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Trois-Rivieres, QC - This Sunday (Sept. 27) the Quebec Jockey Club hosts the Quebec Championship Finals with eight events for two and three-year-old harness racing trotters and pacers at the Hippodrome 3R. It is the richest day of racing in all of Quebec with purses on the 12-race program totaling more than $500,000. The Future Stars Series Finals for two-year-old's each race for a purse of $55,000 while the Breeders Trophy Series Finals for three-year-old's race for $65,000 each. Adding to the race program is the return of world class drivers Sylvain Filion and Louis-Philippe Roy to their home track. Sylvain Filion will compete in nine of the twelve races presented, including five finals, Louis-Philippe Roy in ten of the twelve races and six of the finals. No doubt they come to spice up and enhance the quality of the show offered with their presence. Here is a brief synopsis of the eight championship finals Sunday. 2YO Filly Trot Final - With only four entered, this race will be non-wagering, held after the 1st race. Also, the race is non-wagering because of Mag N Lady (Royalty For Life). She starts from post one, has swept all three legs of the series, and last week became the first two-year-old filly to trot under two minutes in the history of H3R with a track record 1:59.2 mile for trainer-driver Jean Francios Maquire. 2YO Colt Trot Final - 3rd race - Kinnder Dangerzone (Northern Escort) is the colt to beat. Has swept all three legs of the series with ease for driver Pierre-Luc Roy and owner, trainer, breeder Denitza Petrova. Hall Win (Angus Hall) in post two has a win in the series when not going against Kinnder Dangerzone. He will be driven by Pierre-Luc's younger brother, Louis-Philippe Roy. 2YO Filly Pace Final - 7th race - Sylvain Filion has come back home to H3R to drive dad's horses (Yves) and he is aboard Celia Bayama (Bettor's Delight), who ships back to H3R after taking lifetime mark at Mohawk Park with 1:54 score in Grassroots action. She has won three of her last four starts. CL Sportsexteme (Sportswriter) has been very sharp with Jonathan Lachance in the sulky. 2YO Colt Pace Final - 9th race - Yves Filion's coupled entry of Cadillac Bayama (Sylvain drives) and Colonel Bayama (Yves drives) looms way over this field. Cadillac Bayama won two legs of the series and has been super competitive in the Grassroots, race timed last week in 1:52. Colonel Bayama just won in series and they will take on contenders YS Do It Right (Louis-Philippe Roy) and The Light Speed (Pascal Berube). 3YO Filly Trot Final - 2nd race - Another Denitza Petrova standout is Kinnder High Class (post 3). Filly by Royalty For Life won two legs of the series and last week scored lifetime best 2:00 win against older trotters. Rivals include HP Starlette (post 6) and Lindas Pride (post 7). 3YO Colt Trot Final - 6th race - Kenogami Coco (Wheeling N Dealin) ships back to H3R after scoring two impressive wins in the Grassroots at Mohawk Park, the fastest in 1:56.2. Last year's 2yo winner, Babidibou, who was last year's champion has also been very sharp and Frido PV is also a decent contender. 3YO Filly Pace Final - 10th race - Tough call here as last year's champion, Acaena De Chakrika (Sunshine Beach) takes on Streakazana (Western Paradise). Streakazana is on an impressive three-race winning streak, beating Acaena De Chakrika last week. Two top fillies plus Zar E IP (Up The Credit) will make this a tough race. 3YO Colt Pace Final - 11th race - Saving the best for last. Eclat De Rire (Leader Bayama) is the defending 2019 champion and just made it to the final. Stablemate/entry Retour Au Jeu (He's Watching) is the sharper of the two, having won three of his last four starts, the fastest a lifetime mark of 1:54.2. Mickeymaksomespeed (Mickey Hanover) just popped at H3R in 1:54.2 and has won three of his last four starts. Whitecookie (Windfall Blue Chip) and HP I Got To Play (Shadow Play) are also contenders in this tough field. First race post time on Sunday is 1:00 pm. Track Notes: Live racing takes place Friday at H3R with first race post time at 4:00 pm. Four former Quebec Series Champions, with a total of eight titles among them, are competing. They are Capteur De Reve (Fri post six in race four), the only trotter to win 4 championships -- 2016 2TC/G, 2017 3TC/G, 2018 4-5TH/G, 2019 4+T/HG; Precieuse CC (post four race four) 2017 2TF, 2018 3TF; Holiday Party (race six post three) 2016 3TC/G, and Stock (race seven post three) 2017 2PC/G. For a free race program, visit www.hippodrome3r.ca. From the Quebec Jockey Club  

