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Hippodrome 3R to race Friday nights in 2019

03:16 AM 19 Mar 2019 NZDT
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The Hippodrome 3R will feature Friday night live racing in 2019 photo

Trois-Rivieres, QC - The Quebec Jockey Club has announced that for the 2019 harness racing season the Hippodrome 3R will be racing on Friday nights along with the normal Sunday's afternoon cards.

The 40-day live race meeting gets underway on Sunday, April 28. There will also be one special Thursday night race card on August 8. The complete race season calendar can be found at The final day of the race season is Sunday, November 3.

"We have tried Tuesday and Wednesday live racing," Said Murielle Thomassin, Director of Racing at H3R. "And it is too tough for people who work to come out to the races so we decided to go with Friday nights and try and take advantage of the start of the weekend."

In addition to Friday night racing, post time has changed for this season. Friday night first race post time will be 7:00 pm and on Sunday's post time will be 1:00 pm.

The summer prize of the race season, the $200,000 Prix D'Ete for four-year-old pacers, is set for Sunday, August 18 along with the third leg of the Breeders Cup Series for three-year-old pacing colts and fillies also on the program.

The richest race program of the season will be on Sunday, September 8 with the $480,000 finals for both the Breeders Cup and Future Stars Series.

From the Quebec Jockey Club


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