfield Park
Published: May 9, 2024 05:05 pm EDT

Fifteen of the sport's top four-year-old pacers have been entered in the third edition of the Charles Juravinski Memorial Cup and will face off in a pair of $35,000 eliminations on Sunday, May 12 at Flamboro Downs.

The pacers will be vying for a spot in the $200,000 (added) final, which will take place the following weekend on Sunday, May 19.

World champion Seven Colors headlines the first elimination field of seven from post three for trainer Andrew Harris. Coming off a pair of qualifiers at Meadowlands Racetrack, the son of Stay Hungry will launched his four-year-old season with his first appearance at the Dundas, Ont. half-mile oval after a $686,220 campaign in which he won the Carl Milstein Memorial while setting the 1:48.1 sophomore world record for a half-mile track at Northfield Park. The Pennsylvania Sires Stakes champion was also a close runner-up in both his elimination heat and final of the Little Brown Jug over Delaware Fairgrounds' half-miler. Harris co-owns the speedster with William Pollock and Bruce Areman of Freehold, New Jersey.

The second elimination features the Tan Micallef-trained No Control coming off a blowout 1:50.2 career-best victory in the Canadian Sired Graduate Series final last Saturday at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The lightly raced Control The Moment gelding was a runner-up in all three preliminary legs of the series to start his four-year-old season. Micallef shares ownership with Keira Liberte of Hagersville, Ont., Ian Clarke of Guelph, Ont., and James Clarke of Oakville, Ont. No Control has drawn post four for his Flamboro Downs debut in the second elimination field of eight.

Formerly known as the Confederation Cup, Flamboro Downs' signature race for four-year-old pacers was renamed in 2022 in honour of the track's co-founder and Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Famer who passed away in February that year.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. and post time for the 11-race card on Sunday is 6:55 p.m., with the eliminations scheduled as the fifth and sixth races.

Flamboro Downs will offer a Juravinski Cup buffet in the dining room on Sunday, May 19 with roast beef, chicken, pasta and more for $34.99 plus tax. Limited reservations are available. To book your table, contact Judy Foss at 905-627-3561 ext. 4810 or email [email protected].  

The complete fields for the eliminations are listed below in post position order with listed drivers and trainers.

$35,000 Charles Juravinski Memorial Cup Elimination 1 (Race 5)
Post - Horse - Listed Driver - Trainer
1. Redwood Hanover - James MacDonald - Tony Beaton                  
2. Downrightdelicious - Jody Jamieson - Travis Alexander               
3. Seven Colors - Dexter Dunn - Andrew Harris                   
4. Burnout - James MacDonald - Todd Luther                  
5. Hungry Man - Doug McNair - Richard Moreau                  
6. All Class - Dexter Dunn - Per Engblom                 
7. Ervin Hanover - James MacDonald - Dave Menary  

$35,000 Charles Juravinski Memorial Cup Elimination 2 (Race 6)
Post - Horse - Listed Driver - Trainer
1. Blue Hunt - Travis Cullen - Jodie Cullen                  
2. Coach Stefanos - James MacDonald - Erv Miller                  
3. Hunters Hero - Jody Jamieson - Travis Alexander               
4. No Control - James MacDonald - Tan Micallef                
5. Liteningonthebeach - Dexter Dunn - Tim Twaddle                 
6. Dupree Hanover - Doug McNair - Richard Moreau                  
7. Ants Marching - James MacDonald - Todd Luther                  
8. Huntinthelastdolar - Dexter Dunn - Per Engblom   

To view Sunday's harness racing entries, click the following link: Sunday Entries - Flamboro Downs.

(Standardbred Canada)

Have something to say about this? Log in or create an account to post a comment.