Trois-Rivieres, QC - While this year's national Caretakers Appreciation Day is virtual, the Hippodrome 3R will be honoring all caretakers throughout the race card on Sunday that starts at 1:00 pm. The initiative by Standardbred Canada is more than worthy in celebrating the work that is done every day by the caretakers of the horses. Caretakers are the foundation of the harness racing industry and these men and women are deserving of the tribute being paid to them. Standardbred Canada has been focusing on caretakers through the country the past weeks leading towards this weekend's celebration. For the province of Quebec, caretakers Mathieu Nadeau (https://standardbredcanada.ca/news/9-11-20/faces-racing-mathieu-nadeau.html) and Clara Mary Corbin (https://standardbredcanada.ca/news/8-27-20/faces-racing-clara-mary-corbin.html) , were highlighted. Every caretaker in the race paddock Sunday will receive a coupon for a meal in the paddock restaurant. Each caretaker will be named for each horse that races on Sunday. Caretakers are the closest people to the horses, every day from early morning to late at night, especially on race days, they are devoted to their steeds and deserve all the recognition they can get. On the racetrack Sunday, the seventh race is the feature event where two top three-year-old pacing colts, Eclat De Rire (post 6) and Mickeymaksomespeed (post 9), will take on older horses as they are prepping for their $65,000 Quebec Championship Final next Sunday, Sept. 27. Eclat De Rire is the 2019 two-year-old Quebec champion and the son of Leader Bayama won a division of the Breeders Trophy Series in a lifetime best 1:56.1. He is trained by Maxime Velaye for owner-breeder Guy Corbeil of Mirabel. Mickymaksomespeed never raced at age two for owner, breeder and trainer Michel Allard of Saint-Esprit. The Mickey Hanover colt has made up for lost time this year with seven wins in nine starts. He won two legs of the Breeders Trophy Series, the fastest in 1:55 and prior to that took a lifetime mark of 1:53.3 at Rideau Carleton Raceway. The two colts will take on some tough competition going against Bali (post 3), Stock (post 8) and return winner Blackjack Soleil (post 2). Post time Sunday is 1:00 pm. For a free race program, visit www.hippodrome3r.ca. From the Quebec Jockey Club    

Trois-Rivieres, QC - It took the photo finish camera to declare Babidibou the winner over Frido PV by a nose in the third leg of the Breeders Trophy Series for three-year-old trotters at the Hippodrome 3R Friday. The top eight point earners in the series will now return on Sunday, September 27 for the $65,000 finals and that means another rematch between Babidibou and Frido PV. The first race was the colt division of the series for a purse of $10,000 and as expected it was Frido PV and trainer-driver Yves St Jacques shooting to the early lead by the opening quarter mile in :30. Avoiding breaking horses, Babidibou and driver Stephane Gendron were able to move into second place and follow the live cover as Frido PV led past the half mile in an easy 1:01.2. Down the backstretch Tuscan Titan (Stephane Brosseau) challenged first-over past the three-quarters in 1:31.2 before going off-stride. On the final turn Gendron came out with Babidibou and they hooked up again Frido PV in a stride-for-stride race to the wire with Babidibou getting up by a nose in the final surge at the wire. The time of the race was 2:00. M Rosaire DLV (Martin Gingras) was third. For Frido PV it was the second time the son of Muscle Mass has lost a photo finish to Babidibou. Babidibou, the 2019 Quebec Champion, it was his second straight win and fourth victory of the year. The gelded son of Royalty For Life is trained by Maxime Velaye and co-owned by Isidore Russo of Montreal and Guy Corbeil of Mirabel. He paid $2.60 to win. There was a full field of nine three-year-old trotting fillies in the $10,000 fifth race but none could hold a candle to Kinnder High Class, who pulled away from the field at the three-quarters to win by seven and one-half lengths. The started off with a fast pace as 50-1 Muscle Fern