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TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec - Live nighttime racing gets underway at the Hippodrome 3R on Tuesday with first race post time at 7:00 pm. The first night program of the season will be highlighted by the opening round of the $100,000 Quebec-Bred Series for four and five-year-old trotting mares and horses in separate divisions. All four of last year Quebec-Bred Series Champions are in the opening round of the series that features three weeks of preliminary competition followed by the eight top point earners in each class returning on Sunday, June 25. The trotting mares are first in the limelight in the 2nd race where eight lady high steppers will do battle. Owner/trainer Carl Duguay's Y S Suzanne is the morning line favorite from post five. She will be driven by Stephan Gendron, who needs just two wins on Tuesday for his 4,000th career victory. Y S Suzanne comes home to H3R from Saratoga Raceway in New York where she has won her last two starts, the fastest a lifetime equaling mark of 1:58.2 over the half mile oval. The four-year-old mare by Angus Hall sports four wins already this season. Last year's three-year-old Quebec Series Champion, Y A Jailhouse Jody, goes from the rail for driver Guy Gagnon, but is winless so far in four starts this year. Other competitors in the field include last year's mare's champion, SOS Revange (post seven) and EAU Naturelle (post eight). The horses do battle in the fifth race where two Series Champions from last year, Seeyou Men and Holiday Party, take on 2015 champion Wildwild Men and undefeated Le Millenaire. Both Holiday Party and Wildwild Men are track record holders at H3R. Wildwild Men and Seeyou Men will race as an entry for trainer Isabelle Darveau. Both horses are full brothers from the mare Seeyouinthecircle and sired by Muscle Mass. They are both bred by Chantal Gravel, who co-owns them with Catheline Pelletier. Seeyou Men is age 5 and Wildwild Men is age 4. Wildwild Men is the stronger of the two brothers and starts from post three for driver Robert Shepherd. Last time out Wildwild Men was second by a neck at Western Fair in 1:57.3 in just his second start this season. Seeyou Men starts from post six for driver Guy Gagnon and has two wins this year, the fastest a 1:59.3 triumph at Flamboro Downs. Track record holder Holiday Party goes from post two for driver Pascal Berube. A nine-time winner last year made his 2017 debut last week at Rideau Carlton and was fifth, timed in 1:59.2. Le Millenaire drew the rail post position for driver Sylvain Fontaine and is unbeaten this year in two starts, the fastest in 1:59.1. Another return winner in the field is KFB Amigo Cool (post 4) for driver Stephane Brosseau. TRACK NOTES: Fans and horsemen should take note that post time on Tuesday night is 7:00 pm. Track management also announced on Sunday that post time for the Sunday card starting this week will be half an hour earlier at 12:30 pm. This Sunday, June 4, is the second annual All-Star Drivers Tournament at H3R featuring last year's inaugural winner, Jody Jamieson, Hall of Famer David Miller, H3R's leading driver this and last season, Louis-Philippe Roy, Yannick Gingras, Daniel Dube, Sylvain Filion, Stephane Bouchard and Scott Zeron, all competing in eight tournament races. There will be a special meet and greet for the race fans starting at 11:00 am. For more information, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club    

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec - Track record holder, Caroluzzo, was given a perfect two-hole trip by driver Stephane Gendron, then used the passing lane to post a quarter length victory over Raising Richard in winning the Preferred Trot at the Hippodrome 3R Sunday. Sent off as a 10-1 long shot, Caroluzzo left to the lead from post four, then by the opening quarter mile in :28.4, gave way to Rocky Boy and driver Marc Bellanger. After going to the half mile in :58.1, driver Richard Simard came first-over with race favorite Raising Richard, who was going for his fourth straight win and they put pressure on Rocky Boy to the three-quarters in 1:28.2. And all the while, Gendron sat patiently with Caroluzzo. As the three horses started down the stretch, Gendron asked Caroluzzo and the seven-time winner last year, responded and held off a game Raising Richard to win in a photo finish with Rocky Boy fading to third place. The time of the mile was 1:59.3 over the "good" track that had a two-second allowance due to earlier rains. For Caroluzzo, who still holds the track record for a 1.5-mile race at H3R in 2013, is now an eight-year-old stallion by Musclesextrodnair. He is trained by Daniel Martin and was bred and is owned by Michael Cote Gagnon of Terrebonne, paying $22.20 to win. Stephane Gendron made it a co-feature driving double with Mohawk Raceway invader, Ufdragons Rocket, making the trip worthwhile to Trois-Rivieres Sunday, leading from start to finish in the 10th race Preferred Pace with a 1:58.1 triumph. Ufdragons Rocket was parked out early by Onyx V A (Mario Charron) to a quick opening quarter mile of :27.4, but Gendron was able to back down the pace to almost a walk, going to the half mile marker in :59. Despite a valient first-over effort by HP Patriote (Pascal Berube) in the backstretch, Ufdragons Rocket held the field at bay past the three-quarters in 1:28 and went on to win by one and one-quarter lengths. The pocket-sitting Onyx V A was second with Bali third. It was the sixth win this year for Ufsdragons Rocket, an eight-year-old gelding by Dragon Again. He is trained by Yves Tessier for owner Francois Morin of Beaceville and paid $2.60 to win as the wagering favorite. Live racing resumes next Sunday afternoon. For more information, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. TRACK NOTES: The first $50+ winner of the meet was Skyfall Sena (Pascal Berube) in the second race pace. The 24-1 long shot wired the field, paying $51.80 to win and was part of a driving quadruple for Berube. Driver Stephane Gendron ended the day with three winners and is now only eight wins away from his 4,000th career win. The final nomination payment for the $200,000 Prix D'Ete for four-year-old pacers is due Monday, May 15. The signature race for H3R will be held on August 20. From the Quebec Jockey Club        

Trois-Riveres, Quebec - With constant rains ending and a hopeful prediction of sunny skies and warming temperatures, track management at the Hippodrome 3R (H3R) are ready for opening day on Sunday, April 23. With a new post time of 12:50 pm, H3R kicks off the 2017 race season with a nine-race live program featuring both an Open Pace and Trot. "It is very good that we have nine strong races for Sunday," said Claude Levesque, president of the Quebec Jockey Club that run the Hippodrome 3R. "We have full fields," Levesque said. "The tracks seem to be OK and ready for racing and I am excited that the wagering will be strong too. We have over 100 reservations already for the dining room and we are crossing our fingers for a great start on opening day." And the drivers and trainers at H3R are ready for action. Driver Stephane Gendron, who was second to Roy last season, is looking forward to this season as he is just 13 wins away from scoring his 4,000th career victory. "Yes, I am ready for the new season," said Gendron for this Sunday. "It will be very exciting and I look forward to winning my 4,000th. That will be very special to me." "The racetrack its really ok." Said Pascal Berube, the third leading driver at 3R last season, who has been competing in the recent qualifying races. "I am very surprise because one week before it was just ok and the weather was very bad. For this season, I am take each race program one by one and need some luck and to drive the best horses possible. It is so great to have live racing back again at H3R." Last year's leading trainer, Yves Tessier, is ready for action opening day with three horses entered and all three are the race favorites in their respective events. Tessier's Torches Angel heads the fifth race Open Trot from post six for driver Pierre Luc Roy. The seven-year-old mare by Angus Hall is taking on all male rivals but recently at Rideau Carlton Raceway, Torches Angel sports two wins, the fastest in 1:57.2. Also in the field is Owner/breeder Michael Gagnon's $100,000 career winner, Caroluzzo, from post four for driver Stephane Gendron. Caroluzzo, the 2016 Trotter of the Year at H3R, has not raced since December and has two semi-decent qualifying races at H3R. Other contenders include Coco Dino (post 2), Rocky Boy (post 5) and Ghiradelli Lindy (post 3). In the eighth race Open Pace, Tessier's Bazinga Brad, is the 5/2 morning line favorite despite starting from post eight. He recently won at Rideau Carlton in 1:54.4 and will have the driving services