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Trois-Rivieres, QC - The Quebec Jockey Club played host Sunday afternoon at the Hippodrome 3R to the $480,000 Championship harness racing finals for the Breeders Cup Series and Future Stars Series. It was the richest day of horse racing in all of Quebec with purses totaling over $500,000 for the afternoon. Each series featured four divisions for trotter and pacers. Here is a breakdown of each of the Championship Finals. $65,000 Three-Year-Old Colt Trot Final It was a two-horse race from the start with track record hold Cesar Duharas and driver Pascal Berube shooting to the early lead with race favorite Only For Justice (Stephane Brosseau) grabbing the early two-hole spot by the opening quarter mile in :28.3. Brosseau moved Only For Justice to the outside by the half mile in :59, but Berube and Cesar Duharas stuffed them back into the pocket. Then by the three-quarters in 1:27.2, Brosseau came back again and this time on the final turn had collared Cesar Duharas, who then went off-stride, allowing Only For Justice to win with ease in a romp by 12 3/4 lengths in 1:57.3. Money Hill (Sylvain Filion) was second with Triomphe Duharas (Denis Gueriel) third. Only For Justice is now a repeat Quebec Champion, having won the final at age 2 and now at age 3. Sired by Justice Hall, it was Only For Justice's fourth win this year for trainer Dany Fontaine and the Gaetan Bono Stable of Montreal who bred and owns the gelding. He paid $3.10 to win. $65,000 Three-year-old Filly Trot Final Kinderunbelievable and driver Pierre Luc Roy put in an unbelievable performance to beat pacesetter Choo Choo Bleu (Sylvain Filion). Choo Choo Blue left first from the starting gate with My Lady Hall (Louis Philippe Roy) grabbing the two-hole spot past the opening quarter mile. Then coming to the half mile was when Pierre Luc Roy took Kinderubelievable first-over, giving race favorite Cor Leo (Stephane Gendron) second-over live cover. Choo Choo Blue would not let Kinderunbelievable pass them by down the backstretch and around the final turn. Then in the stretch, with horses fanning out all around them, Kinderunbelievable dug in with true grit and went on to win by three-quarters of a length in 2:01.3. Choo Choo Blue was second with Cor Leo third. It was the third win this year for Kinderunbelievable, who is sired by Archangel. It was her third straight win for breeder, owner, trainer Dentiza Petrova of Melbourne. She paid $5.40 to win. $65,000 Three-year-old Colt Pace Final Race favorite Ashleysbest saw his three-race winning streak come to an end as D Gs De Vito and Jonathan Lachance used a big brush in the backstretch to pass by the favorite en route to scoring a one and one-half length victory. Ashleysbest (Pascal Berube) shot to the lead from post seven and cut the mile with fractions of :26.2 and :55.1 before Lachance and D Gs De Vito came flying first-over in the backstretch to take command by the three-quarters in 1:23.3. HP Napoleon (Stephane Brosseau) tried to follow the move of D Gs De Vito to no avail as the winner went on to score in 1:54.1. HP Napoleon was second with Angers Bayama (Sylvain Filion) third. It was a lifetime mark for D Gs De Vito as the gelded son of Sportswriter notched his fourth win this year. Trained by Antonio Valente, D Gs De Vito was bred and is owned by Daniel Suprenant of Saint-Valentin and paid a generous $19.50 to win. His clocking was the fastest mile on the 14-race card. $65,000 Three-year-old Filly Pace Final Hall of Famer Yves Filion sent Akita Bayama right to the lead and barely held off a very determinded Cooking The Speed (Louis Philippe Roy) to win by a neck in a lifetime best 1:57.1. Cooking The Speed was trying for her second championship victory and despite being parked out first-over from the half mile, was a valient second. Audi Bayama (Sylvain Filion), part of the entry for trainer Yves Filion, was third. It was the second win in just five starts this year for Akita Bayama. The Sportswriter daughter was bred and is owned by Filion's Bayama Farms of Saint-Andre-D'Argenteuil. She is co-owned with Jacques Damours of Laval and paid $2.90 to win. $55,000 Two-year-old Colt Pace Final Whitecookie (Marie Claude Auger) saw his undefeated six-race winning streak come to an end at the hands of Eclat De Rire and driver Stephane Gendron. Going right to the lead as usual was Whitecookie with Eclat De Rire sitting right on their backs for nearly the entire mile. It was not until the three-quarters