67 nominated to 41st North America Cup

67 nominated to 41st North America Cup

MILTON, March 12, 2024 – Woodbine Entertainment today announced 67 three-year-old pacers have been nominated to this year’s $1 million North America Cup at Woodbine Mohawk Park.

This year’s North America Cup, scheduled for Saturday, June 15, will be the 41st edition of Canada’s most prestigious harness race.

A total of 67 sophomore pacers have been nominated to this year’s event. That number is down from the 13-year high of 86 nominees last year and up from 61 nominees in 2022.

Local stars Legendary Hanover and Captains Quarters are two of the headliners from the nominations. Legendary Hanover narrowly defeated Captains Quarters in O’Brien Award voting for 2023 Two-Year-Old Pacing Colt of the Year.

Legendary Hanover won six of nine starts last season, including victories in the Champlain, Nassagaweya and Dream Maker. Captains Quarters made just five starts, finishing top-three in all and posting two wins, including defeating his rival ‘Legendary’ in the rich $970,000 Metro Pace.

Another standout nominee is Dan Patch Award winner Captain Albano, who won seven of nine starts, including the Pennsylvania Sires Stakes Championship. His season was capped off by a runner-up finish in the Breeders Crown to Gem Quality, who is also nominated to the Cup.

The list of Cup nominees also includes Storm Shadow (Ontario Sires Stakes Super Final winner), Captain Luke (Governor’s Cup winner), Better Is Nice (Kentucky Sires Stakes champion) and Clever Cody (Ohio Sires Stakes champion).

The first sustaining payment for this year’s North America Cup is due this Friday (March 15). Additional sustaining payments will follow on April 15 and May 15. The eliminations are scheduled for Saturday, June 8.

The full list of Cup nominees is available below. To view the eligible horses for all of Woodbine’s 2024 major Standardbred stakes, click here.

A CLASS YANKEE
​ALWAYS A THRILL
​AT EASE HANOVER
​BEST DAY
​BETTER IS NICE
​BOLD SPIRIT
​BOOMING ECONOMY
​CALICOJACK HANOVER
​CAPTAIN ALBANO
​CAPTAIN FEAR NOT
​CAPTAIN LUKE
​CAPTAINS QUARTERS
​CENTURY KOMODO
​CHAIN GANG
​CHESTERMAN
​CLEVER CODY
​COURTSHIP
​CRUSH KILL DESTROY
​CUPID SHUFFLE
​DO BETTER
​DO MISCHIEF
​ENFORCER
​FUNTIME BAYAMA
​GEM QUALITY
​HONOLULU VACATION
​HUGH HESTON
​HUNDRED DOLLAR MAN
​IM A CAPTAIN
​ITS SATURDAY NIGHT
​IVY PARK
​JANELLE GRANNY
​LEGENDARY HANOVER
​LIKE A GLOVE
​LOUS WORLD
​LOU VUITTON
​LYONS BENJAMIN
​MAGNIFICO HANOVER
​MANHAWK
​MAXIM HANOVER
​MIKI RAY
​MINETT
​MIRAGE HANOVER
​NATURAL HISTORY
​NEWSROOM
​NIJINSKY
​NUCLEAR
​NUMBER CRUNCHER
​REMEMBER THE ALAMO
​ROSE RUN ZEKE
​SINATRA HANOVER
​SPECIAL MENU
​SPY CRAFT
​STAT THAT
​STORM SHADOW
​SUDDEN IMPACT
​SUPPLEMENTAL FEE
​THE DRAGON REBORN
​T H MCMURRY
​TOTAL STRANGER
​TROPHY TAKER
​TWIN B LOUDACRIS
​UNRIVALED HANOVER
​VANDIEMEN BLUECHIP
​VINCENDI BLUE CHIP
​WALLACE HARTLEY
​WISHYOUWELL
​ZEPPOLE HANOVER

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Captains Quarters and Jody Jamieson winning the 2023 Metro Pace. (New Image Media)
Captains Quarters and Jody Jamieson winning the 2023 Metro Pace. (New Image Media)
Mark McKelvie
Mark McKelvie Sr. Manager Communications, Woodbine Entertainment

 

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