It's lucky that the harness racing trotting mare, Annie P V, can’t read the tote board because she would have felt pretty sad to find out that no one made a wager on her to win Tuesday night at the Hippodrome 3R in the seventh race.
But someone did bet $2 on Annie P V to place (finish second) and the six-year-old daughter of Authentique rewarded her backer with a $132.90 return on their investment. There was no show wagering on the race.
Even though Annie P V was second by six and one-half lengths behind race winner Erge Baboche, if the miracle had happened and there was $2 bet to win on the nose, she would have paid $675.00 win.
The crowd was disappointed when Quebec-sired Maximuscle was announced as a sick scratch from the race program. Many were hoping to the 2014 two-year-old sire stakes champion make his debut. Maximuscle won five of his seven starts last year and $47,724 in purse earnings.
Thanks to Felix BG winning the last race on the program and paying $79.80 to win, the average win price per horse this meet rose again at Hippodrome 3R to $12.88.
Coming up this Sunday afternoon at the Hippodrome 3R will be the $35,000 finals of the Quebec-bred Series for four and five-year-old trotters and pacers. There will be four finals on the program, making it the richest race card so far this early season at Hippodrome 3R.
For more information, entries and race results from Hippodrome 3R, visit their website at www.quebecjockeyclub.com.
From the Quebec Jockey Club