that Gendron pulled the pocket with Eclat De Rire as the rest of the field was fanning three and four-wide for the drive to the finish. In the stretch, Eclat De Rire was able to collar Whitecookie and pass them by to win by one length in a lifetime mark of 1:58.4. Whitecookie was second with PLD Needy (Pascal Beurbe) third. It was the second straight win and third victory in five starts for the daughter of Leader Bayama. He is trained by Maxime Velaya for owner/breeder Guy Corbeil of Mirable and paid $5.40 to win. $55,000 Two-year-old Filly Pace Final Acenda De Chakrika picked the perfect time to score a lifetime mark as the daughter of Sunshine Beach led from start to finish for driver Stephane Brosseau in 2:00.2. The pocket-sitting Lotus Sena (Pascal Berube) was second with Godiva Lovely Lady (Simon Delisle) third. Acenda De Charkrika won by one and one-quarter lengths. Trained by Daniel Martin for breeder/owner Diane Lepine of Quebec City, it was the second win this year for Acenda De Chakrika, who paid $5.00 to win. $55,000 Two-year-old Colt Trot Final Babidibou and driver Stephane Gendron made it three straight wins as the colt by Royalty For Life wired the field with ease in a lifetime mark of 2:02.1. Kenogami Coco (Stephane Brosseau) tried coming first-over but could not gain ground on the winner and was second by one and three-quarter lengths. HP Muscle Dancer (Sylvain Filion) was third. Trained by Maxime Velaye for co-owners Isidoro Russo of Montreal and Guy Corbiel of Mirable, Babidibou paid $3.50 to win. $55,000 Two-year-old Filly Trot Final Emotions Durables and driver Tyler Jones went right to the front with HP Starlette (Stephane Brosseau) in second after the start, but coming off the first turn, HP Starlette went off-stride and scattered the field, allowing Emotions Durables to open up on the field. Despite a strong come-back from Kinnder High Class (Pierre Luc Roy), Emotions Durables held the field at bay, winning by one and one-half lengths in a lifetime best 2:03.1. Muscle Fern Jacky (Francis Picard) was third. It was the fourth win in just six starts for the daughter of Wheeling N Dealin, who is owned and trained by Cassandra Lecourt of Ste-Victoire De Sorel. She paid $4.50 to win. It was also the first championship victory for Tyler Jones. The Preferred-Handicap Trot saw USA invader Volare ($4.40) and driver Louis Philippe Roy lead from start to finish in 1:57.3 for trainer Michel Allard and owner Rene Allard. Track Notes: Trainer Maxime Velaye had his best day ever as a trainer at H3R, sending out five winners from his stable, two of them championship winners. Driver Stephane Gendron also had the same results, five winners, two in championships. Owner/breeder Guy Corbeil had three winners, two in the championships. Live racing resumes next Sunday, September 15 with first race post time at 1:00 pm. For more information, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club

Trois-Rivieres, QC - For his entire young harness racing career, Whitecookie has never tasted defeat when purse money was on the line. Undefeated is six starts, Whitecookie is the overwhelming favorite to win his $55,000 division of the Future Stars Series Championship Final at the Hippodrome 3R on Sunday. There are eight championship finals Sunday, four for three-year-olds (Breeders Cup Series), each with a purse of $65,000 and four Future Stars Series finals for two-year-old. Total purses on the day are over $500,000 and it is the richest day of horse racing in all of Quebec. Whitecookie is a two-year-old colt by Windfall Blue Chip from the Team Hanover mare, Teamtress. He has the pedigree to be the winner he is. Teamtress has had 12 foals, Whitecookie is number 11 and there is a yearling. But from the 11 foals of racing age, 9 of them have race records of under 1:59.1, including Whitecookie's million dollar winning half-sister, Pancleefandarpels, who won $1,057,244 with a record of p,7,1:50.1. Another half-sister, Seamstresforthepan, won $431,957 with a record of p,5,1:52.4. In his last start, the third leg of the series, Whitecookie was at his best for owner, trainer and driver Marie Claude Auger of Trois-Rivieres. Leading from start to finish, Whitecookie stopped the teletimer in a lifetime best 1:57 clocking. Just three-fifths of a second from the track record. In actuality, Whitecookie did lose one race. It was his first qualifying attempt at the Hippodrome 3R. He was second by three-quarters of a length in 2:03.2. From that point on he has never lost