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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 - Mag N Lady not only crushed the field in winning her $10,000 division for the Future Stars Series at the Hippodrome 3R Friday, but also smashed the track record for two-year-old trotting fillies by nearly two seconds. Starting from post one for trainer-driver Jean Francois Maguire in the non-wagering race, Mag N Lady led every step of the one-mile race, cutting fractions of :28.4, :58.3 and 1:28 before rolling away from the field, winning by 14 and one-half lengths in 1:59.2. Finishing a distance second was XOXO (Jerome Lombart) with New Road (Steeven Genois) third. The previous track record for two-year-old trotting fillies was 2:01.1 and was co-held by Meganou (2014) and Claudi PV (2018). For Mag N Lady, it was her third straight win in the Future Stars Series. The Royalty For Life daughter is owned by Maguire with Julie Malenfant and Richard Legris and Pascale Maguire. She will now headline her $55,000 division of the Super Sunday Quebec Championship finals on Sunday, Sept. 27 at H3R. All eight of the finals will take place next week with more than $500,000 in total purses. In the first race $10,000 third leg division for the two-year-old trotting colts, undefeated Kinnder Dangerzone also made it a clean sweep of the three preliminary rounds, leading from start to finish. With Pierre-Luc Roy in the sulky, Kinnder Dangerzone was parked first-over past the opening quarter mile in :29.2 before taking command with Incredible Hall (Stephane Brosseau) following them in second place. They raced that way the rest of the mile with Kinnder Dangerzone holding off Incredible Hall to win by one length in 2:03.2. Hall Win (Kevin Maquire) was third. Sired by Northern Escort, it was third straight win for the unbeaten Kinnder Dangerzone, who is trained, owned and was bred by Denitza Petrova of Melbourne. He paid $3.60 to win. In the sixth race, Streakazana ($5.80) and driver David Pilon swept three-wide in the backstretch, was parked out around the final turn and still was able to beat older pacers with a 1:58.4 triumph. It was her third straight win and fifth of the season. She was prepping for her $65,000 final next week at H3R. Petrova and Roy made it a double at H3R Friday as Kinnder Dangerzone's half-sister, Kinnder High Class, beat older rivals in the seventh race trot. The three-year-old filly by Royalty For Life chewed up a field of older trotting foes, winning with ease in 2:00 by three and one-half lengths. She paid $4.30 to win. Track Notes: H3R's leading driver Pascal Berube extended his lead Friday with a driving triple. Live racing resumes at H3R on Sunday, which is National Caretakers Appreciation Day. All caretakers will be announced with their horses in each post parade and each caretaker will receive a coupon for a free meal in the Paddock Restaurant. Post time Sunday is 1:00 pm. For a free race program, visit www.hippodrome3R.ca. From the Quebec Jockey Club    

Trois-Rivieres, QC - Quebec's top two and three-year-old trotters and pacers will be on display at the Hippodrome 3R Friday as the youngsters are preparing for Super Sunday next week. Friday is the third and final leg of the Future Stars Series for two-year-old trotters. The top eight point earners in the series return for their respective $55,000 finals next Sunday, September 27. Super Sunday in Quebec will be the richest day of racing in the province with nearly $500,000 in purses. The first race of the day is the $10,000 colt division of the Future Stars Series. Featured is Kinnder Dangerzone from post seven for driver Pierre-Luc Roy. The son of Northern Escort has been razor sharp for owner, breeder and trainer Denitza Petrova of Melbourne, winning his last two starts in the series and will seek to make a clean sweep of the preliminary rounds. Other contenders in the race include Hall Win (post 1), Aoki (post 8) and Incredible Hall (post 5). The $10,000 filly division is a non-wagering race held after the first race. Mag N Lady (post 1) is the standout in the four-horse field. The daughter of Royalty For Life has won both her starts in the series, scoring last week by distancing the field in 2:02, just missing the track record for her age, gait and gender. She is trained and driven by Jean Francois Maquire, who co-owns the filly with Julie Maquire, Richard Legris and Pascale Maquire. Then the action turns to some of the top contending three-year-old's in next Sunday's finals as they take on older horses in prepping for the finals. The third race Preferred Trot spots Babidibou, the 2019 Quebec Champion two-year-old, trying his luck against the best trotters in the