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TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec, July 26, 2016 - After grinding it out to the lead by the opening quarter mile, it was a piece of cake for the trotter Holiday Party, who went on to post his sixth straight victory with an easy romp at the Hippodrome 3R Tuesday. Competing in the third race colt division of the Breeders Cup Series for three-year-olds, Holiday Party was on cruise control once clearing to the lead for driver Pascal Berube, holding the field at bay and then pulling away in the stretch for a three and one-quarter length triumph in 1:58.4. The pocket-sitting KFM Amigo Cool (Stephane Brosseau) was second with Skyflex (Yves Filion) third. Trained by Dany Fontaine for owner Gaetan Bono, Inc. of Montreal, QC, it was the seven win in just eleven starts this year for Holiday Party. The son of Holiday Road was winless at age two in eight starts. He paid just $2.70 to win as the 1/5 betting favorite. This was the fourth and final preliminary round of the Breeders Cup Series that will culminate on Sunday, September 4 with $65,000 finals for both fillies and colts, trotters and pacers. It is then that Holiday Party will try and make it a clean sweep of the series against track record holder Wildwild Men. In the sixth race filly division, Artemis Duharas showed real true grit, making two first-over moves and then coming on at the finish to edge out Y S Suzanne by a head in 2:01.2. Eau Naturelle (Simon Delisle) left quickly out of the starting gate with race favorite Y S Suzanne and trainer/driver Carl Duguay sitting the pocket seat and trainer/driver Pierre Bovay parked out first-over trying for the lead, but there was no passing Eau Naturelle and by the opening quarter mile in :29.2, Bovay had to back off and settle in third place with Artemis Duharas. Then after the half mile marker in 1:00.2, with Eau Naturelle in command, Bovay came back first-over again with Artemis Duharas. They raced that way by the three-quarters in 1:30.4 and around the final turn. Once the three horses straightened out in the stretch, Duguay hit the passing lane with Y S Suzanne and looked to have plenty of trot, but Artemis Duharas dug in some more to win it by a head. Eau Naturelle faded to third. It was the second win this year for Artemis Duharas. The daughter of Andover Hall was bred and is owned by Haras De L Estrie, Inc. of Dunham, QC and paid $7.30 to win. There were two non-wagering divisions of the second round of the Future Stars Series for two-year-old trotters. The fastest of the two were the fillies as Joyce Lavec and driver Pascal Berube stalked pacesetter Taurus P V (Stephane Brosseau) for most of the mile, then with a late charge in the stretch, came on to win by a half-length in 2:06.2. Affirmee (Guy Corbeil) was third. It was the first wagering start for Joyce Lavec, a daughter of Mr Lavec, who is trained by Dany Fontaine and owned and bred by Jean Berthiaume of Sorel-Tracy, QC. In the colt division, Chapitre Duharas and driver Pierre Bovay was able to grind it out to the lead by the half mile marker over Kinnder Dangerous and driver Justin Filion, but then in the stretch, Filion was able to come back with Kinnder Dangerous to win by one length in 2:07.2. Yoan Bayama (Yves Filion) was third. For Kinnder Dangerous, a gelded son of Northern Escort, it was his first win. He is trained, owned and was bred by Denitza Petrova of Les Cedres, QC. TRACK NOTES: 3R's top reinsman, Louis-Philippe Roy, had the hot hands Tuesday, scoring four winners on the program. Live racing resumes at 3R on Sunday with first race post time at 1:30 pm. This will be the last live program for two weeks as another type of horsepower comes to town as 3R becomes part of the Grand Prix auto races that take place throughout the entire town of Trois-Rivieres. After Sunday's program, live racing will return at 3R on Tuesday, August 16. From the Quebec Jockey Club

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec, July 25, 2016 - Harness racing trainer Dany Fontaine certainly has his work cut out for him on Tuesday night at the Hippodrome 3R as he will be starting four horses, nearly half the field, in the Breeders Cup Series for three-year-old trotters. Fontaine, who hails from Lachenaie, Quebec where he has a training facility, will harness his pride and joy this season, Holiday Party, who is going for his sixth straight victory. Holiday Party starts from post nine (in the second tier) in the third race, the fourth and final preliminary round of the Breeders Cup Series for the trotting colts and fillies. After Tuesday's final round, the top eight point earners in both the colt and filly divisions return to 3R on Sunday, September 4 for their respective $65,000 finals and Fontaine feels he has a good chance to not just have three of his four colts in the final, but maybe even finish one-two-three in that race. "There is no question that this season Holiday Party has been the best of my colts in the stable," Fontaine said, "But KFB Amigo Cool has been second or third each week and Andovers Choice has the speed to win it all too. Last week driver Guy Gagnon said he (Andovers Choice) was feeling so good that he would have won the race if not for the horses breaking and interfering with him." Winless at age 2 last season in eight starts, Holiday Party showed promise to Fontaine. The son of Holiday Road, owned by Gaetan Bono, Inc. of Montreal, was coming into his own late in the season. "In the $41,000 Quebec-Bred Series Final last year," Fontaine explained. "Wildwild Men was so strong there was no one catching him, but Holiday Party found his stride and was a strong third in that track record race. Then we raced him at Mohawk and Woodbine and he was trotting in 1:58, 1:57. So I told Gaetan Bono that it was time to turn him out while he was good and he agreed. "After he spent some time in the field we started back with him this winter," Fontaine explained, "And he got better and better. At my training center I would take him out with the pacers to trainer and he would cut the mile and the pacers had trouble staying up with him going in 2:05. I knew then he would be very good this year." Very good is an understatement for Holiday Road. A winner in six of his ten starts, Holiday Road has a record of 1:57 at Georgian Downs and before coming to 3R for the series, won an $18,000 division of the Ontario Grassroots, also at Georgian Downs. "I also put the trotting hobbles on him," Fontaine said, "Just to remind him to stay on the trot as he kept going faster and faster. Last week he showed that even when interfered with and making a break, he still was able to get back into the race and win it. "Pascal Berube does an excellent job driving Holiday Road," Fontaine added. "He knows the horse very well now and that helps a lot. It will be very interesting when he meets up with Wildwild Men in September in the final. "I think we will do very good Tuesday night with all four of my horses in this race," Fontaine explained. "We finally