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Trois-Rivieres, QC - Once the stakes season is over for most three-year-old harness racing horses, if they have the breeding and are tops in their class, they can go to the stud barn, but if they are a gelding, then they must face the tough task of racing against older and more established foes. Such is the case for the trotter, Kinnder Dangerous, who on Sunday at the Hippodrome 3R, will once again face much older and seasoned rivals in the Invitational Trot. The difference here is that Kinnder Dangerous has already done this and in his last start he not only raced against the best trotters in Quebec, but he beat them. Owned, bred and trained by Denitza Petrova of Melbourne, Kinnder Dangerous not only overcame starting from the outside in post seven two weeks ago, but raced over a sloppy, rain-soaked track with a three-second allowance and was able to close from sixth place approaching the final turn to beat his older rivals by two lengths in 2:01.4. He will be put to the task once again on Sunday, only this time the three-year-old gelded son of Northern Escort, has even a worse post position, the eight-hole to start from. "Is he ready to go this Sunday?" Said Petrova. "I most certainly hope so. It is tough not having a race for him every week, so I hope he will be OK." Petrova and her significant other, Justin Filion, who drives Kinnder Dangerous, own a beautiful training facility in Melbourne with a half mile track where they train the Kinnder Stable. Named after the Kinder Chocolate Surprise eggs with a toy inside, a childhood passion of Petrova's, she has had a strong success with her small breeding and racing operation. This past year she was a perfect four for four with her homebreds making it to the races with Kinnder Dangerous the best of them all. He currently sports four wins, two second place and one third place finish in just eight starts and on Sunday will be the 5/2 morning line favorite in the Invitational Trot, despite having to start from post position eight. He also rewarded his backs, going off nearly at 13-1 and paying $27.90 to win. Does the sloppy track surface help Kinnder Dangerous? "I don't think that makes a difference to him," Petrova said. "He got a nice trip in his last start from Justin and then used his strength and quick speed for the end of the race and was just super. Most of his wins this year came on fast tracks." Earlier this season, Kinnder Dangerous took his lifetime mark in the Breeders Cup Series for Filion at H3R, scoring a 1:59.3 triumph. "He is a very big horse," Petrova explained, "but he can handle a half mile track and once he is asked, he can really take off and hold his speed. "I guess he had better get used to starting from outside positions," Petrova laughed. "He is still young and I know he will improve with time. He is that type of horse with a smart head. With not so many starts I am pretty sure he is going to get better and better." One of the main contenders that Kinnder Dangerous will have his work cut out for him is Caroluzzo from post six for driver Stephane Gendron. The only other return winner in the eighth race feature trot, Caroluzzo was at his best last week at H3R as Gendron took the eight-year-old son of Musclesextrodinair right to the front from post five and never looked back, wiring the field by three and one-quarter lengths in 2:00.1 for this fifth triumph this season. Another standout is Jamigo from post seven for driver Daniel Laflamme. The nine-year-old son of Angus Hall sports seven wins already this season and last month won the Invitational Trot in 1:59.4. First race post time Sunday is 12:30 pm. For a free race program, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club  

Trois-Rivieres, QC - In a stunning first-over challenge against Four Starz Speed, Jamigo, a 10-1 long shot, was able to grind it out and post an upset victory to win the Invitational Trot at the Hippodrome 3R Sunday. The eighth race feature got underway with Dance Hall George (Gaetan Lamy) shooting to the early lead with R Rkdabra (Pascal Berube) right on their back. Then by the opening quarter mile in :28.2, trainer/driver Kevin Maguire had the veteran 12-year-old Four Starz Speed on the move and brushing to the lead. After backing down the pace slightly going to the half mile in :59, Four Starz Speed was challenged first-over by Jamigo and driver Daniel Laflamme. And as the field entered the backstretch, Laflamme rated Jamigo on the outside, just a neck shy of collaring race leader Four Starz Speed. Tuscans Memory (Mario Charron) was following the outside flow of Jamigo to stay in contention. Then, with a bold three-wide move going to the three-quarters, KFB Amigo Cool and driver Stephane Brosseau entered the fray with all three horses just heads apart at the three-quarters in 1:29.3. Around the final turn and still stuck three-wide, KFB Amigo Cool could not keep up with the race leaders and as they came down the stretch, Jamigo was able to dig deep and show true grit as he not only collared Four Starz Speed, but beat him to the wire for LaFlamme, winning by three-quarters of a length in 1:59.4. Tuscans Memory was third. For Jamigo, a nine-year-old gelded son of Angus Hall, it was his seventh victory this year for owner/trainer Manon Lamothe of Terrebonne. Jamigo, who earlier this season has won three of four starts at the Hippodrome 3R, was returning to Quebec after racing in the USA. He has won his last start at Pocono Downs in 1:57.2 before shipping home for Sunday's Invitational Trot. Jamigo paid $22.70 to win. Track Notes: The biggest upset on the day was in the ninth race pace. The 1-2 favorite, Matts Phil and driver Stephane Gendron tried leading from start to finish, but the pocket-sitting 22-1 Washington Hanover and driver Pascal Berube, waiting until the final turn to pull the pocket and catch Matts Phil at the wire, winning by a half-length in 1:57.2, paying $46.20 to win. It was also a driving double on the day for Pascal Berube. Also scoring driving doubles were Gaetan Lamy and Steeven Genios. Live racing resumes at the Hippodrome 3R next Sunday with first race post time at 12:30 pm. From the Quebec Jockey Club  

Dragin The Wagon captured the harness racing featured trot ($10,000) at Tioga Downs on Friday (September 8). Wisenheimer (Mike SImons) called the shots early, :27.2, :55.4, 1:24.3. Dragin The Wagon (Angus Hall) followed in the pocket until mid stretch. Owned by James, Michael, and David Cantelon, while trained by Jeff Byron, the 7 year-old gelding found himself trapped on the inside. Aaron Byron was able to squeeze by an opening at the cones in mid-stretch. Dragon The Wagin ($4.90) surged to the front to win in 1;54.2 Caulfied (Mike Merton) would charge late and fall just short to settle for second. Picture This (Tom Jackson) finished third. Dragin The Wagon won for the fifth time this season and secured his 36th lifetime victory, Leading driver, Mike Simons won three on the night to get 70 on the season. He won with Ifya Start Me Up ($5.40), Ameliosi ($4.80), and Rockin Show ($14.60). Jim Taggart Jr. won three as well on the night. He won with K J's Caroline ($3.50), Gwally ($6.20), and Justsingalong ($26.20). Tioga Downs returns to live action on Saturday (September 9) with a 14 race card with New York Sire Stakes action, featuring Freshman Pacing Colts and Geldings. It is also Apple Fest at the track with free apple pie slices and apple cider. Post time is 6:50p.m. For more information go to www.tiogadowns.com. John Horne for Tioga Downs

Dragin The Wagon (Aaron Byron) would take the harness racing featured Open II pace ($9,000) at Tioga Downs on Saturday night (August 26). Dragin The Wagon (Angus Hall) would fly out of the gate and never look back. Owned by James, Michael, and David Cantelon and trained by Jeff Byron, the 7 year-old would control all the fractions :28.0, :57.1, 1:25.3, 1:54.3 for the victory. Bjanthony (Mickey McNichol) and Zoraze (Fern Paquet Jr.) would both charge late to make it interesting. Both horses ended in a dead heat for second. Dragin The Wagon ($4,00) won for the fourth time this season and earned his 35th career victory. Byron would win two more on the night. His next win was with Warhorse ($12.00) and his final win was with Rose Run Rudi ($5.50) Dein Spriggs won the Billings Driver Club race with Perfect Road ($10.20). Live racing returns on Sunday (August 27), featuring The Crawford Farms Trot, The Joie De Vie Mares Trot and the Artiscape Open Mares Pace. Also on hand will be the Reynolds Stakes races, featuring freshman colts and fillies, trotters and pacers. Corntastic weekend comes to an end on Sunday featuring Western Family Fun Day (Free) and free long sleeve t-shirts. The 12 race card begins at 1 p.m. For more information please go to www.tiogadowns.com. John Horne for Tioga Downs    

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec - Not even a torrid rain storm before the start of the second race and starting from the outside in post eight, could stop Lucky Promesses from posting her seventh straight harness racing victory Tuesday at the Hippodrome 3R in the second race trot. The winningest horse at H3R this year, Lucky Promesses is owned, bred and was driven to victory by Jerome Lombart of Bromont. The four-year-old mare by Lucky Fool from the Mr Lavec mare, Promising Lavec, is trained by Andreane Lapierre. By the opening quarter mile over the sloppy track, Lombart had Lucky Promesses on the lead by two lengths. They held the field at bay the rest of the one-mile race, opening up in the stretch to win by five and three-quarter lengths in 2:03.3 over the sloppy track. It was the eighth victory of the year in 17 starts for Lucky Promisses, who paid $3.10 to win. There were three divisions of the final preliminary round of the C$220,000 Future Stars Series Tuesday evening. Two divisions for two-year-old trotting fillies and one for the colts. They all were vying for points to make the C$55,000 finals on September 3. The biggest upset of the series came in the eighth race division for colts as SOS Irresistible and trainer/driver Eric Gnoccihini were able to lead from start to finish at odds of 31-1, paying $64.20 to win. Gnoccihini and SOS Irresistible left from post five and got to the early lead with ease, but then was challenge on the outside by Sir Chopin and driver Mario Charron at the opening quarter mile and those two went head to head until the second turn when Charron backed off with Sir Chopin. From that point on, Gnoccihini and SOS Irresistible had no further challenges and went on to win by three lengths in 2:07.3. Ganymede Lavec (Jerome Lombart) was second with Yankee Photo (Pascal Berube) third. It was the maiden victory in the second lifetime start for SOS Iresistable, a son of Val Taurus, who is owned by Ryan MacDonald of Halifax, NS. It was also the first win this season in six starts for driver Eric Gnoccihini. The fourth race first division for fillies, saw the 1/9 favorite, Papillon Bleu and driver Pierre-Luc Roy sit the pocket-trip to race leader Justice Rules (Stephane Brosseau) until the three-quarters when they came first-over to challenge. Justice Rules still had some trot left and parked out Papillion Bleu around the field turn, but then faded in the stretch at Papillion Blue and Roy pulled away to win by three and three-quarter lengths in 2:10.2 over the sloppy track. Poupee (Gaetan Lamy) was third. It was the second win in four starts for Papillion Bleu, a daughter of Muscle Mass, trained by Maxime Velaye for the Provoquante Stable of Mirabel that owns and bred the filly. She paid $2.30 to win. In the sixth race second division for trotting fillies, Precieuse CC and trainer/driver Claude Beausoleil left from post five as if they were shot out of a cannon, leading by 12 lengths by the opening quarter mile. They never looked back at the rest of the field as they went on to win by 17 lengths in 2:07.3. Kinnder Prediction (Justin Filion) was second with SOS Mesmerize (Stephane Gendron) third. Sired by Angus Hall, Precieuse CC has now won all three of her Future Stars preliminary rounds and will be the race favorite in the upcoming C$55,000 final. She is owned by Marie Andree Cournoyer of Chicoutimi and paid just $2.10 to win as the overwhelming race favorite. Track Notes: Driver Stephane Brosseau still needs just one victory to reach the milestone of 3,000 career wins. He had six drives on the Tuesday program but failed to win any of them. Driver Pierre-Luc Roy had the hot hands on the sloppy track, winning three races. Live racing resumes at H3R on Sunday, first race post time is 12:30 pm. For more information, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club

