Day At The Track

Classic battle set in Quebec-Bred Series

09:08 AM 29 Jul 2018 NZST
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Hudson Phil and driver Stephane Brosseau setting track record with 1.53.2 victory. photo

Trois-Rivieres, QC - Perhaps a preview of the $65,000 Breeders Cup final for harness racing three-year-old pacing colts will take place at the Hippodrome 3R this Sunday.

There may be only seven entered in the 8th race, the second round of the Breeders Cup Series for a purse of $10,000, but what a tough field it is.

Featured will be Hudson Phil from post two for driver Clarke Steacy. Currently on a two-race winning streak, Hudson Phil just won an Ontario Sire Stakes Grassroots division at Rideau Carleton last week in 1:52.3. The prior week he sizzled at H3R, setting a track record with his 1:53.2 triumph.

Then in post seven is last year's Quebec Champion, Stock, who will be driven by Stephane Brosseau. He has won two of his last three starts and at H3R led from start to finish by 15 and three-quarter lengths in 1:54.2.

Kinnder Jackson, from post five, has been a local favorite and he boasts five wins in his six starts this year and last week scored in 1:56.1 for driver Justin Filion.

Also, coming off a victory at H3R is D Gs Onceuponatime, who starts from post six for driver Jonathan Lachance. He just won in 1:58. Rounding out the field at Big Mach (post one), who has been a game second in his last two starts, Power Fog (post three), and Chloes Master (post four).

The fillies get underway with two $7,500 division in race two where the favorite is Katniss S BG from post six for driver Pascal Berube. She won an opening round division in 1:57.

Starting alongside Katniss S BG in post seven is All You Can Dream with driver Stephane Brosseau. She was an impressive winner last week in 1:56.3.

Other contenders include Miss Rockadali (post two) and Lit De Rose (post one).

The fifth race second division for fillies will be a great battle between Butterfly BG (post one), who wired the field in the first round for trainer/driver Guy Gagnon in 1:56.2.

They will be taking on Ontario invader Sharks Summrshandy, who had been competing at Woodbine-Mohawk Park and ships in off a 1:54.2 triumph.

Also entered are Lune Bleu (post three) and Roxane (post four), who are tough contenders.

There is also a great lineup in the third race, the Invitational-Handicapped Pace.

Feature is Three-Time Quebec Champion, Atomic Million AM (post three), shipping in off a 1:53.2 romp by nine lengths at Kawartha Downs. Windsun Cheyenne (post six), who has won two of his last three starts, the fastest a 1:54 score at H3R. Mister Big Top (post four) has won last his two starts, the fastest in 1:56.2.

Two-time Quebec Series Champion, Wildriverbumblebee is in post eight and Chaleurs Ad (post one) has won his last two starts and three of his last four races, the fastest in 1:58 on the Quebec Regional Fair Circuit.

And, alas, the lone mare in the field, Quebec Champion HP Sissy, goes against the boys from post seven. She has not yet lived up to her potential from last year, but still is a game performer.

First race post time is 12:50 pm. For a free race program, visit

From the Quebec Jockey Club

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