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Fifty-Eight Nominated To NA Cup

Published: March 2, 2016 1:59 pm ET

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On Wednesday, March 2, the Woodbine Entertainment Group announced that 58 three-year-old pacers have been nominated to the 33rd edition of the Pepsi North America Cup.

The $1 million Pepsi North America Cup, the richest race in Canadian harness racing, will be contested on Saturday, June 18 at Mohawk Racetrack.

The group of 58 eligibles is led by O’Brien Award winner Control The Moment. The Brad Maxwell trainee won eight of nine starts as a rookie, including the $685,000 Metro Pace, for earnings of $461,457.

Control The Moment sports a sub-1:50 lifetime mark, as he captured the Metro Pace in 1:49.4.

Dan Patch Award winner Boston Red Rocks also headlines the list of nominees. The Steve Elliott trainee finished off his two-year-old campaign with victories in the Breeders Crown at Woodbine Racetrack and the Governor’s Cup at the Meadowlands Racetrack.

Boston Red Rocks, who banked $669,918 in purses, won four of nine starts and never finished off the board.

Ontario Sires Stakes stars Betting Line (1:51.4 - $540,422), Nvestment Bluechip (1:51.1 - $367,153) and Voracity (1:51.2 - $298,769) are all eligible to the ‘Cup,’ while New York Sire Stakes champion Travel Playlist (1:49.2 - $252,868) is also one of the 58 nominees.

Sustaining payments to the Pepsi North America Cup are due March 15, April 15 and May 16. Eliminations for the Pepsi North America Cup are scheduled for Saturday, June 11.

Nominations have also been collected for several major WEG stakes events.

World champion Southwind Frank headlines a group of 77 three-year-old trotters nominated to the $700,000 Canadian Trotting Classic.

O’Brien Award winner Caprice Hill and Dan Patch Award winner Broadway Donna are two of 98 three-year-old trotting fillies nominated to the $400,000 Elegantimage.

Superstar pacing fillies L A Delight and Pure Country lead a group of 63 nominees to the $480,000 Fan Hanover for three-year-old pacing fillies.

The nominations are also in for the two-year-old Fall Four Stakes.

The $565,000 Governor’s Cup for two-year-old pacers has attracted 199 nominees, while 200 two-year-old pacing fillies have been nominated to the $425,000 Three Diamonds.

The $525,000 Valley Victory for two-year-old trotters received 185 nominations, while 184 two-year-old trotting fillies compile the list of nominees to the $465,000 Goldsmith Maid.

To view the full list of nominees to these WEG stakes events and more, click here.

The list of nominees to the Ontario Standardbred Alliance’s stakes events, including the Confederation Cup and Battle of Waterloo, can also be found by clicking the above link.

The full list of nominees to the Pepsi North America Cup appears below.

ALL THE COOKIES
AMERICAN PASSPORT
ARSENIC

BEAST MODE
BETTING LINE
BETTOR MEMORIES
BIG TOP HANOVER
BOSTON RED ROCKS
BROOKDALE SONNY

CHECK SIX
CONTROL THE MOMENT
CRUISE PATROL

DO OVER HANOVER
DR J HANOVER
DREAMFAIR MESA

EASY LOVER HANOVER

FANCOURT
FLAHERTY

GOOD LIVING

HIGHLANDBEACHYCOVE

IDEAL ROCKY
IM SOME GRADUATE
INSPIRATION VIEW

JDS CHANCEY DESIGN

KATIES ROCKER
KOKANEE SEELSTER

LYONS SNYDER

MACS STAR
MAGNUM J
MAJOR HILL
MANHATTAN BEACH
MAX IS BACK
MICHAELS VICTORY
MINDTRIP
MYSTICAL ROCK

NEW TALENT
NOCTURNAL BLUECHIP
NVESTMENT BLUECHIP

PERSEVERANT
PRETTY BOY HILL

RACING HILL
REAL KID
ROCK POWER
ROLLAROUNDTHEWORLD

SANTAFES PRINCE
SOME GOLD
STONEBRIDGE BEACH
SUTTON SEELSTER

TAP INTO POWER
THE CATAMOUNT KID
THINK ON IT
TOM HILL
TOTALLY GREAT
TRAVEL PLAYLIST

UNCLE NICKY

VORACITY

WICHITA LINEMAN
WORTHY ART

Number of nominees: 58

(WEG)


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