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Trois-Rivieres, QC - The six-year-old harness racing pacing mare, Jimbelina, was parked out four-wide in the backstretch and around the final turn, yet the mare showed true grit and fortitude in winning at the Hippodrome 3R Sunday. Driven by Jocelyn Gendron, Jimbelina won the 6th race F&M Preferred-Handicap Pace by one and one-quarter lengths in 1:57.2. It was the daughter of Big Jim's fifth straight win and sixth victory of the year. The sixth race co-feature saw Uptown Woman (Pascal Berube) grind it out to the lead over Sauble Bonnie (Stephane Brosseau) to the opening quarter mile in :27.2. Then before the half mile in :57.1, Rainbow Palace (Francis Picard) came first-over with Better Now (Stephane Gendron) grabbing the second-over cover and Jimbelina and Gendron, the race favorite, third-over. The action then picked up in the backstretch as Gendron started up three-wide with Jimbelina only to be shoved four-wide when Better Now, who wanted out to go around Rainbow Palace, who was not done in first-over position. Jimbelina continued to gain ground despite being four-wide, cleared to the lead at the top of the stretch and then went on to victory. Sauble Bonnie was second with Rainbow Palace third. Jimbelina is trained by Jean Tourigny for owner Roland Trudel of Becancour and paid $3.30 to win. It took a long inquiry by the judges before declaring race winner Maracasso (Carol Voyer) disqualified and placed last after skipping over pylons on the final turn in the 7th race Preferred-Handicap Pace for the horses. Maracasso had gone on the win by four and one-half lengths in 1:55.3 before the disqualification. Mister Big Top (Jocelyn Gendron), an 18-1 long shot was moved to first place with Surf Report (Tyler Jones) placed second and Outlaw Turn N Burn (Francis Picard) placed third. Mister Big Top is trained by Yves Tessier and paid $39.30 to win. Track Notes: Driver Pascal Berube led all horseman on the day with a driving triple. Live racing resumes at the Hippodrome 3R next Sunday, September 22, first race post time at 1:00 pm. For more information, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club

Trois-Rivieres, QC - The Hippodrome 3R has a special Thursday night live harness racing program and it is the second annual NASCAR Night at the track with auto racers competing in a harness horse exhibition race. There is also a ten-race wagering program headlined by the second round of the Future Stars Series for two-year-old pacers. It's Grand Prix Week in the city of Trois-Rivieres with car races held throughout the town. This has brought back NASCAR drivers Andrew Ranger and LP (Louis-Philippe) Dumoulin to H3R to renew their rivalry in the Horse Power Challenge II, a harness horse exhibition race in double-seating jogging carts with professional harness racing drivers who will be coaches. Last year was the inaugural of the Horse Power Challenge and Quebec native, Andrew Ranger with racing coach Simon Allard, beat LP Dumoulin, a native of Trois-Riveres and coach Stephane Brosseau by one length in 2:31.2. Both NASCAR drivers were eager to go at it again this year. Andrew Ranger, a double champion of the NASCAR Pinty's Series (2007 and 2009) along with having won four times at the Grand Prix 3R in Pinty's and LP (Louis-Philippe) Dumoulin, who leads the NASCAR Pinty's Series, was Series Champion and Grand Prix 3R winner in 2014. They both will be wearing their racing colors in the special exhibition race at H3R after the 6th race on the wagering card. Race fans can meet the two NASCAR drivers to get autographs after the exhibition race. This year Ranger will be in the race with "coach" Jocelyn Gendron. Dumoulin will be with his coach from last year, Stephane Brosseau. Future Stars Series Second Round For the betting fans, the 10-race card Thursday night begins at 7:00 pm. The second round of the Future Stars Series for two-year-old pacing colts and fillies takes place in races 4, 6 and 9. The first of two colt divisions take place in race 4 where the undefeated Whitecookie goes for his fifth straight victory. The son of Windfall Blue Chip, who is owned, trained and driven by Marie Claude Auger of Trois-Rivieres, starts from the rail as the overwhelming race favorite. He has won twice at Rideau Carleton in 1:58.2 and scored a 2:01.2 triumph by four and one-half lengths in the opening round of the Future Stars Series. His main competition will come from Eclat De Rire (post 3) and Rock & Twist (post 4). The second colt division is race 9 and My Bettors Del (post 4) is the favorite after his impressive three length opening round triumph in 1:59.1, which was his maiden victory. He will be driven by Stephane Brosseau for trainer Jacques Dupont. The son of Bettor's Delight is owned by Yves Sarrazin of La Presentation with Gestion Jam Audet, Inc. of Portneuf. The lone filly division is race 6 where the entry of Lotus Sena (post 2) and Three Star Sena (post 5) head the field. Both fillies show ability as Lotus Sena won the opening round of the series in a ten-length romp in 2:01.4. Three Star Sena was second in 2:00.2 last week at H3R. The large ten-horse field also features return winner Acaena De Chakirka (post 10) and Cant Fight Fate (post 4). For a free race program for Thursday nights program, go to www.quebecjockeyclub.com. After Thursday night's special program, live racing will resume on Friday, August 16, which is Prix D'Ete weekend at the Hippodrome 3R. The $200,000C Prix D'Ete takes place on Sunday, August 18. From the Quebec Jockey Club