area. He starts from post four for driver Stephane Gendron and is on a two-race win streak, the fastest a 1:57 lifetime best mile for trainer Maxime Velaye and co-owners Isidoro Russo and Guy Corbeil. Then in the sixth race pace, the three best fillies for Sunday's finals, go head and head. Lotus Sena (post 1) won an opening round of the series for driver Stephane Gendron. In post six is Acaena De Chakrika who has two straight wins in the series, the fastest in 1:56.4 and in post seven is her rival Streakazana, who is also on a two-race win streak. The seventh race trot is somewhat of an oddity as a three-year-old filly is the favorite over eight older horses. That filly is Kinnder High Class, the older half sister to Kinnder Dangerzone who is in the first race. Starting from the rail, Kinnder High Class won her last start with an impressive first-over mile in the series, winning in a romp by seven and one-half lengths in a lifetime best 1:59.4. She sports five wins in eight starts this year for Denitza Petrova. Post time Friday is 4:00 pm. For a free race program, visit www.hippodrome3r.ca. From the Quebec Jockey Club

Trois-Rivieres, QC - Hall of Famer Yves Filion made another successful visit to the Hippodrome 3R Sunday, guiding Colonel Bayama to victory in the final leg of the Future Stars Series for two-year-old pacers. Now the eight top point earners in the series will return to H3R on Sunday, September 27 for the $55,000 finals. It is Super Sunday with more than $500,000 in purses making it the richest day of horse racing in all of Quebec. Leaving from post five in the $10,000 first race for the colts, Filion and Colonel Bayama were parked out to the opening quarter mile by D Gs Runforhim (Jonathan Lachance) in :28.3. Filion was able to back down the pace to the half mile in :59.3 as The Light Speed (Simon Delisle) came first-over with Major Damage (Steeven Genois) second-over. Colonel Bayama continued to lead the field to the three-quarters in 1:30.1 and then held off all contenders down the stretch to win by a half length in 2:00.4. The Light Speed was second with D Gs Runforhim third. It was the maiden victory for Colonel Bayama. The colt by Sunshine Beach had been second in the first two rounds of the series. He is trained by Filion and co-owned and bred by Bayama Farms of Saint-Andre-D'Argenteuil and Jacques Damours of Saint-Bruno. He paid $6.30 to win. The rains came before the 8th race $10,000 filly division and the track was sloppy with a two second allowance but that did not matter to Got Sexy Scars and driver Stephane Gendron. Leaving from post three, Got Sexy Scars went to the early lead and parked out Platine Alpha (Carol Voyer) past the opening quarter mile in a speedy :28.2. Then the pace was pressed as GA Speed Sammy (Pierre-Luc Roy) came three-wide and they raced that way past the half in :59.1. The pace did not slow down from there as SOS Faline (Stephane Brosseau) then came three-wide in the backstretch as they reached the three-quarters in 1:29.2. It seemed then that Got Sexy Scars had enough and pulled away from the field, winning by two and one-half lengths in 2:00. SOS Faline was second with JS Miss Cornelia (Sylvain Lacaille) was third. It was the lifetime mark and the second win this season for Got Sexy Scars. She is sired by Sportswriter and trained by Gilles Gendron for owner-breeder Bruno Lepage of Beauharnois. She paid $5.80 to win. Track Notes: After a fast half mile, driver Jessica Turenne bolted to the lead and never looked back with Uncle Bill ($9.90), winning the Lady Drivers Challenge with the beautiful roan pacer in 1:57.4 by the length of the stretch. The fourth race pace was the Trainers Challenge and trainer Francis Richard wired the field with Guinness Panic ($3.80) in 1:58. Francis Richard led all horse people Friday with a training triple. Live racing resumes next Friday at H3R with first race post time at 1:00 pm. For more information, visit www.hippodrome3r.ca. From the Quebec Jockey Club  

Trois-Rivieres, QC - The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Quebec Jockey Club, Claude Levesque, was very happy today to announce that starting next weekend, for the September 11th harness racing program, the purses at the Hippodrome 3R will be increased between 20% and 30%, for all overnight races. "The members of the Quebec Jockey Club in meeting this morning, made this decision," said Levesque, following the good results obtained since the return to racing. The only downside to this announcement," Levesque added. "Is that if Public Health decided to close the bars in Quebec, and therefore our OTB betting houses, we would return to the current purse structure. This increases does not apply to the Coupe de l'Avenir (Future Stars Series) and the Breeders Trophy events, including the finals. "This is great news," Levesque said, "Which we know will delight our horse people." Despite COVID-19, harness racing trainer Denitza Petrova from Melbourne is enjoying one of her best seasons ever as her Kinnder Dangerzone won Friday at the Hippodrome 3R. Petrova and her parents left Bulgaria in 1989 and moved to Belgium for three years, where Denitza was able to take a few riding lessons. Her love for horses and farm life never left her dreams. Then the family moved to Quebec, Canada in 1992 and it was not until age 22 that Petrova learned about harness racing and became "hooked" on the sport. The big victory of the day came in the very first race Friday, the $10,000 second leg of the Future Stars Series for two-year-old trotting colts. Starting from post four was Kinnder Dangerzone. It was Hall Win and trainer-driver Kevin Maguire going to the early lead with Kinnder Dangerous and driver Pierre Luc Roy sitting in second place until the opening quarter mile in :30.2. Roy then sent Kinnder Dangerzone to the front and the son of Northern Escort led the rest of the one-mile race, winning with ease by two and one-half lengths in 2:03. Hall Win was second with Incredible Hall (Stephane Brosseau) third. Unbeaten in two starts this year, it was a lifetime mark for Kinnder Dangerzone. He paid $3.50 to win. Petrova is not just the trainer of her horses, she also owns them and has bred all of her horses she trains. She runs the entire operation from her farm in Melbourne, which features an excellent half mile training track. For the limited race season in 2020, Petrova's Stable has sent out 24 starts and sports seven wins, four second and one third place finish for a UTR or battle average of .425. Petrova also names all her horses Kinnder because of her love of the Kinder chocolate candy with the toy inside. She has a massive collection of the toy surprises she has gotten over the years. The second division of the Future Stars Series for the fillies saw the top filly, Mag N Lady, win again for trainer-driver Jean Francois Maguire. The daughter of Royalty For Life took the early lead away from X O X O (Jerome Lombart) by the first quarter in :30.4. Then the other three contenders in the field all were off-stride and Mags N Lady went on to win in 2:02 and she distanced the field by as much as 50 lengths. X O X O was second with Justice Balance (Pierre Luc Roy) third. It was the second straight win in the same time for Mag N Lady, who is co-owned by Maguire with Julie Malenfant and Richard Legris. Track Notes: Pierre Luc Roy led all horse people Friday with a driving triple. Sunday features a ten-race program with three divisions of the Breeders Trophy Series for three-year-old pacers. Featured are return winners Acaena De Chakrika, Streakazana, and Godiva Lovely Lady among the fillies along with Retour Au Jeu, Mickeymaksomespeed and HP I Got Toplay for the colts. Post time is 1:00 pm Sunday. For a free race program, visit www.hippodrome3r.ca. From the Quebec Jockey Club  

Trois-Rivieres, QC - The young harness racing trotters own the spotlight at the Hippodrome 3R Friday afternoon with the second round of the Future Stars Series for two-year-olds. The colts are in the limelight in the very first race with a purse of $10,000. There are eight starters headlined by opening round division winner Hall Win. Starting from post five, Hall Win comes into the race off an easy 2:05.2 maiden victory in the first round of the series for trainer/driver Kevin Maguire. The Maguire Stable of Sainte-Marie owns and bred the son of Angus Hall from the fast-class trotting mare, Beer Maggs. She won $117,000 racing with a record of 1:57.3. Hall Win is her first foal. Another return winner in the field is Kinnder Dangerzone from the red-hot Denitza Petrova Stable. This son of Northern Escort from Petrova's top 100% producing mare, Joy Majestic, is a full brother to the top trotter Kinnder Dangerous 1:58.1 and half brother to Kinnderunbelivable 1:59.3 and Kinnder High Class 2:00.1. He scored his maiden victory in his last start in the Quebec Regional Fair Circuit, wiring the field in 2:05 at H3R. He will start from post three for driver Pierre Luc Roy. Other contenders include Incredible Hall (post 6) and the Melanie Boulianne entry of Eyes Of Justice (post 4) and Piranha First (post 8). The fillies do battle in their $10,000 second round in a non-wagering race that will be held between the 1st and 2nd races on Friday. Opening round victor, Mag N Lady, leads the four-horse field for owner, trainer and driver Jean Francois Maguire, who co-owns the daughter of Royalty For Life with Julie Malenfant and Richard Legris. She starts from post two. Last time out Mag N Lady was able to wire the field in a speedy 2:02, winning in a romp by eight and one-half lengths. She has been first, second or third in her first four lifetime starts. Other contenders include X O X O (post 4) and New Road (post 3). Track Notes: The Gaudreault Family, Daniel, Charles, Maxim and Manon Levesque are hosting a Quebec Regional Fair Circuit race day at their farm, Ecurie 4G, at St-Joseph-De-Lapage in Mont-Joli on Saturday. The ten-race card begins at 1:00 pm. Sunday's card at H3R features three divisions of the Breeders Trophy Series second round for three-year-old pacers. First race post time Friday is 4:00 pm. For a free race program, visit www.hippodrome3r.ca. From the Quebec Jockey Club  

Trois-Rivieres, QC - The Quebec Jockey Club hosted the second round of the Future Stars Series at the Hippodrome 3R Sunday and the biggest romp of the day came in the third race, first division of the Future Stars Series for the colts as YS Do It Right, the overwhelming 1/9 race favorite, did not disappoint his fans. Leaving from post three, driver Stephane Brosseau sent YS Do It Right to the lead and the race was pretty much over with. YS Do It Right cut fractions of :28.2, :58.3 and 1:27.2, increasing his lead by each quarter mile until he strolled home a ten and one-half length winner in 1:56.4. That was the fastest victory of the four divisions Sunday. The pocket-sitting Colonel Bayama (Sylvain Filion) was second with Moonbeam Godro (Pascal Berube) third. It was the maiden victory for YS Do It Right after four lifetime starts. The colt by Bettor's Delight is bred and owned by Yves Sarrazin of La Presentation, trained by Francis Richard and paid just $2.10 to win. In the sixth race second colt division, it was a very determined Sylvain Filion who took Cadillac Bayama three-wide to grab the lead at the opening quarter mile in :28.3. From there it was not much of a contest as Cadillac Bayama cut easy fractions and breezed home a one length winner in 1:59.1. The Light Speed (Simon Delisle) was second with Godro Outofhisway (Pierre Luc Roy) third. A winner in three of his four lifetime starts, Cadillac Bayama is sired by Sunshine Beach, trained, owned and bred by Yves Filion and his Bayama Farms of Saint-Andre-D'Argenteuil. He paid $2.10 to win. Driver Sylvain Filion made his trip back to H3R even more enjoyable as he scored a driving triple, winning the eighth race, second division of the Future Stars Series for the pacing fillies. Leaving from post two, Celia Bayama was the overwhelming 1/5 race favorite and raced that way, wiring the field with ease, cutting fractions of :29.1, :59.4, 1:29.1 and then closed with a burst of speed to win by four and one-half lengths in 1:57.4. It was a lifetime mark for the daughter of Bettor's Delight and her second win in five starts. She is owned, bred and trained by Yves Filion for the Bayama Farms. She paid $2.40 to win. A real dogfight took place in the fourth race, the first division of the Future Stars Series for the fillies. The race favorite, YS Downonthebeach and driver Sylvain Filion, went right to the early lead with Shanghaibluebeach (Pierre Luc Roy) sitting the pocket trip to the opening quarter in :28.1. Before the half mile marker in :59, driver Stephane Brosseau came first-over with CL Sportsextreme and battled head and head with YS Downonthebeach until midway in the backstretch when Brosseau dropped CL Sportsextreme into the two-hole by the three-quarters in 1:27. After a short breather, Brosseau asked CL Sportsextreme to go first-over again. With YS Downonthebeach still in control of the race, CL Sportsextreme wore her down in the stretch and then held off a late charge by Platine Alpha (Carol Voyer) to win by a long neck in 1:58. YS Downonthebeach was third. Sired by Sportswriter, it was the third win in five lifetime starts for CL Sportsextreme. She is trained by Dany Fontaine for the Leblanc Stable, Inc. of Saint-Eustache and paid $5.80 to win. Track Notes: Sylvain Filion led all drivers with his triple. Trainers Yves Filion and Francis Richard each had doubles. Live racing resumes at H3R next Friday at 4:00 pm. Featured will be the second round of the Future Stars Series for two-year-old trotters. For more information, visit www.hippodrome3r.ca. From the Quebec Jockey Club

