Day At The Track
Search Results
1 to 4 of 4
1

Trois-Rivieres, QC - What better way to celebrate your 58th birthday then winning the opening race co-feature at the Hippodrome 3R Sunday and paying $26.30 to win. That's story for owner, trainer and driver Carol Voyer of Lac-Kenngami as he scored an upset victory in Sir Chopin in the first race Preferred Trot. Keepall and driver Pascal Berube started off the race shooting to the early lead with Sir Chopin and Voyer grabbing the two-hole spot to the opening quarter mile in :28.1. Severus Hanover (Stephane Brosseau) started up first-over at the half mile in :58.3 with Caroluzzo (Stephane Gendron) following the live cover. Then on the turn, Precieuse CC (Claude Beausoleil) flushed out of third place to come first-over but could not gain on the lead by the three-quarters in 1:28.3. It was then that Voyer came after Keepall on the final turn and those two battled neck and neck down the stretch in a classic battle with Sir Chopin winning by a half length over Keepall in 1:59.3. Severus Hanover was third. A five-year-old gelding by Lucky Fool, it was the second win this year for Sir Chopin. Across the board, Sir Chopin paid $26.30, $7.00 and $36.20 to show. Interesting that the show price was higher than the win price. In the fifth race Preferred Pace co-feature, it was Samuel Fillion and Dreydl Hanover taking the lead away from Marracasso (Stephane Gendron) by the first quarter in :27.1. From that point on, Fillion was able to keep Dreydl Hanover in front the rest of the one-mile pace, cutting the mile to the half in :56.2 and the three-quarters in 1:26.1. Somewhere Bettor (Jocelyn Gendron) made a valient first-over move, but could not catch the lead as they went on to win by two lengths in 1:55.3. Somewhere Bettor held for second with the pocket-sitting Maracasso third. It was the sixth win this year for Dreydl Hanover. The ten-year-old gelding by Cam's Card Shark is trained by Yves Tessier for owner Francois Morin of Beauceville and paid $8.10 to win. The 8th race Fillies and Mares Preferred Pace saw Samuel Fillion make it a driving double as he won with Wild River Swan ($7.00) in 1:57.4. After taking the early lead from Godiva Mackiavelyc (Carol Voyer), Wild River Sawn led the rest of the race, winning by one and one-half lengths over Shemaksmefelunreal (Sylvain Lacaille) with Godiva Mackiavelyc third. Also celebrating a birthday on Sunday was driver Steeven Genois (32), who won the 7th race trot with Choo Choo Blue ($4.50) in 2:01.2. Track Notes: Both Samuel Fillion and Pascal Berube had driving doubles on the program. Next Sunday is the final race day of the 2020 season at H3R. There will be a special ceremony for the pacer, Onyx VA, who at age 14 will be retired from regular pari-mutuel racing on January 1, 2021. He may be seen again next season but only allowed to race in the Quebec Regional Fair Circuit. Next week the leading driver award is still undecided as Pascal Berube holds a strong lead with 52 wins, Stephane Brosseau is second at 48 wins and Stephane Gendron has 45 wins and the title winner will be decided next week. Trainer Francis Richard has an 11-race lead over Maxime Velaye and should have no trouble winning his fourth straight training title at H3R. Post time next Sunday is 1:00 pm. For more information, visit www.hippodrome3R.ca. From the Quebec Jockey Club

Trois-Rivieres, QC - In the final strides to the wire, Farmers Tan was able to catch and defeat Wrangler Cash to win the Preferred Pace harness racing feature at the Hippodrome 3R Sunday. The sixth race saw Farmers Tan and owner, trainer, driver Carol Voyer of Lac-Kenogami leave from post five and take command of the race from Wrangler Cash and driver Pascal Berube by the opening quarter mile in :27.1. Berube quickly quarter moved and put Wrangler Cash back on the lead. Coming to the half mile, Jocelyn Gendron came first-over with Somewhere Bettor and following their outside cover was Hooter Shooter with driver Stephane Gendron. They went past the half mile in :57.2. With Somewhere Bettor beginning to fade by the three-quarters in 1:22.3, Farmers Tan now had clearance to come after Wrangler Cash and those to set up for a classic stretch drive to the finish. Wrangler Cash and Berube tried as much as they could to hold off Farmers Tan in the stretch and it came to the final strides to wire as Farmers Tan and Carol Voyer surged ahead of Wrangler Cash to win by a head in 1:55.2. It was a dead heat for third place between Hooter Shooter and D J Power. A four-year-old gelding by Always A Virgin, it was the sixth win this year for Farmers Tan. He paid $5.70 to win. Sieras Rose ($5.80) returned to winning form for driver Pascal Berube in winning the fifth race Preferred-Handicapped Pace for the Fillies and Mares. Unable to find a seat going to the opening quarter mile, Berube was content to sit first-over as Hammering Halley (Stephane Gendron) cut the mile to the opening quarter mile in :28.2. With Shemaksmefelunreal (Samuel Fillion) in the two-hole spot and Sieras Rose parked out, they went by the half mile marker in :58.1. Then in the backstretch, Berube urged Sieras Rose on and she responded by taking the lead by the three-quarters in 1:27.2. Then came pressure on the outside by Wild River Swan (Franis Picard), who actually got a head up on the leader before fading. Godiva Mackiavelyc (Carol Voyer) came three-wide from fifth place around the final turn and was nearly able to collar Sieras Rose as they started down the stretch, but Sieras Rose was the strong horse, going on to win by three-quarters of a length in 1:57.2. Godiva Mackiavelyc was second with Hammering Haley third. It was the third win this year for Sieras Rose, an eight-year-old mare by No Pan Intended. She is trained and co-owned by the former race secretary at H3R, Johanne Dechamplain with Steve Perrault, both of Mont-Joli. Track Notes: Three drivers all scored doubles on Sunday. They were Pascal Berube, Jocelyn Gendron and Francis Picard. Notching a training double was Alain Martin. Live racing will resume at H3R next Friday, first race post time at 1:00 pm. For more information, visit www.hippodrome3r.ca. From the Quebec Jockey Club  