Trois-Rivieres, QC - Harness racing driver William Roy, age 22, scored his first pari-mutuel victory Sunday at the Hippodrome 3R, leading from start to finish with Arsenal De Chafra in the second race pace. A resident of Sorel-Tracy, Roy learned his trade through his father, trainer Guy Roy. Involved in harness racing since birth, Roy said he wanted to be just like his father. "Growing up I wanted to become a great trainer like my father," Roy explained. "But he put me in the sulky right away for the experience and I liked it." After attending the Cegep de Sorel-Tracy College, Roy works during the day as a concierge for the city of Sorel-Tracy. He has two horses with his father and co-owner Francis Prouix. Starting from post six on Sunday with Arsenal De Chafra, Roy left from post six, easily made the lead and held it the entire one-mile race, winning by one and one-quarter lengths in 2:01.1. It was not only the first pari-mutuel victory for Roy, but also for Arsenal De Chafra. He is a four-year-old gelding by Power Park, trained and owned by Francis Prouix of Saint Pie-De-Guire and paid $6.00 to win. In the fourth race Preferred Pace, it was Saulsbrook Peach and driver Jocelyn Gendron having little trouble handling the field. Leaving from post four, Saulsbrook Peach was parked out going to the lead by Outlaw Turn N Burn (Francis Picard) in a :27.4 opening quarter mile. Once in command, the rest was easy as Gendron kept Saulsbrook Peach in the lead past the half mile in :57.3, the three-quarters in 1:26.4 before coasting home to win by two lengths in 1:55.1. Kinnder Jackson (Pierre Luc Roy) was a game second with Outlaw Turn N Burn third. The oldest competitor in the field at age 10, Saulsbrook Peach is sired by Royal Mattjesty, trained by Guy Gagnon, owned by Catheline Pelletier of Mirabel and paid $3.20 to win. Track Notes: Two-time Quebec-Bred Champion, Stock), who is nominated to the $200,000C Prix D'Ete at H3R on Sunday, August 18, captured the 8th race pace in 1:55.3 for driver Pascal Berube, paying $10.70 to win. Jocelyn Gendron lead all drivers on Sunday with three winners. Trainer Guy Gagnon sent out two winners from his stable. Live racing resumes at H3R next Friday evening with the third and final preliminary round of the $276,000 Quebec-Bred Series for four-year-old and older trotters. First race post time at 7:00 pm. For more information, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club

Trois-Rivieres, QC - Sultan D Or was able to sustain a dramatic comeback in the stretch to remain unbeaten in 2019 with his fourth straight victory Friday at the Hippodrome 3R. Driven by Jocelyn Gendron, Sultan D Or worked his way to the lead by the opening quarter mile in the fifth race trot and held his ground the entire one-mile race. Stonebridge Alert and driver Pascal Berube were able to mount a three-wide move on the final turn and collared Sultan D Or in mid stretched and looked to be the winner when Sultan D Or dug in and came back at the wire to win by a nose. Aworthy Bi (Daniel Laflamme) was third. A late blooming ten-year-old gelded son of Newtown, Sultan D Or is owned and trained by Pierre Turcotte of Trois-Rivieres and paid $5.40 to win as the wagering favorite. The time of the race was 2:01.1, a lifetime mark for Sultan D Or. In the 8th race Preferred-Handicapped Trot, Kinnder Dangerous and driver Justin Filion barley held off a late-charging Missionoftheheart (Stephane Gendron) to win by a head in 1:58.4. Jamigo (Daniel Laflamme) was third. It was the first start of the season for the five-year-old gelding by Northern Escort, who was bred, owned and trained by Denitza Petrova of Melbourne. The 8-1 longshot paid $19.80 to win. Track Notes: Horsewoman Marie Claude Auger of Trois-Riveres led all drivers and trainers in wins Friday night. She scored a driving triple and had a training double. Quebec Champion racing Saturday Three-time Quebec-Bred Series Champion, Atomic Million AM, returns to the Hippodrome 3R on Sunday afternoon to headline the 6th race Preferred Pace. Now age 8, Atomic Million AM is a homebred star for owner/trainer/breeder Alain Martin of Gatineau. The $289,000 career winner by Million Dollar Cam has a lifetime mark of 1:53.2. He starts from post 6 for driver Marie Claude Auger and is the morning line favorite. It will not be an easy mile for Atomic Million AM as he faces a formattable foe fin Outlaw Turn N Burn, who has won the Preferred Pace the last two weeks for trainer Francis Richard. Last week Outlaw Turn N Burn gave racing fans a classic race to the finish, edging rival Surf Report by a head in 1:55, the fastest mile of the race meet. Outlaw Turn N Burn starts from post five and Surf Report alongside him in post four. Post time Sunday is 1:00 pm. For a free race program, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club