a race. In his last five wins he had led from start to finish. In his first pari-mutuel purse start at Rideau Carleton, Whitecookie came from off the pace to win by a nose in 1:58.2. For this Sunday, Whitecookie and Auger will start from post four in the tenth race championship final. He has beaten everyone in the field except for My Bettors Del (post 3). This son of Bettor's Delight has two wins, both in the series at H3R, the fastest a 1:59.1 clocking. He has been raced timed in 1:54 at Mohawk Park. Other possible contenders are Kinnder Big Boss (post 8) and the entry of Eclat De Rire (post 2) and Retour Au Jeu (post 5) for trainer Maxime Veyale and owner/breeder Guy Corbeil of Mirabel. As for Whitecookie, the possibility of having an undefeated season lay in his hands. And from what Marie Claude Auger has achieved with him this season, the outlook for wiring the field again tomorrow seems like a pretty good bet. First race post time at the Hippodrome 3R is 1:00 pm Sunday. There are 14 races on the program and the championship finals are race 4, 5 and 7 through the 12th race. For a free race program or to view the races live from H3R, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club

Trois-Rivieres, QC - This Sunday the Hippodrome 3R harness racing track will feature its richest race program of the 2019 season with its Super Sunday Championship card with more than $500,000C in purses. The Super Sunday program is highlighted by eight championship finals. There are four $65,000C divisions of the Breeders Cup Series for three-year-old trotters and pacers and four $55,000C finals of the Future Stars Series for two-year-olds. All four champions from last year at age 2 are back in the finals again at age 3. They are Only For Justice (race 4), Cooking The Speed (race 8), Claudi PV (race 11) and US Sunshine (race 12). Races 4, 5, 7 thru 12 are the championship finals on Super Sunday. Here is a brief look at the final fields. 4th race Three-year-old colt trot final - Only For Justice seeks a repeat championship starting from the rail for driver Stephane Brosseau. They are facing a tough task against track record holder Cesar Duharas from post six for driver Pascal Berube. Cesars Duharas is on a two-race winning streak. 5th race Two-year-old filly pace final - SOS Cupcake drew the far outside in post eight for driver Stephane Gendron but still shows the speed to be the race favorite and is on a two-race winning streak. Lotus Sena (post 5) will cut the mile and could lead from start to finish. 7th race Two-year-old colt trot final - Babidibou (post 2) has been first or second in his five lifetime starts and has won last two starts from both on and off the pace. Kenogami Coco (post 4) may lead from the start and hold on and Major Bay (post 8) drew poorly but has gate speed to overcome and be a factor. 8th race Three-year-old filly pace final - Cooking The Speed (post 2) is seeking to repeat in the championship final but will have a tough task going against the entry from Yves Filion of Akita Bayama and Audi Bayama. Also, a major factor in the race will be HP Xanadu (post 6), who has been first or second in last five starts. 9th race Two-year-old filly trot final - Emotions Durables (post 5) must stay on stride to win. She broke last start but still rallied to be third and prior had won three straight races. HP Starlette (post 2) and SOS Thumper (post 1) could be a factor is Emotions Durables falters in any way. 10th race Two-year-old colt pace final - Whitecookie has been sensational this season for owner, trainer, driver Marie Claude Auger. The son of Windfall Blue Chip is undefeated in six starts and has beaten nearly everyone in the field. 11th race Three-year-old filly trot final - Claudi P V (post 6) has not raced as well this year as she did last year in winning the championship. Kinderunbelievable (post 5) and Cor Leo (post 3) loom as the two favorites in the race. 12th race Three-year-old colt pace final - Could be the best race of the day. YS Sunshine (post 3) tries for a second championship but face a very tough field that includes Ashleysbest (post 7) who two starts back tied the track record with a 1:52.4 triumph and he enters the race on a three-race winning streak. Other contenders include NP Napoleon (post 6) and GA Speed Gaby (post 8). Post time Sunday for the 14-race program is 1:00 pm. For a free race program and to watch the races from the Hippodrome 3R live, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club