drew inside post positions for all of them. We have the one, two, four and nine post in the second tier." The trotting fillies do battle in the sixth race where the race favorite is last week's return winner, Y S Suzanne, who starts from the rail for trainer/driver Carl Duguay. This daughter of Angus Hall was given a perfect drive last week by Duguay, sitting second the entire mile until the top of the stretch when they came after Eau Naturelle (Simon Delisle) and beat them in the final stride to the wire by a nose in a lifetime best 2:01.2. Eau Naturelle is back in the line and goes from post four along with other competitors Elair Chocolat (post eight) and Labeauceronne (post four). There are two non-wagering divisions of the second round of the Future Stars Series for two-year-old trotting colts and fillies at 6:30 pm. Opening round return winner Capteur De Reve starts from post five for driver Guy Corbeil in the colt division and Taurus P V, last week's filly division winner, returns and starts again from post one. First race post time Tuesday for the pari-mutuel card is 7:00 pm. For a free race program and live video streaming of the 3R races Tuesday, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec, July 24, 2016 - Mr Mach Jimmy, who last year closed out the 2015 season winning the Quebec-Bred Championship Final for two-year-olds, finally got the goose egg off the win column in 2016, capturing a division of the Breeders Cup Series at the Hippodrome 3R Sunday. It took a lifetime best effort of 1:56.2 and the defeat of the red hot Sports Authority for Mr Mach Jimmy to notch his first win of the season after eight straight losses. Starting from the rail in the third race, one of two fourth and final preliminary rounds of the Breeders Cup Series for three-year-old pacers, Mr Mach Jimmy and driver Pascal Berube were on a mission to get to the lead and not give it up. With Chummy Park (Louis-Philippe Roy) also bent getting the early lead along with a three-wide race favorite, Sports Authority (Mario Charron), it was a three-horse early battle with Mr Mach Jimmy on top in :27.4 to the opening quarter mile and Charron having to take back on Sports Authority to fourth place. Meanwhile, Sagawi and driver Jocelyn Gendron, sitting in third place, took the plunge and came first-over at the half mile marker in :58.1 with Sports Authority grabbing the live second-over cover. But that cover did not last and Charron had to then take Sports Authority three-wide coming into the backstretch. Charron pulled the ear plugs on Sports Authority and he came alongside Mr Mach Jimmy at the three-quarters in 1:26.4, but Mr Mach Jimmy was not to be denied and held off Sports Authority to the wire, winning by one and three-quarter lengths. Magster (Gaetan Lamy) was third. Trained by Dany Fontaine for Gaetan Bono, Inc. of Montreal, Mr Mach Jimmy, sired by Mach Three, paid $7.00 to win. In the 11th race second colt division, Louis-Philippe Roy posted his third winner of the afternoon, driving HP Patriote to his fourth straight victory with a ten length romp in 1:57.1. Ey Cowboy and driver Maxim Gaudreault shot to the early lead and led by five lengths at the opening quarter mile in :28.4 and then backed it down by the half mile in 1:00. It was then Roy started HP Patriote first-over and by the backstretch had cleared to the lead and started to open up daylight on the field, winning by the length of the stretch. Dance With Joe (Daniel Dulude) was second with YS Artistic Fella (Stephane Brosseau) third. It was the eighth win in just nine starts this year for HP Patriote. The son of Vintage Master is trained by Gerard Demers and is co-owned by Les Ecuries GLD, Inc. with breeder Claude Hamel and paid $2.40 to win. In the filly division there were ten starters in the ninth race as Wild River Swan (Stephane Brosseau) started off the show, leaving from post five like a rocket to the front. But trainer/driver Yves Filion had different ideas with Clodam Bayama as they came after and took the lead away from Wild River Swan at the opening quarter mile in :28.2. Making atones for breaking as the wagering favorite last week, Clodam Bayama led the field to the half mile marker in :58 and then was challenged by HP Pandora and driver Louis-Philippe Roy in the backstretch. It looked as if Roy would clear by the three-quarters in 1:27 but Filion was the sly fox and kept Roy parked out. Then in the stretch Clodam Bayama had just enough left over to hold off both Art Deganee (Mario Charron) and Wild River Swan to win by a half-length in 1:57.4. Owned and bred by Filion's Bayama Farms and Jacques Damours, it was the second win in the series for Clodam Bayama, a daughter of Bettors Delight, who paid $4.30 to win. There were three divisions of the Future Stars Series opening round for two-year-old pacing fillies and colts. The fillies were spotlighted in the sixth race with a bulky field of ten starters on the 3R half mile oval. Kinnderuntouchable, a daughter of Allamerican Native, was able to lead from start to finish for driver Justin Filion, but not with a late scare by D G's Elsa and driver Jonathan Lachance. Sweeping three-wide on the field turn around horses, Lachance and D G's Elsa were on the move, but could not catch Filion and Kinnderuntouchable, who held on to win by a head in 2:03. Chaleurs Melodie (Carl Duguay) was third. Kinnderuntouchable was bred and is owned and trained by Denitza Petrova of Les Cedres, QC and paid $8.90 to win. The two colt divisions were non-wagering races with the fastest division going to Histoire Enchantee and driver Marion Charron. The son of Shanghai Phil wired the field but was collared by Majo Lou Beka (Lachance) on the final turn and those two went head and head down to the wire with Histoire Enchantee holding on by a neck in 2:01.3. Joe's Best (Gilles Gendron) was third. Trained by Maxime Velaye, Histoire Enchantee is owned and was bred by Guy Gorbeil of Montreal. The second division saw C L Sports Action and Lachance clear to the lead at the three-quarter pole and then hold off a late charge by Wildriverbumblebee (Roy) to win by one length in 2:02 with Chaleurs Magic (Stephane Gendron) third. Trained by Marie Lachance, the son of Sportswriter was bred and is owned by Ecuries C Leblanc, Inc. of Saint-Eustache, QC. TRACK NOTES: Three time Quebec-Series Champion and track record holder, Atomic Million AM, put on a clinic Saturday in the 10th race pace when he and driver Sylvain Lacaille were parked first-over the entire mile by pacesetter D G's Justlikethat and driver Jonathan Lachance. Despite the extra distance racing on the outside, Atomic Million AM held on in the stretch to fend off 23-1 Apple Pie Angle (Mario Charron) to win by a head in 1:56.3, paying $3.00 to win. Live racing resumes Tuesday evening, first post at 7:00 pm, with the fourth and final preliminary round of the Breeders Cup Series for three-year-old trotting colts and fillies. There will also be two divisions of the second round of the Future Stars Series for two-year-old trotters. They are non-wagering races scheduled to be held at 6:30 pm. From the Quebec Jockey Club