Trois-Rivieres, QC - When it comes to training trotters in harness racing, it takes plenty of patience's. No one knows that better than owner/trainer Pierre Turcotte of Trois-Riviere as his trotter, Sultan D Or, won the second race Friday night at the Hippodrome 3R to remain undefeated in 2019 with his third straight win. You see, Sultan D Or is a ten-year-old gelding by Newtown who never won a betting race until age 9 last year. Turcotte has owned Sultan D Or since the horse was a two-year-old. He did not race at age 2, tried briefly at ages 3 to 8 but due to injuries and always breaking stride before finally winning a race last year and now he is undefeated in 2019. Driven by Jocelyn Gendron, Sultan D Or left from post seven and took command of the race by the opening quarter mile in :29.2. They were immediately challenged on the outside by Mr Logan Mirox (Michel Audet) who kept the pressure on to the half mile in :59.1 and then to the three-quarters in 1:30.4. Around the final turn Sultan D Or was nearly collared but dug in some more coming down the stretch as Mr Logan Mirox began to fade. Gendron and Sultan D Or held game to the finish, winning by a half length over a late charing Aworthy Bi (Daniel Laflamme) with Abundasass (Stephane Brosseau) third. Time of the one-mile race was 2:03.2. Sultan D Or is now the leading race winner at H3R this season. He paid $8.80 to win. The seventh race Preferred-Handicap Trot saw former Quebec-Bred Series Champion, Holiday Party, lead from start to finish for driver Pascal Berube, winning with ease by three lengths in 2:00 over 25-1 Dance Hall George (Francis Picard) and Jamigo (Daniel Laflamme). It was the first win this year in three starts for Holiday Party. The six-year-old gelded son of Holiday Road is trained by Isabelle Binet for the Holiday Party Stable of Portneuf. He paid $7.60 to win. Pascal Berube led all drivers with three wins while Isabelle Binet led all trainers with two wins. Track Notes: Live racing resumes on Sunday afternoon with a ten-race program, first race post time at 1:00 pm. The seventh race Preferred-Handicap Pace is highlighted by the return of last week's winner, Outlaw Turn N Burn, who will start from post six. Last week he got a perfect drive by Francis Picard, scoring from a two-hole trip to win by two and one-quarter lengths in 1:56.1. Also, in the field Sunday are Windsun Cheyenne (post 7) and Mister Big Top (post 6). For a free Sunday race program or other information, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club      

Trois-Rivieres, QC - The Hippodrome 3R on Sunday will for the first time in Quebec harness racing history, feature "whipless" racing and the drivers have their work cut out for them in both the co-feature trot and pace as they are very competitive events. Also, for the first time this season, the race favorites in both co-feature events will be starting from post eight. The sixth race Preferred-Handicap Trot is headlined by invader Upvote Hanover, who will be driven by H3R's leading driver for the second straight season, Stephane Brosseau. Upvote Hanover from post eight, comes to H3R on a two-race win streak at Rideau Carleton, where in his last start the son of Kadabra, trained by Yves Tessier, won in 157.4. He will be seeking his 10th win of the year for owner Francois Morin of Beauceville. Jamigo goes from post six for driver Daniel Laflamme and has been a local favorite, winning two of his last three starts in this class. R Rkadabra is last week's return winner in this class and most certainly driver Francis Picard will not need a whip as this son of Kadabra is a front-end speedster. The race also spots the return of H3R regular Caroluzzo (post three); Holiday Party (post five) and Capteur De Reve (post four). Ufdragons Rocket, despite handicapped with post eight, is the seventh race trot top choice after coming from off the pace in his last start for driver Stephane Gendron, and winning in 1:56.1 after a valiant closing effort from fifth place at the top of the stretch. The Dragon Again nine-year-old sports ten wins this year for trainer Yves Tessier and owner Francois Morin, who seek a trainer/owner double in the feature events. He will be challenged by Hooter Scooter (post four) for driver Stephane Brosseau. He was a 1:56.4 victor in his last start. Clever Thing (post five) was a big upset winner last week at 16-1 for driver Tyler Jones and Rainbow Palace (post six) may be the lone mare in the field, but she has beaten her male rivals three times this season. Post time Sunday is 12:50 pm. This is the second to last live race card for the 2018 season. For a free race program, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club      

Trois-Rivieres, QC - It took the photo finish camera to declare the winner, second and third place in the Quebec Plus Series opening round for three, four and five-year-old harness racing pacers Sunday at the Hippodrome 3R. The fifth race feature saw Encore Panic and driver Jocelyn Gendron shoot to early lead as Flashjack Soleil went off-stride before the start. Courage (Simon Delisle) grabbed the two-hole spot and they raced that way to the opening quarter mile in :27.3. As they came to the half mile in :57.3, Determinant and driver Tyler Jones came first-over with Classic Terror (Pascal Berube) second over. Then at the three-quarters in 1:28, Berube sent Classic Terror three wide and Hercule J M (Pierre Luc Roy) was flowing the flow and came four-wide around the final turn. It was then a race to the finish with Encore Panic and Gendron holding on to win by a long nose in 2:00.1. Determinant was a game second, holding off Hercule J M by a nose for third place. It was the fourth win this season for Encore Panic ($14.20) and the four-year-old gelding by Artistic Fella posted a lifetime mark for trainer Francis Richard and owner/breeder Brian Paquet of Quebec City. For the driver Jocelyn "The Showman" Gendron, it was one of his three winners on the afternoon card. In the 11th race second division of the Quebec Plus Series the race belonged to Lune Bleu and driver Pierre Luc Roy as they led from start to finish with a lifetime mark of 1:58.3. Ernie Panic (Francis Picard) tried as he could, but could not catch Lune Blue and had to settle for second place with Somebeachbythesea (Richard Veilleux) third. It was the fifth win on the year for the three-year-old filly by Big Jim. She is trained by Maxime Velaye for owner/breeder Guy Corbeil of Mirabel. She paid $4.40 to win. The Preferred Trot saw R Rkadabra and driver Francis Picard shoot right out to a four-length lead on the field in the third race co-feature. Past the opening quarter mile in :28, R Rkadabra spread out the field with Holiday Party (Pascal Berube) second past the half mile marker in :57.4. Then the action heated up in the backstretch as Seeyou Men and driver Stephane Brosseau started up first-over but right before the three-quarters in 1:28.2, Pascal Berube left the two-hold, came first-over and forced Brosseau and Seeyou Men to go three-wide around the final turn. Once starting down the stretch, Seeyou Men showed he was the strong horse, pulling away with a two-length triumph in 2:00.1. Holiday Party was second with R Rkadabra third. A six-year-old gelded son of Muscle Mass, Seeyou Men is a former track record holder and Quebec-Bred Champion. It was his sixth win this year for trainer Daniel Martin. He is co-owned by Catheline Pelletier of Mirabel and breeder Chantel Gravel of St-Cyrille-De-Wendover. He paid $4.20 to win. Live racing resumes next Sunday at H3R with the continuation of the Quebec Plus Series. For more information, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club  