A fine filly tipped out the boys and extended a stellar harness racing season for the tight-knit trio trainer Anton Golino, owner Pat Driscoll and driver Zac Phillips, who landed the Seelite Windows & Doors Victoria Trotters Derby. Victorian and New South Wales Oaks winner Une Belle Allure added a crown typically set aside for the boys to her monster three-year-old haul, with Phillips finding the lead from stablemate Dance Craze and controlling the pace to ensure none would run past his Angus Hall filly. A 28.2 final quarter shut the door and delivered another Group 1 to the 21-year-old, who celebrated with a jubilant salute in front of a hearty Redwood All-Trotting Carnival crowd at Maryborough today. “She’s unbelievable. She stepped up to the plate every time she’s been asked too,” Phillips said. “She just keeps taking the next step and the next step and continues to surprise me.” The victory was a sixth career Group 1 win for Phillips, all coming with trotters and all since March 11. “It’s been an unbelievable year and sort of what you dream about when you step out in this sort of career. You dream about having years like I’ve had,” Phillips said. “I’ve been very fortunate, my three main stables – Adam Kelly, Anton (Golino) and Paul and Kari Males – sort of stuck with me through thick and thin and it makes such a big difference when you get behind horses like this. They can just take your career to the sky. Just over the moon.” In today’s Derby, Dance Craze cruised to the front via her great gate speed and then Nathan Jack handed up to Phillips and Une Belle Allure, while fellow stablemate Nieta cruised to the breeze to give Golino the first three runners. There was little need for haste and the pace was barely quickened when Deltasun slipped past Nieta and into the breeze, with first two quarters of 32.1 and 32.0 preceding a 29.7 third quarter. Three-wide, Kerryn Manning and her newest addition President Roydon poured on the pressure in the dying stages, but the last 100m belonged to Une Belle Allure, who hit the line 2.7m clear of Dance Craze and 3.6m clear of President Roydon. “There didn’t look to be a hell of a lot of pressure in the race if I did happen to find the front, which I did, and once I found the front it played out as I thought,” Phillips said. “Nathan (Jack on Dance Craze) was always going to be on my back, but with the run I had he was probably never going to be able to outdo me. “(Une Belle Allure’s) just got such a great will to win and she’s an unbelievable horse to sit behind, she just has an amazing turn of foot. She’s so versatile, she can sit, she can sprint, she can do it tough, and I think that’s what makes her such a great horse.” Her 12 starts have now produced seven wins and more than $150,000 in stakes, which have almost all been amassed in her nine-run three-year-old season. “It’s a dream come true,” Golino said. “(Yabby Dam Farms owner) Pat (Driscoll’s) an amazing person and deserves this more than anyone. “We were lucky we drew well, in these big races all these horses can go, so to get a good draw was a big advantage at the start. Having said that they got the job done, so we are really happy.” Michael Howard (HRV Media/Communications Co-Ordinator)

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec - After making a costly break at the start of his last race and finishing up the track, Nobodynosjustice and driver Stephane Brosseau made amends to race fans Tuesday evening at the Hippodrome 3R. Competing in the second round of the C$220,00 Future Stars Series for two-year-old trotting colts and fillies, Nobodynosjustice was sent off as the overwhelming favorite in the fifth race division for colts, but it was a tough mile until the stretch drive. It was last week's return winner, Y A Muscle Mass and trainer/driver Rosaire Renaud who shot right out to the early lead with Yankee Photo (Pascal Berube) following right behind them in second place and Nobodynosjustic in third place. By the opening quarter mile, Brosseau then sent Nobodynosjustic to the outside, but they could not pass by Y A Muscle Mass, who parked the race favorite around the second turn, and kept them parked out past the half mile and around the third turn. But Brosseau was patience with his colt and once in the backstretch was able to not only collar Y A Muscle Mass, but pass him to take the lead after the three-quarter mile marker. From there they were able to pull away towards the finish, winning by two and one-half lengths in 2:05.3. Y A Muscle Mass was second with Yankee Photo third. Sire by Justice Hall, Nobodynosjustic is trained by Dany Fontaine and was bred and is owned by Gaetan Bono Stable of Montreal, paying $3.30 to win. There were two non-wagering filly divisions held with the fastest of the two winners going to the undefeated Precieuse CC and trainer/driver Claude Beausoleil, who led from start to finish, holding off a late charge by the pocket-sitting Magic Lady (Yves Filion), to win by a neck in 2:04.1. Kinnder Prediction (Justin Filion) was third. Now 2 for 2 in her brief career, Precieuse CC is a daughter of Angus Hall, owned by Marie Andree Cournoyer of Chicoutimi. The other filly division saw Lucky's Dream (Jerome Lombart) cut the mile with Papillon Bleu (Pierre Luc Roy) sitting right on his back until the backstretch when Roy pulled the pocket and took the lead away before the final turn as Stand For Justice (Stephane Brosseau) came first-over to challenge. Then in the stretch drive, Papillon Bleu was able to hold the challengers at bay, winning by one length in 2:06.1. Stand For Justice was second with Lucky's Dream third. Sired by Muscle Mass, it was the maiden victory for Papillon Beau, who is trained by Maxime Velaye for the Provoquante Stable of Mirabel, who bred and owns the filly. The ninth race Invitational Trot saw a classic finish as even money favorite Unabating and driver Guy Gagnon were parked out three-wide at the three-quarters as Four Starz Speed (Kevin Maguire) led the field with Ghiradelli Lindy (Richard Simard) hanging game first-over. Around the final turn and starting down the stretch, Gagnon and Unabating ($4.00) were able to wear down Four Starz Speed to win by a neck in 1:59. Dance Hall George (Mario Charron) had broken stride at the start, was in the last place, and rebounded to not only catch the field, but finish third. Track Notes: This was the last Tuesday night card until August 22. There will be a special Wednesday night live program on August 16 when H3R will host the fourth leg of the World Driving Championship. Live racing resumes this Sunday at H3R with first race post time at 12:30 pm featuring the second round of the Future Stars Series for two-year-old colt and filly pacers. For more information, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club    