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec, July 19, 2016 - Holiday Party posted his fifth straight victory and was able to overcome an accident marred race, in capturing his division of the Breeders Cup Series for three-year-old trotting colts at the Hippodrome 3R Tuesday. Competing in the 6th race colt division of the Breeders Cup Series, Skyflex and driver Rheo Filion was leading the race after the opening quarter mile in :29. Then, on the second turn, Slyflex went off-stride on the lead and went to the outside, causing interfering that hampered nearly all of the horses in the field of nine. Once the may lay was cleared, KFB Amigo Cool and driver Stephane Brosseau took command of the race, but driver Pascal Berube was able to get Holiday Party, the 1-4 wagering favorite, back in gear and he closed with a burst of speed to win by one length in 2:02.3. KFB Amigo Cool was second with Holiday Gift (Sylvain Fontaine) third. It was the sixth win in ten starts this year for Holiday Party. The gelded son of Holiday Road is trained by Dany Fontaine for the Gaetan Bono Stable, Inc. of Montreal and paid $2.70 to win. In the fourth race division for fillies, the 1-2 favorite Y A Jailhouse Judy and driver Stephane Gendron made an uncharacteristic break behind the starting gate and never was able to rebound, finishing last. That enabled Eau Naturelle and trainer/driver Simon Delisle to scoot right out to the lead from the rail with Y S Suzanne (Carl Duguay) following in second place. Eau Naturelle led the field through the three-quarters when Duguay pulled to the outside for a final challenge. Down the stretch they raced, neck and neck to the wire where Y S Suzanne just got up at the wire to win by a nose in 2:01.3. Clair Chocolat (Guy Gorbeil) was third. It was a lifetime mark and the first win in six starts this year for Y S Suanne. The daughter of Angus Hall is trained by Carl Duguay and is owned by Duguay's Elevage Baie De Chaleurs of Port-Daniel, QC, and paid $7.90 to win. The opening round of the Future Stars Series for two-year-old trotters took place Tuesday evening with one division for colt and for fillies. The third race colt division saw Capteur De Reve began his career on a winning note, leading from start to finish with a three-quarter length triumph over a late closing Kinnder Dangerous (Justin Filion) in 2:07.4. Yoan Bayam (Yves Filion) was third. Bred, owned and driven to victory by Guy Corbeil of Ecurie Provoquante of Montreal, Capteur De Reve paid $5.60 to win. He is sired by Muscle Mass and is a nephew of the great Quebec-bred trotter, Maximuscle. In the filly division for two-year-olds, all it took for Taurus P V and driver Stephane Brosseau to win the race was to stay on stride. The daughter of Val Taurus, trained by Serge Nadeau and bred and owned by Marcel Brouillard of St-Marcel-De-Richelieu, QC, was the only horse in the field to stay on gait during the non-wagering race. She was able to wire the field, winning by two and one-quarter lengths in 2:08.1. Affirmee (Guy Corbeil) was second with Muscle Do (Gaetan Lamy) third. TRACK NOTES: Jimbelina, the winningest horse at 3R this season and unbeaten in five starts for driver Roland Trudel, saw her winning ways come to an end in the 5th race pace. Pressured first-over from after the opening quarter mile by Shedonthepyschic (Louis-Philippe Roy), Jimbelina held game on the lead until mid-stretch, when the pocket-sitting Mr Sunshine Boy (Stephane Brosseau) came up the passing lane to nip Jimbelina at the wire by a head in a lifetime best time of 1:58.1. At odds of 17-1, Mr Sunshine Boy paid $36.40 to win. Live racing resumes at the Hippodrome 3R on Sunday, first race post time 1:30 pm. From the Quebec Jockey Club

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec, July 18, 2016 - The future stars of harness racing from the Quebec region begin their careers Tuesday evening at the Hippodrome 3R with the start of the $200,000 Future Cup Series. This series is for two-year-old trotting colts and fillies and features four weeks of preliminary round competition with the top eight point earners from both the filly and colt divisions returning on Sunday, September 4 for their $65,000 finals. The trotting colts are on display first in the third race. This is the first time any of these youngsters have raced for a purse and thus one needs to look at their breeding to see who could be an up-and-coming star in the future. That honor could well go to the morning line favorite, Capteur De Reve, who starts from post five for trainer Maxime Velaye. This son of Muscle Mass was bred and and is owned by Ecruie Provoquante of Mirable, QC and will be driven by Guy Corbeil. Capteur De Reve's dam (mother) is Noblesse, who is a half-sister to non-other than three time Quebec-bred Series Champion, Maximuscle, who is racing later in the program in the eighth race. Capteur De Reve has also finished a strong second in a qualifier last week at Rideau Carlton in 2:04. With just three fillies entered, the filly division will be non-wagering and the race will be held right after 5th race on the program. Making her debut to pari-mutuel racing will be the younger full sister to Maximuscle, Affirmee. She is also owned and bred by Ecruie Provoquante, trained by Velaye and will start from post three for Corbeil. She has also been race-timed in 2:04. So we have a brother and two sisters and their nephew, all racing on the same program at 3R Tuesday. There are also two divisions of the third round of the Breeders Cup Series for three-year-old trotting fillies and colts. In the fourth race first division for trotting fillies is another full sister to Maximuscle in Éclair Chocolat from post six. She was third in the opening round of the series. The race favorite is Y A Jailhouse Rock and driver Stephane Gendron from post five. They are attempting to make a clean sweep of the series, having won both opening round legs. The daughter of Andover Hall, trained by Michel Allard and co-owned by Yves Sarrazin and Rene Allard, is on a roll, having won five of her last six starts. Other contenders in the field include Y S Suzanne (post three) and Eau Naturelle (post one). The colts do battle in the sixth race where Holiday Party (post 9) is the heavy favorite and is on a tear, with a four-race win streak on the line for trainer Dany Fontaine and driver Pascal Berube. This son of Holiday Road has won five of nine starts for Ecurie Gaetan Bono, Inc. of Montreal, the fastest a lifetime mark of 1:57. Missing from the lineup is track record holder Wildwild Men, who had also won two legs of the series. Post time is 7:00 pm Tuesday. For a free race program and live video feed of the race card, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec, July11, 2016 - On Tuesday evening the Hippodrome 3R is hosting the Quebec/Eastern Ontario Regional Driving Championship with the eight top harness racing drivers from the region competing in six races to determine two finalists. Those two finalists then go on to the Raceway at Western Fair on Friday, October 14 for the finals to determine who will represent Canada in the 2017 World Driving Championship, which is being hosted in Canada. Nominated for the first time to the tournament is Louis-Philippe Roy, who has emerged as the hottest driver on the Quebec and Eastern Ontario Circuit this season. Roy is not only the leading driver this season at the Hippodrome 3R, but also leads the driving colony at Rideau Carlton. How does it feel to Roy to be invited to the tournament as the leading driver at two tracks this year? "I think this all allows me to be known and noticed," Roy said. "So it might help me to have the opportunities to drive more horses in different locations. "When I started to drive," Roy explained, "my main goal was not really to be the leading driver at a track, but to drive horses every day and earn a living this way. It is going very good this year." Driving at two tracks that are more than a three-hour drive between them can be very taxing not only for the driver, but the car too. "Last year I did 70,000km (44,000 miles) with my car," Roy said. "Now that I have moved near Montreal, I often travel with people transporting horses. My friends would tell you that I'm an easy shipper, as I can sleep almost anywhere, especially in the car!" Perhaps it is time for Roy to look into a small private plane or perhaps a helicopter like Herve Filion had to go from Freehold Raceway to Yonkers and Roosevelt Raceway during his heyday? "I'm not really sure I can afford that yet!" Roy joked. How does Roy prepare for a tournament such as this? He studies the race program, looks at the horses he has driven before and how others might react to them and then he gets behind the starting gate and throws caution to the wind. "I talked with my colleague at 3R, Daniel Delisle on Sunday." Roy explained. "He told me that my odds were not very good for Tuesday. He listed me as the 8th and last at the end of the tournament. But to say that I won't try to be one of the two finalists would be lying! As they say: Winners find a way. Losers find an excuse. "I know that driver Pascal Berube will be well prepared for Tuesday." Roy laughed. "As he took this Monday afternoon off from his job to focus on the tournament! Professor Delisle told me that Jacques Beaudoin might be the one to beat Tuesday night according to him. "I was also told that Professor Delisle had predicted that Sylvain Filion would finish last in the All-Star Tournament at 3R in June." Roy said. "And Sylvain just lost out the championship to Jody Jamieson in the very last race of the tournament. So maybe I do have a chance!" Roy will need to be at his best and perhaps a little luck on his side never hurts as he will be competing against a top flight group of drivers. Along with Pascal Berube and Jacques Beaudoin, Roy will be facing veteran horsemen Gaetan Lamy, Gord Brown, Guy Gagnon, Sylvain LaCaille and Brett MacDonald. The six tournament races are the 2nd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th and 9th on the program and post time Tuesday night is 7 pm. There are also three divisions of the second round of the Breeders Cup Series for three-year-old trotting colts and fillies. Featured will be the return of opening round winner's Y A Jailhouse Jody (race 1), Holiday Pary (race 3) and Wildwild Men (race 6). For a free race program and live video streaming of the 3R races, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club

The draw for the Quebec/Eastern Ontario Regional Driving Championship scheduled for Tuesday, July 12 at Hippodrome 3R in Trois Rivieres, Quebec is now complete. Post time for Tuesday’s card of racing is 7:15 p.m. The participating drivers are: Jacques Beaudoin (Rideau Carleton Raceway) Pascal Berube (Hippodrome 3R) Gord Brown (Kawartha Downs) Guy Gagnon (Rideau Carleton Raceway) Sylvain Lacaille (Hippodrome 3R) Gaetan Lamy (Hippodrome 3R) Brett MacDonald (Rideau Carleton Raceway) Louis Philippe Roy (Rideau Carleton Raceway) The RDC races are Races 2, 4, 5 and 7-9. To view Tuesday’s entries, click on one of the following links: Hippodrome 3R - Tuesday Entries – Tuesday Program Pages The top two finishers, based on points, from the Quebec / Eastern Ontario Regional will go on to compete in the National Driving Championship on October 14 at The Raceway at Western Fair District in London, Ontario. They will join the following six drivers in the competition: James MacDonald & Trevor Henry (Ontario Regional) Jason Hughes and Corey MacPherson (Atlantic Regional) Brandon Campbell and Jim Marino (Western Regional) The winner of the NDC will represent Canada in the 2017 World Drivng Championship which will be hosted in Canada next August. A reminder to I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club members to enter the fourth leg of the RDC Handicapping Contest which will open on Saturday, July 9. Your points from the first three contest legs will be added to your point total in this contest. Your challenge is to select the top two drivers from this RDC that will advance to the 2016 National Driving Championship (NDC). SCORING The Regional Driving Championships and the National Driving Championship will adapt the point system utilized in the World Driving Championship. Points will be awarded on the order of finish as follows: Number of Starters - 8: 15 (1), 10 (2), 7 (3), 5 (4), 4 (5), 3 (6), 2 (7), 1 (8). *Number of Starters - 7: 14 (1), 9 (2), 6 (3) 4 (4), 3 (5), 2 (6), 1 (7) **Number of Starters - 6: 13 (1), 8 (2), 5 (3) 3 (4), 2(5), 1 (6) In the event of a scratch, the driving rep drawn to a horse shall drive the ‘also eligible’ horse. In the event of a horse being scratched and where no horse is available, five (5)* / four (4 points)** points shall be awarded to the driver concerned. If a horse is disqualified or a horse and driver fail to complete the race, they will receive one (1) point. In the event of a dead heat for any placing in any race the points for the horses involved will be added together and divided equally among the drivers concerned (eg. If there’s a dead heat for third between two horses, the points for third and fourth place will be added and divided among the drivers)