of Stephane Gendron. He will face seven-time winner last year, Matts Phil (post four) for driver Francis Picard. Last week Matts Phil looked very sharp, winning a qualifying race at H3R in 1:58 over the half mile oval. Also in contention will be the Marc Andre Cormier entry of Glass Shadow (post one) and Solid Performance (post six), who is coming in from Rideau Carlton off two strong second place finishes. He may be winless in nine starts this year, but has seven second place finishes. Race fans attending H3R will find improvements to the dining room with new special menus, a day care center for children, and on the wagering side, there will be Superfecta wagering in every race plus the late Daily Double has been moved to the middle of the race program in the 6th and 7th races. Later this season will start the $1.2 million Quebec-bred series for two, three, four and five-year-old trotters and pacers, the second annual All-Star Drivers Tournament (June 4 and drivers to be named soon), a special Wednesday night program on August 16 featuring the World Driving Championship and then on Sunday, August 20 the $200,000 Prix D'Ete. Tuesday night racing will remain with post time at 7:00 pm and gets underway on June 6. For more information, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club      

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec, October 16, 2016 - While leading driver Louis-Philippe Roy is away, Stephane Gendron will play, or in this case at the Hippodrome 3R, win the majority of the races. On Sunday Gendron scored three times on the race program. Since Roy, 3R's leading driver with 56 wins this season, has elected to drive only at Rideau Carlton, where he is also the leading driver with 109 wins, Stephane Gendron has been more than happy to fill the gap, averaging three to four wins at 3R every Sunday. This Sunday Gendron started off right in the first race pace, winning with Strokin ($3.10) in 1:58, then the fifth race pace aboard Whitemountain Nemo ($2.50) in 1:57.3, which was the fastest mile on the afternoon program and then sixth race trot in the rain with Mentzer Hanover ($2.90) in 2:04.3. Gendron is currently in third place in the 3R driving standings at 32 wins, just two behind second place Pascal Berube (34), who did not win on Sunday. Beach Runner A M became the winningest horse at the Hippodrome 3R this season, leading from start to finish for driver Mario Charron in the 10th race feature over a sloppy, rain-soaked track in 2:00. It was the seventh win this season at 3R for the nine-year-old gelding by Beach Of Faith and his eighth win on the year. He is trained, owned and was bred Alain Martin of Gatineau, QC, paying $4.80 to win. The seventh victory at 3R this year by Beach Runner A M broke a tie with St Kitts and Holiday Party as the winningest horse this meet. Live racing resumes at the Hippodrome 3R next Sunday, first race post time at 1:30 pm. For more information, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec, October 15, 2016 - On closing day, Sunday, November 13, the staff and management at the Hippodrome 3R will be honoring two harness racing "war horses" who will be retiring from racing. They are the trotter, Pablo Angus and the pacer Charlotte's Tazman. It is mandatory in North American harness racing that all horses must retire from racing when they turn age 15. All horses celebrate their "official" birthday on January 1 each year. Both of the upcoming "retirees" are racing this Sunday at the Hippodrome 3R. Pablo Angus starts from post six in the ninth race trot. This longtime veteran of the racing wars is sired by Fortuna Winner from the Garland Lobell mare, Heliante. He was bred by the Fermes Angus Farms of Bedford, QC and is owned by Mario Bourgea of Stanbridge East, QC. He is one of the best trotters ever bred in Quebec. A career winner of $818,000, Pablo Angus give true meaning to the phrase "war horse" as he has raced every year of his career. The only season he did not win a race was in 2011 when he made just one start. At age two, three and four, Pablo Angus was a major stakes winner, mainly at his home track, the Hippodrome de Montreal where at age four he took his lifetime mark of 1:53.2. Then at ages five, six and seven he traveled to New York where he won in the Open Trots numerous times at both Yonkers and Saratoga Raceways. In the past few years, Pablo Angus has remained in Quebec and still is competitive both