Trois-Rivieres, QC - Flower Sena, a 19-1 long shot, brought an end to the five-race win streak of Hurryupatthebeach Sunday at the Hippodrome 3R. Competing in the fourth race, first harness racing division of the Future Stars Series for two-year-old pacing fillies, Hurryupatthebeach and driver Pascal Berube were the overwhelming 1 to 4 betting favorite and the race started out that way. Berube sent Hurryupatthebeach right to the front from post one and leaving from post five was Flower Sena and driver Jocelyn Gendron, who took the two-hole position away from Better Now and driver Stephane Brosseau. They raced to the quarter mile in :28.4 and that was when Brosseau came first-over with Better Now, the 2-1 second choice in the race. Better Now rushed up, collared Hurryupatthebeach and nearly took the lead away on the second turn. But then disaster struck. On the second turn, just as it seemed that Better Now would take command, the filly shied to the outside and then went off-stride. That left Breube and Hurryupatthebeach all alone on the lead with Flower Sena and Gendron still sitting on their backs past the half mile in :58.3. Breube then backed off the pace, going to the three-quarter mile marker in 1:29.1. It was then that Gendron got Flower Sena on the move. Sweeping to the outside on the final turn, Flower Sena continued to gain ground on Hurryupatthebeach and then in the stretch they passed Hurryupatthebeach and went on to win by two lengths in 2:00. Hurryupatthebeach held for second place with Cooking The Speed third for driver Stephane Gendron. For Flower Sena, a daughter of Windfall Blue Chip, it was a lifetime mark and her third win in six starts this year for trainer Serge Nadeau of Scott, who also bred and owns the filly. She paid $41.50 to win. Now, the only undefeated horse in the Future Stars Series is the colt, D Gs De Vito, who competed in the lone colt division of the Series in the sixth race and he did not disappoint his wagering fans. It was Guinness Panic and driver Stephane Brosseau who took early command of the race with Dernier Essai (Pierre Luc Roy) sitting in second place past the opening quarter mile in :28.1. Then driver Jonathan Lachance took D Gs De Vito first-over from fifth place and by the second turn they were on the lead and going to the half mile in :58.4. In the backstretch, GA Speed Gaby (Pascal Berube) came first-over but could not catch up to D Gs De Vito as they sped past the three-quarters in 1:28.1. Down the stretch it seemed that D Gs De Vito and Lachance held the field at bay, winning by two and one-quarter lengths in 1:58. Guinness Panic was second with GA Speed Gaby third. Sired by Sportswriter, it was the fourth straight win for D Gs De Vito. He is trained by Guylaine Fortin and was bred and is owned by Daniel Surprenant of Saint-Valentin. He paid $4.50 to win. In the eighth race, second filly division of the Future Stars Series, there were three major lead changes in the race. It was SOS Maeva (Daniel LaFlamme) first in front at the opening quarter mile, then Majelyca (Jocelyn Gendron) took command and led past the half mile before HP Xanadu (Stephane Brosseau) rushed first-over and took the lead before the three-quarter mile mark. At that time was when Hall of Famer Yves Filion came first-over with the favorite, Audi Bayama, and they inched their way to collar HP Xanadu and then come on in the stretch to win by one and one-half lengths in 2:03. Broncos Sena (Pascal Berube) followed Audi Bayama second-over to be second with Olis Spirit (Simon Delisle) third. A daughter of Sportswriter, it was Audi Bayama's second win in three lifetime starts. She is trained by Filion and owned and was bred by Filion's Bayama Farms of Saint-Andre-D'Argenteuil. She paid $3.10 to win. Track Notes: Jocelyn Gendron made it a driving double on the day when he wired the field in the fifth race with three-time Quebec Series Champion, Wildriverbumblebee ($3.40), winning in a romp by seven and one-half lengths in 1:54. It was the fastest mile on the afternoon card. Requested ($3.20) widened his lead as the winningest horse at H3R this season with his eighth win in ten starts. He won the ninth race pace in 1:56.3 for driver Francis Picard. There is no more Tuesday night racing at H3R so, the next live race card will be next Sunday, first race post time at 12:50 pm. For more information, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club  

Trois-Rivieres, QC - Rocky Boy and harness racing driver Marc Belanger made it back-to-back victories in the Invitational-Handicap Trot at the Hippodrome 3R Sunday with another wire-to-wire triumph. Starting in the ninth race feature from the same post five he had in his last start, Rocky Boy really earned his keep on this day. Belanger left from post five but Rocky Boy was to be stung early by the game Caroluzzo (Stephane Gendron), who begrudgingly gave up the lead after the opening quarter mile in :28.3. Also parked out three-wide to the opening quarter mile was Holiday Party (Francis Picard), who then was stuck first-over and thus went after the lead from Rocky Boy and pushed the pace to the half mile marker in :57.3. Then in the backstretch, with Caroluzzo in tow, Rocky Boy led the field past the three-quarters in 1:27 and that was more than enough for Holiday Party as he backed off and the co-race favorite at 7/5, Torches Angel (Stephane Brosseau) could not make up any ground. Down the stretch Rocky Boy dug in again and went on to win by three lengths in 1:57.3. Caroluzzo was second with Southwind Voltage (Jocelyn Gendron) grabbing the third spot. It was the second straight win this year for Rocky Boy. The nine-year-old gelded son of Rocky Balboa is trained by Stephane Beaudoin. He paid $4.90 to win and is co-owned by Belanger and Beaudoin of Trois-Rivieres. Top pace of the day took place in the seventh race where Mister Big Top ($11.40) with Jocelyn Gendron in the bike, sat the perfect two-hole trip, got clearance from a game first-over Rainbow Palace (Francis Picard) at the top of the stretch and scored a one and one-half length victory in 1:55. It was the fastest mile on the program and the third win this year for Mister Big Top. A six-year-old gelded son of Mister Big, he is trained by Yves Tessier and owned by Francois Morin of Beauceville. Rainbow Palace was second and pacesetter Onyx V A (Stephane Brosseau) was third. Trainer Michel Allard was the only horseman on the program to send out two winners Sunday. Track Notes: The first Tuesday night program of the race season at the Hippodrome 3R takes place this Tuesday, May 29, first race post time is 6:30 pm for the eight-race card. Wildriverbumblebee, the 2017 champion 3yo pacers from Quebec, qualified Saturday at the Hippodrome 3R. He had to make two moves in the race and still was able to win for driver Stephane Brosseau in 1:58.3. Wildriverbumblee is owned, bred and trained by Dr. John Bradbury and has been made eligible to the $200,000 Prix D'Ete at H3R on August 19. For more information, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club  

Trois-Rivieres, QC - It took the winningest harness racing trotter at the Hippodrome 3R last season, Lucky Promesses, to bring an end to HP Run Like Mom's three-race winning streak on Sunday. Lucky Promesses was making just her second start of the year for owner, breeder and driver, Jerome Lombart of Bromont. The five-year-old mare by Lucky Fool scored ten wins in 2017, seven of those wins coming at her home track at the Hippodrome 3R. The sixth race feature started off with Lombart and Lucky Promesses shooting to the early lead from post four with Abundasass (Denis Langlois) getting the pocket-trip in second place as they went to the opening quarter mile in :29.4. Lombart was able to back down the pace past the half mile marker in 1:01.1. It was then that 35-1 long shot, Stonebridge Alert (Jean Lord) moved first-over to challenge with HP Run Like Mom (Stephane Brosseau) getting the live cover second-over. They raced that way through the backstretch as Stonebridge Alert kept the pressure on Lucky Promesses past the three-quarters in 1:31.4. As they started down the stretch, Brosseau had moved three-wide to mount a challenge with HP Run Like Mom. Then down the stretch, Lombart and Lucky Promesses dug in deep and were able to hold off HP Run Like Mom to win by a one and one-quarter lengths in 2:02.2 with Stonebridge Alert third. HP Run Like Mom was undefeated this season in three starts going into the race. Trained by Andreane Lapierrel, Lucky Promesses paid $7.40 to win. Track Notes: Driver Stephane Brosseau, who had been razor sharp in the first three race programs with 12 wins, had just one victory in his eight drives on Sunday. He still holds a big lead in the driver standings with his 13 triumphs. Drivers Stephane Gendron and Jocelyn Gendron each had two winners on the day. Live racing resumes next Sunday at the Hippodrome 3R with first race post time at 12:50 pm. For more information, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From The Quebec Jockey Club

Trois-Rivieres, QC - Harness racing driver Stephane Brosseau may have scored four winners at the Hippodrome 3R on Sunday, but the fastest mile on the day belonged to driver Jocelyn Gendron and National Debt in the Invitational-Handicap Pace. For the second straight week defending driving champion Stephane Brosseau was the best among the driving colony with four victories on the program. His wins came three straight, the 5th, 6th , 7th and then won the co-feature trot in race 9. Brosseau nearly made it four straight wins in the 8th race co-feature pace. The race began with the only mare in the field of eight, Rainbow Palace and driver Francis Picard shooting to the early lead, but they then gave way to D J Power (Pierre Luc Roy) at the opening quarter mile in :27.4. And already on the move on the outside was Brosseau with the race favorite American Wiggle. They worked their way to the front and cut the mile to the half in :57. It was then that driver Jocelyn Gendron came first-over with National Debt and started grinding their way towards the race leader. In the backstretch, National Debt collared American Wiggle but could not pass them by at the three-quarters in 1:26. American Wiggle then gained ground on the final turn and took the lead away from National Debt. But that was only briefly as after they started down the stretch, National Debt was the strong horse, winning by one and one-half lengths in 1:55. American Wiggled barely held off Rainbow Palace for second place. It was the fifth win this year for National Debt ($5.50), a seven-year-old stallion by Allamerican Native. He is trained by Yves Tessier and owned by Francois Morin of Beauceville. Trainer Yves Tessier also trained the winner of the 9th race co-feature trot. It was none other than R Rkadabra and driver Pierre Luc Roy scooting to the early with Stephane Brosseau and race favorite Torches Angel leaving from post eight and getting the two-hole trip by the opening quarter mile in :28.1. R Rkadabra then cut the mile to the half in :58.3 and was solid on the lead going into the backstretch. Before the three-quarters in 1:28.1, Brosseau moved Torches Angel to the outside and then the lead by the final turn. They then pulled away for an easy win by two and one-half lengths in 1:57.4. Holiday Party (Pascal Berube) closed well to be second with Rocky Boy (Marc Belanger) third. It was win number four on the day for driver Stephanie Brosseau and the second training score of the afternoon for Yves Tessier as he sent out the winners in both co-feature races. An eight-year-old mare by Angus Hall, it was the second straight win and fourth victory on the year for Torches Angel, who paid $4.00 to win. It was also an owner double for Morin Beauceville. Track Notes: With no rain and sunny skies, fans saw the H3R track in s good shape. In the very first race, Soccer Hanover ($7.80) and driver Pascale Berube came first-over from the half mile and wore down pacesetter and race favorite Rain Gage (Daniel Laflamme) at the wire to win by a half-length and tied his lifetime record in 1:57.1. The Hippodrome 3R website, www.quebecjockeyclub, now features a live feed of the harness races. Live racing resumes next Sunday, post time at 12:50 pm. From the Quebec Jockey Club