Trois-Rivieres, QC - Million-dollar winner's Jimmy Freight and This Is The Plan headline a field of eight four-year-old harness racing pacers that will do battle in the $200,000C Prix d'Ete Sunday afternoon at the Hippodrome 3R. The post position draw for the Grand Circuit race will take place Thursday at 12:00 noon at a special press conference at the racetrack. One of the richest races in North America restricted to just four-year-olds, the Prix d'Ete dates back to 1966 at Blue Bonnets Raceway in Montreal. Over the years many world champions won the prestigious race. The stakes race ended when Blue Bonnets closed in 1992 and was revived by the Quebec Jockey Club in 2014. Here are the eight horses, trainers and drivers in alphabetical order. Casimir Richie P Trainer- Dr. Ian Moore, Driver - Sylvain Filion Done Well Trainer - Ron Burke, Driver - Bob McClure Hitman Hill Trainer - Chris Oakes, Driver - Eric Goodell Jimmy Freight Trainer - Richard Moreau, Driver - Louis Philippe Roy Pretty Handsome Trainer - Andrew McCabe, Driver - Trevor Henry The Downtown Bus Trainer - Jeff Gillis, Driver - Daniel Dube This Is The Plan Trainer - Ron Burke, Driver - Daniel Dube Turbo Hill Trainer - Chris Oakes, Driver - Hunter Oakes A record 16 horses entered the Prix d'Ete and only the top eight money earners in 2019 make it into the race. The remaining eight horses that did not get in the race will receive their nomination fees back. They are American History, Kiwi Talkin, Pedro Hanover, Shnitzledosomethin, Springsteen, Stock, Talotcreekwhiskey and Thor De Vie. There will be two coupled entries in the race. Done Well and This Is The Plan from the Ron Burke Stable and Hitman Hill and Turbo Hill, both of whom are co-owned by Tom Hill. Also, on Sunday at H3R will be the third round of the Breeders Cup Series for three-year-old pacing colts and fillies. Post time Sunday is 1:00 pm. For more information, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club

Trois-Rivieres, QC - The Quebec Jockey Club hosted four divisions of the Breeders Cup Series for three-year-old pacers Sunday at the Hippodrome 3R and D Gs De Vito was the fastest second round winner. There were two colt and two filly divisions, each racing for a purse of $7,500C. After the third leg, the eight top point earners will return for the $65,000C finals on Sunday, September 8. The second race, first colt division saw Ashleysbest (Pascal Berube) go right to the early lead as the son of Shanghai Phil was going for his fifth win in six starts for trainer Sylvain Cote. Past the opening quarter mile in :27, Ashleysbest held the field at bay with GA Speed Gaby (Guy Gagnon) sitting the pocket trip to the half mile in :56.3. Through the backstretch Ashleysbest kept up his torrid pace, passing the three-quarters in 1:24.2. Ashleysbest then started to show he was tiring as GA Speed Gaby caught the race leader and D Gs Vito with Jonathan Lachance driving was coming three-wide after the race leaders. All three horses battled it out down the stretch and D Gs Vito showed he was the strong horse, coming on late to win by three-quarters of a length in 1:54.3. GA Speed Gaby was second with Ashleysbest third. It was a lifetime mark and the third win this year for D Gs De Vito, a gelded son of Sportswriter who is trained by Antonio Valente and was bred and is owned by Daniel Surprenant of Saint-Valentin. He paid $4.80 to win. The second colt division was race three where YS Sunshine and driver Jonathan Lachance shot to the early lead with race favorite HP Napoleon (Stephane Brosseau) dropping into the two-hole spot. After an opening quarter mile in :27.3 and :57.3 half, the action started to pick up as Brosseau pulled the pocket with HPO Napoleon and came after Lachance and YS Sunshine. Past the three-quarters in 1:26.3, HP Napoleon kept grinding it out against YS Sunshine and took over the lead on the final turn. He then went on to win by one length in 1:56.1. Angers Bayama (Yves Filion) closed well to be second with Riot (Stephane Gendron) third. It was the fourth win in eight starts this year for HP Napoleon, a gelded son of Big Jim who is trained by Francis Richard and is owned by Claude Hamel of Ayer'S Cliff. He paid $3.20 to win. The first division for the fillies was race four and it all belonged to Hall of Famer Yves Filion and Akita Bayama. After grind it out to the lead by the opening quarter mile in :28, Black Elektra (Marie Claude Auger) was on the lead with Fancy Girl (Francis Picard) sitting the pocket trip. This all changed as