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Trois-Rivieres, QC - The Quebec Jockey Club has announced that this year's Ben Hur Cup II driver challenge will be Ontario vs Quebec as harness racing driving stars Doug McNair takes on Louis Philippe Roy at the Hippodrome 3R on Sunday, June 23. Last year, the inaugural Ben Hur Cup featured Sylvain Filion defeating Roy in the very last race of the competition. The tournament takes place in eight races and the drivers get to select which horse they drive in each of the races. They must also select horses by post position so that they have one drive from all eight posts. It's a winner-take-all prize of $3,000C that goes to the champion of the Ben Hur Cup II. Here is the Take of the Tape for the two drivers. TALE OF THE TAPE (as of USTA stats from 6/12/19)                       Doug McNair           Louis Philippe Roy Age                       30                                   30 Weight                155 lbs                         140 lbs Years Driving       12                                   12 Lifetime Drives   18,605                              6,377 Lifetime Wins      3,234                              1,278 Lifetime $$           $46,391,486                   $12,870,262 2019 Wins             59                                   127 2019 Money         $803,016                         $1,424,325 2019 UDRS            .238                               .284 "Since the competition is keeping the same process as last year," Louis Philippe Roy said. "It's hard to try to pick a competitive horse from every post position. That makes this great tournament so challenging!" Roy was quick to fire off the first salvo to McNair. "Dougie can be very sulky when I beat him on the golf course or on the racetrack," laughed Roy. "So, I'll try to keep him in the competition until the very last races. That way he'll be nice to be around for the early part of the race card!" "The only time Louie beats me in golf," Doug McNair said. "Is when we play a foursome and his brings a partner that plays well." Will being at Roy's home track for the Ben Hur Cup II be a big advantage for him over McNair? "I think that if Doug stays focus," Roy said. "The fact that it's my home track won't make a big difference, but that's if and only if he stays focused." "I don't mind coming for competitions like this," McNair added. "I know Louie will be the fan favorite, it's his hometown. But I can tell you that he will not have any of Richard Moreau horses to drive, so he cannot look for any help there. "I know that last year, Sylvain Filion beat him pretty good," McNair said. "He made him look like a rookie at the end of the day." Being back home in Quebec for the Ben Hur Cup II, Roy already has plans for celebrating. "I plan to celebrate my win in the Ben Hur Cup by going to Quebec City over the night as it is Quebec National Day on Monday, June 24th," Roy explained. "And they will have concerts and other special events on Sunday night. I don't know how Doug is going to try to forget his loss." The post position draw for the Sunday, June 23 Ben Hur Cup II races takes place on Wednesday, June 19. For more information, visit From the Quebec Jockey Club  

Guelph, ON June 12, 2019 - Equine Guelph’s education partner, Merck Animal Health, recently launched its national Equine Biosurveillance Pilot Program to fill an unmet need in Canada. Although there are some initiatives at provincial levels, there was currently no nationwide equine biosurveillance program in the country, until now!   In event of an outbreak of common equine respiratory diseases, this program is designed to support equine clinics with the diagnosis. It will also enable collection of information at the national level on the epidemiology of the main equine respiratory pathogens. This information can then be communicated to the horse industry to promote a better knowledge and understanding of the ever-evolving nature and dynamics of those pathogens.   ‘’At Merck Animal Health, we are both very excited and proud about this new and unique initiative which will not only benefit participating clinics but the whole equine industry,” says Dr. Serge Denis DVM, Equine Consultant for Merck Animal Health. “By sharing the information collected through the program, we hope to contribute to a better knowledge and understanding of the epidemiology of the main equine respiratory diseases by the various stakeholders be it veterinarians, horse owners, barn managers or trainers.’’   In the initial phase, Merck’s Equine Biosurveillance Program will be offered to a limited number of equine clinics. Future plans include rolling it out to a significant number of practitioners.   Pathogens tested through the program:   Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing is available for: Equine Herpesvirus types 1 & 4, Equine Influenza Virus, Equine Rhinitis A and B Viruses, and Streptococcus equi subsp. equi.   Participating clinics are provided with a diagnostic kit containing all necessary material to collect and submit samples to the Diagnostic Service of the Faculté de Médecine Vétérinaire in St-Hyacinthe, University of Montreal.   There is no cost for participating clinics. All costs of the program are covered by Merck Animal Health.Veterinarians interested in this initiative can contact their local Merck representative.   ‘’This innovative program is a powerful addition to our unique value offering and reflects Merck Animal Health’s commitment to support the Canadian equine industry through science-based products and services,’’ says Douglas Wong, Product Manager, Farm Animal Business Unit with Merck Animal Health.   Equine Guelph supports this national program as it aims to benefit overall welfare of horses in Canada. "The possibilities for developing best vaccination strategies through information gathered in this biosurveillance program are quite exciting,” says Gayle Ecker, director of Equine Guelph. "We encourage all horse owners to learn more about the importance of vaccinating by visiting our vaccination resource at tool."  Should you have any questions or concerns about the health of your horse, please speak to your equine veterinarian.     by: Jackie Bellamy-Zions