Trois-Rivieres, QC - Both Yves Filion and Jonathan Lachance scored harness racing driving doubles in the opening round of the $230,000 Future Stars Series for two-year-old pacing colts and fillies at the Hippodrome 3R Sunday. There were four divisions of the opening round of the series that feature three legs of preliminary competition with the top eight-point earners returning for their respective $55,000 final on Sunday, September 27 at H3R. Hall of Famer Yves Filion started off the show winning the third race first division for the fillies with 11-1 long shot Celia Bayama. The 1/9 favorite, CL Sportsextreme (Guy Gagnon) took the lead away from Paltine Alpha (Carol Voyer) after a :28.1 opening quarter mile. After the half mile in :58.2, CL Sportsextreme looked very comfortable on the lead, passing the three-quarters in 1:28.1. Filion, who sat in the back of the pack with Celia Bayama finally got into the hunt on the final turn, sweeping three-wide from sixth place. Then as they reached the top of the stretch, CL Sportsextreme made a costly break and was pulled into the infield as the field came down the stretch. Filion and Celia Bayama had the most momentum and came on in the stretch to win by three-quarters of a length in 1:59.1. Ibiza Panic (Francis Picard) was second with Nikita Sena (Steeven Genois) third. It was the maiden victory for Celia Bayama after three lifetime starts. The daughter of Bettor's Delight, a homebred from the Bayama Farms of Saint-Andre-D'Argenteuil, is trained by Filion and paid $25.00 to win. The sixth race second division for the fillies saw D Gs Magicmoment and driver Jonathan Lachance sit the pocket trip, then move to the lead over SOS Faline (Stephane Brosseau) and led the rest of the one-mile pace, winning by a half length over SOS Faline with SG Alexia (Sylvain Grenier) third. It was also the maiden victory after four lifetime starts for D Gs Magicmoment. Sire by Control The Moment, D Gs Magicmoment is trained by Guylaine Fortin for breeder-owner Daniel Surprenant of Saint-Valentin and paid just $2.10 to win. The fastest of the colt division went to Cadillac Bayama with trainer/driver Yves Filion in the seventh race. It was the race favorite YS Do It Right and driver Stephane Brosseau who took the lead away from Gordro Outofhisway (Pierre Luc Roy) after a :28.4 opening quarter and :59 half mile with Filion and Cadillac Bayama sitting in third place waiting to make their move. That move came at the three-quarters in 1:29.3 as Filion came first-over against Brosseau and Cadillac Bayama was up to the task but took an intense stretch drive battle before Cadillac Bayama got up at the wire by a neck over YS Do It Right in 1:58.1. Godro Outofhisway was third. It was the second straight win after three lifetime starts for Cadillac Bayama. He is sired by Sunshine Beach and bred and owned by Bayama Farms, paying $5.10 to win. The fourth race first division for the colts saw race favorite D Gs Runforhim and driver Jonathan Lachance lead from start to finish in a slow 2:03.4. Yves Filion made a late bid with Colonel Bayama and was second by one length with Moobeam Godro (Pascal Berube) third. A colt by Sportswriter, D Gs Runforhim posted his maiden victory after three lifetime starts for trainer Guylaine Fortin, who co-owns and bred the colt with Daniel Surprenant. He paid $3.80 to win. Track Notes: Ironically, in the last race at H3R Sunday, the winner was Eclat De Rire ($2.80), who was the Quebec Champion last year in this division. He scored a lifetime mark of 1:56.1. In addition to Filion and Lachance scoring driving doubles, so did Stephane Gendron, who is now tied with Pascal Berube at 23 wins each in the driver standings. Both Filion and Fortin had training double along with the leading trainer this meet, Maxime Velaye. Next weekend will be the last three-day weekend of live harness racing at H3R. Friday (4:00 pm) will feature the opening round of the Future Stars Series for two-year-old trotters, Saturday (1:00 pm) is the final day of racing for the Quebec Regional Fair Circuit and Sunday (1:00 pm) is the second leg of the Breeders Trophy Series for three-year-old pacers. For more information, visit www.hippodrome3r.ca. From the Quebec Jockey Club

Trois-Rivieres, QC - The Future Stars Series gets underway at the Hippodrome 3R Sunday with four opening round divisions for two-year-old harness racing pacers headlined by three top contenders from Bayama Farms of Saint-Andre-D'Argenteuil. Hall of Famer Yves Filion is no stranger to H3R and his homebred Bayama Standardbreds have always been top performers in the sport. This Sunday is no exception for the famed horseman. There will be three rounds of preliminary competition in the Future Stars Series with the top eight point earners eligible for their respective $55,000 finals on Sunday, September 27. Filion's Celia Bayama heads the third race first division of the series for two-year-old pacing fillies. The daughter of Bettor's Delight starts from post six with Filion in the sulky. Although