Major US Stars Commit To World Cup

Published: August 20, 2008 05:20 pm EDT

Reports from Australia state that two of North America's best open pacers will head downunder next year to compete in two million-dollar events.

NSW Harness Racing Club chief executive John Dumesny told the Courier Mail that the owners of Mister Big and Artistic Fella "had signed a memorandum of understanding" to race in the Inter-Dominion and the first-ever World Cup, the brainchild of businessman Kevin Seymour.

The two events would not conflict with any major North American stakes as the Inter-Dominion - a 2,600 metre race - is slated for March 28, 2009 and the one-mile World Cup will be contested one month later on April 26.

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