April 24, 2014

Sweet Lou Tops Hopefuls For Pepsi North America Cup

The connections of 53 three-year-old pacing colts made the April 15
sustaining payment to this year’s $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup to
remain eligible to contest North America’s richest race for pacers.

Headlining this year’s talented group is Sweet Lou, who became the fastest
two-year-old in history with his 1:49 world-record performance in last year’s
Breeders Crown.

The son of Yankee Cruiser has lifetime earnings of $688,117 for trainer Ron
Burke and owners Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi, Larry Karr and Phillip
Collura.

The Pepsi North America Cup eliminations are set for Saturday, June 9, with
the final slated for Saturday, June 16 at Mohawk.

Remaining NA Cup Eligibles

A Rocknroll Dance
Aahm A Gesture
Adkins Hanover
Allstar
Legend
American Gi
Atta Boy Dan
Bettors Edge
Coach Cal
Cold
Hearted Shark
College Major
D Terminata
Dapper Dude
Easy
Again
Escape The News
Future Plans
Gable Blue Chip
Hillbilly
Hanover
Hope Blue Chip
Hurrikane Kingcole
I Fought Dalaw
I Like
Dreamin
Ideal Romance
Lucky Lime
Major Bombay
Mcerlean
Mel
Mara
Michaels Power
Mudslide
Mybrothergeorge
One Lucky
Dragon
Ontheclock Hanover
Pansational
Panther Hanover
Papa
Ray
Pet Rock
Private Jet
Racing
Rocky
Rockweiller
Secretsoftheknight
Shakerattlenrock
Simply
Business
Sing For Me George
Special Blend
Speed
Again
Spinarama
State Treasurer
Sweet Lou
Terrorist
Alert
Thinking Out Loud
Time To Roll
Warrawee Needy
Windsun
Cointreau
Zall Good

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)