Canada's N.A. Cup Night Connections

Harness racing at Woodbine Mohawk Park
Published: June 18, 2022 12:45 am EDT

Harness racing's top Standardbreds will converge at Woodbine Mohawk Park for North America Cup Night on Saturday, with Canada well represented throughout the lucrative Grand Circuit stakes program.

The following list breaks down the current Canadian-based drivers, trainers, owners, breeders and/or sires represented in the Grand Circuit races presented on North America Cup Night.

Additionally, the program includes a number of Canadians now based in the United States -- including driver Yannick Gingras, trainers Jim Campbell and Tim Twaddle, and owners Robert Leblanc and Herb Liverman.

$251,000 Goodtimes Trot (Race 7)

  • #1 Archery Seelster - driver Bob McClure of Rockwood, Ont.; trainer and co-owner Marcel Barrieau of Cambridge, Ont.; co-owner Gestion Mastel Inc. of Longueil, Que.; breeder Seelster Farms of Lucan, Ont.; sire Wheeling N Dealin (Ontario)
  • #2 Duly Resolved - driver Paul MacDonell of Guelph, Ont.; trainer John Bax of Campbellville, Ont.; co-owners Bax Stable of Campbellville, Ont., Don Allensen of Wyoming, Ont. and Gaelic Stable of Sharon, Ont. (with David Hudson of Dallas, Texas); sire Resolve (Ontario)
  • #3 Gigondas - owner Brad Grant of Milton, Ont.
  • #5 Twin B Archie - driver James MacDonald of Guelph, Ont.; trainer and co-owner Scott McEneny of Puslinch, Ont.; co-owners Domenic Chiaravalle of  Hamilton, Ont., Floyd Marshall of Jarvis, Ont., and Martwest Racing Stable of Mississauga, Ont.; sire Archangel (Ontario)
  • #6 Southwind Domino - driver Louis-Philippe Roy of Mississauga, Ont.; trainer Desiree Jones of Cambridge, Ont.; owner Gino Toscani of Mount Hope, Ont.
  • #7 - Pretender - co-owner and co-breeder John Fielding of Scarborough, Ont. (partners with Caviart Farm of Vienna, Virginia, Herb Liverman of Miami Beach, Florida and Joyce McClelland of Zanesville, Ohio)
  • #8 Looks Like Moni - co-owners and co-breeders Marvin Katz of Toronto, Ont. and Al Libfeld of Pickering, Ont. (with Brittany Farms of Versailles, Kentucky)
  • #9 World At War Deo - driver Jody Jamieson of Guelph, Ont.; trainer David Menary of Cambridge, Ont.; co-owners Steve Heimbecker of Waterloo, Ont., Michael Guerriero of Brampton, Ont. and Menary Racing Inc. of Rockton, Ont. (with Blue Chip Bloodstock Inc, Wallkill, New York)
  • #10 Testing Testing - breeder Warrawee Farm of Rockwood, Ont.

$401,000 Fan Hanover Stakes (Race 8)

  • #2 Prohibition Legal - driver James MacDonald; trainer Nick Gallucci of Stouffville, Ont.; owner and breeder Millar Farms of Stouffville, Ont.; sire Big Jim (Ontario)
  • #4 Silver Label - trainer Nick Gallucci; owner and breeder Millar Farm; sire Bettors Delight (Ontario)
  • #5 Lyons Serenity - driver Bob McClure; owner Threelyonsracing of Brantford, Ont.
  • #7 - Queen Of Success - co-breeder Marvin Katz (with Brittany Farms)
  • #9 - Boudoir Hanover - co-owner Daniel Plouffe of Bromont, Que. - as part of D Plouffe And S Head (partners with Riverview Racing of Boynton Beach, Florida, Alagna Racing of Jackson, New Jersey and Caviart Farms)
  • #10 Free To Be Me - driver Louis-Philippe Roy; trainer Brian Lee of Orangeville, Ont.; owners Saulsbrook Stables of Windsor, Ont., Michael McKenzie of Newport, N.S. and Edward Gorc of Sudbury, Ont.

$211,000 Armbro Flight Stakes (Race 9)

  • #4 Amazone Duharas - trainer Denis Gueriel of Dunham, Que.; owner and breeder Haras De L Estrie Inc. of Dunham, Que. 
  • #6 HP Mama B - driver Sylvain Filion of Milton, Ont.; trainer and breeder Ben Baillargeon of Guelph, Ont.; owners Guylaine Picard of Guelph, Ont. and Celine Paquin of Ayers Cliff, Que.; sire Royalty For Life (Ontario)
  • #7 Atlanta - co-owner Brad Grant (with Crawford Farms Racing of Syracuse, New York and Howard Taylor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
  • #8 Royalty Deal - driver Louis-Philippe Roy; trainer Clark Beelby of Campbellville, Ont.; owner Coyote Wynd Farms of Vancouver, B.C.; breeder Stan Klemencic of Trenton, Ont.; sire Royalty For Life (Ontario)
  • #9 Herculisa - driver James MacDonald
  • #10 Hey Livvy - driver and co-owner Trevor Henry of Arthur, Ont.; trainer and co-owner Jeff Gillis of Fergus, Ont. (partners with Blue Chip Bloodstock of Wallkill, New York and Ellen Ott of Buffalo, New York)

$315,000 Roses Are Red Stakes (Race 10)

  • #1 So Much More - driver James MacDonald; trainer and co-owner Don Beatson of Granton, Ont.; co-owners Kenneth Beatson of Palgrave, Ont. and Cole England of Exeter, Ont.; breeders Doug MacPhee of New Haven, P.E.I., sire Big Jim (Ontario)
  • $3 Lyons Sentinel - owner Threelyonsracing
  • #4 Lit De Rose - driver Louis-Philippe Roy; trainer Richard Moreau of Puslinch, Ont.; owner and breeders Guy Corbeil of Mirabel, Que.; sire Leader Bayama (Ontario)
  • #5 Dabarndawgswatchin - driver Jody Jamieson; trainer David Menary; owners and breeders Julie Ferguson of Greely, Ont. and Lloyd Stone of Portland, Ont.; sire Hes Watching (Ontario)
  • #7 Awesome Hill - driver Trevor Henry; trainer Chantal Mitchell of Waterdown, Ont.; owner Tom Hill of Hamilton, Ont.; sire Sunshine Beach (Ontario)
  • # 9 Gias Surreal - driver Bob McClure, trainer Don Lindsey of Fergus, Ont.
  • #10 - Amazing Dream N - sire Bettors Delight (Ontario)

$1 million Pepsi North America Cup (Race 11)

  • #3 Ron - driver Jody Jamieson; trainer James 'Friday' Dean of Guelph, Ont.; owners Wilma and James MacKenzie of Ennismore, Ont.; sire Sportswriter (Ontario)
  • #4 Beach Glass - trainer Brent MacGrath of Bible Hill, N.S.; owners and breeders Schooner II Stable of Truro, N.S.
  • #8 Kolby Two Step - driver James MacDonald; trainer and co-owner Tim Gillespie of Grafton, Ont.; co-owner Jason Churchill of Colborne, Ont.; sire Betterthancheddar (Ontario)
  • #9 Frozen Hanover - driver Louis-Philippe Roy; trainer Luc Blais of Campbellville, Ont.; owner Determination of Montreal, Que.

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