at 3R and on the Quebec Fair Circuit. Trained by Gerald Woodberry and will be driven by Pascal Berube, Pablo Angus is a mild 4-1 odds in his race on Sunday. The old veteran and still show his heels to his much younger rivals and might surprise on Sunday. Charlotte's Tazman has not had as big a career at the races as Pablo Angus has. The gelded son of Largo from the Big Towner mare, Tasmania Hanover, does boast career earnings of over $112,000 and has a lifetime mark of 1:53.4. He was bred by Alfred Moeller of Mount Hebron, NB and is owned by Daniel Cochrane of Trois-Rivieres. Charlotte's Tazman raced every year but 2011 during his career. He has grind it out every season and took his record at age three, winning eight times that year in his lone season in the USA at Rockingham Park. He raced most of his career in Canada. Trained by Michel Grenier and with Jonathan Lachance in the sulky on Sunday, Charlotte's Tazman has the difficult task of starting from the far outside in post eight in the second race pace. He, like Pablo Angus, is listed at odds of 4-1 and could be a factor in the race if he can overcome the outside post position. It is befitting that 3R will have special retirement ceremonies for these veterans of harness racing on closing day. Beach Runner A M will have a shot at becoming the winningest horse of the season at 3R Sunday when he goes from post five in the tenth race. He will be driven by Mario Charron for trainer Alain Martin. Post time Sunday at 3R is 1:30 pm. For a free race program, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec, October 9, 2016 - For the third straight week, Reposession and driver Stephane Gendron struck gold at the Hippodrome 3R with another impressive victory for the two-year-old son of Foreclosure N. It was another big day for driver Stephane Gendron as once again he led all drivers at 3R with three victories on the afternoon. Racing against older horses for the second straight week and starting again from the rail, Gendron changed tactics with Reposession, racing him from off the pace out of the starting gate. Old Fashion Gal (Sylvain Fontaine) started off the race going to the early lead but Dream Of Mattjesty and driver Pascal Berube also had their sights on controlling the pace and took command after a quick opening quarter mile in :28.1. Then as Berube tried to back off the pace to the half mile marker with Dream Of Mattjesty, Gendron came first-over with Reposession before the half mile marker in :59.2. Those two then raced head and head into the backstretch where Reposession overpowered Dream Of Mattjesty and took the lead by the three-quarters in 1:29.2. From there Gendron and Reposession pulled away from the field in the stretch to win by two and one-half lengths in 1:59.2. Old Fashioned Gal came on for second with Stiletto Heels (Marion Charron) third. Winless early this season in the Ohio Sire Stakes, Reposession was purchased by Francois Morin of Beauceville, QC and brought up to 3R where the black gelding has blossomed with his three straight wins. He paid $2.70 to win. Live racing resumes at the Hippodrome 3R next Sunday with first race post time at 1:30 pm. For more information, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec, September 16, 2016 - On Sunday afternoon at the Hippodrome 3R, a little known pacer by the name of Whitemountain Nemo is headlining the sixth race feature pace, going for his fourth straight victory. What makes this story interesting is that until August 23 of this year, Whitemountain Nemo could not pace his way out of a paper bag. The gelded son of Yankee Cam spent the first five years of his life making just 35 starts with three wins and earnings of just over $4,300. He did flash some speed at age four, winning a qualifying race at Trois-Rivieres in 1:59.3, but other than that, he was not a very good racehorse. Now comes owner/trainer Guy Roy into the picture. Roy, from Sorel, QC, takes charge of the horse in mid-August and had done some homework, thanks to advice from his good friend Francis Proulx, who pointed out that Nemo's full brother, White Mountain Top, recently took his lifetime mark at age ten with a 1:49.3 record at Pocono Downs. White Mountain Top is a career winner of $429,000. So as the story goes, Roy brings the horse to his stable and gives him to his son, William, to work on. "He was an extremely nervous horse," Guy said, "And William is quiet and easy going. It