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec - It has been said in harness racing that a young trotter is better off building up stamina, strength and be sure of foot, and that the speed will soon follow. That analogy will again be put to the test at the Hippodrome 3R on Tuesday evening with the second round of the C$220,000 Future Stars Series for two-year-old trotting colts and fillies. In the opening round of the series last week, the old proverb came true for 76-year-old owner and driver Rosaire Renaud as his newest star of the stable, Y A Muscle Mass, beat eight rivals and will try it again on Tuesday. Last week Y A Muscle Mass and Renaud went right to the lead and never looked back, winning by three-quarters of a length in a slow time of 2:09.4 over a fast track. But there is no prize money for speed, only for those that stays on gait and cross the finish line first. That's what Y A Muscle Mass did last week. The son of Muscle Mass goes from the rail on Tuesday for trainer Manon Renaud and provided his minds his manners and stays on-stride, can win again. His rivals have good speed but were unable to stay on-stride last week and are back to try again. Nobodynosjustice (Stephane Brosseau) was the favorite last week and won already this season in 2:02.2. But he failed to stay trotting at the start last week and was up the track. Nobodynosjustice goes from post six. Yankee Photo starts from post five and last week he did stay on gait, but was sent first-over by driver Pascal Berube against Y A Muscle Mass and could not get to him and was third. SG Goliath King goes from post three and last week was a game second to Y A Muscle Mass. The fillies drew ten entries and according to the rules of the Quebec Racing Commission, must split into two fields of five that will be held as non-wagering races during the Tuesday program. The first division takes place after the third race and is headed by Luckys Dream (post four) and Stand For Justice (post one). The second division goes after the fifth race and features last week's return winner, Precieuse CC, who starts from post five. Last week this daughter of Angus Hall was able to lead from post eight for driver/trainer Claude Beausoleil, take a tuck in third place and then brush to the lead in the backstretch, going on to win by two open lengths in 2:06, the last quarter in a very impressive :29.4. Also in the race is Yves Filion's Magic Lady, who starts from post two. She was the betting favorite last week, followed Precieuse CC in the backstretch, but could not catch her, finishing second. There is another competitive field set for the Invitational Trot Tuesday in the ninth race. Four Starz Speed (post 4) returns off his wire-to-wire victory for trainer/driver Kevin Maguire. Also back is Unabating, who was the race favorite last week, but suffered broken equipment and was never in the hunt. Caroluzzo returns after a week's rest, but drew post eight for driver Stephane Gendron. Rideau Carlton invader, Ghirardelli Lindy, brings his two-race win streak to H3R, as does Dance Hall George (post one), who is moving up the ranks to the top trot. Post time Tuesday is 7:00 pm. For more information, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club      

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec - Before coming to the Hippodrome 3R back on June 20, the three-year-old trotting filly, HP Run Like Mom, was winless in seven starts, never even finishing in the top three. The daughter of Kadabra then moved into the barn of trainer Jean Tourigny for breeder Claude Hamel, who co-owns HP Run Like Mom with Michel Damphousse, and the switch to racing at H3R has resulted with five straight wins. Tuesday evening was the third and final preliminary round of the Breeders Cup Series for three-year-old filly and colt trotters. There were three divisions, all non-wagering races due to short fields. HP Run Like Mom was in the first non-wagering division and driver Stephane Brosseau wasted no time going right to the lead and holding the field at bay by five lengths at the opening quarter mile in :29.4. Then HP Run Like Mom switched into high gear, pulling away from the field to lead by ten lengths at the half mile in :59.3, then 24 lengths at the three-quarters in 1:29.3 and cruised home to win by the length of the stretch, 25 and one-half lengths in a lifetime best clocking of 1:59.4. Lindas Jewell (Mario Lachance) was a distance second with Southern Queen (Mario Charron) third. The time of the race was just two fifths of a second from tying the track record for three-year-old trotting fillies. "She (HP Run Like Mom) was a normal filly as a youngster," Claude Hamel said. "As a yearling, she gave us a fright with a shoulder injury but that healed up well. "So, we then we sent her as a two-year-old to Toronto to Benoit Baillargeon to train since she was eligible for the stakes there," Hamel explained. "Benoit considered her to be special, but she only qualified once at age 2 and we were disappointed. Then at age three, she showed some speed on occasion, one mile in 1:58.4, the last quarter in :28.4, but still not good. It was then that Benoit advised us to bring her back to Quebec and that was the right decision. Jean (Tourigny) took her on and the results have been instantaneous," Hamel said. "Five straight wins, new record of 1:59.4. I think now we will consider sending her to a few stakes in Ontario while we wait for the final here on September 3." The second non-wagering division for colts saw Capteur De Reve post his first win of the 2017 season for driver Pierre Luc Roy with a hard-fought