While Fear The Dragon was impressive in his 2017 North America Cup victory on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack, the winner of the I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club's North America Cup online handicapping contest was just as dominant.
Pepsi North America Cup night was jam-packed with stakes action, country music, food specials, prize giveaways and contests for fans to enjoy! The Fan Club offered an online handicapping contest for members on NA Cup night as well as an on-track Pick The Winner contest at the Fan Club booth.
Congratulations to Wayne Hubbard of Saint John, New Brunswick for winning the North America Cup Online Handicapping Contest with a perfect score (20/20)! He was the only person from over 450 entries to handicap all races correctly. Hubbard watched the million-dollar race via simulcast at Exhibition Park Raceway and said “It was the best North America Cup I have ever watched.”
Wayne has been involved with harness racing for over 40 years. He started as a kid mucking stalls and is now known by many in the industry as a trainer/driver at Exhibition Park Raceway. Hubbard is also involved with breeding and currently owns broodmare Julie Gilmore.
For winning Wayne will receive a $50 gift certificate to the Canadian Harness Racetrack of his choice along with a Fan Club prize package.
Below are the contest answers and Wayne’s selections:
Select the winner of the Armbro Flight Stakes. (4 points)
Wayne’s Selection: Hannelore Hanover
Answer: Ron Burke-trained trotting mare Hannelore Hanover took the race in 1:51.4.
Select the winner of the Fan Hanover Stakes. (4 points)
Wayne’s Selection: Bettors Up
Answer: Bettors Up won the Fan Hanover in 1:49.4 with Doug McNair in the bike.
Select the winner of the Goodtimes Stakes. (4 points)
Wayne’s Selection: International Moni
Answer: International Moni won the Goodtimes by half a length posting a career-best time of 1:52.4.
Select the winner of the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup. (4 points)
Wayne’s Selection: Fear The Dragon
Answer: Fear The Dragon conquered in the Pepsi North America Cup winning in 1:48.4.
Select the winner of the Roses Are Red. (4 points)
Wayne’s Selection: Lady Shadow
Answer: Lady Shadow won her third consecutive Roses Are Red title.
The Fan Club also hosted a trackside contest where fans had to select the winning horse of the North America Cup. At the end of the evening, an entry was drawn from the ballot box of Fear The Dragon. Congratulations to Betty Renner of Acton, Ontario for winning a Fan Club prize package and a $50 gift certificate to Mohawk Racetrack.