Jacky (Francis Picard) flew out of post eight to take the early lead and parked out a stubborn 99-1 Judys Program (Martin Gingras) to the first quarter mile in :28.3. As they came to the half mile in :59.4, Kinnder High Class with Pierre Luc Roy started up first-over with Miss Melodie (Stephane Gendron) grabbing the second-over cover. Down the backstretch driver Richard Simard took Lindas Pride three-wide and then at the three-quarters in 1:30.1, Roy asked Kinnder High Class for more and she responded with a burst of speed, winning in a romp in 1:59.4. Lindas Pride was second with HP Starlette (Stephane Brosseau) third. It was a lifetime mark for Kinnder High Class. The Royalty For Life filly notched her fifth win in eight starts this year for trainer, owner and breeder, Denitza Petrova of Melbourne. She paid just $2.10 to win. Track Notes: The H3R oval was in peak condition Friday as five of the eight race winners registered lifetime marks. Pierre Luc Roy led all horse people with a driving double. Live racing resumes at H3R on Sunday at 1:00 pm with an 11-race program and featured will be the final leg of the Future Stars Series for two-year-old pacing colts and fillies. There are two $10,000 division. For a free race program, visit www.hippodrome3r.ca. From the Quebec Jockey Club

Trois-Rivieres, QC - Babidibou, the Quebec trotting champion last year, looks to have turned the tide in his 2020 harness racing season and headlines the final preliminary round of the Breeders Trophy Series Friday at the Hippodrome 3R. Due to conflicts with other events at the racetrack, post time this Friday is moved back to 1:00 pm. This is the last shot that the three-year-old trotters have to earn points to be one of the eight finalists in the $65,000 series finale at H3R on Sunday, September 27, which is Super Sunday in Quebec. Babidibou is a three-year-old gelded son of Royalty For Life who is trained by Maxime Velaye for co-owners Isidore Russo of Montreal and Guy Gorbeil of Mirabel. Last year he earned over $51,000. "He has gotten much stronger since the beginning of the year," said Maxime Velaye. "Only in the first round of series did he make a break. We made a few little changes to try and keep him a bit "safer". Then last week he got to chase a hot pace and just get up in a fast mile." A fast mile it was last week as Babidibou benefited from getting live cover and came from off the pace to win the second leg in a lifetime best 1:57.2 clocking. Also, in the race Friday is trainer-driver Yves St Jacques's Frido PV who goes from the rail. He is the one that cut all the fractions in the second leg only to get beaten at the wire by a neck to Babidibou. He also has three wins this season for owner-breeder Marcel Brouillard of St-Marcel-De-Richelieu. "I'm currently in Toronto," Velaye explained. "With the other half of my stable. But my team in Quebec said that Babidibou is feeling good and ready to go. I have an excellent team in Quebec which is part of the stables success each year. They are Elsa Richer, Stephane Bardier and the big boss Guy Corbeil." The Velaye Stable Team has a busy day at H3R Friday as Miss Melodie goes in the fifth race from post two in the $10,000 Breeders Trophy Series for the trotting fillies. Miss Melodie won the opening round division in a mild 2:03.4 for driver Stephane Gendron. "The best quality this filly has is that she does not make breaks," Velaye said. "But she needs to improve her speed to be able to compete with the top fillies because they go around 2:00." Sired by Prestidigitator, Miss Melodie sports two wins this year for Velaye. She was bred and is owned by Determination of Montreal. Kinnder High Class (post 4) is the morning line favorite and in the second leg of the series she wired the field for driver Pierre Luc Roy in 2:00.3. HP Starlette (post 3) is also a good filly who shows strong closing ability and a record of 1:56.4 at Rideau Carleton Raceway. "It will be a big surprise if she beats them Friday," Velaye added. "If everyone else has trouble staying on stride, maybe we can sneak in another win like the other one. She will capitalize on the others misbehavior." Horse people and fans are reminded of the change in post time this Friday to 1:00 pm instead of 4:00 pm. For a free race program, visit www.hippodrome3r.ca. From the Quebec Jockey Club    