made for a beautiful blend. William worked on his splints every day, he made him do a lot of mileage to relax him, which seemed to be working and we gave him a lot of time in the paddock to enjoy himself." The formula began to pay off right away for Guy and William Roy. In his first start for the new stable at 3R on August 23, Whitemountain Nemo sat along the rail for driver Guy Gagnon and then with a quick brush, went to the lead at the half mile pole and then tore away from the field, winning by ten and one-quarter lengths in 1:57.2. The magic continued the very next week with Gagnon in the sulky, only this time Whitemountain Nemo went to the lead right from the start and once on top by the opening quarter mile, tore away from the field once again, only this time he stopped the teletimer in 1:54.3, winning by seven and three-quarter lengths. Was this a fluke for Whitemountain Nemo? Was he just feeling his oats or was this horse making up for years of poor performances? That question was answered this past Thursday when Roy raced Whitemountain Nemo at Rideau Carlton. Now a change in venue and again, moving up in class, facing tougher competition. So once again Gagnon sends Whitemountain Nemo to the lead, clears by the opening quarter mile and wires the field by one and one-quarter lengths in 1:55.1. This Sunday it will be interesting to see how "Nemo" handles starting from the far outside in post eight. He will also be driven for the first time by Pacal Berube and he will be facing two other return winners in the field. Starting from post two is St Kitts, one of the winningest horses at 3R this season with five wins in her eight starts. She is one of three three-year-olds in the field against older horses. But in her last start on August 30 she did something she had not done before, she refused to get behind the starting gate and got away ninth and then had to requalify last week, which she did and she won in 2:00.3. She will be driven for the first time Sunday by Stephane Brosseau. "She (St. Kitts) has always had a bit of an attitude," explained trainer Maxime Velaye. "and that is what happened that day. She was also in heat and that did not help. She does not like to turn too much before she races so you need to catch the starting gate when it starts moving. "So Jonathan (Lachance) did a really good job to keep her calm," Velaye said, "but it was just bad timing. This will be a big test for her on Sunday. Whitemountain Nemo has been so good and she is racing against the boys, which is always tough. But she keeps improving all season so I'm confident she will finish in the top three and it would not surprise me if she wins." Another filly in the race is the third return winner in the field. She is Skyfall Sena and starts from the rail position for driver Stephane Gendron. The daughter of Goliath Bayama sports three wins this season and in her last start she scored a lifetime mark of 1:58.1. Other contenders in the field include Sagawi (post three), Sheldonthepsychic (post nine) and Shanghai Ben (post seven). Post time Sunday is 1:30 pm. For a free race program, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com where they also have a link to watch the races live on the internet From the Quebec Jockey Club

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec, September 11, 2016 - Without even a tap of the whip, Future Headlines wrote her own headline at the Hippodrome 3R Sunday afternoon, scoring an easy triumph in capturing the annual Lucien Bombardier Stake for a purse of $30,600. The stakes race is named after Lucien Bombardier, who was a pioneer for harness racing throughout Canada, especially in the province of Quebec. The race is for two-year-old pacing fillies and has been at the Hippodrome 3R for the past five years, inherited when the Hippodrome de Montreal closed for racing. The stake race is co-sponsored by Standardbred Canada and the Hippodrome 3R. The third race feature started off with D G's Elsa and driver Jonathan Lachance leaving from post four and trying to gain an early advantage over the 1/9 race favorite, Future Headlines and driver Louis-Philippe Roy by the opening turn. Roy was not about to let that happen as he urged his filly to the front and led the field to the opening quarter mile in :28.1. With D G's Elsa right on their back, Future Headlines and Roy led the field to the half mile in :59.1. Then as Kinnderuntouchable (Justin Filion) tried