2021 North America Cup Card Coverage

Published: September 11, 2021 05:22 pm EDT

The September to remember at Woodbine Mohawk Park continued on Saturday (Sept. 11) with a program that featured more than $3 million in purses in several sought-after stakes events, highlighted by Canadian harness racing's richest pacing event, the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup.

Saturday’s jam-packed stakes card also included the $392,000 Peaceful Way final for two-year-old trotting fillies, the $240,000 Goodtimes for three-year-old trotters, the $425,000 Fan Hanover final for three-year-old pacing fillies, the $640,000 William Wellwood Memorial for two-year-old trotters and two divisions of the Champlain for two-year-old pacers as well as a $40,000 Open Handicap Pace and $50,000 Three-Year-Old Open Pace.

Trot Insider provided live coverage of the stakes events, and those recaps and replays follow.

Desperate Man Wins The 2021 North America Cup

With numerous runner-up efforts and finishes behind heavy favourite Bulldog Hanover on his card, Desperate Man avenged his defeat in the Pepsi North America Cup elimination to down his provincial rival and take top crown in the $1 million final on Saturday (Sept. 11) at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

King Of The North Lands Golden Ticket

The road to the 2021 Mohawk Million winner's circle now goes through King Of The North, the first horse officially entered in the million-dollar event by virtue of his victory in the $640,000 William Wellwood Memorial for two-year-old trotters on Saturday (Sept. 11) at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

Fire Start Hanover Monstrous In Fan Hanover

Fire Start Hanover is harness racing's newest millionaire after a dazzling effort in the 2021 Fan Hanover Final for three-year-old pacing fillies on Saturday (Sept. 11) at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

Fashion Frenzie Fires In Goodtimes Final

A backstretch sweep to the lead by Fashion Frenzie proved the winning move in the breeze of the Saturday (Sept. 11) card at Woodbine Mohawk Park as the elimination winner scored a 1:53.2 victory in the $240,000 Goodtimes Final....read on

Venerable Stays Perfect In Peaceful Way

Is she the best two-year-old trotter in North America? Venerable might have the chance to prove it in a few weeks time if her connections give the undefeated filly a shot against the boys in the 2021 Mohawk Million....read on

Stonebridge Helios, Silver Label Dominate Champlains

Odds-on favourites Stonebridge Helios and Silver Label served notice to their competition, each going powerful miles to win their respective divisions of the Champlain Stakes on Saturday (Sept. 11) at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

Powertrain Powerful In Open Pace

Give full marks to pacing colt Powertrain, who wasn't North America Cup-eligible but certainly showed he belongs with those colts with a dazzling mile in a $50,000 Three-Year-Old Open Pace contested on the 2021 Pepsi North America Cup undercard....read on

Warrawee Vital Vicious In Open Pace

Track-record holder Warrawee Vital braved the stretch headwinds at the start and to the finish to post a front-stepping victory in the $40,000 Open Handicap Pace on Saturday (Sept. 11) at Woodbine Mohawk Park....read on

For the results from Saturday's stellar card of harness racing, click the following link: Saturday Results - Woodbine Mohawk Park.

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