Trois-Rivieres, QC - The three-year-old harness racing pacing colt, Retour Au Jeu (which means Back To Play in French), notched his third straight victory with a lifetime mark of 1:54.2 in winning the $10,000 colt division of the Breeders Trophy Series at the Hippodrome 3R Sunday. This was the final preliminary leg of the series, which will culminate on Sunday, September 27 with the top eight point earners from both the colt and filly divisions competing in their respective $65,000 finals. The seventh race co-feature saw Whitecookie (Marie Claude Auger) leave strongly from post five and cut the mile to the first quarter in :27.2 with Shanghaigold (Alain Filion) sitting the pocket trip. By the half mile marker in :56.2, Brutus Bayama (Tyler Jones) came first-over with Retour Au Jeu (Jonathan Lachance) second-over. Then in the backstretch, Lachance moved Retour Au Jeu three-wide at the three-quarters in 1:25 and they were able to collar race leader Whitecookie. The two leaders then battled down the stretch with Retour Au Jeu the strong horse, coming on to win by one and three-quarter lengths in 1:54.2. Whitecookie was second with Brutus Bayama third. Sired by He's Watching, Retour Au Jeu posted his fifth win in nine starts for trainer Maxime Velaye and owner-breeder Guy Corbeil of Mirabel. He paid $7.70 to win. Acaena De Chakrika continued her dominance of the Breeders Trophy Series for the fillies as she won the first race, first division with ease for driver Stephane Brosseau despite some tough attempts from her competitors. SOS Cupcake with driver Samuel Fillion shot to the early lead and then parked out Acaena De Chakrika past the opening quarter mile in :27.3 and did not let them pass until heading to the half mile. Once on the lead, Acaena De Chakrikad breezed by the half mile in :57.1, but once in the backstretch she was then challenged by a determined Kinnder Lolita (Frances Picard) who collared the 1/9 race favorite at the three-quarters in 1:28.2. Brosseau pulled the ear plugs on Acaena De Chakrikad, then parked out Kinnder Lolita around the final turn and pulled away from the field in the stretch to win by four lengths in 1:59.2. YS Big Girl (Carl Duguay) closed with a ton of speed to be second with Kinnder Lolita third. It was the third straight win for Acaena De Chakrikad. The Sunshine Beach filly is trained by Dany Fontaine for owner-breeder Diane Lepine of Quebec City. She paid just $2.10 to win. The fastest of the two filly divisions came in the fifth race where Streakazana was able to beat race favorite Zar E IP. Zar E IP and driver Pascal Berube shot to the early lead with Perfect Romi (Sylvain Lacaille) in the pocket seat to the opening quarter mile in :27.4. Lotus Sena (Stephane Gendron) came first-over before the half mile in :58 with Streakazana second-over. Then in the backstretch, driver Stephane Brosseau moved three-wide with Streakazana at the three-quarters in 1:26.4, cleared to be first-over on the final turn. Then in the stretch Streakazana collared Zar E IP and went on to win by one and one-quarter lengths in 1:57.3. Zar E IP was second with Perfect Romi third. It was the second straight win and fourth of the year for Streakazana, who is sired by Western Paradise and trained by Francis Richard for the MCR Streakazana Group of Charlottetown, PEI. He paid $5.50 to win. Track Notes: In addition to winning both filly divisions, Stephane Brosseau led all driver with three winners. Trainer Francis Richard had two winners. At the Quebec Regional Fair Circuit races held at Gaudreault's (4G) farm at St-Joseph-de-Lapage Saturday, the all-age track record for trotters was re-written by Mr Logan Mirox in 2:02.1 for owner-trainer-driver Michel Audet. He was the only trotter in the race. Previous record was 2:03.1 set by Abundasass in 2018. Live racing resumes at H3R on Friday, September 11 with an earlier post time of 1:00 pm. Featured will be the third leg of the Future Stars Series for three-year-old trotters. For more information, visit www.hippodrome3r.ca. From the Quebec Jockey Club    

Trois-Rivieres, QC - A total of six return winners headline the final preliminary round of the Breeders Trophy Series Sunday for three-year-old harness racing pacers at the Hippodrome 3R. After today's races, the top eight point earners in the series will be eligible for the $65,000 finals. There will be both a colt and filly division on Sunday, September 27, Super Sunday at H3R. The lone colt division has a purse of $10,000 for the seventh race and featured are three return winners. The morning line favorite is Mickeymaksomespeed from post one for driver Steeven Genois. This homebred son of Mickey Hanover is seeking to make a sweep of the series after winning the opening two rounds for breeder-owner-trainer Michel Allard of Saint-Esprit. Mickeymaksomespeed sports seven wins in eight starts this year for Allard. He led from start to finish in both rounds of the series, last time out scortching the H3R oval in 1:55. He has a record of 1:53.3 taken earlier this season at Rideau Carleton Raceway. Mickeymaksomespeed did not race as a two-year-old and seems to be making up for it this season. The entry of Retour Au Jeu (post 4) and Eclat De Rire (post 9) will be formitable foes for Mickeymaksomespeed. Retour Au Jeu (which means Back To Play in French) will be driven by Jonathan Lachance. He also wired the field in winning his Breeders Trophy elim last time out in 1:55.4 from post seven. The son of He's Watching sports four wins in eight starts this year. Eclat De Rire (which means Burst Out Laughing in French) has Stephane Gendron in the sulky and he was second against Mickeymaksomespeed. The prior week he took his lifetime mark at H3R in 1:56.1. They are both trained by Maime Velaye for owner-breeder Guy Gorbeil of Mirabel. The third return winner in the field is HP I Got Toplay from the far outside in post eight. Sired by Shadow Pay, HP I Got Toplay closed well on the outside to win going away in 1:56.2 last week at H3R. David Pilon gets the drive for trainer Francis Richard and owner-breeders Claude Hamel and Guy Desautels. The fillies go in two $7,500 divisions. The first race features Acaena De Chakrika with driver Stephan Brosseau from post three. This daughter of Sunshine Beach has won both series prelims so far, winning from both on and off the pace, the fastest mile in 1:56.4. She is trained by Dany Fontaine for owner-breeder Diane Lepine of Quebec City. The seventh race second division of the series has three major contenders and the morning line favorite has yet to win in the early rounds. Zar E IP goes from post four for driver Pascal Berube and has been second in both starts in the series against Acaena De Chakrika. The Up The Credit filly sports four wins in eight starts, the fastest a 1:56 clocking at Rideau Carleton. Pierre Leclerc of Louiseville trains and owns Zar E IP and he was the breeder of the horse with Gina Bragagnole. The return winners in the field are Streakzana (post 6) and Godiva Lovely Lady (post 7). Streakzana won with ease last week at H3R in 1:58 and will be driven by Stephane Brosseau. Godiva Lovely Lady has Steeven Genois driving and they won last week in 1:58.2. Post time Sunday is 1:00 pm. For a free race program, visit www.hippodrome3r.ca. From the Quebec Jockey Club  

Trois-Rivieres, QC - Last year's two-year-old harness racing Quebec-Bred Champion, Babidibou, was able to outkick race favorite Frido PV to the wire in capturing Friday's $10,000 division of the Breeders Trophy Series at the Hippodrome 3R. It took a lifetime best record for Babidibou and driver Stephane Gendron to beat Frido PV in the second race second leg of the series for three-year-old colt trotters. Frido PV (Richard Simard) cut all the fractions and they were fast in the one-mile event. Leaving from post three, Frido PV took the field to the opening quarter mile in :27.3, the half in :56.3 and the three-quarters in 1:26.2 before Gendron pulled from third place to go after the race leader. Those two ended up locking horns as the came down the stretch with Babidibou eking out a neck triumph at the wire in 1:57.2 with the pocket-sitting Laval Titan (Pascal Berube) third. It was the third win in six starts this year for reigning champion Babidibou, a gelded son of Royalty For Life. He is trained by Maxime Velaye for co-owners Isidoro Russo of Montreal and Guy Corbeil of Mirabel. He paid $6.90 to win. The $10,000 filly division featured nine starters in the fourth race with the red-hot stable of Denitza Petrova taking top honors. As expected, Anotherdeal and driver Sylvain Lacaille were the first one on the lead from post seven with Kinnder High Class and driver Pierre Luc Roy making the most of the rail