Trois-Rivieres, Quebec - After scoring an impressive victory last week in the Invitational Trot at the Hippodrome 3R, Theregoesthegroom will try and make it two straight Tuesday evening. A five-year-old stallion by Muscle Mass, Theregoesthegroom starts from post three in the sixth race feature for trainer/driver Denis Filion, who co-owns Theregoesthegroom with Jules Sigler. Last week Filion and Theregoesthegroom were able to grind it out against Four Starz Speed on the final turn as those two battled neck and neck down the stretch with Theregoesthegroom winning by three-quarters of a length in 1:59.4. It was the first win in just two starts this year for Theregoesthegroom, who was made the 3-1 second choice in the race. The honors of being the 5/2 morning line favorite goes to Caroluzzo from post two for driver Stephane Gendron. It is the best inside post position that Caroluzzo has seen all season long. The eight-year-old son of Musclesextrodinair is the only horse to have won the Invitational Trot at H3R twice this year. Last week he was third to Theregoesthegroom. Caroluzzo is trained by Daniel Martin for owner Michael Cote Gagnon and has been first, second or third all season long in the top trot. Spicey Victor, after two straight wins in lower classes, moves back up to take on the best trotters and drew post one for driver Jocelyn Gendron and trainer Yves Tessier. He has shown in his last two starts that he can win from either on or off the pace. Rounding out the field are Four Starz Speed, who was a game second to Theregoesthegroom last week and starts from post four for driver/trainer Kevin Maguire. Capteur De Reve is the lone three-year-old in the field taking on much older rivals. He was the Future Stars Series Champion last year and is prepping for the upcoming Breeders Cup Series at H3R that begins in July. He starts from post six for driver Pierre-Luc Roy. Rocky Boy rounds out the field from post five for driver Marc Belanger and last won the Invitational Trot back on April 30 in 1:57, the fastest trotting mile this year at H3R. Post time Tuesday evening is 7:00 pm. For more information, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec, May 26, 2015 - Return winner Somoli E heads the second round of the Quebec-Bred Series for four and five-year-old harness racing trotters at the Hippodrome 3R on Wednesday. Starting from post four in the first race on the card, Somoli E is the lone return winner in the field. Last week in the opening round he led from start to finish in his division for driver Jerome Lombart with neck triumph in 2:02.3. His main rival will be Andovers Touch from post five for driver Stephane Polliot. Last week Andovers Touch was a game second place finisher to Maximuscle, who was not entered for the second round of the series. Other contenders include SOS Robocop (post 3), SOS Masters Boy (post 2) and Bouffon P V (post 6). Third race, second division for older horses has George S P has the 5/2 morning line favorite from the rail. The five-year-old gelding by Striking Sahbra will be driven by Stephane Brosseau and was third last week to Maxiemuscle. Three starts back he was a winner at Rideau Carlton in 1:59.1. He takes on SOS Ticket Master (post 5) and Victorycari (post 3). The mares get underway in the seventh race with just one division with ten horses in the field. With Viva Bayama taking the week off, the race is a wide-open affair. The 5/2 morning line favorite is Bambie Benjo from post five for driver Rheo Filion. A four-year-old mare by Southwind Lustre, Bambie Benjo was a game second place finisher to Viva Bayama last week and is seeking her maiden victory. She goes against Canbec Kangourou on the rail for driver Jocelyn Gendron who will be expected to try and wire field as she usually does. First race post time on Wednesday is 7:00 pm. For more information about the Hippodrome 3R go to www.quebecjockeyclub.com. Vincent Trudel Quebec Jockey Club        

