MILTON, April 2, 2018 – Only four horses dropped off the eligibility list for this year’s $1 million Pepsi North America Cup following the first sustaining payment on March 15.
A total of 79 three-year-olds pacers were originally nominated to this year’s edition of the Pepsi North America Cup and now 75 remain eligible heading towards the next sustaining payment (April 15).
Award-winners Stay Hungry and Lost In Time continue to headline the group of eligible sophomores.
Stay Hungry, who is trained by Tony Alagna, captured the O’Brien Award as Canada’s top two-year-old pacing colt after a rookie season that saw him win six of nine starts, including the $600,000 Breeders Crown, and banked $557,088 for owners Brad Grant and Irwin Samelman.
Lost In Time, who is trained by Jimmy Takter, won the $816,000 Metro Pace and $411,700 Governor’s Cup during his two-year-old campaign and finished five for nine with $687,432 earned. He was named the Dan Patch Award winner as top rookie pacing colt in the US.
Lost In Time enters his three-year-old season racing for Diamond Creek Racing, J And T Silva Stables LLC, William Rufenacht, Scott Robinson’s Team S Racing Stable and professional wrestling legend Ric Flair.
Other notable Pepsi North America Cup eligible three-year-olds include Shnitzledosomethin ($355,337), Pedro Hanover ($348,784), Hayden Hanover ($324,840) and Closing Statement ($286,281).
The $1 million Pepsi North America Cup is scheduled for Saturday, June 16 at Woodbine Mohawk Park in Campbellville, Ontario.
The Woodbine Standardbred Race Office has compiled and provided the full lists of eligible horses (following March 15) for all of Woodbine’s stakes events in 2018.
To view the Woodbine stakes eligible horses, click here.
The next sustaining payment for the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup and all Woodbine major stakes is Sunday, April 15.
Owners, trainers and all horsepeople can find full Woodbine stakes information and more by clicking here.
Here is the group of 75 three-year-old pacers still eligible to the Pepsi North America Cup following the first sustaining payment (March 15):
ALWAYS BET DE GREY
BABES DIG ME
BIG TALKING MAN
CAM I AM
CASIMIR RICHIE P
GD WESTERN JOE
LOST IN TIME
MISTER MOJO RISIN
ODDS ON LAUDERDALE
PHIL THE THRILL
SEEING EYE SINGLE
ST LADS NEPTUNE
THOMAS B HANOVER
TWIN B TUFFENUFF
WHEN YOU DANCE
Total Nominated: 79
Horses Sustained (After March 15): 75