In response to questions received from the industry, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) wishes to clarify that routine diagnostic veterinary examinations of race horses are allowed within the 24-hour period prior to racing provided no medications, drugs or substances are administered. Info Bulletin No. 70 – Ban on Race Day Medication: Introduction of a Standards-Based Rule March 29, 2019 The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is implementing a ban on race day medications as of April 19, 2019 that will prohibit the administration of medications, drugs and substances to any horse entered to race starting 24 hours prior to the post time of the first race of the day they are scheduled to race.  For Standardbred horses, this includes Qualifying Races. This standards-based rule is critical to protecting horses, participants, the betting public and the integrity of racing as a whole. The rule changes, which include prohibiting contact between horses entered to race and veterinarians in the 24 hours prior to racing, except in cases of emergency, can be found in the Directives: Standardbred | Thoroughbred POLICY STATEMENT It is in the best interest of the horse, the human participants, the betting public and the public at large that horses race free of medications (other than Furosemide when properly enrolled in the Ontario Exercise Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage (E.I.P.H.) Program). THE ISSUE Medications administered within 24 hours of a race have resulted in adverse health outcomes of race horses.  Medications administered on race day have the potential to mask physical or behavioural problems in a horse and/or to alter the performance of a horse. These administrations can pose a risk to the health of the horse and participants while warming up or racing. The betting public and the public at large are unaware of the specifics of these administrations.  This standards-based rule aligns Ontario more closely with other major racing jurisdictions in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia.  For example, in the United States, 28 out of the 33 states with pari-mutuel betting have implemented a ban on race day medications.   IMPLICATIONS The new standards-based rule will enhance the health and safety of the horse, the safety of the participants during the warming up of the horse and in the actual running of the race. The standards-based rule defines the timeframe of the ban as being 24 hours prior to the post time of the first race of the day they are scheduled to race.  This rule is not intended to prohibit normal non-medicated feedstuffs, water and non-medicated shampoos and non-medicated topical applications.  IMPLEMENTATION The AGCO will implement the standards-based rule through the following communications with the horse racing industry:    An educational component, consisting of Industry Notice Reminders and Information Bulletins; Paddock meetings; and/or Training sessions for trainers and grooms at each track, led by AGCO Race Officials and Commission Veterinarians. Race Line newsletter articles Twitter posts Website updates For more information, on-duty Race Officials may be contacted at: Questions about this process may be directed to AGCO Race Officials. CONTACT US Online: Anytime via the iAGCO online portal By mail and in person: Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario 90 Sheppard Avenue East Suite 200-300 Toronto, Ontario M2N 0A4 By telephone: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EST) General telephone: 416-326-8700 Toll free in Ontario: 1-800-522-2876  

