A New Zealand-bred pacer that had too many problems and was not good enough to go through the Sales ring at Karaka in 2008 has qualified for harness racing's rich 2011 Pepsi North America Cup. Foreclosure N will line up in the prestigious $1.5 million mile event at Mohawk racetrack this Sunday (June 18).
Foreclosure N and Sylvain Filion stormed home for third equal with Dutch Richman in last Saturday's (June 11) NA Cup elimination behind Big Bad John and(see video below).
It was the Mark Steacy (Lansdowne Ontario) trained 3-year-old's 14th start since being exported to Canada in September 2009.
In that time he has won five races and placed four times for $246,907. His biggest win to date was in the $100,000 New Jersey Sires Stakes Classic Final at Freehold Raceway on September 25 last year.
Foreclosure N was bred by Dennis Thompson of Platinum Breeding. He had him served bybut he didn't race in New Zealand and was sold to peter heffering of Ontario before he turned two.
The 3-year-old brown colt is out of amare named Pleasing Package A. She was exported from Australia to New Jersey in March 2002 and later went on to win 38 of her 119 starts and $324,710.
Foreclusure N's fastest mile time of 1:52.1 was recorded in a Breeders Crown Elimination at Pocono Downs last October (see video below).
By Duane RANGER (editor)
Foreclosure N and Sylvain Filion storming home for third equal with Dutch Richman in last Saturday's (June 11) North American Cup elimination behind Big Bad John and:
Foreclosure N winning a Breeders Crown Elimination at Pocono Downs on October 1, 2010: