It’s My Show wins 40th Pepsi North America Cup
June 18, 2023, by Chris Lomon, Woodbine Communications
Milton, ON — Showcasing one of the deepest fields in its storied history, the 40th edition of the C$1 million Pepsi North America Cup produced an instant classic on Saturday night (June 17) at Woodbine Mohawk Park.
Featuring several horses coming into the premier North American event for 3-year-old pacers on top of their respective games, the stage was set for a compelling showdown under the lights on a picture-perfect night. The eventual star of the show, It’s My Show, used a combination of grit and gumption to get the job done in front of a loud and appreciative crowd.
Save America, with Yannick Gingras in the bike, crossed over from post nine to take an early lead as Scott Zeron, at the controls of It’s My Show, settled into second, followed by Cup elimination winners Christchurch and Fulton.
After marching the field through a brisk opening panel in :25.4, Save America was overtaken by It’s My Show, who reached the half in :54.
“Well, the thing is my horse can leave faster than anything I’ve ever drove, and then at the same time I can calm him down if I ask him to,” said Zeron. “I was confident that I could start him up as hard as I did and was able to seat a bunch of horses. I knew Yannick would be leaving from a better angle from out there, and honestly, to get away second was best-case scenario for me. So, to be able to re-move and control from there was great for me.” Continue on USTA