Hightstown, NJ — Hannelore Hanover has already made history in the Armbro Flight Stakes, in multiple ways, and will try to add to her accomplishments Saturday (June 15) when she goes for her fourth consecutive trophy in the C$256,000 event for harness racing older female trotters at Woodbine Mohawk Park. A 7-year-old mare, Hannelore Hanover already owns the record for Armbro Flight titles. In fact, she has never been beaten in the event, a perfect 7-for-7 counting her four triumphs in eliminations, including last week’s 1:50.3 score that was the fastest trotting mile in Canadian history. The previous record of 1:50.4 was set in 2012 by 4-year-old gelding Mister Herbie. Three years ago, when Hannelore Hanover won her first Armbro Flight crown, she did it with a 1:51 mile that established the Canadian record for a trotting mare. Hannelore Hanover’s 1:50.3 score in her Amrbro Flight elimination was the fastest trotting mile in Canadian history. Her win in her elimination last weekend was her first since July 14, 2018, and snapped an eight-race skid. She had won her first six starts of 2018 but slumped as the result of inflammatory airway disease. Following her diagnosis and treatment, she rebounded and ended the season with a second-place finish by a neck to Emoticon Hanover in the TVG Series final for trotting mares in late November. “We spent two months and couldn’t figure out what it was,” trainer Ron Burke said about Hannelore Hanover’s ailment. “We knew it was something small, but that’s what she basically had. Once we treated her for that, by the TVG she was good.” For her career, Hannelore Hanover has won 43 of 73 races and earned $2.84 million. She has won multiple Dan Patch and O’Brien awards, including Horse of the Year in 2017 in both the U.S. and Canada. She won her Armbro Flight elimination by 4-1/4 lengths over Top Expectations. “We’re thrilled with her,” Burke said. “When she’s on her game she’s as good as any trotting mare.” Atlanta posted a dazzling 1:51 score in her Armbro Flight elimination at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Hannelore Hanover’s competition in Saturday’s Armbro Flight final includes her stablemate Atlanta, who won the first of last week’s two eliminations. Atlanta cruised to a 7-1/4 length victory over Plunge Blue Chip in 1:51, which, at least temporarily, equaled the Canadian record for a trotting mare. Atlanta, who won the 2018 Hambletonian over the boys and was Trotter of the Year in the U.S., is 3-for-3 this season. The 4-year-old mare has won 15 of 27 lifetime starts and $1.24 million. “She’s just a push-button horse, really,” Burke said. “There’s nothing to her. You just put her behind the gate and let her do her thing. She seems like a special horse.” Yannick Gingras drove both Atlanta and Hannelore Hanover in their eliminations. Following the races Saturday he said he would talk with Burke and it would be “a team decision” which horse he would drive in the final. Gingras will drive Atlanta, with Matt Kakaley tapped to drive Hannelore Hanover. “I was happy with (Atlanta and Hannelore Hanover); they were super sharp, and I think they both should be better this week,” Burke said. “They’re just getting tight, both of them. It will be the first time they’ve both raced back, for Atlanta three weeks (in a row) and Hannelore two weeks, so I’m happy that way. “It’s going to be interesting to see how it works out.” The Armbro Flight is part of a stakes card at Mohawk that includes the C$1 million North America Cup for 3-year-old pacers, C$454,000 Fan Hanover for 3-year-old female pacers, C$247,000 Goodtimes for 3-year-old trotters, and C$330,000 Roses Are Red for older female pacers. In addition, the 2018 Horse of the Year, McWicked, headlines the C$100,000 Gold Cup Invitational. Racing begins at 6:30 p.m. (EDT) Saturday at Mohawk. For complete entries, click here. Following is the field for the Armbro Flight Stakes. PP-Horse-Sire-Driver-Trainer 1 - Royal Witch - Kadabra - Trevor Henry - Ben Baillargeon 2 - Weslynn Dancer - Dewecheatumnhowe - David Miller - Richard Banca 3 - Hannelore Hanover - Swan For All - Matt Kakaley - Ron Burke 4 - Atlanta - Chapter Seven - Yannick Gingras - Ron Burke 5 - The Erm - Cantab Hall - Tim Tetrick - Clark Beelby 6 - Top Expectations - Cantab Hall - Dan Dube - Ben Baillargeon 7 - Highland Top Hill - Muscle Hill - Scott Zeron - Amanda Fine 8 - P L Jill  - Kadabra - Sylvain Filion - Ben Baillargeon 9 - Plunge Blue Chip - Muscle Mass - Andy McCarthy - Ake Svanstedt 10 - Emoticon Hanover - Kadabra - Bob McClure - Luc Blais by Ken Weingartner, USTA Media Relations Manager

Harness Racing This Week: North America Cup, Fan Hanover, Roses Are Red, Armbro Flight and Goodtimes finals, Woodbine Mohawk Park, Milton, Ontario. Schedule of events: The Grand Circuit spotlight will be on Woodbine Mohawk Park this weekend as the Ontario oval hosts five lucrative stakes finals on Saturday night (June 15) led by the C$1 million Pepsi North America Cup for 3-year-old colt pacers. Also on the card will be the C$454,000 Fan Hanover for 3-year-old filly pacers, the C$330,000 Roses Are Red for older mare pacers, the C$256,000 Armbro Flight for older mare trotters and the C$247,000 Goodtimes for 3-year-old colt trotters. Complete entries for the Mohawk races can be found by clicking on this link. Last time: None Bettor A ($6.60), a newcomer from Down Under, continues to take the U.S. by storm and won the $200,000 Battle of Lake Erie on Saturday (June 8) in 1:49 at Northfield Park. The clocking tied the all-age track record at the Ohio half-mile oval. The victory marked the sixth straight sub-1:50 victory for the 6-year-old Bettor's Delight gelding. None Bettor A captured the Battle of Lake Erie in 1:49, which equaled the all-age track record. Raymond Lance Photo Joe Bongiorno drove None Bettor A for his sister, Jennifer Bongiorno, who trains the pacer for co-owners Joe P Racing and Oldford Racing. None Bettor A started from post six and fired to the lead from the gate and remained in control the entire mile through fractions of :26.4, :55, 1:22 and 1:49, besting his closest rival, Jimmy Freight, by 1-1/4 lengths. "He (None Bettor A) feels good and does everything on his own," Joe Bongiorno said. "He puts his head down and really has fun out there." None Bettor A increased his career bankroll to $229,245 by taking home the lion's share of the healthy $200,000 purse. Completing the 2019 Battle field were Jimmy Freight, Southwind Amazon, The Wall, Filibuster Hanover, Bully Pulpit, Rodeo Rock and Always A Prince. Complete recaps of the weekend races are available at the Grand Circuit website. Grand Circuit Standings: In 2019, the Grand Circuit leaders in three categories (driver, trainer and owner) will once again be tracked on a points system (20-10-5 for the top three finishers in divisions/finals and 10-5-2 for the top three finishers in eliminations/legs). Winbak Farms is the sponsor for the 2019 Grand Circuit awards. Here are the leaders following this past weekend: Drivers: 1. Tim Tetrick - 248; 2. Jason Bartlett - 154; 3. Yannick Gingras - 122; 4. Daniel Dube - 111; 5. George Brennan - 110. Trainers: 1. Jim King Jr. - 169; 2. Ron Burke - 150; 3. Rene Allard - 77; 4. Tony Alagna - 66; 5. Andrew Harris - 64. Owners: 1. Jo Ann Looney-King - 61.9; 2. Tim Tetrick LLC - 58.4; 3. J L Benson Stables - 53.2; 4. Richard Poillucci - 48.4; 5. Brad Grant - 47.6. Looking ahead: Next weekend will see Grand Circuit action taking place at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono and The Meadowlands. Pocono will host eliminations for the Ben Franklin (older pacers), Earl Beal Jr. Memorial (3-year-old colt trotters), Max Hempt Memorial (3-year-old colt pacers) and James Lynch (3-year-old filly pacers) on Saturday (June 22). The Meadowlands will feature the fourth leg of the Graduate Series for 4-year-old trotters on Friday (June 21). Paul Ramlow

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The competition will be brisk but ER Quinn will look to return to his Thursday night throne in the feature harness racing event this week at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The Thursday evening program has 11-dashes on tap with a 6:30 P.M. first race post time. ER Quinn will be saddled with post 6 in the race 10-featured event carrying a $2,400 purse. Gilles Barrieau is back in the race bike for trainer Jeff Holmes and owners Orwell Bay Stable of Orwell after failing to earn a cheque in his latest, the first time that has happened since the pacer relocated East. Hes Marvalous was sharp in his latest outing with a third place finish after a three-week absence from racing for driver Myles Heffernan Sr. He gets post 5 on Thursday evening while rail control belongs to Likely To Win (Driven by Adam Merner) fresh off a second place finish in last Thursday's feature. Race analyst Les MacIsaac thinks ER Quinn can turn his luck around this week. "ER Quinn got as close as third last week before packing it in and you know the eight hole was a contributing factor," MacIsaac said. "Since the improved post could provide a much better beginning tonight we could see a return to his Thursday night dominance." Also in the field is Three Truths (Kenny Arsenault), Harbourlite Jerry (Steven Shepherd) and Perfect Escape (Ron Matheson). Star Photo will attempt to remain perfect on red soil in the race 6 Open Trot for a $2,400 purse. Jason Hughes will drive the Kevin Gilles trainee from post 7 after winning his first East Coast appearance in 2:03.1 over an off track last week for new owners Robi Hughes, Eric and Blair MacLauchlan and James Perrot. Buckaroo returns to Island racing and will leave from post 1 with Marc Campbell in the bike while fellow Campbell stablemate Freddie leaves from post 7 with Walter Cheverie picking up the catch drive. For race programs, promotional information and more go to By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

