Field Set For 2023 Pepsi North America Cup

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Published: June 13, 2023 12:40 pm EDT

The field has been finalized with post positions drawn for the 40th edition of the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup, which will headline a star-studded stakes card this Saturday, June 17 at Woodbine Mohawk Park.

Post positions were drawn on Tuesday afternoon at a press conference at Mohawk Park. Three-year-old pacers Christchurch, Confederate, Fulton and Its My Show won their respective North America Cup eliminations last Saturday and earned the opportunity to draw for posts two through six in the 10-horse field. After the elimination winners received their posts, the remaining horses and post positions were drawn.

Trainers and drivers at the 2023 North America Cup post draw

The complete field is listed below in post position order.

$1 million Pepsi North America Cup

Post - Horse - Driver - Trainer

1. Moment Is Here - Daniel Dube - Bob McIntosh

2. Its My Show - Scott Zeron - Linda Toscano

3. Christchurch - Todd McCarthy - Nancy Takter

4. Fulton - Dexter Dunn - Linda Toscano

5. Confederate - Tim Tetrick - Brett Pelling

6. Voukefalas - Jordan Stratton - Michael Russo

7. Lyons Surfing - Andrew McCarthy - Jim King Jr.

8. Redwood Hanover - James MacDonald - Anthony Beaton

9. Save America - Yannick Gingras - Nancy Takter

10. Ammo - David Miller - Joe Holloway

AE. Hungry Angel Boy - Todd McCarthy - Tony Alagna

Post time for Saturday's 13-race card at Mohawk is 6:30 p.m. EDT. The North America Cup will go as Race 11, with an approximate post time of 10:40 p.m. The Cup will be broadcast on TSN3 with race coverage starting at 10 p.m. The lucrative undercard will include the $420,000 Fan Hanover Stakes for three-year-old pacing fillies, the $305,000 Roses Are Red Stakes for older pacing mares, the $250,000 Goodtimes Stakes for three-year-old trotting colts and the $210,000 Armbro Flight Stakes for older trotting mares.

To view Saturday's complete entries, click one of the following links: Saturday Entries - Woodbine Mohawk Park || Program Pages (courtesy TrackIT).

A replay of the post position draw is available below.




I think there's a very good chance that Mohawk could set an alltime-record handle on Saturday. The Meadowlands is running what is probably the worst Saturday night racecard in its history that night. Seven of the 13 races are for amateur drivers, the "feature," if you can even call it that, is for nw10000L4, and the highest purse of the night ($18,000) is less than the lowest purse on Saturday ($19,000) at Mohawk.

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