MILTON, May 29, 2018 – The Pepsi North America Cup is nearly here and a total of 55 three-year-old pacers are eligible to be entered in the eliminations scheduled for Saturday, June 9 at Woodbine Mohawk Park.
The final sustaining payment for Canada’s richest harness race was due May 15 and payments for 55 of the previously 70 eligible sophomores were submitted.
This year’s Pepsi North America Cup originally attracted 90 nominations.
Award-winners Lost In Time and Stay Hungry remain eligible after being the pre-season favourites following outstanding rookie campaigns.
The list of 55 also includes Courtly Choice, who is currently the fastest three-year-old in North America following a 1:48.4 victory Monday at Vernon Downs, and Lather Up, who was a dominant winner last Saturday at Woodbine Mohawk Park in 1:49.1.
Many of the eligible three-year-old pacers will get one final start in preparation for the eliminations in this Saturday’s Somebeachsomewhere Stakes at Woodbine Mohawk Park.
Each elimination on June 9 will go for a purse of $50,000 and the top finishers will advance to the $1 million final on Saturday, June 16.
Here is the full list of remaining eligible horses to this year’s Pepsi North America Cup.
BABES DIG ME
BIG TALKING MAN
CASIMIR RICHIE P
GD WESTERN JOE
LOST IN TIME
ODDS ON LAUDERDALE
SEEING EYE SINGLE
ST LADS NEPTUNE
TWIN B TUFFENUFF
WHEN YOU DANCE