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec - Track record holder Wildwild Men made a triumphant return to the Hippodrome 3R in capturing the third race first division of the opening round of the Breeders Cup Series with a 1:59 victory for driver Robert Shepherd. The series, for three-year-old trotting colts and fillies, features four weeks of preliminary competition with the top eight point earners returning Sunday, September 4 for their respective $65,000 finals. It was KFB Amigo Cool and driver Guy Gagnon battling with Shepherd and Wildwild Men for control of the early lead with KFB Amigo Cool winning the early battle to the opening quarter mile in a quick :27.4. Gagnon then backed back the speed, going to the half mile in :59 as Slyflex and driver Rheo Filion came first-over and boxed in Wildwild Men. They raced that way thru the three-quarters in 1:28.1. Then in the stretch, Shepherd moved Wildwild Men to the passing lane and they shot right by KFB Amigo Cool and went on to win by one and one-half lengths with Skyflex second and KFB Amigo Cool third. It was the first win in five starts this year for Wildwild Men. The gelded son of Muscle Mass is trained by Isabella Darveau for co-owners Catheline Pelletier and breeder Chantal Gravel of QC. He paid $3.10 to win. The second colt division was a non-wagering race that saw Chatemup Bill and driver Stephane Brosseau parked out Holiday Party and driver Pascal Berube to the opening quarter mile in :28. But once in command of the race, Berube and Holiday Party held the field at bay, cutting the mile to the half in :58.1 and the three-quarters in 1:29.2 before opening up on the field and scoring an eleven and one-half length romp in 1:59.1. Stablemate Andovers Choice (Guy Gagnon) was second with Chatemup Bill third. It was the third straight win and fourth victory in eight starts this year for Holiday Party. The Holiday Road gelding is trained by Dany Fontaine for Ecurie Gaetan Bono, Inc. of Montreal, QC. In the sixth race filly division, Y A Jailhouse Jodi posted her third straight victory, but it was a nail bitter to the wire. The race started off with SOS Christina and driver Gaetan Lamy parking out Y S Suzanne and trainer/driver Carl Duguay to the opening quarter mile in :29.2 before letting Y S Suzanne take command. They led the field past the half mile in 1:01.1 and then in the backstretch, Stephane Gendron was on the move with Y A Jailhouse Jodi, who settled into second place behind Y S Suzanne to the three-quarters in 1:31.4. Then in the stretch, Gendron and Y A Jailhouse Jodi came after Y S Suzanne and Duguay and those two separated from the field and battled neck and neck, head and head to the wire with Y A Jailhouse Jodi getting up in the final strides to win by a neck in 2:02. Éclair Chocolat (Mario Charron) was third. Sired by Andover Hall, it was the third win in five starts this year for Y A Jailhouse Jodi. She is trained by Michel Allard for co-owners Yves Sarrazin and Rene Allard of QC and paid $3.00 to win as the betting favorite. Live racing resumes Sunday at the Hippodrome 3R with the second rounds of the Breeders Cup Series for three-year-old pacing colts and fillies, post time 1:30 pm. For a free race program and live video feed of the 3R races, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec, July 4, 2016 - The trotters claim the stage at the Hippodrome 3R Tuesday night with the opening round of the Breeders Cup for three-year-old colts and fillies. There are four weeks of preliminary round competition with the top eight point earners from each division returning on Sunday, September 4 for their respective $65,000 finals. The colts start off the stakes action in the third race where track record hold and last year's two-year-old champion, Wildwild Men, returns to 3R for trainer Isabelle Darveau and driver Robert Shepherd. Last year Wildwild Men tore up the 3R half mile oval, sweeping the series and setting a track record 1:58.2 in the Quebec-Bred series finale. He ended 2015 with five wins and one second place finish in nine starts and will start from post six Tuesday. Co-owned by Catheline Pelletier of Mirabel with breeder Chantal Gravel of St-Cyrille-De-Wendover, QC, this son of Muscle Mass is not off to the greatest of starts this year. He is winless in four tries, even won in 2:00.1 at Grand River Raceway, only to be placed sixth by the judges. He will be put to the test on Tuesday, having to face some stiff competition in KFB Amigo Cool (post five), who ships in from Ontario Sire Stakes action at Georgian Downs where he was second for $18,000, timed in 1:59.2. Skyflex (post 4), invades from Rideau Carlton where he has been first or second in seven of his eleven starts this year, the fastest a 2:00.1 triumph. Between the fifth and sixth race is a non-wagering second division for the colts. The race was taken off the betting card due to the entry from the Dany Fontaine Stable of Andovers Choice and Holiday Party. Holiday Party starts from post four for driver Pascal Berube and ships in from Georgian Downs where last week he won an $18,000 division of the Ontario Sire Stakes in 1:58. The start before the gelded son of Holiday Road took his lifetime mark with a 1:57 triumph. Andovers Choice will start from post two for driver Guy Gagnon and comes to 3R from Mohawk Raceway where he has been facing older rivals and has two second place finishes in both his starts this year, the fastest timed in 1:57.1. The fillies do battle in the sixth race where last year's series champion, Y S Suzanne starts from post four for trainer/driver Carl Duguay. This daughter of Angus Hall was winless last year until her final start of the season when she won the $55,000 final. She is winless in three starts this year but has been racetimed in 2:00.2-2:01 recently. Other contenders in the field include Y A Jailhouse Jodi from post two, who has won her last two starts for trainer Michel Allard, Eau Naturelle (post 5) and Éclair Chocolat (post 6). Post time Tuesday evening is 7:00 pm. For a free race program and live video feeds of the race card visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec, June 23, 2016 - The fields have been drawn and set for Sunday's $120,000 Quebec-Bred Series Finals on Sunday at the Hippodrome 3R with four $30,000 finals for four and five-year-old trotters and pacers. The third race is the first final for trotting horses and despite only six entering the race, three of them could be neck and neck at the finish wire. Maximuscle (post 2) is the morning line favorite and rightly so. He is seeking to become the first horse ever to win all four series finals. He was victorious at age 2, 3 and 4 and this is his last race in the series. Trained by Maxime Velaye and driven through the series all four years by Mario Charron, Maximuscle won two of the three preliminary rounds of the series this season for owner/breeder Ecurie Provoquante of Mirabel, QC. In his last series win he showed a sharp :28.2 last quarter mile, winning in 1:58.2, the fastest winning time this year for the gelded son of Angus Hall. Next in the race is track record holder and series champion from last year, Seeyou Men. This son of Muscle Mass, now age 4, was all the rage last year, sweeping the series and setting the track record with his 1:58.4 triumph for driver Robert Shepherd and trainer Isabelle Darveau. Owned by Catheline Pelletier with breeder Chantal Gravel of Quebec, Seeyou Men won the second round of the series over Maximuscle by a head. Me The Boss starts from post one for driver Louis-Philippe Roy and trainer Francis Richard and he was able to beat Maximuscle in the third leg of the series by a neck and thus is another major contender in the field. The trotting mares do battle in the 6th race with four of the eight finalists having won preliminary