Day At The Track

Louis-Philippe Roy released from hospital after accident

11:56 AM 02 Sep 2014 NZST
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Louis-Philippe Roy, harness racing
Louis-Philippe Roy from his hospital bed

Harness racing driver Louis-Philippe Roy has been released from a local hospital in Trois-Rivières after suffering a concussion and abrasions in a harness racing accident at the Hippodrome 3R Sunday afternoon.

Two drivers were involved in the accident in the 8th race yesterday. The accident occurred before the first quarter mile when the horse Wine After Five (#2), driven by Andre Champagne, fell to the track and was run over by Iron Phil (#3), driven by Louis-Philippe Roy, who was propelled several feet from the impact.

Louis-Philippe Roy was rushed to the hospital and suffered a concussion but has no other serious injuries. He was release from hospital and on his Facebook account he thanked everyone for their encouragement. Born in Mont-Joli in Quebec, Louis-Philippe is 24 years old and began in 2008 competing as a driver on the regional circuit before joining the professional ranks.

The other driver involved in the accident, Andre Champagne, was experiencing hip pain but no major injuries. All of the horses involved in the accident escaped with only minor bruising.

Chaleurs AD goes for his fourth straight win Tuesday evening at the Hippodrome 3R yet the two-year-old harness racing pacing colt is still seeking his first pari-mutuel (betting) win.

Racing only in the Quebec Fair Circuit, Chaleurs AD has been awesome and now gets put to the test in an actual betting race.

Trained by Charles Gaudreault and with 3R’s leading driver Denis St Pierre doing the driving, Chaleurs AD starts from post four in the third race pace.

The son of Riggins has been doing his racing at two little know Quebec province fair tracks named Nouvelle and Pabos. But they know Chaleurs AD there as he has yet to lose a race in the past month.

Going into Tuesday’s first betting race, Chaleurs AD has been made 4/1 in the morning line. His main competition will come from Sandinista (post 3), Rainbow Palace (post 1) and Classic Breeze (post 5).

From the Quebec Jockey Club

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