coming first-over to no-avail in the backstretch, Lachance and D G's Else pulled from the pocket at came after Future Headlines at the three-quarters in 1:28.4. It was too little too late as Roy just raised the lines on Future Headlines and the filly scooted away down the stretch, winning by three and one-quarter lengths in 1:58.1. D G's Elsa was second with Crazy Alice (Rick Zeron) third. It was the second win in just four lifetime starts for Future Headlines. The daughter of Sportswriter is trained and co-owned by Colin Johnson with Thomas Kyrun, David Heffering and The Beach Stable. She was bred by Tara Hills Stud and paid just $2.10 to win. Her time of 1:58.1 was just one fifth of a second off the stakes record for the Lucien Bombardier Stake at 3R. That record was set by Mo Molly Blue Chip (Denis St Pierre) of 1:58 in 2014. TRACK NOTES: Of all the trainers and drivers competing in ten races at 3R Sunday, only driver Pascal Berube was able to score a driving double, taking both ends of the late daily double. Live racing resumes at the Hippodrome 3R next Sunday, first race post time at 1:30 pm. From the Quebec Jockey Club

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec, September 4, 2016 - Both track and stakes records fell by the wayside at the Hippodrome 3R Sunday during their richest day of racing of the 2016 season with $500,000 in total purses for the Super Sunday program. The race card featured the finals of the Breeders Cup Series for three-year-old trotters and pacers and the Future Stars Series finals for two-year-old trotters and pacers. The most impressive of the track records set was by Wildriverbumblebee and driver Louis-Philippe Roy in the $55,000 final for two-year-old pacing colts, as they stopped the teletimer in 1:54.3, the fastest two-year-old mile ever in the history of the Hippodrome 3R. The eighth race finale saw Yogi Bayama and driver Sylvain Filion fire out from post seven to take the early lead with the 3/5 favorite Makasi (Stephane Brosseau) grabbing the two-hole spot as they sped to the opening quarter mile in :27.1. The on to the half mile in :56.4 and that was when the action began to heat up as Roy and Wildriverbumblebee came first-over and shot right by Yogi Bayama in the backstretch with Brosseau moving right along with Makasi. They raced to the three-quarters in 1:25.4 and then Wildriverbumblebee scooted away from Makasi and opened up in the stretch to win going away in a romp by six open lengths. Makasi held for second place with Yogi Bayama third. Unable to beat Makasi in the last two legs of the series, Wildriverbumblebee was at his best Sunday, shattering Makasi's former track and stakes record of 1:55.2 set two weeks ago. It was the second win this year for the son of Sportswriter, who is trained, owned and was bred by Dr. John Bradbury of Cookshire-Eaton, QC. Wildriverbumblebee paid $10.80 to win. The third race $65,000 final for three-year-old colts saw last year's series champion and track record hold Wildwild Men and driver Robert Shepherd shoot to the early lead over Holiday Party (Pascal Berube) and cut a torrid first-quarter of :27.4, then a 30 second breather to the half mile marker in :57.4. Tuscans Memory (Sylvain Filion) then tried a first-over move in the backstretch to no avail as they passed the three-quarters in 1:27.4. It was then that Berube pulled the pocket with Holiday Party and came after Wildwild Men, collaring him by the top of the stretch and then came home to win in track record time of 1:58.2 by one and one-quarter lengths. KFB Amigo Cool (Stephane Brosseau) was able to close well for second place with Wildwild Men third. It was the eighth win in thirteen starts this year for Holiday Party. The gelded son of Holiday Road rewrote the track record that he set earlier this season and was co-held with Seeyou Men (2015). He is trained by Dany Fontaine for owner Gaetan Bono, Inc. of Montreal. Holiday Party paid $4.80 to win. She was bred by Jean Cloutier and the Stanstead-Berta Stable of Montreal, QC. Since HP Patriote could not read the odds board to see his rival, Sports Authority, was the overwhelming 1/5 favorite, he went into the 9th race $65,000 final for three-year-old pacing colts with no worries and raced that way for driver Guy Gagnon. The gelded son of Vintage Master sported 10 wins in 12 starts this year and raced just like his record showed. Sports Authority and driver Sylvain Filion took the early