Day At The Track

Gagnon & Simard to be at first Tuesday card at H3R

05:16 AM 29 May 2018 NZST
Comment (...) Tweet Share Email Print
Harness racing

Trois-Rivieres, QC - The Hippodrome 3R will host its first Tuesday evening card of the season May 29 and popular harness racing drivers Guy Gagnon and Richard Simard will be joining the colony for this evening.

First race post time is new for this season at 6:30 pm.

Guy Gagnon has drives in seven of the eight races while Richard Simard has three drives. Both drivers have been competing regularly at Rideau Carleton Raceway, where Louis-Phillipe Roy is the leading driver with Gagnon second and both Richard Simard and H3R's own Stephane Brosseau are tied for fourth place.

At H3R, Brosseau is having a great start to the race meet with 14 wins in the first five days of the season. His "batting average" or UDRL is a very impressive .530. Brosseau has drives in six of the races Tuesday evening.

The main event Tuesday takes place in the seventh race pace where Dance With Joe will take on the red hot Appleby Hanover.

Dance With Joe and driver Jocelyn Gendron start from post five and returns from Rideau off a 1:54.4 triumph, his first of the season in four starts. The five-year-old gelded son of Roll With Joe had a perfect trip in that mile for trainer Christine Davignon. He is the 5/2 morning line favorite.

Appleby Hanover returns to race on just two days rest.

He raced at H3R on Sunday and now starts from post eight on Tuesday night for driver Tyler Jones. The young reinsman has gotten along very well with Appleby Hanover as they are going for their third straight win.

Two weeks ago, Appleby Hanover scored in 1:58.1 for Jones, but last week was something special.

Sitting a two-hole trip to Sea Donkey, Jones pulled Appleby Hanover first-over in the backstretch the second time, collared the race leader by the three-quarters, cleared to the lead on the final turn and went on to win by a half-length in 1:55.1.

It was a lifetime mark for Appleby Hanover, a five-year-old gelding by Well Said. He is trained and owned by Michel Allard of Saint-Esprit.

For a free race program for Tuesday evening, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com.

From the Quebec Jockey Club

 
 
 
Comment (...) Tweet Share Email Print

Read More News About...

Stallion Name

Next article: