Road to the Pepsi North America Cup - June 3, 2022

Road to the Pepsi North America Cup - June 3, 2022

MILTON, June 3, 2022 – With Canada’s most prestigious harness race just over two weeks away, Woodbine today released its latest ‘Road to the Pepsi North America Cup’.

Woodbine’s Mark McKelvie has provided his latest ranking of the top contenders for the $1 million race. Eliminations for the ‘Cup’ are scheduled for Saturday, June 11, while the final will take place on Saturday, June 18.

This Saturday’s Somebeachsomewhere Stakes is the final prep race for the Pepsi North America Cup. A pair of $80,000-plus divisions will be contested and include top contenders Pebble Beach, Stonebridge Helios, Beach Glass and Greatest Ending,

General admission tickets are now on sale during live racing at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Admission is $10. Guests 17-years-old and under receive free admission.

Road to the Pepsi North America Cup – Top 10 (June 3, 2022)

1. Pebble Beach (Sire: Downbytheseaside – Ohio)

Owners: Patricia Stable, Joe Sbrocco, Country Club Acres Inc, and Laexpressfoderadeovolente
​Trainer: Noel Daley
​Driver: Todd McCarthy

2022: 1-0-1-0, $5,000, 1:51.1Q (Meadowlands)
​2021: 11-7-2-2, $361,250, 1:48.4 (Red Mile)

Next Race: Saturday – Woodbine Mohawk Park (Race 2)

2. Stonebridge Helios (Sire: Sunshine Beach – Ontario)

Owners: John Fleischman, Angie Stiller, and John Pentland
​Trainer: John Pentland
​Driver: Bob McClure

2022: 2-2-0-0, $73,800, 1:50.3 (Woodbine Mohawk Park)
​2021: 7-4-2-1, $295,710, 1:51.4 (Woodbine Mohawk Park)

Next Race: Saturday – Woodbine Mohawk Park (Race 8)

3. Night Hawk (Sire: Betting Line – Pennsylvania)

Owners: Acadia Farms Inc., Joe Sbrocco, In The Gym Partners, and Leeman Lombardo Stable
​Trainer: Brian Brown
​Drivers: David Miller

2022: 4-3-1-0, $61,087, 1:48.4 (Pocono)
​2021: 2-2-0-0, $54,219, 1:52 (Philadelphia)

Next Race: Not Entered

4. Gulf Shores (Sire: Downbytheseaside – Ohio)

Owners: Country Club Acres Inc, Crossover Racing, and Wingfield Brothers LLC.
​Trainer: Brian Brown
​Drivers: Yannick Gingras, David Miller, Ronnie Wrenn Jr.

2022: 0-0-0-0, $0, 1:52.4Q (Scioto)
​2021: 10-6-3-0, $493,967, 1:51.3 (Scioto)

Next Race: Saturday – Scioto Downs (Race 10)

5. I Did It Myway (Sire: Captaintreacherous – Pennsylvania)

Owners: Country Club Acres Inc, Joe Sbrocco, Don Latore, and Alagna And Fodera Racing
​Trainer: Tony Alagna
​Drivers: Tim Tetrick

2022: 2-1-0-0, $9,250, 1:50.2 (Philadelphia)
​2021: 8-5-0-1, $138,658, 1:50.3 (Red Mile)

Next Race: Not Entered

6. Beach Glass (Sire: Somebeachsomewhere – Pennsylvania)

Owners: Schooner II Stable
​Trainer: Brent MacGrath
​Driver: Paul MacDonell

2022: 0-0-0-0, $0
​2021: 5-3-1-0, $35,750, 1:51.1 (Woodbine Mohawk Park)

Next Race: Saturday – Woodbine Mohawk Park (Race 6)

7. Greatest Ending (Sire: Somebeachsomewhere – Pennsylvania)

Owner: Reginald Petitpas
​Trainer: Dr. Ian Moore
​Drivers: James MacDonald

2022: 2-2-0-0, $44,289, 1:51.2 (Meadows)
​2021: 5-1-4-0, $23,000, 1:55.1Q (Woodbine Mohawk Park)

Next Race: Saturday – Woodbine Mohawk Park (Race 6)

8. Market Based (Sire: Sweet Lou – Pennsylvania)

Owners: Chuck Pompey, Edwin J. Gold, H And M Taylor Stable
​Trainer: Nancy Takter
​Driver: Dexter Dunn

2022: 3-2-0-0, $38,193, 1:50.2 (Pocono)
​2021: 13-4-1-1, $235,911

Next Race: Not Entered

9. Bob Loblaw (Sire: Sunshine Beach – Ontario)

Owners: Ken Middleton Jr., David Walls, James Grant, and Starting Centre Stables
​Trainer: Ken Middleton Jr.
​Driver: Sylvain Filion

2022: 3-1-0-0, $19,680, 1:50.3 (Woodbine Mohawk Park)
​2021: 12-3-0-3, $233,657, 1:52.4 (Woodbine Mohawk Park)

Next Race: Not Entered

10. Ario Hanover (Sire: Captaintreacherous – Pennsylvania)

Owners: Kirk Nichols, Aws Stbs LLC., Joe Sbrocco, and Rich Lombardo Racing LLC.
​Trainer: Brian Brown
​Drivers: David Miller

2022: 5-1-4-0, $39,340, 1:52.4 (Miami Valley)
​2021: 1-0-0-0, $4,417

Next Race: Not Entered

Mark McKelvie
Mark McKelvie Sr. Manager Communications, Woodbine Entertainment


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