rounds, and any of them have the chance to wear the championship crown once the dust settles in their final. SOS Afterthestorm starts from post five for drvier/trainer Francine Morrissette and won the second round in a lifetime mark. Viva Bayama starts from post six for trainer Carl Duguay who is giving up the drive to two-time defending 3R driving champion, Denis St Pierre, who won the final with this mare last year. SOS Striking Monte goes from post seven for driver Pascal Berube. She was so impressive in her last start in the series, breaking stride at the start and then coming back from ninth place to win it all. SOS Revange in post eight for driver Gaetan Lamy had won two of the four preliminary rounds, the fastest a lifetime mark of 1:59.2. The eighth race is for the pacing mares and Chaleurs Fantasy from post two is the big favorite for trainer/driver Carl Duguay. She has won three of the four preliminary rounds and was second in the other. She has the fastest win record in the series, 1:57.1 and will be tough once again. Her main rival will be Miss Bro from the rail for driver Pascal Berube. They beat Chaleurs Fantasy two starts back with a very impressive first-over grind it out triumph. Other contenders include last year's series champion, Voodoo Charm (post 7) and Hawaiian Drummond (post 8). The ninth race final division for pacing horses will be perhaps the fastest and most competitive. Track record holder Atomic Million AM looms as the toughest foe in the race from post one for driver Sylvain Lacaille. After finishing first and second in the opening rounds he went back to Rideau Carlton for trainer Alain Martin was was second by a head in back to back starts in 1:53.1. Last week Sugarsam showed he is has returned to winning form, grinding out a very impressive win in 1:55.3 and will start from post three for driver Denis St Pierre. Sugarsam still holds the track record at 3R at age two and was last year's series champion at age 3. Both Electric Western (post 2) and Mach On The Beach (post 8) won divisions of the series too while Half A Billion (post five), whose best outing in the series was only a third place finish, came back last week at 3R in an overnight event and cut loose for driver Louis-Philippe Roy with a six and one-half length romp in 1:53.2, the fastest mile this year at 3R. Other contenders also include D G's Justlikethat (post 7), C L Art Magic (post 6) and Killer Thriller (post 4), all have the ability to upset the field. With a forecast of sunny skies and temperatures perhaps as high as 90f (32c), some of the series and track records at the Hippodrome 3R could well be in jeopardy. From the Quebec Jockey Club  

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec, June 18, 2016 - On Sunday the Hippodrome 3R hosts the final preliminary rounds of the $120,000 Quebec-Bred Series for four and five-year-old pacers. Post time is 1:30 pm. Once completed, the top eight point earners from the four preliminary rounds will join the trotters on Sunday, June 26 for their $35,000 finals in their respective divisions per sex and gait. The horses are first on the program in race three and featured are three return winners in the field. The race favorite is C L Art Magic from the rail for driver/trainer Yves Filion. This five-year-old gelded son of Artistic Fella has but one second place finish in the series, but last week proved his merit as race favorite by wiring the field at Rideau Carlton in his last start in 1:55.2, the last quarter mile in :28. Mach On The Beach from post four was on his best game last week at 3R for driver Pascal Berube, leading from start to finish in 1:55.4 in his first win of the season for trainer Dany Fontaine. And Electric Western returns from a week's rest in post five for driver Richard Simard. He has scored from off the pace in 1:55 and looms as a major threat in the race for trainer Rene Dioni. Perhaps the horse to fear the most in the field is Sugarsam from post two. Although he is a track record holder at 3R at age 2 and won the Quebec-Bred Series final last year, Sugarsam is winless in ten starts this year for trainer Yves Tessier in 2016. Sugarsam has been second and third in his last two starts at 3R and will be driven for the first time by Stephane Brosseau. He is the class of the field with more than $100,000 in career earnings and could be poised to be the upset winner in this very competitive field. The mares are spotlighted in the eighth race where Chaleurs Fantasy and trainer/driver Carl Duguay looks to rebound from their tough loss last week. Chaleurs Fantasy starts from post five and until last week had been perfect in winning the first two preliminary rounds. Then last week she met up with a very determined Miss Bro and those two battled neck and neck to the wire with Miss Bro getting up in the final strides to win by a head in 1:59. Miss Bro goes from post four for driver Pascal Berube. Also in the race is last year's series champion, Voodoo Charm (post 2), Wanda Bayama (post 6) and HP Rubis Joyce (post 1). TRACK NOTES: There are now 20 four-year-old pacers eligible for the $200,000 Prix D'Ete at the Hippodrome 3R on Sunday, August 21. Heading the list is none other than the 2015 Harness Horse of the Year and the top pacer already in 2016, Wiggle It Jiggleit. Other top contenders include Rockin Ron, Rodeo Romeo, Rockin In Heaven, In the Arsenal and My Hero Ron. The top eight money earners in 2016 that enter the Prix D'Ete will get their noses on the starting gate. For a free race program and live video feed of the Sunday race program at 3R, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec, June 14, 2016 - Despite making a break at the start of the race, then having to brush three-wide in the backstretch from seventh place, SOS Striking Monte and driver Pascal Berube would not be denied at the Hippodrome 3R Tuesday evening. Competing in the fourth and final preliminary round of the Quebec-Bred Series for four and five-year-old trotting mares, it was a rough start from the beginning for SOS Striking Monte. Breaking stride right out of the starting gate, along with race favorite SOS Revange (Gaetan Lamy), is a tough start for any horse. Double Chance (Sylvain Lacaille) went right to the lead with Kim Sorel (Martin Gingras) in the pocket seat to the opening quarter mile in :29.2. Then at the half mile in 1:01.1, National Trace (Stephane Brosseau) came first-over with Beauty Road (Guy Gagnon) following second-over and then came SOS Striking Monte and Berube third-over after recovering from the early break. Turning into the backstretch, Berube turned SOS Striking Monte loose and the mare came flying three-wide and her momentum carried her to the lead at the three-quarters in 1:32.1. Then down the stretch SOS Striking Monte could not be caught, winning by one and one-quarter lengths in 2:02.4. Double Chance held for second with Kim Sorel third. A five-year-old daughter of Striking Sahbra, it was SOS Striking Monte's second win in five starts this year for trainer Guy Roy and owner Francis