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More Than Just Racing At NA Cup

Published: June 13, 2014 4:37 pm ET

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If you’re making the trip to Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday night for the North America Cup, here are some important details that will help enhance your NA Cup experience.

With the best horses in the country and a promising forecast, the Campbellville oval welcomes you for the 2014 Pepsi North America Cup featuring the richest Standardbred card of the year in Canada, featuring over $2.57 million in purse money, along with great food, prizes, a giveway, entertainment, and more.

The track has assembled an evening full of a wide variety of activities and events for you to experience Saturday evening. The party starts at 5:00 p.m. Register to receive your first bet free and if you’re one of the first 3,000 patrons to register, you will also receive a free souvenir NA Cup hat.

Country artist Amy Rose will be performing the National Anthem at 5:30 p.m. and returning later in the evening for a concert. On the tarmac, you can meet the drivers, where they will be signing autographs and commemorative postcards from 5:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Throughout the evening, try award-winning ribs from Silver Bullet BBQ or Blazin’ BBQ. Learn new betting strategies from the Horseplayer Now’s Night Team. Take a trip to Beerville, a trackside Beer Garden with six unique brand experiences and giveaways. Head home with cash and prizes from all the giveaways throughout the card!

Amy Rose will be returning with her band for a free concert from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Make sure you check out Amy Rose and River Junction Band for some great live country music.

Q107’s Ryan Parker and Joanne Wilder will also be on hand, and for anyone who purchases a Pepsi Beverage, you’ll get a Scratch & Win ticket for a chance to win a Backyard BBQ prize pack.

For the bettors in the group, there is an early Pick 4 with $50,000 guaranteed and an “All Stakes” Pick 4 with a $100,000 guaranteed jackpot.

In addition to The Cup, the stakes undercard features the Goodtimes Final, the Armbro Flight, The Roses Are Red, The Fan Hanover and the Gold Cup Invitational.

If you can’t make it out to the track, watch the broadcast from home on TSN from 9:30 pm to 10:30 pm EDT. The sophomore pacing colts are scheduled to head to the gate at 10:15 p.m.

SATURDAY’S SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

  • 5:00 p.m. - Doors Open

  • 5:00 p.m. - Beerville Beer Garden Opens

  • 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. - River Junction Band performs

  • 5:30 p.m. - Amy Rose performs the National Anthem

  • 5:45 p.m – 6:15 p.m. - Driver Autograph session on the Apron

  • 6:45 p.m. - First Race Post Time

  • 8:00 – 11:00 p.m. - Amy Rose performs

  • 10:15 p.m. - Race 10 - Post Time for the Pepsi North America Cup


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