victory over undefeated Kinnder Danerous (Justin Filion) in 1:59.4. It was Bastiano and driver Stephane Gendron going to the early lead with Kinnder Dangerous sitting the pocket trip through a :29.3 first quarter and then backed it down to the half mile in 1:01. That forced driver Pierre Luc Roy come first-over with Capteur De Reve, who collared Bastiano by the three-quarters in 1:30.4 with Filion then moving three-wide on the final turn with Kinnder Dangerous. All three-horses then made it a dash to the wire with Capteur De Reve the strong horse, winning by a neck over Kinnder Dangerous with Batiano third. Sired by Muscle Mass, Capteur De Reve was the series champion last year. He is trained by Maxime Velaye for the Provoquante Stable of Mirabel, who also bred the colt. In the second filly division, it was the team of driver Pierre Luc Roy and trainer Maxime Velaye returning to the winner's circle, this time with Affirmee. Affirmee shot out to the early lead with Taurus P V (Jocelyn Gendron) following right on their heels as those two horses pulled away from the field by 15 lengths at the opening quarter mile in :29.2. They raced that way past the half mile and the three-quarters with Affirmee pulling away at the finish to win by five open lengths in 2:04.1. Taurus V P was second with Magestic M (Kevin Maguire) third. It was the second straight win for Affirmee, a daughter of Angus Hall, who was also bred and is owned by the Provoquante Stable. The opening round of the C$220,000 Future Stars Series for two-year-old trotting fillies and colts got underway Tuesday. In the first division for fillies, it was Precieuse CC and trainer/d river Claude Beausoleil coming first-over against pacesetter Luckys Dream (Jerome Lombart), taking command at the three-quarters and winning by two lengths in 2:06 over race favorite Magic Lady (Yves Filion) with Justice Rules (Stephane Brosseau) third. It was the maiden victory for Precieuse CC, a filly by Angus Hall, owned by Marie Andree Counoyer of Chicoutimi. She paid $20.80 to win. Owner, trainer and driver Rosaire Renaud of Mirabel at age 76, made his first drive of the 2017 a winning one with a big upset score in the colt division with Y A Muscle Mass. Leading from start to finish, Renaud and Y A Muscle Mass was able to hold off SG Goliath King (Sylvain Grenier) by three-quarters of a length to win in 2:09.4. Yankee Photo (Pascal Berube) was third. Sire by Muscle Mass, Y A Muscle Mass was overlooked by the bettors and went off at odds of 22-1, paying $46.20 to win. Track Notes: Driver Stephane Brosseau was the top driver of the night, winning four races on the program. It is the first time he has achieved that feat this season. Brosseau widened his lead in the driving standings over Stephane Gendron, 29 to 24. Four Starz Speed, the "old man" of the field in the Invitational Trot Tuesday, showed his heels to his younger rivals, leading from start to finish for driver/trainer Kevin Maguire in 1:59.4, paying $8.70 to win. Live racing resumes at H3R on Sunday afternoon, first race post time at 12:30 pm. Featured will be the opening round of the C$220,000 Future Stars Series for two-year-old pacing colts and fillies. For more information, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club      

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec - Now unbeaten in his first two starts of the year, Kinnder Dangerous put away all challengers Tuesday at the Hippodrome 3R in the second round of the C$220,000 Breeders Cup Series for three-year-old trotters. Sent off as the 6/5 wagering favorite in the second race first division for colt trotters, Kinnder Dangerous and driver Justin Filion went right to the early lead and was challenged immediately by 45-1 long shot Bastiano and driver Stephane Gendron. Those two battled around the first turn until Gendron backed off and took the two-hole spot by the opening quarter mile in :29. Just as Kinnder Dangerous and Filion settled in on the lead, out from third place came Capteur De Reve and driver Pierre-Luc Roy to try and take over the lead. They ended up parked out first-over past the half mile marker in :59.3 and through the backstretch, unable to collar Kinnder Dangerous. By the three-quarters in 1:29.4, Filion gave Kinnder Dangerous his head and he started to pull away from the field, easily holding off Bastiano at the finish for a one and one-quarter length triumph in 2:00. Capteur De Reve was third. Unbeaten in two starts this year, Kinnder Dangerous is sired by Northern Escort and bred, owned and trained by Denitza Petrova of Melbourne, paying $4.50 to win. Petrova was unable to come to H3R to see the race live as she was taking care of a sick foal on the farm. She watched the race on her cell phone. "Omg, I was so nervous as I saw they wouldn't let him have it easy at all," Petrova said. "They kept attacking him, but he held them off. He is doing so well now. Justin told me the track was heavy and they gave one second, so I think he went a super race and he said he did not have to pull his ear plugs yet!" The fifth race Breeders Cup division for three-year-old trotting fillies saw the 1/9 wagering favorite, HP Run Like Mom, have to work to get her fourth straight victory of the season. It was Vanilla Star and driver Richard Simard shooting to the early lead with HP Run Like Mom and driver Stephane Brosseau getting into the two-hole. Vanilla Star led the field to the opening quarter mile in :30.1 and to the half mile in 1:01 before Brosseau started to the outside with HP Run Like Mom. But Vanilla Star was not going to give up the lead and parked out HP Run Like Mom throughout the backstretch, past the three-quarters in 1:31.1 and around the final turn. Then as they came down the stretch, Brosseau urged his filly and HP Run Like Mom responded and pasted by Vanilla Star to win by one and one-quarter lengths in 2:00.4. Vanilla Star was second with Moskido (Francis Picard) third. A three-year-old filly by Kadabra, HP Run Like Mom tied her lifetime best mile Tuesday. She is bred by Claude Hamel and co-owned with Michel Damphousse and trained by Jean Tourigny. She paid just $2.10 to win. The sixth race second division of the Breeders Cup Series for fillies saw Affirmee and driver Pierre-Luc Roy wire the field in strange