August 22, 2014

Premier Wynne Attends North America Cup, Congratulates WEG And Mohawk

Premier of Ontario Kathleen Wynne was on hand at Mohawk Racetrack on Saturday night for the 30th edition of the North America Cup, and made two special presentations.

“I want to congratulate Mohawk on 50 years of good, strong industry in the province and I want to say that the reason I’m here is because I want us to have a strong horse racing industry in the province of Ontario,” said Wynne. “I am going to do everything in my power to make sure that we can have a horse racing industry that’s strong for years and years to come. Another 50 years for Mohawk!”

Wynne presented Woodbine Entertainment Group CEO Nick Eaves with two certificates from the province of Ontario, congratulating WEG for 50 years of harness racing at Mohawk and for 30 years of conducting the prestigious North America Cup .

Wynne then concluded with an address to the horse racing industry.

“I want to work with you, I look forward to – as I say – many, many more years of a strong horse racing industry in Ontario.”

Prior to the presentation, Wynne took time to talk to horsemen in the paddock and on the tarmac in front of the grandstand.

(Standardbred Canada)

WEG and The Canadian Sportsman Team Up For North America Cup Program Handicapping Supplement

Woodbine Entertainment Group and The Canadian Sportsman magazine have collaborated on a special 8-page handicapping supplement to the North America Cup program on June 16th at Mohawk Racetrack.

For a look at the insights and advice therein, click here.

North America Cup for 2012 Has 76 Nominees

 

An impressive group of 76 horses have been nominated to the 29th edition of the $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup, one of harness racing’s most prestigious events, set for Saturday, June 16 at Mohawk Racetrack.

Headlining this year’s group of nominees is 2011 O’Brien Award two-year-old champion Warrawee Needy. The Carl Jamieson-trainee won nine of 12 races, with $535,000 earned in his rookie season.

Sweet Lou, the 2011 Breeders Crown champion and fastest two-year-old in history courtesy of his 1:49 speed badge, is also on the list and is one of the early favourites for the race. A Rocknroll Dance, the richest two-year-old pacing colt on the continent in 2011 with $858,961 in earnings, is also nominated.

Also named is Simply Business, who rocketed to a 1:50.1 mark at Mohawk Racetrack, when  capturing the highly regarded $1 million Metro Pace.

The Pepsi North America Cup eliminations are set for Saturday, June 9. Sustaining payments will be due on March 15, April 15 and May 15.

All the latest news on the race will be available at www.NorthAmericaCup.com.

The complete list of this year’s Pepsi NA Cup eligibles are listed below:

A ROCKNROLL DANCE
AAHM A GESTURE
ADKINS HANOVER
ALLSTAR LEGEND
AMERICAN GI
ARTS IDEAL HANOVER
ASTOR
ATTA BOY DAN
BEST EARS
BESTJETYET
BETTORS EDGE
CATCH THAT ANGEL
COACH CAL
COLD HEARTED SHARK
COLLEGE MAJOR
COWBOY CODY
D TERMINATA
DAPPER DUDE
DICKEY O
DODGER HANOVER
EASY AGAIN
ESCAPE THE NEWS
FUTURE PLANS
GABLE BLUE CHIP
HILLBILLY HANOVER
HIT THE FAN
HOPE BLUE CHIP
HURRIKANE KINGCOLE
I FOUGHT DALAW
I LIKE DREAMIN
IDEAL ROMANCE
JOSHUA MY BOY
LIFEIMITTATESART
LONG FIGHT HANOVER
LUCKY LIME
LYONS JOSEPHJNR
MACHAPELO
MAJOR BOMBAY
MANCHURIAN
MCERLEAN
MEL MARA
MICHAELS POWER
MUDSLIDE
MYBROTHERGEORGE
ONE LUCKY DRAGON
ONTHECLOCK HANOVER
PANSATIONAL
PANTHER HANOVER
PET ROCK
PRIVATE JET
RACING ROCKY
ROCKWEILLER
SCREEN THE CALL
SECRETSOFTHEKNIGHT
SHAKERATTLENROCK
SIMPLY BUSINESS
SING FOR ME GEORGE
SOCIAL NETWORK
SPECIAL BLEND
SPEED AGAIN
SPINARAMA
STARE DOWN
STATE TREASURER
SWEET LOU
TAKE A WALK
TERRORIST ALERT
THE DRAGON
THE GOAT
THINKING OUT LOUD
THUNDER STEELER
TIME TO ROLL
TWIN B WRANGLER
WARRAWEE NEEDY
WHATS WHAT HANOVER
WINDSUN COINTREAU
ZALL GOOD

 

(Courtesy of  WEG)