On a beautiful autumn Sunday afternoon, the Hippodrome 3R hosted its richest harness racing program of the 2014 harness racing season with the $425,000 finals of the Quebec-Bred Series for two and three-year-old trotters and pacers. There were seven championship finals on the wagering card. It did not take long for the first track record to be rewritten on the racing card as Meganou got the job done in the very first race, the $55,000 final for two-year-old trotters. Driven by Jocelyn Gendron, Meganou left from three and never looked back. The daughter of Kadabra held the field at bay the entire one mile race, leading by four to five lengths at all times. She cut fractions of :30, 1:00.2, 1:31 and coasted home to win by three and one-half lengths in 2:01.1. Intouchable (Simon Allard) was second with Notrouble Dechafra (Stehane Brosseau) third. It was the third straight win and third straight track record performance for Meganou. Only this week Meganou became the fastest two-year-old trotter regardless of gender in the history of the Hippodrome 3R with her 2:01.1 clocking. The mile rewrote her record for fillies that she set last week of 2:02 and surpassed the trotting colt record of 2:01.3 set by Jobie Tempest more than 21 years ago in 1993. Trained by Daniel Martin and owned by Jean Picard of Orford, QC, it was the fourth win this year for Meganou, who paid $3.00 to win. In the second race $65,000 final for three-year-old trotting fillies, track record holder Viva Bayama and trainer/driver Yves Filion waited patiently in fourth place as Kim Sorel (Martin Gingras) cut early fractions of :28.4 and :58.3. Once the field entered the backstretch the second time, Filion made his move first-over with Viva Bayama and the Muscle Mass filly blew past the leaders by the three-quarters in 1:29.1 and won with ease by five open lengths in 2:00.3. Bambie Benjo (Rheo Filion) was second with Lucyll Bro (Stephane Gendron) third. Owned and bred by Filion’s Bayama Farms, Inc. of Saint-Andre D’Argenteul, QC, Viva Bayama scored her fourth win this year and paid $3.10 to win. Yves Filion did not waste any time coming back to the winner’s circle as he won the very next race, the $55,000 final for two-year-old pacing colts with Western Bayama in a lifetime best clocking of 1:58. Mr Sunshine Boy (Pascal Berube) was first on the lead with Half A Billion (Stephane Gendron) sitting on their backs to the opening quarter mile in a speedy :27.4. Gendron then came right out and took over the lead by the half mile in :58.1 as the action really heated up with Clinton Panic (Gilles Gendron) coming first-over and race favorite, track record holder Sugarsam (Denis St Pierre) second-over. Pierre then came three-wide around Clinton Panic) and by the three-quarters in 1:28 had closed the gap on Half A Billion but that was when Yves Filion and Western Bayama came into the picture and was three-wide around the final turn. Coming down the stretch, Filion was able to urge Western Bayama on to victory by one and one-half lengths with Half A Billion third and Sugarsam third. Also owned and bred by Bayama Farms, it was just the second win in five lifetime starts for Western Bayama, a son of Lis Mara who paid $6.50 to win. The only two-time Quebec-Bred Series was crowded at 3R today as Maximuscle had little trouble for driver Mario Charron in beating six rivals in the fourth race $65,000 final for three-year-old trotting colts. Clearing to the lead before the opening quarter mile in :29, Charron and Maximuscle were in easy command until after the half mile and then Charron asked for a little more from Maximuscle and the son of Angus Hall responded by kicking in another gear and leaving the rest of the field behind. By the time they reached the top of the stretch Maximuscle was up by five lengths and went on to win in a romp by nine and one-half lengths in 1:59.2. Andovers Touch (Stephane Brosseau) was second with Somoli E (Jerome Lombart) third. Trained by Eric Valiquette, Maximuscle was bred and is owned by Ecurie Provoquante of Mirabel, QC and posted his seventh win in ten starts this year, paying $2.80 to win. Native son Daniel Dube, of the top driver in all of harness racing, came back to 3R to compete in the championship program and he did not go home empty handed in the $55,000 final for two-year-old trotting fillies. Driving the 1/5 favorite My Fleet Three from post two, Dube sent the daughter of Mach Three right to the lead and never looked back, cutting fractions of :28.1, :58.1 and 1:28 and then cruising home to win by two and one-half lengths in 1:57.1. The pocket sitting First Girl (Stephane Gendron) was second with Voodoo Charm (Yves Filion) third. The time of the race was a new track record for filly pacers as My Fleet Three erased her own mark set last week of 1:57.4. Trained by Richard Moreau for breeder/owner Gestion Mario Audet, Inc. of Yves Sarrazin, QC, it was the second win in five lifetime starts for My Fleet Three. She paid $2.60 to win. The 1/5 wagering favorite, Champagne Shower (Denis St Pierre) were unable to maintain their lead at the top of the stretch as Chaleurs Fantasy and driver Stephane Gendron were able to sneak up along the rail and post a 9-1 upset victory in the $65,000 final for three-year-old pacing fillies. Thrill Chaser (Marie Auger), who followed pacesetter Champagne Shower but elected to go to the outside in the stretch, was second with Champagne Shower fading to third place. For Chaleurs Fantasy, a daughter of Omar Khayam, the time of the race, 1:58, was a lifetime mark and the sixth win this year for the Carl Duguay trainee. She won by one and one-quarter lengths for breeder/owner Elevage Baie Des Chaleurs of Port-Daniel, QC. She paid $21.60 to win. The Hippodrome 3R scheduled the fastest division as the last one as the three-year-old pacing colts and geldings battled it out for $65,000. It was not so much as a battle as it looked to be as Atomic Million AM was made the 2/5 favorite and raced just like it for driver Sylvain Lacalle. The gelded son of Million Dollar Cam took the early lead away from rival Hall Bro (Stephane Brosseau) by the opening quarter mile in :27 and then cut fractions of :56 and 1:25.2 before hold off Hall Bro in the stretch to win by one length in 1:54. Bali (Marie Auger) finished third. It was the 9th win in 15 starts this year for Atomic Million AM. He is trained, bred and owned by Alan Martin of Gatineau, QC and paid $2.80 to win. The Hippodrome 3R has completed its Tuesday night race schedule this season and is now open just on Sunday’s. There will be one special Saturday night program on September 20, the eve of the Prix D’Ete Sunday with a 7:30 pm post time that Saturday night. For more information visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club

