Not only did Histoire Eternelle post his third straight win at the Hippodrome 3R on Sunday, but the five-year-old won in a romp by six open lengths and he tied the track record for older pacing stallions.
It was a picture perfect Sunday afternoon in Trois-Rivieres and Histoire Eternelle was feeling his best for driver Marie Claude Auger. They went right to the lead from post three and never looked back through fractions of :28, :57.2 and 1:26.1.
Cevina De Chakrika (Melane Plourde) tried to come first-over at the half mile with Vital Pearl (Mario Charron) following the outside flow but Auger had Histoire Eternelle in full gear and they pulled away from the field by the three-quarter. Not even the pocket-sitting Jolt’s Prayer (Stephane Brosseau) could keep up.
Histoire Eternelle then poured it on in the stretch for the easy win in 1:54.2. He is now tied with Cliff Diamond, who had set the record last season in 2013. Bred and owned by Guy Corbel of Mirabel, QC, Histoire Eternelle went off as the overwhelming 1/9 wagering favorite and paid just $2.20 to win. Jolt’s Prayer was a distant second with Cevina De Chakrika third.
In the very next race, Maximuscle, the 2013 two-year-old trotting champion in Quebec, led from start to finish for driver Mario Charron in the featured trot, winning with ease by two and one-quarter lengths in 2:00.4.
It was the son of Angus Hall’s second straight win in two starts this year. He was the big wagering favorite and paid $2.20 to win.
Live racing resumes at the Hippodrome 3R on Tuesday at 7:00 pm. For more information visit their website at www.quebecjockeyclub.com.
From the Quebec Jockey Club