The Pepsi North America Cup, now in its 33rd year, took place at Mohawk Racetrack in Campbellville, Ontario tonight with a thrilling late drive by the favoured BETTING LINE, driven by Dave Miller, to win the race in record-tying fashion. The time of the race was 1:47.4, a Canadian and Track Record. The $1-million marquee race is for three-year-old horses, the best of both north and south the border, squaring-off for riches and glory! The victory pushed the colt’s earnings past the $1.1 million-mark for owners West Wins Stable of Cambridge, Christine Calhoun, of Chatham, and Mac Nichol, of Burlington. His trainer is Casie Coleman, who won the race a second time.
The star-studded night of racing as always draws a huge crowd, filling the oval’s grandstand from side to side. A real sense of community. Live Country Music Acts like Alee and Andrew Hyatt graced the stages, while guests queued the food trucks with offerings like Corn-on-the-Cob, Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Fish Tacos, Key Lime Pie in a Jar and of course, #1-rated Silver Bullet BBQ Ribs! We tried the latter two and they were ALL THAT!
NHL players and brothers Brett and Nick Ritchie made an appearance also, bringing their friends and family out for the fun!
The Evening’s signature cocktail was the Summer Night, a refreshing iced tea and lemon-based vodka drink sold in commemorative mason jar mugs.
Free Baseball Caps donning the marquee race logo were handed-out to guests, along with free first bets. Chances to win a $50 Gift Card for Mohawk were up for grabs. One winner tonight, Fred Di Sero, only wanted to go to the North America Cup with his family for Father’s Day, but wound-up a huge winner, winning a $1,000 bet which he placed correctly on BETTING LINE!
The evening was hosted by Sports Personality Monika Platek, while familiar faces Dawn Lupul and Jason Portuondo appeared on the live TSN broadcast of the North America Cup!
We always have a blast at North America Cup. Re-live our memories: