Day At The Track

Top trotter and pacer at Hippodrome 3R Tuesday

07:53 AM 09 Jul 2014 NZST
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Jefferson Tare, harness racing
Owners Gina and Pierre Leclerc with Jefferson Tare
Photo by by Sylvain Gagnon

Two of the winningest horses at the Hippodrome 3R this season, Decret Justiciale and Jefferson Tare, are both competing Tuesday evening, but of course they are in separate races because one is a trotter and the other a pacer.

With Standardbred harness racing offering two different gaits in pari-mutuel events, these two outstanding horses will never race against each other, but both are currently at the top of their game, each having won five of their six starts in 2014

Decret Justiciale starts off the evening in the third race $6,000 feature trot from post seven for trainer/driver Denis Filion. They are returning from a successful journey to Rideau Carlton Raceway where they won the top trot there in 1:56.4, his fastest winning time this year.

A five-year-old gelded son of Justice Hall, Decret Justiciale set a track record at the Hippodrome 3R as a three-year-old in 2012. Owned by Danielle Levac, Decret Justiciale earlier this meet made a clean sweep of the Quebec-bred Series and already sports earnings of $31,220 this season.

On the pacing side of business, Jeffererson Tare is the winningest horse this season at the Hippodrome 3R and goes for his sixth straight victory Tuesday. He will start from post two in the fifth race for trainer and co-owner Pierre Leclerc of Louiseville, QC.

Unraced at age two last year, the gelded son of Jereme’s Jet is making up for lost time at age three and has been doing so in front end fashion, winning nearly every one of his five triumphs while leading from start to finish. Two starts back he took his lifetime mark of 1:57.2 for driver Pasal Berube. He is one of only two three-year-olds facing older horses Tuesday.

His main rival in the race starts alongside Jefferson Tare from post one. Gastineau made his seasonal debut last week at 3R a winning one, coming from off the pace for driver Marie Claude Auger and after having to race first-over the last half mile was able to win by one length in 1:59.4. That was a lifetime mark for the four-year-old son of Tell All.

First race post time Tuesday is 7:00 pm. For more information visit the Hippodrome 3R website at

From The Quebec Jockey Club

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