Filion first-up with Akita Bayama and took command of the race. Past the half mile in :58.2 there were no challengers for Akita Bayama to contend with until past the three-quarters in 1:28.4. That was when Better Now and driver Guy Gagnon came charging three-wide and by the middle of the final turn, was first-over and gaining on Akita Bayama. Battling it out down the stretch under urging from Filion, Akita Bayama found another gear and held on to win by three-quarters of a length in 1:59. HP Xandu (Brosseau) was second with Better Now third. It was a lifetime mark and the first win in three starts this year for Akita Bayama. The daughter of Sportswriter is trained by Yves Filion and was bred and is owned by Bayama Farms of Saint-Andre-D'Argenteil and Jacques Damours of Laval. She paid $5.70 to win. Yves Filion then made it a driving, trainer, owner, breeder double in the second filly division, upsetting the field with 14-1 longshot Audi Bayama. The seventh race began with Cooking The Speed and driver Stephane Gendron getting the lead from Majelyca (Marie Claude Auger) by the opening quarter mile in :28.3. Undefeated Esprit Dequipe (Tyler Jones) came first-over by the half mile in :59.1 as she was seeking her sixth straight win, all at H3R. Following second over was Audi Bayama and Filion. As the field came to the three-quarters in 1:28.4, Filion came three-wide with Audi Bayama, blowing by Esprit Dequipe and then going after Cooking The Speed. Also, going four-wide on the final turn to get into contention was D Gs Fairystars and driver Jonathan Lachance). Down the stretch all three horses battled to the wire with Audi Bayama scoring the win by a neck in a lifetime mark of 1:58.4. D Gs Fairystars was second with Cooking The Speed third. Sired by Sportswriter, the third Sportswriter sired winner of the four division, it was just the second start this year for Audi Bayama and her sixth career race. She paid a healthy $30.40 to win. The sixth race Preferred-Handicap Trot saw Holiday Party (Berube) cut the mile with Capteur De Reve (S. Gendron) grabbing the pocket seat. Then by the half mile, Ice O Late and driver Jocelyn Gendron came first-over with Kinnder Dangerous (Pierre Luc Roy) second over. Despite making a break at the start of the race, Ice O Late was able to grind it out on the outside against Holiday Party and then draw off at the finish to win by two lengths in 2:00.2. Holiday Party was second with Precieuse CC (Claude Beausoleil) third. It was the second win this year for the seven-year-old gelding by Yankee Glide. He is trained by Luc Chouinard and is owned by Claude Surprenant of Farnham. He paid $6.20 to win. The eighth race Preferred-Handicap Pace all belonged to Saulsbrook Peach, who led from start to finish for trainer-driver Guy Gagnon in 1:55.3. Saulsbrook Peach held the field at bay for most of the mile, winning by one and three-quarter lengths. Kinnder Jackson (Pierre Luc Roy) had come first-over and held game for second place with Hooter Shooter (Stephane Gendron) third. Atomic Million AM (Jocelyn Gendron) was going for his sixth straight win and despite having a good second-over trip, was unable to keep up with the pace and finished last. For Saulsbrook Peach it was his seventh win this year. He is owned by Catheline Pelletier of Mirabel and paid $3.10 to win. The Filly and Mare Preferred-Handicap Pace saw Lit De Rose and driver Stephane Gendron lead from start to finish, holding off Rainbow Palace (Francis Picard) to win by one length in 1:57. Uptown Woman (Pascal Berube) was third. It was Lit De Rose's third win this year for trainer Maxime Velaye and breeder/owner Claude Corbeil of Mirabel. She paid just $2.40 to win. Track Notes: Yves Filion and Stephane Gendron each had driving doubles. Filion also had two training wins as did Francis Richard. Richard is now tied with Michel Allard at 15 wins for leading trainer at H3R with Yves Tessier a close third with 14 wins. The 9th race was the two-mile special pace that saw Appleby Hanover and driver Kevin Waldron from Bermuda winning with ease in 4:07.1. The Hippodrome 3R will be closed for live racing for ten days due to the Grand Prix Auto Race Week in Trois-Riveres. The next live race day will be Thursday, August 8. First race post time at 7:00 pm and it will be NASCAR Race Night with NASCAR drivers coming to H3R to compete in an exhibition race. For more information, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club      

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