fashion. Leaving from post five, Affirmee and Roy opened up over seven lengths on the field by the opening quarter mile in :29.2. They continued to increase their lead by over ten lengths at the half mile in 1:00.1. Then backed it down to a five-length lead at the three-quarters in 1:32.1 as Magestic M and trainer/driver Kevin Maguire were able to catch up to Affirmee. As they came down the stretch, Affirmee has just enough of a lead to hold off Magestic M to win by one and one-half lengths in 2:03.3. Justice For Eva (Pascale Berube) was third. It was the maiden victory for Affirmee after nine lifetime starts. She is sired by Angus Hall and trained by Maxime Velaye for the Provoquante Stable of Mirabel who also bred the filly. She paid $3.00 to win. Trois-Rivieres native and Canadian Olympic boxer (2012) and undefeated professional boxer (5-0), Simon Kean, was at the Hippodrome 3R Tuesday, meeting race fans and signing autographs. Live racing resumes Sunday at H3R with the third and final preliminary round of the Breeders Cup Series for three-year-old pacing colts and fillies. Post time is 12:30 pm. For more information, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec - Ask any harness racing trainer what is the most difficult horse to train and they will tell you it's trotting fillies and mares. Owner/trainer Carl Duguay of Deschambault knows this all so well and is very appreciative of his mare, Y S Suzanne, who goes for her fifth straight win Tuesday evening in the third leg of the Quebec-Bred Series for four and five-year-old mares and horses at the Hippodrome 3R. The daughter of Angus Hall is off to her best season ever for Duguay and currently sports six wins this season and over C$104,000 in career earnings. She starts from post two in the third race Tuesday for driver Stephane Gendron. "I try and keep her relaxed as much as possible," Duguay said about Y S Suzanne's weekly training schedule. "She goes out to jog every day, time in the paddock, just want her to be at ease." Before coming home to Quebec, Y S Suzanne was racing at Saratoga Raceway's half mile oval in New York. The last two years Duguay has given his mare to trainer Heidi Rohr, who has also done well with her. "Heidi does a super job with my mare," Duguay said. "When Heidi sent her back to Quebec for this series she told me about some changes she did in training her and it has really helped." Last week was the first time since her first win this season that any horse has gotten within less than a length of Y S Suzanne at the finish. She won last week by three-quarters of a length in 2:01.1, her slowest winning time this year. "She was in heat last week," Duguay explained. "She was not at her best. She has been feeling much better this week and I think she will race much better tomorrow." Y S Suzanne shows that she can win from both on the off the pace. The last two weeks she led from start to finish. The prior weeks she had good cover and won with ease from off the helmet. Last week regular pilot Stephane Gendron, scored his 4,000th career win with Y S Suzanne. "This mare loves during the race to be held on the bit," Duguay explained. "As long as you never give her her head, she will always race strong. She likes it best to follow another horse." Y S Suzanne was nearly caught last week by Artemis Duharas, who closed well from sixth place on the final turn to be second. She starts again for driver Raymond Gingras from post seven. Another contender in the race is Y A Jailhouse Jody from post three for driver Guy Gagnon. She was second to Y S Suzanne two starts back in the Quebec-Bred Series. The horses do battle in a non-wagering division of the series with just four starters going to post between the 4th and 5th races on Tuesday's program. Missing from the lineup is the entry from trainer Isabelle Darveau stable of track record holder, Wildwild Men and his full brother, Seeyou Men, both of whom were Quebec-Bred champions in prior years. "We only planned to race them in the first two legs," Darveau explained. "That was good enough for them to make the final. They are fine and will be rested up now." With Wildwild Men, who won the opening round of the series, and Seeyou Men out this week, it opens the door for last week's winner, Holiday Party to battle with KFB Amigo Cool. In his first start back at H3R, Holiday Party, who last year won nine times and was the Quebec-Bred Series Champion at age 3, made a rare and costly break at the start. He then put it all together last week in defeating Wildwild Men and KFB Amigo Cool with a 1:59.1 triumph. He will start from post two for driver Pascal Berube against KFB Amigo Cool, who starts from post four for driver Stephane Brosseau. First, second and third in his four starts this year, KFM Amigo Cool has been close to the action every start. Also entered are Holiday Gift (post one) and Mc Garreth (post three), who have not been very competitive in the series. One thing is guaranteed in the non-wagering race, and that is the winner trainer's last name will be Fontaine. Both Holiday Party and KFB Amigo Cool are trained by Dany Fontaine while Holiday Gift and Mc Garreth are trained by Michel Fontaine. After Tuesday's third preliminary round of the Quebec-Bred Series, the top eight point earners will return on Sunday, June 25 for their respective $30,000 finals. Post time Tuesday evening is 7:00 pm. For more information, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec - Harness racing driver Stephane Gendron reached a major milestone in his career, scoring his 4,000th career win in the sixth race at the Hippodrome 3R Tuesday evening. Gendron, 47, of Quebec City, first started driving professionally back in 1989, scoring just 11 wins that first season. His milestone victory came aboard Y S Suzanne in a division of the second round of the $100,000 Quebec-Bred Series for four and five-year-old trotters. The 6th race first saw Double Chance and driver Jocelyn Gendron shoot to the early lead from post two, but that lead was short lived by the opening quarter mile as Stephane Gendron had Y S Suzanne, the 2/5 morning line favorite, on the move and soon on the lead. From that point, Y S Suzanne and Gendron held command, despite a game first-over effort after the half mile marker and through the backstretch