Day At The Track

Hippodrome 3R takes week off due to car racing

02:48 PM 06 Aug 2014 NZST
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Horsepower of a different kind will be at Trois-Rivieres next week

Due to the Grand Prix auto race that goes throughout the town of Trios Rivieres and is at the Hippodrome 3R next week, there will be no live harness racing at the track this coming Sunday and the following Tuesday.

Tonight’s ninth race feature trot saw track record hold Whitewater Rapids show why he is a career earnings of more than $245,000 as he was able to grind it out to the lead by the half mile marker and then hold the field at bay to win by two open lengths in 1:58.3.

Owned, trained and driven to victory by Guy Gagnon, the six-year-old stallion by Credit Winner has little trouble racing first-over from the start against pacesetter Next To Go (Denis St Pierre) to the opening quarter mile in :28.3 and then to the half mile in :59.1 before taking over before the three-quarters in 1:29 and then breezing home for the victory.

Next To Go head for second place and Erge Baboche (Stephane Brosseau), who closed with a burst of speed to win this race last week, could only come on for third place this evening.

It was the 11th career win for Whitewater Rapids, who paid a generous $3.70 to win as the betting favorite. Back on June he set the track record for older stallions with a 1:57.1 triumph.

From the Quebec Jockey Club

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