TORONTO (June 11, 2019) - TSN and Woodbine Entertainment today announced that Canada's Sports Leader will once again deliver live coverage of the country's biggest horse racing events, highlighted by all three legs of the OLG Canadian Triple Crown. The chase for the OLG Canadian Triple Crown begins with the 160th running of the $1 million QUEEN'S PLATE, airing Saturday, June 29 at 4:30 p.m. ET on TSN and CTV, live from Toronto's Woodbine Racetrack. A complete broadcast schedule is available here. The historic OLG Canadian Triple Crown, which is contested over three different distances and racing surfaces, continues with the $400,000 PRINCE OF WALES STAKES onTuesday, July 23 at Fort Erie Racetrack and the $400,000 BREEDERS' STAKES onSaturday, August 17 at Woodbine Racetrack. New this year, a $500,000 bonus is being offered to a horse that captures all three legs of the OLG Canadian Triple Crown. In partnership with Woodbine Entertainment, TSN's exclusive live coverage of Canada's marquee horse racing events features the following races: $1 million Pepsi North America Cup (June 15) $1 million Ricoh Woodbine Mile (September 14) $800,000 Pattison Canadian International (October 12) Selection of the $6 million Breeders Crown championships (October 26) TSN and TSN Direct subscribers can access live streaming and on-demand viewing of all of the network's horse racing coverage via and the TSN app. About TSN TSN is Canada's Sports Leader and provides world-class content across its industry-leading platforms including five national television feeds, TSN Direct,, and TSN Radio stations across the country. With a broad portfolio of multimedia sports assets, Champions Live Here as TSN delivers more championship events than any broadcaster in the country. The network's deep and diverse roster of live sports programming includes the Grey Cup, IIHF World Junior Championship, Spengler Cup, Hockey Canada events, CFL, NFL, NBA, MLS, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, Montreal Canadiens, Winnipeg Jets, Season of Champions Curling, FIFA World Cupâ„¢, Canada Soccer, CONCACAF Gold Cup, MLB, Golf's Majors, NASCAR, F1, Grand Slam Tennis, UFC, NCAA March Madness, and Skate Canada and Rugby Canada events. TSN is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. For More Information: Rob Duffy, (w) 416.384.5717, (c) 416.802.3319, Graeme Morrison, (w) 416.384.5665, (c) 416.459.8021, Hannah Carver, (w) 416.384.3922, (c) 905.351.2023, Mark McKelvie

Drivers John Willie Beaton and Mark Pezzarello each recorded a pair of driving wins on an eight-dash card of harness racing Saturday afternoon at Northside Downs. Beaton drove Brother John to a wire-to-wire win in 2:00.1 in the afternoon feature race, finishing a length ahead of Dreamfair Van Dam and Accelerator. Cowboy Gilles rallied from last to win in 2:02.4 for Beaton to give him the double. Pezzarello led all the way with Florida Bound, who opened the afternoon by winning in 2:05 for owner Doug MacDonald, before guiding Classic Smiley to her third straight win, this time in 2:01, a half-length ahead of Zero Stress Nora. Fans wagered $9,445 on the program. The next live card of racing goes to post next Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. Reprinted with permission of the Cape Breton Post

MILTON, June 10, 2019 - Woodbine Entertainment is pleased to announce Connor Brown, Toronto Maple Leafs forward, as this year's drawmaster for the harness racing $1 million Pepsi North America Cup. The post-position draw and media conference for the Pepsi North America Cup will take place Tuesday, beginning at Noon, at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Born in Etobicoke, Brown has played in all 82 regular season games in each of the last three NHL seasons for his hometown Maple Leafs. Drafted 156th overall by the Maple Leafs in 2012, Brown was a star in the Ontario Hockey League for the Erie Otters. The Right-Winger posted 128 points in his final junior season to lead the OHL in scoring and earn the Red Tilson Award as the league's Most Outstanding Player. Brown made his NHL debut in March 2016. He then played his first-full season in the NHL during the 2016-17 campaign, posting 20 goals and 16 assists. During the recently completed 2018-19 season, Brown recorded eight goals and 21 assists. The $1 million Pepsi North America Cup is for harness racing's finest three-year-old pacers and will take place this Saturday, June 15. The field of 10 will receive their post-positions during Tuesday's draw. All connections of the horses competing in this year's Cup are invited to the post-position draw and luncheon. Media will have an opportunity to speak with many of the competitors in this year's race. The post-position draw, featuring Connor Brown, will get underway at noon and a live stream will be available at Mark McKelvie

SUMMERSIDE, PE - Screen Test put the finishing touches on a driving triple for Corey MacPherson in the Sunday afternoon harness racing feature at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. MacPherson tussled with Woodmere Ideal Art (Driven by Dale Spence) in the first fraction of 28.1 before clearing to the lead with Screen Test in the $2,900 preferred pace. The half was tripped in 57 before three-quarters in 1:25.4 but Screen Test continued to drive on and win by two-and-three-quarter lengths in 1:55. Soccer Hanover (David Dowling) finished second while newcomer Down On My Luck (Jason Hughes) used a first-over advance to finish third. Screen Test is trained by Stephen Gass for owners Kickin Horse Stable of York and William Andrew of Calgary, Alta. MacPherson's other victories came with Adventure Luck in 2:00 for Robert Williams of Ellerslie and with Souverain in a 1:58.2 romp for Phil Sizer of Kensington. Spence also scored three wins on the day including the $2,400 fillies and mares top class with Woodmere Finesse stopping the clock in 1:56.3. Jeff Lilley trains Woodmere Finesse for owner Ted Maher of Lower Sackville, N.S. Trainer Paul Biggar of Tyne Valley supplied the start and finish of Spence's triple as Howmac Magic had a 2:00 victory in race 2 and Mando Fun was a 1:57.1 victor in race 6 for a $2,400 purse. Go to for race replays and more.   By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