to sit the pocket trip early in second place. Roy wasted no time in moving Kinnder High Class to the lead after an opening quarter mile in 1:00.4. For the rest of the race no one could pass Kinnder High Class as Lindas Pride (Richard Simard) tried coming first-over, but by the three-quarters in 1:30.4 they ended up dropping into the two-hole spot. On the final turn Roy let Kinnder High Class have her head and she trotted away from the field, winning with ease by three lengths in 2:00.3. Lindas Pride was second with the race favorite HP Starlette (Stephane Brosseau) third. Also sired by Royalty For Life, it was the fourth win in six starts this year for Kinnder High Class. She was bred and is owned and trained by Dentiza Petrova of Melbourne and paid $5.40 to win. Unbeaten Enavant ($2.50), the winningest horse at H3R this season, notched his seventh straight win at H3R Friday in the seventh race pace for driver Stephane Gendron and trainer Maxime Velaye with a 1:54.4 triumph. Track Notes: Stephane Gendron had the hot hands Friday scoring a driving triple. Both Maxime Velaye and Francis Richard had training double. Live harness racing resumes at H3R on Sunday with first race post time at 1:00 pm. Featured will be the second round of the Future Stars Series for two-year-old pacers with four divisions, two for colts and two for fillies. For a free race program, visit www.hippodrome3r.ca. From the Quebec Jockey Club  

Trois-Rivieres, QC - The spotlight is on three-year-old trotters Friday at the Hippodrome 3R as the Quebec Jockey Club hosts the second round of the Trophee Des Eleveurs (Breeders Trophy) Series with two $10,000 divisions. There are three legs of preliminary actions with the top eight point earners winning a spot on the gate in the $65,000 finals on Sunday, September 27. The colts are in the limelight first in the second race with eight starters. The favorite is Kenogami Coco from post seven with Stephane Brosseau in the sulky. This gelded son of Wheeling N Dealin was doing just that two starts back when he won the opening round of the series in 1:58.2. Last week Kenogami Coco took on older horses at H3R and was parked out from the start and was fifth. He is trained by Dany Fontaine for owner-breeder Jean-Frances and Marie-Claude Reid of Anjou. Starting alongside Kenogami Coco is last year's two-year-old champion Babidibou (post six) with Stephane Gendron driving. He was third last week in the Preferred Trot at H3R and broke stride in the opening round of the series. The son of Royalty For Life is trainer by Maxime Velaye for owners Isidoro Russo of Montreal and Guy Corbeil of Mirabel. Frido PV (post 3) is another top contender, shipping in from Rideau Carleton Raceway where last week he in 1:57 for trainer/driver Yves St Jacques. The Muscle Mass colt was third two weeks back in the series. He will be driven by Richard Simard. Other contenders include return winner Laval Titan (post one), Master Gale (post 4) and Genetic Taurus (post 5). The fillies take to the track in the fourth race with nine starters headed by opening round winner Miss Melodie from post five for driver Stephane Gendron. This daughter of Prestidigitator sat an easy pocket trip to Anotherdeal in the series and won by one and one-half lengths in a lifetime best 2:03.4. Miss Melodie was unraced at age two and has two wins this year for trainer Maxime Velaye. She was bred by and is owned by Determination of Montreal. HP Starlett returns to H3R for the first time this season and goes from post three for driver Stephane Brosseau. She has won this season in a lifetime best 1:58.4 at Rideau Carleton in the Grassroots Series. She is trained by Daniel Martin for owner-breeders Claude Hamel of Ayers'S Cliff and Guy Desautels of Montreal. Anotherdeal starts from post seven for driver Sylvain Lacaille, Rideau Carleton invader Lindas Pride has post two for trainer/driver Richard Simard and Kinnder High Class starts from the rail for driver Pierre Luc Roy. Track Notes: First race post time Friday is 4:00 pm. On Sunday is the second round of the Future Stars Series for two-year-old pacing colts and fillies. There are two divisions for each gender. For a free race program, visit www.hippodrome3r.ca. From the Quebec Jockey Club  

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

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