Willie Win checking in before this action packed weekend at Mohawk. In case you didn't already know, the $1 million 30th North America Cup is on Saturday night at Mohawk in Campbellville, Ont. The field of 10 is set for the 7th race on Saturday after 3 exciting elimination, with all 3 eliminations going faster than 1:50. Still remaining the favourite, Captaintreacherous, will be racing from the 4th post position.Here's a picture of Tim Tetrick driving him to victory last year at Mohawk.
Remember, if you want the 'Captain' to win then you will need to cheer for the horse with the green saddle pad and his driver, Tim Tetrick, will be wearing his green and yellow colours!
And, who doesn't want to meet a past NA Cup winner? 2010 NA Cup winner, Sportswriter, will be greeting fans outside the entrance of Mohawk from 5:30 until 8:00. That's not all, some of the top drivers in North America will be signing autographs in the grandstand from 6:00 until 6:30. So, don't be shy and come early to meet some of your favourite drivers before they have to get to work when the races start at 7:05.
Here's a couple quick facts about the NA Cup:
- it's the richest harness race in Canada with a purse of $1 million
- last year, Thinking Out Loud set an NA cup record with a 1:47.4 mile
- Hall of Fame driver, John Campbell, has the most NA Cup wins with 6
- the North America Cup used to be called the 'Queen City Pace'
I hope to see you all there!!