Trois-Rivieres, QC - Appleby Hanover put in a super gusty first-over mile in capturing the 8th race Preferred-Handicap Pace at the Hippodrome 3R Sunday afternoon. The feature race began with three-horses racing three-wide to the opening quarter mile. It was Surf Report (Tyler Jones) who took the lead away from Rainbow Palace (Francis Picard), who had taken the lead from D J Power (Pierre Luc Roy). They went by the opening quarter mile in :27.2. As the field came past the grandstand the second time, it was driver Stephane Gendron coming first-over with Appleby Hanover and they were nearly able to collar Surf Report past the half mile marker in :56.3. With Bali (Stephane Brosseau) racing second-over and race favorite Ufdragons Rocket (Pascal Berube) third-over, it was still Surf Report battling with Appleby Hanover at the three-quarters in 1:25.1. Coming down the stretch was when Appleby Hanover was able to find another gear, wearing down Surf Report and going on to win by one and one-quarter lengths in 1:55.2. Surf Report held for second place with Ufdragons Rocket third. It was the third straight win this year for Appleby Hanover, a six-year-old stallion bu Well Said, trained and co-owned by Michel Allard of Saint-Esprit. His mile was the fastest of the afternoon. Sent off at odds of 7-1, Appleby Hanover paid $16.70 to win. Sultan D Or saw his four-race winning streak come to a close in the 7th race trot. Unbeaten in four starts this year, Sultan D Or started from post nine in the second tier and has problems getting behind the starting gate and was never in the hunt. Massmade and driver Stephane Brosseau upset the field at 8-1, winning in 1:59 and paying $18.20 to win. Sultan D Or is still the winningest horse at H3R this season. Track Notes: Stephane Brosseau led all drivers Sunday with three wins while Marc Andre Simoneau was the leading trainer with two wins from his stable. All nine of the races Sunday were timed in under 2:00. Management at the Quebec Jockey Club has announced that the Hippodrome 3R will host the Quebec Regional Fair Finals on Saturday, July 13 with first race post time at 1:00 pm. That weekend there will be live racing at the track on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. From the Quebec Jockey Club

Harness racing's "hottest mare in the land" Shartin N was just far too good in the only $35,000 elimination of the Roses Are Red at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Saturday night. Trained by Jim King Jr. the daughter of Tintin In America with Tim Tetrick aboard drove to the front just after the 26.2 first quarter and jogged easily to a smart 1:48.4 winning her 33rd race from just 45 starts, Shartin N now has earnings of $1,561,155 in the bank. With a 26 second last half off the front Shartin N made it difficult for any other horse to make ground. Caviat Ally ran second and Yourmycandygirl ran third. Two eye catching runs behind Shartin N were Bettor Joy, who stormed home from 14 lengths behind at the first quarter mark to record one of the fastest quarters recorded, a 25 second final burst to get up for a fast closing close fifth and Seaswift Joy who came home strongly in 25.2 to finish fourth. The field for the Final next Saturday is already drawn as below. 4 -- Pace, purse $330,000 (EX, P3, SU, TR, Y4) ROSES ARE RED - FINAL - FILLIES & MARES - 3 YEAR OLDS & OLDER. Post time: 07:30 P.M. Lasix: 03:15 P.M. Horses Entered: 11 1 Tequila Monday(L) M Kakaley H Oakes 2 Caviart Ally(L) A Mccarthy B Pelling 3 Youaremycandygirl(L) Y Gingras R Burke 4 Shartin N(L) Ti Tetrick J King 5 Bettor Joy N Ti Tetrick J King 6 Dont Think Twice A B Sears A Harris 7 Alexis Faith B Mcclure C Coleman 8 Bettors Up(L) M Kakaley N Surick 9 Seaswift Joy N(L) D Mcnair T Alagna 10 Kissin In The Sand S Zeron N Johansson 11 Double A Mint(L) L Roy R Moreau

