Yannick Gingras, who will be driving expected favourite Tall Dark Stranger in this Saturday night’s $1 million Pepsi North America Cup, will join COSA TV live for a special NA Cup preview show Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. (ET).
Tall Dark Stranger captured his elimination this past Saturday night with a hard-fought victory by a half length in 1:48.4. The son of Bettors Delight captured the $636,000 Meadowlands Pace earlier this season and is 13-for-15 lifetime with almost $1.5 million earned. His trainer, Nancy Takter, is looking for back-to-back NA Cup titles after having captured last year’s edition with Captain Crunch.
Bob McClure, who guided Captain Kirk to victory in his Pepsi NA Cup elimination, will also join the broadcast during a pre-taped segment. Captain Kirk is one of three Tony Alagna trainees to qualify for the $1 million final – the others being Capt Midnight and Captain Barbossa.
Greg Blanchard and Mark McKelvie will host the show, which will be aired on multiple Facebook and Youtube channels, as well as the Standardbred Canada website.
Viewers that take part in the nightly poll question will be automatically entered for a chance to win and Urban E-bike, compliments of Hoofbid.com, to be drawn during COSA TV’s season finale this November. Tuesday’s show will also feature a draw for a $100 HPIBet card, and all viewers who leave a comment during the show will have a chance to win. The draw will be made immediately following the broadcast and the winner announced on the COSA TV Facebook page.
The draw for the Pepsi North America Cup will take place tonight at 6 p.m. and can be viewed on the Woodbine Mohawk Park simulcast show and on their Facebook page.
(With files from COSA TV)