winless in three starts this year, Celia Bayama has shown exceptional speed in the Ontario Sire Stakes Grassroots, raced timed in 1:56 and 1:56.2 at Mohawk Park and Grand River Raceway. She will be taking on recent H3R winners Platine Alpha (post 4), Nikita Sena (post 2) and the second choice in the race, CL Sportsextreme (post 1), who already boasts two Grassroot wins in 1:57 and 1:56.2. The sixth race second filly division does not feature a Bayama horse, but is headlined by D Gs Magicmoment from post one. This Control The Moment filly, trained by Guylaine Fortin and to be driven by Jonathan Lachance, was third in its last start at Mohawk Park, raced timed in 1:54.3 and already shows a qualifying win in 1:58.2. Her main competition will come from SOS Faline (post 5), who has two wins at Rideau Carleton Raceway, the fastest in 1:56.2. The colts get underway in the Future Stars Series in the fourth race where Colonel Bayama starts for Filion from the rail and faces a formidable foe in D Gs Runforhim (post 5). Both colts show sub-two-minute speed despite being winless. The top contender on the afternoon program for Yves Filion goes from post six in the seventh race second colt division and his name is Cadillac Bayama. Last week at Mohawk Park Cadillac Bayama, with Filion's son Sylvain in the sulky, won his division of the Grassroots Series in 1:53.4. The colt by Sunshine Beach takes on another Mohawk Park invader named YS Do It Right (post 5), who was second in 1:53.2, showing a last quarter mile in :27. The nine-race card gets underway at 1:00 pm Sunday. 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

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 - Undefeated Whitecookie posted his sixth straight triumph with an easy three-length triumph in a $7,500C division of the Future Stars Series at the Hippodrome 3R. Starting from post four in the third race, the first of two divisions of the Future Stars for two-year-old pacing colts, Whitecookie went right to the lead for owner, trainer and driver, Marie Claude Auger of Trois-Rivieres. Cutting fractions of :28.1, :58.1 and 1:28.1, Whitecookie held the field at bay and then pulled away in the stretch to win in a lifetime best clocking of 1:57. The pocket-sitting Kinnder Big Boss (Pierre Luc Roy) was second with Retour Au Jeu (Stephane Gendron) third. Sired by Windfall Blue Chip, Whitecookie looks to make a clean sweep of the Future Stars Series and will headline the $55,000C final coming up on Sunday, September 8. He paid $2.60 to win. The sixth race second colt division saw Eclat De Rire and driver Stephane Gendron do just what Whitecookie did earlier on the race card, lead from start to finish. Only the fractions were a bit slower for Eclat De Rire, who also pulled away from the field on the final turn, winning by five open lengths in a lifetime best 1:59.4. HP Beach Dragon (Stephane Brosseau) sat the pocket-trip and was second with Beach Bayama (Marc Belanger) third. It was the second win in four lifetime starts for Eclat De Rire, a son of Leader Bayama, who is trained by Maxime Velaye for owner/breeder Guy Corbeil of Mirabel. He paid $2.90 to win as the race favorite. It looked like the front end was the place to be Sunday until the seventh race, $10,000C Future Stars division for filly pacers with a field of nine going to post on the half mile track. Lotus Sena and driver Pascal Berube, seeking their fourth straight win for trainer/owner Serge Nadeau, had led the field through fractions of :28.4, 1:01 and 1:31.1. That was when the pocket-sitting SOS Cupcake and driver Stephane Gendron pulled on the right line and came after Lotus Sena and passed her by the top of the stretch. She then went on to win by two and three-quarter lengths in 2:01.4. Lotus Sena was second with Acaena De Chakrika (Stephane Brosseau) third. It was the first career victory for SOS Cupcake. The daughter of Shanghai Phil has finished second in her last three starts, moved the stable of trainer Francis Richard and got her first win. SOS Cupcake is owned by the Francis Richard Stable, Inc., Auclair-Gaston Bibeau Farm and Dr. John Bradbury. She paid $4.10 to win as the favorite. Track Notes: Five of the ten races Sunday saw horses score lifetime marks as the H3R track continues to be in perfect shape. Drivers Stephane Gendron and Stephane Brosseau each scored driving doubles. Live racing resumes at H3R next Friday, August 30. It will be the last Friday night race card of the season. First race post time is 7:00 pm. For more information, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club