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Euchred took control early and never relinquished it on his way to victory in the Saturday evening harness racing feature at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. David Dowling sent his trainee to the front in the $2,900 preferred pace and laid down splits of 28.1, 57.1 and 1:25.4 with being heeded by a challenger. The time of the mile was closed out in 1:54.2 with Revenant (Driven by Adam Merner) was second and Rose Run Quest (Marc Campbell) completed the triactor. Euchred is owned by Kayla Habicht Walker of Inverness, N.S. Driver Gilles Barrieau scored four wins on the evening card including a win with A Grand Terror in one of two Maritime Breeder's eliminations for three-year-old pacing colts. The son of Camystic stopped the clock in 1:58.2 in his $3,000 elimination for owners Wayne MacRae of Fall River, N.S., and Robert Tilley and Lester Mott of Saint John, N.B. Whipple Effect was second in that elimination while Dusty Lane Cortez and Lets Get Pickled also made next Saturday's finals. Barrieau's other wins were with Brads Buddy in 1:57.2, Santanna Sass in 1:56.3 and with Sodwana Bay in the $2,800 Fillies and Mares Open with a clocking of 1:56.4. Notorious won the other $3,000 Maritime Breeder's three-year-old pacing colt elimination in 1:58.2 for trainer-driver Campbell and owners Darryl and Gordon MacLean of Winsloe and Nova Scotia owner Shirley Symes of Springhill. Mrs Browns Boy got up for second with R Es Daz third and Red Dirt Boomer fourth to make the final. Trainer Joe Baxter of Windsor, N.S., swept the three-year-old pacing filly Maritime Breeder's eliminations as Im A Miracle prevailed by a neck in 1:59.2 for driver Dale Spence and owner Gary Cave of Halifax, N.S. Arc Light was a hard closing second with Therealdeal third and Woodmere Tango fourth. Elm Grove Nellie completed the Baxter double in the other $3,000 elimination with Walter Cheverie supplying the winning drive in 1:59.2 for owners Jennifer Baxter and Gregory Francis of Windsor, N.S. Cheeky Cherry hung on for second with the final spots going to Howmac Sabrina and Woodmere Oleksiak. For race replays and more go to By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

MILTON, June 8, 2019 - The harness racing field is set for the 36th Pepsi North America Cup following a pair of $50,000 eliminations on Saturday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park Bettors Wish and Workin Ona Mystery captured the elimination contests to earn the right to select their post-position in the $1 million final. The top-five finishers from each split advanced to Canada's richest Standardbred race. The first elimination took an unexpected turn when favourite Captain Crunch made a break entering the first-turn, which opened the door for Bettors Wish and driver Dexter Dunn. Air Force Hanover got around a breaking Captain Crunch to post an opening-quarter of :26.2. Bettors Wish and Dunn circled to the top from second entering the backstretch. Hurrikane Emperor made a backside rush from fourth and led by a neck at the half in :56.2, before clearing as they hit the far turn. Captain Crunch reset after his first-turn break and grinded away on the outside through the middle-half, sitting third at three-quarters. Hurrikane Emperor paced a :26.3 third-quarter to lead into the lane. In the stretch, Bettors Wish shot up the inside on Hurrikane Emperor to win in a career-best 1:49.3. De Los Cielos Deo rallied from eighth with an incredible :25 final-quarter to finish second by a length. Best In Show came from sixth to finish third. Hurrikane Emperor battled to finish fourth, while Captain Crunch made the final by gutting out a fifth-place finish. Trained by Chris Ryder, Bettors Wish came into his Cup elimination undefeated in three starts this season. The son of Bettors Delight had most recently crushed his rivals in the $300,000 Art Rooney. "The good thing about this horse is he is so versatile where he seems to be able to handle whatever is going on around him," said Dunn of Bettors Wish after seeing Captain Crunch make a break. "He's the kind of horse that makes you feel full of confidence when you sit behind him. "Coming into today we had a really good draw, but we were up against a hot field, so you never know, but like I said he's versatile and gives you a lot of confidence." Bettors Wish now sports career numbers of nine wins and $550,488 earned for owners Ryder, Bella Racing Limited, Fair Island Farm Inc. and Kenneth Solomon. A $2 win ticket on the Ontario sired Bettors Wish returned $8.60. Bettors Wish Reinsman Tim Tetrick recorded a milestone victory in the second Cup elimination with Workin Ona Mystery. Trained by Brian Brown, Workin Ona Mystery grabbed the lead in the second-quarter and powered away to a career-best 1:49 victory to give Tetrick his 11,000th career victory. "I want to say this win is for my father, I hope he's doing good and watching back home," said Tetrick following the victory. "I've come a long way from a small town in southern Illinois. I've been very fortunate and hopefully this isn't my last milestone." A son of Captaintreacherous, Workin Ona Mystery improved to three for three this season with the elimination victory. The Brown trainee has only suffered one loss in nine career starts and has amassed $183,817 in earnings for owners Diamond Creek Racing, Stambaugh Leeman Stable, Alan Keith and Wingfield Brothers LLC. "He likes to race and every time I put him up close he can just go forever it seems like," said Tetrick. "Brian (Brown) said he was ready and most of his always are ready and he wasn't lying, colt raced super, big mile." A $2 win ticket on Workin Ona Mystery returned $3.70. Workin Ona Mystery Brown trainee Air Force Hanover, who finished sixth in the first elimination, won the draw to be the also eligible in next Saturday's final. The post-position draw for next Saturday's $1 million final will take place Tuesday afternoon during a special luncheon at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Mark McKelvie