Trois-Rivieres, QC - Spotting race leader Hammering Haley a six-length lead going into the backstretch the final time, Twice An Angel and driver Stephane Gendron proved to be too tough in capturing the 6th race Mares Preferred at the Hippodrome 3R Sunday. The sixth race feature began with Hammering Haley and driver Francis Picard leaving from post one and shooting out to a three-length lead by the opening quarter mile in :27.4. Sitting second was Sophies Cam (Stephane Brosseau) with Twice An Angel in third place. Going by the half mile pole in :56.4, Hammering Haley was still in command by three lengths as Gendron moved Twice An Angel to the outside and slowly began picking up the pace. Then in the backstretch Twice An Angel nearly collared Hammering Haley as Picard pulled the earplugs and his mare was able to park out Twice An Angel past the three-quarters in 1:26.3 and kept her out around the final turn. Then as they straighten out for the stretch drive, Twice An Angel showed why she was bet down as the even money favorite, pulling away for a three length triumph over Y C Easy (Steeven Genois) with Hammering Haley third. It was the second win this year for Twice An Angel. She is a seven-year-old mare by Dragon Again. Trained and co-owned by Charles Gaudreault with Maxim Gaudreault. She paid $4.00 to win. The two-year-old pacers were on display in the second race where GA Speed Arthur and driver Pascal Berube was able to come first-over in the backstretch to collar stablemate GA Speed Semy (Alain Carrier) and then beat Ibiza Panic (Francis Picard) to the wire in a close head triumph in 2:01.2. GA Speed Semy was third. It was the first career start for GA Speed Semy and thus a lifetime mark. The colt is sired by Sunshine Beach from the Yankee Skyscraper mare, R Ciao Baby. She is trained and owned by Alain Carrier of St-Henri-De-Levis and paid $3.10 to win. Zar E IP, the lone three-year-old pacing filly racing against four-year-old horses and mares in the 4th race, posted her third straight triumph of the year for driver Pascal Berube. The daughter of Up The Credit, a full sister to Hurryupatthebeach p,2,1:58.2f, won by one length in 1:58.2 over Gambler Panic (Francis Picard) and You Rock Girl Kir (Stephane Brosseau). She paid just $2.10 to win. Zar E IP is now tied with SOS Turbo as the winningest horses at H3R this year, each with three victories. Track Notes: Three drivers had two wins each on Sunday. They were Carol Voyer, Pascal Berube and Stephane Gendron. Also scoring trainer doubles were Carol Voyer and Charles Gaudreault. Live racing resumes at H3R next Friday afternoon with first race post time at 4:00 pm. For more information, visit www.hippodrome3R.ca. From the Quebec Jockey Club  

Trois-Rivieres, QC – The first two-year-old event of the harness racing season in Quebec took place Sunday at the Hippodrome 3R in the second race pace with colts going against filly pacers. The 1/5 overwhelming favorite, Too Soon BG and driver Francis Picard, took command of the race by the opening quarter mile in a speedy :28.1. Platine Alpha and driver Carol Voyer sat the pocket trip but was six lengths back of the leader as they raced past the half mile in :58.1. Too Soon BG kept his huge lead on the field until the three-quarters in 1:28.1. That was when Platine Alpha began to close the gap, collaring Too Soon BG and passing him by to win going away by two lengths in 2:00.3. Too Soon BG held for second place with SG Alexia (Sylvain Grenier) third. It was a record mile for Platine Alpha. The daughter of Control The Moment from the Big Jim mare, Ma Terre, is trained by Sylvain Tremblay and was bred and is owned by the Alpha Stable of Metabetchouan. She paid $7.40 to win. Driver Carol Voyer made it a driving double as he was able to send Keepall right to the lead in the third race Preferred Trot and wire the field by two lengths in 1:59.1. Keepall kept the field at bay throughout the race. Race favorite Ice O Late (Francis Picard) came first-over at the half mile marker but could not gain ground on the race leader. EAU Naturelle (Stephane Brosseau) was second with Ice O Late third. Keepall is also trained by Sylvain Tremblay and owned by the Alpha Stable with Gino Curadeau. The six-year-old son of Angus Hall paid $4.80 to win. Sophies Cam and driver Stephane Brosseau lived up to their favorite status in the sixth race Mares Preferred Pace, leading from start to finish in 1:59.1. It was her third win this season for trainer Carl Duguay. The six-year-old mare by Yankee Cam was bred and is owned by Yvanhoe Landry of Carleton-Sur-Mer. She paid $4.80 to win. Track Notes: Live racing resumes at the Hippodrome 3R next Friday afternoon, first race post time at 4:00 pm. Next weekend will feature three days of live harness racing action at H3R as the track will race Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Post time Saturday and Sunday is 1:00 pm. For more information, visit www.hippodrome3r.ca. From the Quebec Jockey Club

1 to 4 of 4
1