TORONTO, April 30 - The harness racing connections of 62 three-year-old pacing colts and geldings have kept their charges eligible to the 31st edition of the $1 million Pepsiby making the April 15 sustaining payment.
Eliminations for the NA Cup are scheduled for Saturday, June 7 at Mohawk Racetrack, while the rich final is scheduled to be raced Saturday, June 14 at the Campbellville, Ont. oval.
Headlining this year's group of nominees is the Dan Patch Award winner and undefeated Hes Watching, who set two world records last season along with six track records for trainer and co-owner.
The son ofboasts a 1:50 speed badge along with $291,722 in earnings.
According to Menary, the talented pacer is set to make his 2014 debut this Friday or Monday in a qualifying appearance at Mohawk Racetrack.
Luck Be Withyou, the 2013 Breeders Crown champion, is also on the list and one of the early favourites for the race.
National Debt, who remains undefeated in his career after capturing the lone division of The Diplomat this past weekend at Woodbine, is also on the list of nominees.
The list of horses whose connections made the April 15 sustaining payment appears below.
ALWAYS B MIKI
BEAT THE DRUM
CABANA BOY HANOVER
DOO WOP HANOVER
FOR A BETTOR TIME
HERE COMES WILLIAM
IM DRINKIN DOUBLES
LETS DRINK ON IT
LUCK BE WITHYOU
ODDS ON RHODONITE
PLAY IT AGAIN SAM
SOME MAJOR BEACH
SWEET TALKIN CLYDE
THATS MY OPINION
THREE OF CLUBS
WHISKEY N PIE
WINDS OF CHANGE
Total Horses after the following payments.
Feb. 15 - 77
March 15 - 70
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