Trois-Rivieres, QC - Don't try and say his name three times fast, but Babidibou was the fastest Friday in three divisions of the Future Stars Series for two-year-old trotters at the Hippodrome 3R. The favorite over rival Major Bay in the third race, first of two $7,500C colt divisions of the Future Stars, Babidibou and driver Stephane Gendron settled into the pocket seat behind leader Major Bay (Jocelyn Gendron) after the start of the race. The two favorites pulled away from the field by the opening quarter mile and the half mile. Tuscan Titan (Stephane Brosseau) came first-over but was unable to gain ground on the leaders. Then on the final turn, Stephane Gendron pulled Babidibou and came after Major Bay. Those two battled down the stretch with Babidibou coming out on top by a neck in 2:04. Tuscan Titan was third. Babidibou and Major Bay have now faced his other twice and each have won. Their next matchup will be in the $55,000C Future Stars final on Sunday, September 8. That is when all eight finals will take place at H3R with total purses at $480,000C. It was the second straight win for Babidibou, a son of Royalty For Life, who is trained by Maxime Velaye and co-owned by Isidore Russo of Montreal and Guy Corbeil of Mirabel. He paid $3.40 to win. The fifth race second colt division saw race favorite Kenogami Coco and driver Stephane Brosseau easily handle the field, going wire-to-wire with a two and three-quarter length triumph in a mild 2:06.4. HP Muscle Dancer (Jocelyn Gendron) was second with Frido PV (Yves St Jacques) third. Sired by Wheeling N Dealin, it was the second career win for Kenogami Coco, who is trained by Dany Fontaine, bred by Jean Francois, who co-owns the gelding with Marie Claude Reid of Anjou. He paid $2.60 to win. The fillies raced in just one division of the Future Stars with nine starters going for a purse of $10,000C. After a recall caused by race favorite, Emotions Durables (Tyler Jones), who was going for her fourth straight win, she went off-stride again as the gate pulled away. This allowed Miss Sofia (Stephane Gendron) to scoot right out to a quick early lead, only she broke stride before the opening quarter. It was HP Starlette and drive Stephane Brosseau who stayed on stride and then led the field the rest of the one-mile trot, winning with ease by five and three-quarter lengths in 2:04.4. Noblesse Duharas (Denis Gueriel), a 99-1 long shot, was second with Emotions Durables making a big comeback to finish third. Sired by Muscle Mass, it was the first career victory in four starts for HP Starlette. She is trained by Daniel Martin for breeder/owners Claude Hamel of Ayer'S Cliff and Guy Desautels of Montreal. She paid $12.50 to win. Track Notes: H3R's leading driver, Stephane Gendron, Pascal Berube and Stephane Brosseau all had driving doubles. H3R's leading trainer, Francis Richard, Denis Gueriel and Maxime Velaye each had training doubles. On Sunday, the Hippodrome 3R hosts the last preliminary round of the Future Stars Series for two-year-old pacers with three divisions on the ten-race program. First race post time is 1:00 pm. For a free race program or to view the races live for free, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club

Trois-Rivieres, QC - After a record-breaking Prix d'Ete weekend at the Hippodrome 3R, live harness racing resumes Friday evening with the final preliminary round of the Future Stars Series for two-year-old trotters. Last Sunday, race fans at H3R were witness to the all-age track record being rewritten by This Is The Plan and driver Daniel Dube in the $200,000C Prix d'Ete for four-year-old pacers. Stopping the teletimer in 1:49.1, This Is The Plan shattered the prior track record of 1:50.3 that was co-held by Sunfire Blue Chip (2014) and All Bets Off (2015). The time was also the fastest clocking ever on a half mile track in Canada and was just one tick off of the world record. Also, last Sunday, the track record for three-year-old pacers was tied by Ashleysbest and driver Pascal Berube in 1:52.4, equaling the mark first set by Duc D'Orleans in 2013. Friday's card features three division of the Future Stars Series as the young trotter vie for important points to make the $55,000C final on Sunday, September 8. The third race first division for colts features a great match-up between Babidibou (post 4) and Major Bay (post 1). Last week Babidibou crushed the field with a wire-wire 2:02.4 triumph by 12 and one-quarter lengths. It was the first ever win for the son of Royalty For Life, who will be driven again by Stephane Gendron. Major Bay was also a winner last week, also wiring the field in 2:04.1 by one length for driver Jocelyn Gendron. This son of Amigo Hall has won three of his four lifetime starts. The second colt division is the fifth race where Kenogami Coco (post 1) is the overwhelming 4/5 race favorite. Stephane Brosseau will drive the gelded son of Wheeling N Dealin, who was second last week to Major Bay. The fillies do battle in the seventh race with nine starters going for $10,000C. The big favorite is Emotions Durables from post one for driver Tyler Jones. Also sired by Wheeling N Dealin, Emotions Durables is on a three-race winning streak, scoring in identical time of 2:04.2 the last two starts. First race post time on Friday is 7:00 pm. For a free race program, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club

