40th Pepsi North America Cup attracts 33 entrants

40th Pepsi North America Cup attracts 33 entrants

MILTON, June 6, 2023 – The entry box for the 40th Pepsi North America Cup closed Tuesday morning with 33 three-year-old pacers entered, the highest number since 2009.

For the first time since 2009, a total of four elimination races will be needed to determine the field for the Pepsi North America Cup final. The four $50,000 eliminations will take place this Saturday at Woodbine Mohawk Park.

The top-two finishers from each elimination, plus two third-place finishers drawn by lot, will advance to the $1 million final on Saturday, June 17.

The draw for Saturday’s eliminations will be released later this afternoon.

Below are the horses entered (in alphabetical order) for this year’s Pepsi North America Cup:

Ace Of Aces – Trainer: Shawn Steacy

Act Fast – Trainer: Ron Burke

Ammo – Trainer: Joe Holloway

Annapolis Hanover – Trainer: Mitchell York

Ants Marching – Trainer: Nancy Takter

Bamboozler – Trainer: Virgil Morgan Jr.

Cant Stop Lou – Trainer: Ron Burke

Christchurch – Trainer: Nancy Takter

Combustion – Trainer: Brett Pelling

Confederate – Trainer: Brett Pelling

Dupree Hanover – Trainer: Tony Alagna

El Rey – Trainer: Tony Alagna

Ervin Hanover – Trainer: Ron Burke

Fulton – Trainer: Linda Toscano

Gung Ho – Trainer: Amanda Fine

Hungry Angel Boy – Trainer: Tony Alagna

Hungry Man – Trainer: Tony Alagna

Its My Show – Trainer: Linda Toscano

Just Bet It All – Trainer: Per Engblom

Kopi Luwak – Trainer: Tony Alagna

Loubet – Trainer: Ron Burke

Lyons Surfing – Trainer: Jim King Jr.

Moment Is Here – Trainer: Bob McIntosh

Racing Rampage – Trainer: Darren Dowler

Redwood Hanover – Trainer: Anthony Beaton

Save America – Trainer: Nancy Takter

Seven Colors – Trainer: Brian Brown

Stockade Seelster – Trainer: Dr. Ian Moore

Stormalong – Trainer: Tony Alagna

Tip Top Cat – Trainer: Ron Burke

Vici – Trainer: Brett Pelling

Voukefalas – Trainer: Michael Russo

Write Me A Rose – Trainer: Kyle Fellows


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Woodbine Entertainment is the largest horse racing operator in Canada, with Thoroughbred horse racing at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, and Standardbred horse racing at Woodbine Mohawk Park in Milton. Woodbine Entertaiment also owns and operates HPIbet, Canada’s only betting platform dedicated to horse racing. Woodbine and Mohawk Park are host to several world-class racing events including The King’s Plate, three Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series races, and the Pepsi North America Cup. Run without share capital, Woodbine Entertainment has a mandate to financially invest all profit back into the horse racing industry and the 25,000 jobs it supports across Ontario.   

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