Prouix of Saint-Pie-De-Guire, QC. She paid $9.20 to win. In the non-wagering horse division of the Quebec-Bred Series, Maximuscle and driver Mario Charron was able to hold off rival Meet The Boss (Louis-Phillipe Roy) in posting a 1:58.2 triumph. Last week it was Meet The Boss upsetting Maximuscle with a neck triumph, but this time Charron was able to back down the early pace (:29.4 opening quarter) to a 1:01 half mile. It was then that Roy made his move, just like last week, with Meet The Boss and he kept grinding it his way towards the race leader through the three-quarters in a mild 1:30.2. The difference in the race this week was that Maximuscle kicked in a :57.2 last half mile and :28 second final quarter mile to hold off Meet The Boss by three-quarters of a length. The pocket-sitting Promesses Imperial (Jerome Lombart) was third. For Maximuscle, a five-year-old gelded son of Angus Hall, it was his second win in three starts this year for trainer Maxime Velaye and owner/breeder Ecurie Provoquante of Mirabel, QC. On Sunday, June 26, Maximuscle will seek to become the first horse ever to win all four finals of the Quebec-Bred Series in his age and gait division. TRACK NOTES: The field for the 2016 Quebec / Eastern Ontario Regional Driving Championship, scheduled for Tuesday evening, July 12 at the Hippodrome 3R has been confirmed. The participating drivers are: Jacques Beaudoin (Rideau Carleton Raceway) Pascal Berube (Hippodrome 3R) Gord Brown (Kawartha Downs) Guy Gagnon (Rideau Carleton Raceway) Sylvain Lacaille (Hippodrome 3R) Gaetan Lamy (Hippodrome 3R) Brett MacDonald (Rideau Carleton Raceway) Louis Philippe Roy (Rideau Carleton Raceway) Invitations were extended to drivers based on several criteria including their 2015 and 2016 statistics on their circuit. "This promises to be an extremely exciting and competitive drivers' challenge," commented Vincent Trudel, General Manager at 3R. "We have just hosted a very successful All-Star Drivers Tournament which drew a huge crowd. Our fans love these types of events and we look forward to having another driving competition, this time featuring many of our local drivers." The Hippodrome 3R is hosting the Quebec Regional event for the third time after serving as host track in 2008 and 2014. Live racing resumes at the Hippodrome 3R on Sunday with the fourth and final preliminary round of the Quebec-Bred Series for four and five-year-old pacers. First race post time is 1:30 pm. For a free race program and live racing via the internet, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club  

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec, June 12, 2016 - It was an "unofficial" Pascal Berube Day at the Hippodrome 3R Sunday as the harness racing driver won both divisions of the Quebec-Bred Series for four and five-year-old pacers. And both winners would have to be considered long shots. Berube's winning ways began in the horse division of the Quebec-Bred Series, which was a non-wagering race held between the 5th and 6th races on the program. There were just five horses entered and when the starting gate pulled away, Berube was first on the lead with Mach On The Beach, stinging D G's Justlikethat and driver Gaetan Lamy through the opening quarter mile in a speedy :27.3. Once D G's Justlikethat settled on the lead, Berube came right back to the front with Mach On The Beach and led the field to the half mile in :56.3. And that is when the action really began to heat up. After the half mile, Half A Billion (Mario Charron) came first-over and following the outside flow was Sugarsam (Denis St-Pierre). With momentum, Sugarsam rolled three-wide at the three-quarters in 1:26.1 but was unable to clear by Half A Billion and was parked out around the final turn. Then in a dramatic three-horse battle to the finish, Mach On The Beach would not be denied, holding off Sugarsam and Half A Billion to win by three-quarters of a length in 1:55.4, fastest mile on the program Sunday. It was the first victory in four starts this year for Mach On The Beach. The four-year-old gelded son of Mach Three is trained by Dany Fontaine for owner Ecurie Gaetan Bono, Inc. of Montreal, QC. "Yes, I guess you can say it was my day at 3R today." Berube said. "Today Mach On The Beach was much better than last time. I raced him in his last start behind the field and he was no good. After that trainer Dany Fontaine gave him a week off and he was pretty good today." Then in the sixth race division of the series for pacing mares, Pascal Berube saw his margin of victory even tighter. Chaleurs Fantasy, the overwhelming 1/5 betting favorite left from post six for trainer/driver Carl Duguay, was parked early by Hawaiian Drummond (Richard Veilleux) and settled on the lead at the first quarter in :29. Louis-Philippe Roy tried coming first-over with HP Rubis Joyce, but was stuff back into third position after the first quarter. It seemed that Chaleurs Fantasy and Duguay had things their own way to the half mile in :58.2. Then the action began to heat up as the field entered the backstretch. Berube was not content to sit and wait with Miss Bro and came first-over from sixth place at the half mile to challenge Chaleurs Fantasty. Following their cover second-over was Voodoo Charm (Mario Charon) to the three-quarters in 1:28.2. By the three-quarters, Berube had Miss Bro in third place on the outside and was able to collar Chaleurs Fantasy by the top of the stretch. Then in a dramatic stretch drive to the wire, Miss Bro would not give up and nailed Chaleurs Fantasy at the wire to win by a head in 1:59. Hawaiian Drummond was a close third. "She was very good today," Berube said of Miss Bro. "She was OK last week and they did some work on her back legs and she came back strong today. At the five-eighths mile today I could see that Carl's mare was not responding so good and my mare was sharp. I also can say that I was lucky today too. It's always good to be lucky." It was just the second win in 16 starts this year and a lifetime mark for Miss Bro. She is a four-year-old mare by Blissfull Hall trained by Antonio Valentel and owned by Ferme Brodeur of Terrebonne, QC. Miss Bro paid $22.80 to win. TRACK NOTES: Live racing resumes on Tuesday evening at the Hippodrome 3R with the fourth and final preliminary round of the $120,000 Quebec-Bred Series for four and five-year-old trotters. Post time is 7:00 pm. For a free race program and live internet feed of the race program, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec, May 1, 2016 - The Hippodrome 3R enjoyed a splendid opening day program for 2016 that featured warmer than normal weather, a super-fast race oval, high priced winners in nearly every race and a full and competitive program with eleven action packed races. "What a great day to start our new season," said 3R general manager Vincent Trudel. "Our numbers both on track and from simulcasting were the best opening day over the past four years. "The fans came out today and really enjoyed themselves," Trudel said, "And that was important. Our staff