Trois-Rivieres, QC - Unbeaten two-year-old harness racing colt, Whitecookie, posted his fifth straight win with another impressive victory in a second-round division of the Future Stars Series at the Hippodrome 3R Thursday evening. Owned, trained and driven to victory by Marie Claude Auger of Trois-Rivieres, the son of stallion Windfall Blue Chip never had an anxious moment in the one-mile pacing race. Leaving from post one in the fourth race, Auger sent Whitecookie right to the front with HP Beach Dragon (Stephane Brosseau) leaving sharply from post eight and grabbing the two-hole spot behind Whitecookie. They raced that way the rest of the mile with HP Beach Dragon looking to mount a challenge on the final turn. That only urged Whitecookie on, who won with ease by two and three-quarter lengths in 1:58.2, the last quarter mile on the half mile track in :28.4. HP Beach Dragon was second with Eclat De Rire (Stephane Gendron) third. The time of the race tied the lifetime mark for Whitecookie, who paid $3.00 to win. There are three preliminary rounds for the Future Stars Series with the finals for their respective divisions on Sunday, September 8 at H3R with a purse of $55,000C in each final for the two-year-olds. In the ninth race second colt division, the 1/9 favorite, My Bettors Dell, made it two straight wins in the series, wiring the field for driver Stephane Brosseau by two lengths in 1:59.4. Retour Au Jeu and driver Stephane Gendron was second with Jeu De Puissance (Simon Delisle) third. The son of Bettor's Delight is trained by Jacques Dupont for owners Yves Sarrazin of La Presentation and Jam Audet, Inc. of Portneauf. He paid just $2.10 to win. The sixth race was the lone filly division in the Future Stars and as expected by the tote board, Lotus Sena was the race favorite and she raced like one. Driven by H3R's leading driver, Stephane Gendron, Lotus Sena led every step of the way out of the starting gate. She went on to pull away from the field after the three-quarters and winning in a romp by six and one-half open lengths in 2:02.1. SOS Cupcake (Daniel Laflamme) was second with Acaena De Chakbika (Stephane Brosseau) third. It was a lifetime mark for the daughter of Windfall Blue Chip and her third straight win in just four lifetime starts. She is trained, owned and was bred by Serge Nadeau of Scott and paid $3.20 to win as the wagering favorite. After the seventh race on the program, the second annual Horse Power Challenge took place on the racetrack between NASCAR drivers Andrew Ranger and LP Dumoulin in an exhibition event. Last year Ranger won the inaugural race in double-seater jogging carts. This year Ranger competed with coach Jocelyn Gendron, driving Cooking The Speed and Dumoulin was with his coach from last year, Stephane Brosseau with Missionoftheheart. It was Ranger and Gendron that went to the early lead and a dogfight ensued as Dumoulin and Brosseau came right away on the outside, but could not clear to the lead. The race was for three-quarters of a mile, going the first quarter in :32.2, the half mile in 1:03.4 and that was when Missionoftheheart had enough parked on the outside and settled back into second place as Ranger and Gendron won by three lengths in 1:38.3. Stephane Brosseau led all drivers with three winners on the program. Marie Claude Auger had a driving and training double. With one win Thursday, Francis Richard took the lead in the H3R Trainer Standings 16 to 15 over Michel Allard. Track Notes: Live racing takes a week off due to the auto Grand Prix in Trois-Rivieres and resumes next Friday, August 16 for the Prix D'Ete weekend at H3R. Friday evening's card features the second round of the Future Stars Series for two-year-old trotters and pacers. Then on Sunday, August 18 it is the 6th renewal of the $200,000C Prix D'Ete, featuring many of the top four-year-old pacers in North America. Also, on the card will be the third round of the Breeders Cup Series for three-year-old pacers. For more information, a free program and to watch the races live at H3R, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club          

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