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The North America Cup is an annual harness racing event for 3-year-old standardbred pacing horses which is held at Mohawk Raceway in Campbellville, Ontario, Canada.[1] The race replaced the Queen City Pace run from 1964 to 1983. From 1984-1993, the North America Cup was held at Greenwood Raceway and from 1994-2006, the North America Cup was held at Woodbine Entertainment Group's other harness racing venue, Woodbine Racetrack. It is the richest harness race in North America at $1,000,000.[2]

North America Cup
LocationCampbellville, Ontario, Canada
Inaugurated1984
Race typeHarness race for standardbred pacers
WebsiteWoodbine Entertainment Group
Race information
Distance1 mile (1,609 metres or 8 furlongs)
SurfaceDirt
TrackMohawk Raceway
Qualification3 year olds and older
Purse$1,000,000 (2016)

RecordsEdit

Most wins by a driver
Most wins by a trainer
  • 8 – William G. Robinson (1993, 1994, 2002)
Stakes record
  • 1:47 4/5 – Thinking Out Loud (2012) & Betting Line (2016)

North America Cup winnersEdit

Year
Winner
Driver
Trainer
Owner
Time
Purse
2019 Captain Crunch Rick Zeron Nancy Johansson 3 Brothers Stable, Christina Takter, Rojan Stables and Caviart Farms 1:47 1/5 $1,000,000
2018 Lather Up Montrell Teague Clyde Francis Gary and Barbara Iles 1:48 1/5 $1,000,000
2017 Fear the Dragon David Miller Brian Brown Emerald Highlands Farm 1:48 4/5 $1,000,000
2016 Betting Line David Miller Casie Coleman Casie Coleman, Ross Warriner, Steve & Christine Calhoun, Mac Nichol 1:47 4/5 $1,000,000
2015 Wakizashi Hanover Tim Tetrick Joann Looney-King Tri County Stable 1:48 0/0 $1,000,000
2014 JK Endofanera Brian Sears Ron Burke 3 Brothers Stables 1:48 4/5 $1,000,000
2013 Captaintreacherous Tim Tetrick Tony Alagna M. Bell, Brittany Farms, M. Katz, J. Sbrocco, Riverview Farm, M. Parisi 1:48 3/5 $1,000,000
2012 Thinking Out Loud Randy Waples Robert McIntosh Robert McIntosh Stables Inc., C S X Stables, Al McIntosh Holdings Inc. 1:47 4/5 $1,500,000
2011 Up The Credit Jody Jamieson Carl Jamieson Carl Jamieson, Thomas Kyron, Brian Paquet, Joanne Morrison 1:49 3/5 $1,500,000
2010 Sportswriter Mark J. MacDonald Casie Coleman Steve Calhoun 1:48 3/5 $1,500,000
2009 Well Said Ronald Pierce Steve Elliott Jeffrey S. Snyder, Lothlorien Equestrian 1:48 1/5 $1,500,000
2008 Somebeachsomewhere Paul MacDonell Brent MacGrath Brent McGrath, Schooner Stables 1:49 0/0 $1,500,000
2007 Tell All Jody Jamieson Blair Burgess MY Desire Stable 1:50 3/5 $1,500,000
2006 Total Truth Ronald Pierce Brenda Teague Only Money Inc., Teague Inc., 1:49 1/5 $1,500,000
2005 Rocknroll Hanover Brian Sears Brett Pelling Jeffrey S. Snyder, Lothlorien Equestrian 1:49 4/5 $1,500,000
2004 Mantacular Catello Manzi Larry Rathbone M And L of Delaware Inc. 1:51 2/5 $1,629,500
2003 Yankee Cruiser Dean Magee Tim Pinske Brian Pinskie Stable Inc, Nick Barbieri, Pinskie Stables 1:49 3/5 $1,542,500
2002 Red River Hanover Luc Ouellette William Robinson Jeffrey S. Snyder, Lothorien Farms 1:48 4/5 $1,500,000
2001 Bettor's Delight Michel Lachance Scott McEneny John B. Grant 1:50 0/0 $1,148,500
2000 Gallo Blue Chip Daniel Dubé Mark Ford Martin Scharf 1:50 1/5 $1,000,000
1999 The Panderosa John Campbell Brett Pelling Peter Pan Stables Inc. (Robert Glazer) 1:49 4/5 $1,000,000
1998 Straight Path Michel Lachance Shawn Robinson Anthony Delmonte & Antoinette Liberto 1:51 2/5 $1,000,000
1997 Gothic Dream John Campbell Jack Darling Jack Darling Stables, Dan Smith 1:50 4/5 $1,000,000
1996 Arizona Jack John Campbell Gary Machiz Leon & Gary Machiz, Barry Rubenstein Farms 1:55 1/5 $1,000,000
1995 David's Pass John Campbell Brett Pelling RJS Stable 1:52 1/5 $1,000,000
1994 Cam's Card Shark John Campbell William Robinson Jeffrey S. Snyder 1:51 4/5 $1,000,000
1993 Presidential Ball Ron Waples William Robinson Antonio Chiaravalle 1:51 0/0 $1,000,000
1992 Safely Kept Michel Lachance Joe Holloway Robert Suslow 1:53 1/5 $1,000,000
1991 Precious Bunny John Campbell William Robinson R. Peter Heffering 1:53 0/0 $1,000,000
1990 Apaches Fame William "Bud" Fritz William "Bud" Fritz Dovers Venture II 1:53 4/5 $1,000,000
1989 Goalie Jeff Steve Condren Thomas Artandi Centre Ice Stable 1:53 2/5 $1,000,000
1988 Runnymede Lobell Sylvain Filion Yves Filion Bayama Farms & Normand Mondoux 1:54 4/5 $1,000,000
1987 Jate Lobell Mark O'Mara Mark O'Mara Joe McCluskey & Kentuckiana Farms 1:52 3/5 $1,000,000
1986 Quite A Sensation Trevor Ritchie R. Claire Porter R. Claire Porter 1:54 3/5 $488,000
1985 Staff Director Dave Wall Dave Wall Galleon & Green-White-Red Stable 1:55 2/5 $387,500
1984 Legal Notice Dr. John Hayes Dr. John Hayes J. Hayes Stable, Quarter Century Club, J. Burns 1:55 3/5 $357,900

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