worked hard to make everything ready for today and it has paid off. It is a "feel good" way to start off the race meet and we hope it carries over for the season." Race fans hoping for a hidden payoff gem saw an average win price for the eleven races at an impressive $27.00. Of the eleven races, only four favorites were winners and all eleven races were won by different drivers. Usually it takes a few race days before the track surface settles in but opening day the oval was in perfect shape with nine of the eleven races going under 2:00. The fastest mile on the card came in the 9th race pace as C C Nite Raider was able to overcome starting from post seven and getting parked out to the opening quarter mile by April Bandit (Jean Briere) in :27.4 before wiring the field. Driven by Pascal Berube, C C Nite Raider was able to hold on to the lead the rest of the mile to win by a quarter length over Rainbow Palace and April Bandit in 1:57. On the trotting side, Michelangelo and reigning two-time 3R driving champion, Denis St-Pierre, also overcame post seven and wired the field in the eighth race feature trot in 1:58.2. Shipping in from Rideau Carlton, it was the third win this year for Michelangelo, who won with east by three and one-quarter lengths for trainer Chelsea Knapp of Prescott, Ontario. The Hippodrome 3R will race on Sunday's only until May 24, the first of their Tuesday night programs at 7:00 pm. For more information, race results, free programs and live race feeds, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club  

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec - Patience's is a virtue and harness racing driver Pascal Berube listened to that proverb Sunday at the Hippodrome 3R in the fifth race feature trot and he came away with a victory aboard SOS Striking Monte. Starting from the rail, SOS Striking Monte got away in second place as the top mare, Kim Sorel (Martin Gingras), left quickly to take early command of the race. By the opening quarter mile in :30.1, Kim Sorel was already under pressure on the outside from The Great Bambino (Jonathan Lachance), but The Great Bambino went off-stride. That allowed Gingras to back off the early speed and slow the field down to the half mile marker in 1:03.3. Then it was that Force Naturelle and trainer/driver Simon Delisle coming three-wide in the backstretch to push Kim Sorel to the three-quarters in 1:34.4 and was gaining ground on the final turn. But once they straightened out in the stretch for the final drive to the wire, the very patient Pascal Berube moved SOS Striking Monte to the passing lane and they shot by the race leaders and went on to win by two and one-quarter lengths in 2:04.4. Kim Sorel held for second over Force Naturelle. Trained by Guy Royl and owned by Frances Proulex of Saint-Pie-De-Guire, QC, it was the third win this year for SOS Striking Monte. The four-year-old mare by Striking Sahbra paid $5.70 to win as the betting favorite. Two drivers, Stephane Brosseau and Steeven Genois each had the 'hot hands' at the Hippodrome 3R Sunday, each winning three races on the program. Next Sunday will be the final day of the season for live racing at the Hippodrome 3R. The track will be open seven days of a week for simulcasting all year long. For more information visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. By Steven Wolf, for the Quebec Jockey Club 

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec – After having a chance to view the entries and race program for Sunday’s 4th annual Drivers Tournament at the Hippodrome 3R, we asked the drivers how they felt their odds might be to win the tournament. And we got some very interesting responses. Sunday’s tournament will be a great display of horsemanship from nine of the best drivers this season. The nine drivers will compete in eight races (2nd through 9th) with $3,000 in cash prizes for the top three finishers. And the race fans can get in the action too! There will be a meet and greet starting at 12:15 pm for the fans plus a contest to predict the top three finishers with more than $500 in cash prizes to the winners. Joining special guest drivers Simon Allard and Robert Shepherd will be 3R’s top reinsman, Pascal Berube, Stephane Brosseau, Mario Charron, Jocelyn Gendron, Stephane Gendron, Denis St. Pierre, and Louis-Philippe Roy. “It will be a very good tournament,” said 3R’s leading driver, Denis St. Pierre. “I don’t think I have a chance to be in the top three, but I would have to say my odds of winning are at 6-1. Louis-Philippe Roy, Robert Shepherd and Stephane Gendron will be the tough ones.” “I have been in three tournaments before,” said Robert Shepherd, “And they can be very exciting and super competitive. I won a father-son tournament on PEI and it was great. For this tournament I think my odds of winning are 5-1.” “It will be tough,” said Stephane Gendron, “We will need to have some racing luck. I see my odds at 5-1.” “You can’t win it unless you are in it,” said Simon Allard, quoting the great Herve Filion. “It is great to be invited to compete and my first glance at the race entries I would say I am 9/5 odds to win it. You have to think positive. Then I looked at the actual race program and now I think I would have a better chance to win at bingo!” “I am very honored to be in the tournament,” said Jocelyn Gendron, “You have to think you can be the winner because you never know how the racing will go. I am confident so let’s say odds of 3-1.” “I think I drew very well for the tournament,” said Louis-Phillipe Roy. “I have good positions with the right horses so if I have some racing luck I could have a good chance to win. I say my odds are 7/2.” “My odds should be around 6-1,” said Pascal Berube. “I have two strong drives but the rest are so so. You never know how things will turn out so I hope I can make it to the top three.” “I have two or three horses that I may be able to do well with.” Said Mario Charron. “It is great to be in the tournament. It is a nice reward for the top drivers and it is always a good competition. I would have to say my odds are around 10-1. Of course I will need some luck to do well. In tournaments like this you never know how things will go. Sometimes the favorites get into a fight and you can pick up some good points. I know for sure it will be great racing action for the fans.” “I’m not too excited about tomorrow’s tournament,” said Stephane Brosseau. “It is great to be part of it but I fear my odds of winning are very high. I don’t think I have a shot. I am in it but I could be 99-1 odds. I’m gonna need some luck for sure and I will give it by best! According to the morning line odds, the tournament favorites would be Louis-Phillipe Roy, Robert Shepherd and Stephane Gendron. Either way Sunday’s tournament promises to be full of exciting racing action in every race. Post time Sunday is 1:30 pm. For more information visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com.  by Steven Wolf, for the Quebec Jockey Club

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