MILTON, June 8, 2019 - Sophomore pacing fillies battled on Saturday evening's harness racing card at Woodbine Mohawk Park in the eliminations of the Fan Hanover. A group of 19 three-year-old pacing fillies were split into a pair of $35,000 eliminations. The top-five finishers from each advanced to next week's $454,000 final. Treacherous Reign overcame a post-ten start to win the first elimination in a career-best 1:50. The Tony Alagna trainee and driver Dexter Dunn fired from the far outside to get away fourth and made a second-quarter move to the top. Sent off as the public's top-choice, Treacherous Reign posted fractions of :56 and 1:23.2 before sprinting home in :26.3 to win by 2½ lengths. Beautyonthebeach finish second, while Trillions Hanover was third. The top-five was completed by Deb and St Somewhere. "(Dexter Dunn) said she just gets over the ground so easy that you don't even realize what she's doing," said Alagna. "He said she had plenty of go and grabbed up down by the wire, which is how you want any elimination to go." A daughter of Captaintreacherous, Treacherous Reign is now three for three this season. The Pennsylvania Sires Stakes standout has won seven of 15 career starts, earning nearly $290,000 for owners Alagna Racing LLC, Big Als Stables, Let It Ride Stables Inc. and Dana Parham. A $2 win ticket on Trecherous Reign returned $3.90. Trecherous Reign Dan Patch Award winner Warrawee Ubeaut captured the second division by also making a second-quarter move to the top and never looking back. Driven by Yannick Gingras, Warrawee Ubeaut grabbed command after being parked fourth at the quarter. The Ron Burke trainee posted fractions of :55.3 and 1:22.4 before sprinting home in :26.2 to win by a length and three-quarters in 1:49.1. "I knew I was going to be maybe first up from fifth or sixth, which was too far to come, so just let her grind her way to the front and she took care of the rest," said Gingras. "I think tonight she was good as she's been. 1:49.1 here, as easy as she did it tonight, it's a scary mile." Tall Drink Hanover finished second, while Stonebridge Soul was third. Beach Bar and Powerful Chris completed the top-five. A daughter of Sweet Lou, Warrawee Ubeaut is now three for three this season. The Ron Burke trainee has won 10 of 15 career starts to earn over $721,115 for owners Burke Racing Stable LLC, Phillip Collura, JandT Silva Purnel & Libb, Weaver Bruscemi LLC. Warrawee Ubeaut paid $3.60. Warrawee Ubeaut The post-position draw for the $454,000 Fan Hanover final took place following the eliminations. 1. Tall Drink Hanover by Captaintreacherous 2. Deb by Sportswriter 3. Treacherous Reign by Captaintreacherous 4. Warrawee Ubeaut by Sweet Lou 5. Trillions Hanover by Somebeachsomewhere 6. St Somewhere by American Ideal 7. Powerful Chris by Betterthancheddar 8. Beach Bar by Somebeachsomewhere 9. Stonebridge Soul by Somebeachsomewhere 10. Beautyonthebeach by Somebeachsomewhere AE: Sunny Dee by Sunshine Beach Mark McKelvie

The first session of 2019 baby races at Woodbine Mohawk Park is in the books after a 13-dash harness racing qualifying session on Saturday (June 8). Anotherstarisborn opened the session with a strong performance. The daughter of Thinking Out Loud - Tell Me Everything forged to the front from post seven, paced unchallenged through fractions of :31, 1:01.3 and 1:31.3 before sprinting home in :28 to pass her test with flying colours and earn a 1:59.3 speed badge. Toonietina (Randy Waples) stayed with her in the pocket to finish second by two lengths with Beach Boutique (Sylvain Filion) in third. To read the full article click here

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