by Y A Jailhouse Jody ((Guy Gagnon). Coming down the stretch, Gendron and Y S Suzanne were able to hold on to the finish wire, winning by a quarter of a length in 2:01.1 over a late closing Artemis Dunharas (Raymond Gingras) with Double Chance third. Owned and trained by Carly Duguay, it was the fourth straight win and fifth victory on the year for Y S Suzanne. The four-year-old mare by Angus Hall paid $2.80 to win. "I was a little worried as my mare she was not feeling so strong tonight as she usually is," Gendron explained. "I thought that maybe the other mare (Artemis Dunharas) that she beat me, but we were ok. "I am very happy winning my 4,000th race," Gendron said. "It means a lot to me. I do not drive regular around the circuit anymore. I pretty much stay at the Hippodrome 3R, but it is nice to have achieved so many wins. Feels really good." For his career, Stephane Gendron has started in 22,518 races with 4,000 wins, 3,299 second place and 2,876 third place finishes. The horses he has driven have won $13,602,638. An upset took place in the 4th race Quebec-Bred Series for horses as the 1/9 favorite and track record holder, Wildwild Men, went off-stride at the start of the race. His stablemate and full brother, Seeyou Men (Guy Gagnon) took the early lead with KFB Amigo Cool (Stephane Brosseau) sitting second until the half mile when 5-1 Holiday Party and driver Pascal Berube came first-over to challenge and take commend in the backstretch. Wildwild Men and driver Robert Shepherd recovered and caught the field, but it was too late as Holiday Party held on to win by a half-length with Wildwild Men second and KFB Amigo Cool third. The time of the one mile race was 1:59.1. For Holiday Party, a $105,000 winner last year at age three, who set the track record for his age and gait at H3R in being the Sire Stakes Champion, it was his first win in 2017 after three starts. Sired by Holiday Road, Holiday Party is trained by Dany Fontaine for the Gaetan Bono Stable of Montreal. He paid $12.40 to win. TRACK NOTES: Driver Pascal Berube had the hot hands Tuesday, winning three races on the program. Racetrack superintendent at H3R, Sylvain Blais, who had the track surface in prime shape Sunday, saw three horses take lifetime marks also on Tuesdays program. Next Sunday, the Quebec Jockey Club will host the $30,000 finals of the Quebec-Bred Series for four and five-year-old pacing mares and horses. For more information, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club  

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec - Slowly but surely harness driver Stephane Gendron has been nipping away at the wins during his career and on Tuesday evening at the Hippodrome 3R, he may very well achieve a special career milestone, win number 4,000. Gendron, who first started driving back in 1989, has been a popular figure in Quebec racing, especially at H3R, throughout his career. Come Tuesday, Gendron hopes to get his 4,000th career win in one of the two drives he has on the program. And his chances, based on last week's performance, look pretty good. Gendron will be driving the odds-on favorite, Carl Duguay's Y S Suzanne, in the sixth race, second division of the $100,000 Quebec-Bred Series for four and five-year-old trotters. Y S Suzanne starts from post six and is on a three-race winning streak for owner/trainer Duguay. The four-year-old mare by Angus Hall is at her best with five wins already this season. Last week in the opening round of the Quebec-Bred Series, Gendron and Y S Suzanne were parked out going for the lead, but once on top she held the field at bay and pulled away in the stretch for a four and one-half length triumph. Other hopeful contenders in the field include Y A Jailhouse Jodi in post three for driver Guy Gagnon. They were second to Y S Suzanne last week, along with Grace And Claire (post eight) and Artemis Duharas (post seven). And if Y S Suzanne does not give Gendron his 4,000th win, then he comes right back in the 7th race Invitational Trot, where he will drive the always game Caroluzzo from post eight. He has won his last two starts at H3R in the top trot for Gendron. The older horses do battle in the Quebec-Bred Series in the 4th race, where track record holder Wildwild Men is the overwhelming race favorite after his impressive victory in the opening round last week. Driven by Robert Shepherd for trainer Isabelle Darveau, last week Wildwild Men posted his first win in three starts this year, looking super impressive in wiring the field by three and one-half lengths in 1:58.3. Bred by Chantal Gravel and co-owned with Catheline Pelletier, Wildwild Men is an entry with stablemate and older brother, Seeyou Men, who is age 5. Both brothers are sired by Muscle Mass. Wildwild Men starts from post four with his older brother starting alongside in post five for driver Guy Gagnon. Hoping to rebound from making a costly break at the start last week is Quebec-Bred Champion last year, Holiday Party. He starts from the rail for driver Pascal Berube while last week's second place finisher, KFM Amigo Cool, starts from post two for driver Stephane Brosseau. First race post time Tuesday evening is 7:00 pm. For more information, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec - The trotters were in the spotlight for the first live harness racing program of the 2017 season at the Hippodrome 3R Tuesday night with the opening round of the $100,000 Quebec-Bred Series for trotters. There were two divisions of the series for four and five-year-old mares and horses Tuesday. There are three weeks of preliminary action with the top eight money earners returning on June 25 for the $30,000 finals. Both race winners were very impressive with the fastest division going to track record holder, Wildwild Men, in the fifth race for older horses. Driven by Robert Shepherd from post three, Wildwild Men shot to the early lead with KFM Amigo Cool (Stephane Brosseau) grabbing the two-hole spot to the opening quarter mile in :29.1. Second choice in the race, track record holder Holiday Party (Pascal Berube) made a costly break at the start of the race. To the half mile in :59.3 and the three-quarters in 1:29.3, Shepherd then let Wildwild Men pull away in the stretch to win with ease by three and one-half lengths in 1:58.3. KFB