It will be the Hippodrome 3R’s richest day of racing for the 2014 season this Sunday, September 7 as the racetrack hosts the $425,000 finales of the Quebec-bred Series for two and three-year-old trotters and pacers. The seven finals culminate the summer series preliminary rounds with the top eight point earners returning. There are three $55,000 finals for two-year-olds and four $65,000 finals for three-year-olds. And with the rich purses and perhaps a little inkling to come and see family and friends for a “visit,” one of harness racing leading drivers, Daniel Dube, will return to his home town to compete in the finals on Sunday. With the $250,000 revival of the Prix D’Ete just two weeks away at 3R on Sunday, September 21, perhaps this visit is more than coincidence as Dube will hopefully return that day with a drive in the big Grand Circuit event. Since leaving Quebec and coming to the United States back in 1997, the native son of Trois-Rivieres has tallied 7,850 wins in his career and $93.3 million in purses won by the horses he drove. He is in the top 20 of all-time money winning drivers in harness racing. First race is the final for two-year-old trotters with three colts (who were assigned the outside posts) and five fillies. The race favorite is 3R’s newest track record holder, Meganou, from post four for driver Jocelyn Gendron who not only won her last two starts but rewrote the track record both times. Despite having to start from the far outside in  post eight, Viva Bayama is the favorite for trainer/driver Yves Filion in the second race three-year-old filly pace finale, having won her last three starts at 3R in impressive fashion. Another outside post race favorite is Sugarsam from post seven in the third race final for two-year-old colt pacers. Sugarsam set the track record for freshman gelded pacers two starts back with his 1:56.4 triumph. Last year’s top two-year-old trotting colt, Maximuscle, returns at age three to headline the fourth race final for the trotting colts. He recently won a $70,000 Grassroots division at Mohawk Raceway in a lifetime best 1:54.3 for driver Mario Charron and starts from post six. Daniel Dube has the drive on the lone return winner in the field and that is the favorite in the fifth race final for two-year-old pacing fillies. My Fleet Three was a 1:57.4 victor last week setting a track record in the final preliminary round of the series and starts from post two. That start was her maiden victory. The ninth race finale for three-year-old pacing fillies is wide-open affair with Champagne Shower and the red hot Denis St Pierre the race favorite starting from post three. She had registered an impressive four-race win streak and in her last start was a close third, race timed in 1:53.1 in the Grassroots Series at Mohawk Raceway. The final finale of the card is race ten. This is for three-year-old pacing colts and will be the toughest of the seven finals. Featured is Atomic Million AM, a 1:53 winner at 3R with nine wins already this season, taking on seven-time winner Jefferson Tare and six-time winner Hall Bro. From the Quebec Jockey Club

The final preliminary round for the $300,000 Quebec-Bred Series for two-year-old trotters and pacers takes place Sunday at the Hippodrome 3R with four $7,500 divisions. After Sunday the top eight point earnings in the series will return to 3R on Sunday, September 7 for the $55,000 finals. Also on that day will be the $65,000 finals in the series for three-year-olds, making for eight championship finals on the race program. The first race features two-year-old trotting fillies and one colt in the field. Because an insufficient number of colts were entered, they have been split and will race against the fillies this week. The 5/2 morning line favorite is a filly, C L Magic Road, who starts from post five for driver Marie Auger. A winner in two of her four starts, the daughter of Holiday Road was a game second last week when National Trace set the track record at 3R. Other contenders in the field include SOS Harddrive (post 3), Chamane (post 2) and D Espoir (post six). The second division for trotters is the third race and featured is 3R’s newest track record holders, Meganou and National Trace. Both fillies set erased a 21-year-old record with their identical 2:03.2 victories last week. Meganou starts from post two and she was most impressive for driver Jocelyn Gendron last week, wiring the field and scoring a romp by eight and one-half lengths. It was her second win this year and a lifetime mark. National Trace goes from post four for diver Denis St Pierre and last week she also wired the field, winning by three-quarters of a length. It was her first pari-mutuel win but not her lifetime mark. She won a baby race earlier this season at Mohawk Racing in 2:01. There are three male rivals in the field who all may be contenders in Champagne Panic, Intouchable and Promesses Imperial along with the filly Sunrise Linda, making for quite a strong field. The two-year-old pacing colts get underway in the second race with return winner Sugarsam heading the field from post three for driver Denis St Pierre. Last week the son of Sportswriter upset the field at odds of 16-1, winning from post eight in a lifetime best clocking of 1:56.4. He will be challenged by recent winners Half A Billion, Clinton Panic and Western Bayama. The pacing fillies see action in the fourth race with a full field of nine starters featuring Anna Santanna. Last week in a classic match-up and dramatic finish, Anna Santanna lost by just a neck to Kinnder Elegance in a track record time of 1:57.4. The erased a 25-year-old track record at 3R. Sired by Santanna Blue Chip, Anna Santanna starts from post four for driver Marie Auger and in her five starts this year she has yet to finish worse than third. Other contenders in the field include Miss Bro, My Fleet Time and First Girl. From the Quebec Jockey Club

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