Amigo Cool was second with stablemate, Seeyou Men (full older brother to Wildwild Men) third for driver Guy Gagnon. It was the first win in three starts this year for Wildwild Men. The four-year-old gelded son of Muscle Mass is trained by Isabelle Darveau for breeder Chantal Gravel, who co-owns the winner with Catheline Pelletier. He paid $2.70 to win. In the second race division for mares, it was all Y S Suzanne for driver Stephane Gendron. With EAU Naturelle (Simon Delisle) leaving from post seven to the early lead, Shepherd wasted no time retaking the lead before the opening quarter mile and then held the field at bay the rest of the one mile race, winning by four and one-half lengths in 2:00.4. Y A Jailhouse Jodi (Guy Gagnon) was second with Grace And Claire (Sylvain Lacaille) third. Trained and owned by Carl Duguay, it was the third straight win and fifth victory on the season for Y S Suzanne. The four-year-old mare by Angus Hall paid just $2.50 to win. TRACK NOTES: With his victory aboard Y S Suzanne, driver Stephane Gendron moved within one victory of scoring his 4,000th career win. Driver Richard Simard led all drivers Tuesday with three winners on the night including an impressive seven and one-half length romp with Raising Richard ($2.80) in the Invitational Trot in 1:59.1. The post-position draw for the second annual All-Star Drivers Tournament at H3R this Sunday takes place Wednesday afternoon. Featured will be Yannick Gingras, Daniel Dube, Scott Zeron, Sylvain Filion, Hall of Famer David Miller, last year's champion Jody Jamieson, Stephane Bouchard and H3R leading driver, Louis-Philippe Roy, all competing in eight races. There will be a special meet and greet autograph session with all the drivers at 11:30 am. And H3R's new Sunday post time of 12:30 pm goes into effect on Sunday. From the Quebec Jockey Club  

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec - Live nighttime racing gets underway at the Hippodrome 3R on Tuesday with first race post time at 7:00 pm. The first night program of the season will be highlighted by the opening round of the $100,000 Quebec-Bred Series for four and five-year-old trotting mares and horses in separate divisions. All four of last year Quebec-Bred Series Champions are in the opening round of the series that features three weeks of preliminary competition followed by the eight top point earners in each class returning on Sunday, June 25. The trotting mares are first in the limelight in the 2nd race where eight lady high steppers will do battle. Owner/trainer Carl Duguay's Y S Suzanne is the morning line favorite from post five. She will be driven by Stephan Gendron, who needs just two wins on Tuesday for his 4,000th career victory. Y S Suzanne comes home to H3R from Saratoga Raceway in New York where she has won her last two starts, the fastest a lifetime equaling mark of 1:58.2 over the half mile oval. The four-year-old mare by Angus Hall sports four wins already this season. Last year's three-year-old Quebec Series Champion, Y A Jailhouse Jody, goes from the rail for driver Guy Gagnon, but is winless so far in four starts this year. Other competitors in the field include last year's mare's champion, SOS Revange (post seven) and EAU Naturelle (post eight). The horses do battle in the fifth race where two Series Champions from last year, Seeyou Men and Holiday Party, take on 2015 champion Wildwild Men and undefeated Le Millenaire. Both Holiday Party and Wildwild Men are track record holders at H3R. Wildwild Men and Seeyou Men will race as an entry for trainer Isabelle Darveau. Both horses are full brothers from the mare Seeyouinthecircle and sired by Muscle Mass. They are both bred by Chantal Gravel, who co-owns them with Catheline Pelletier. Seeyou Men is age 5 and Wildwild Men is age 4. Wildwild Men is the stronger of the two brothers and starts from post three for driver Robert Shepherd. Last time out Wildwild Men was second by a neck at Western Fair in 1:57.3 in just his second start this season. Seeyou Men starts from post six for driver Guy Gagnon and has two wins this year, the fastest a 1:59.3 triumph at Flamboro Downs. Track record holder Holiday Party goes from post two for driver Pascal Berube. A nine-time winner last year made his 2017 debut last week at Rideau Carlton and was fifth, timed in 1:59.2. Le Millenaire drew the rail post position for driver Sylvain Fontaine and is unbeaten this year in two starts, the fastest in 1:59.1. Another return winner in the field is KFB Amigo Cool (post 4) for driver Stephane Brosseau. TRACK NOTES: Fans and horsemen should take note that post time on Tuesday night is 7:00 pm. Track management also announced on Sunday that post time for the Sunday card starting this week will be half an hour earlier at 12:30 pm. This Sunday, June 4, is the second annual All-Star Drivers Tournament at H3R featuring last year's inaugural winner, Jody Jamieson, Hall of Famer David Miller, H3R's leading driver this and last season, Louis-Philippe Roy, Yannick Gingras, Daniel Dube, Sylvain Filion, Stephane Bouchard and Scott Zeron, all competing in eight tournament races. There will be a special meet and greet for the race fans starting at 11:00 am. For more information, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club    

WASHINGTON, PA, May 24, 2017 -- The harness racing veteran Tamarind displayed his class and toughness Wednesday at The Meadows when he sustained a first-over bid in the slop and went on to capture the featured race, a $13,000 conditioned trot. Tamarind was fourth near the half when Aaron Merriman sent him after the leader, Classic Banker. It took the 9-year-old son of Angus Hall-Spicegirl Kosmos most of the back half to wear down Classic Banker, but he drew off in the stretch to prevail in 1:55. Mike The Trader rallied for second, 2-1/2 lengths back, while Classic Banker saved show. Bill Bercury owns and trains Tamarind, who boosted his career bankroll to $892,084. Mike Wilder and Merriman each fashioned a three-bagger on the 12-race card. Live racing at The Meadows resumes with a special Friday card that features the $72,000 Currier & Ives for 3-year-old filly trotters. First post is 5 PM. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

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