lead away from D G's Ninja (Jonathan Lachance) by the opening quarter mile in :28 and seemed comfortable on the lead going to the half mile in :57.2, but Gagnon and HP Patroite were geared up on the outside first-over from the start and had other plans. With tons of momentum, Gagnon sent HP Patriote after Sports Authority and shot right by the race leader to the three-quarters in 1:25.1 and they never looked back, pulling away in the stretch for this 11th win on the season with a two and one-half length triumph in 1:55. Sports Authority held for second with Mr Mach Jimmy (Pascal Berube) third. Trained by Gerald Demers, HP Patriote is co-owned by Les Ecuries GLD, Inc. with Claude Hamel and was bred by Hamel with Celine Paquin. HP Patriote paid $5.90 to win. The fifth race $65,000 final for three-year-old pacing fillies saw HP Sissy and driver Mario Baillargeon easily handle her seven rivals, leading from start to finish, winning by three and one-quarter lengths in a stakes record 1:55.4. Only stablemate HP Pandora (Louis-Philippe Roy) could keep somewhat close to the race leader. Imagine Speed (Stephane Gendron) was third. It was the fourth win this year for the daughter of Up The Credit, who is trained by Beneit Baillargeon for breeder Claude Hamel of Ayer's Cliff, QC who co-owns the filly with Michel Damphousse. She paid $2.80 to win. Daniel Dube continued his winning ways in the $65,000 Breeders Cup Finale for three-year-old trotting fillies, giving Y A Jailhouse Jodi a perfect second-over trip and a trip to the winner's circle. Auclair Chocolat (Mario Baillargeon) led the field with Y S Suzanne (Carl Duguay) sitting the pocket trip and Artemis Duharas (Pierre Bovay) hung first-over to the opening quarter mile in :29.2. All the while Dube had Y A Jailhouse Jodi sitting second-over and poised to strike out. That came in the backstretch and Y A Jailhouse Jodi moved three-wide and cleared to the lead with ease before drawing off to win by three lengths in 2:01. Sired by Andover Hall, it was the sixth win this year for Y A Jailhouse Jodi, who is trained by Michel Allard, is co-owned by Yves Sarrazin and Rene Allard and was bred by Al Libfeld. She paid $7.40 to win. In the second race $55,000 final for two-year-old pacing fillies, the first stakes races of the day, Yonkers Raceway star and Trois-Riviere native, Daniel Dube pulled off an upset with his Queen Elsa over 1/5 favorite Yaris Bayama (Sylvain Filion). Owned and bred by Dube, he sent the daughter of Rock N Roll Heaven right to the lead from the rail and never looked back, cutting fractions of :28, :57.4, 1:27 and then winning by three-quarters of a length over D G's Elsa (Jonathan Lachance) in 1:57. Yaris Bayama, who started from the outside in post eight, had road trouble and never got into the race until they made a three-wide move in the backstretch to get into third place, but it was too little too late. It was a lifetime mark for Queen Elsa, who is trained by Yves Tessier and her time of 1:57 was just one-fifth of a second from the track and stakes record of 1:56.4 that is held by Yaris Bayama two weeks ago. Queen Elsa paid $8.40 to win. Daniel Dube did not come home to 3R just to visit family as he also won the fourth race, the $55,000 final for two-year-old trotting colts with Capteur De Reve. After an early battle to the opening quarter against Sometimes When (Guy Gagnon), Dube settled Capteur De Reve on the lead for good, leading the pack the rest of the one-mile race and winning by two and three-quarter lengths in 2:02.2. The pocket-sitting Sometimes When was second with Yoan Bayama (Yves Filion) third. It was the third win this season for Capteur De Reve. The son of Muscle Mass is trained by Maxime Velaye for owner/breeder Provoquante Stable of Mirabel, QC and paid $3.20 to win. The $55,000 final of the Future Stars Series for two-year-old trotting fillies saw Joyce Lavec and driver Pascal Berube take control of the lead from Tarus P V (Stephane Brosseau) after the opening quarter mile and then held the field at bay, winning by one length in 2:04.4. Affirmee (Daniel Dube) was able to close for second place with Muscle Do (Gaetan Lamy) third. Sired by Mr Lavec, it was the fourth win in just five career starts for Joyce Lavec. She is sired by Mr Lavec and is trained by Dany Fontaine for owner/breeder Jean Berthiaume of Sorel-Tracy, QC. This race was a non-wagering event. TRACK NOTES: Daniel Dube, Pascal Berube and Guy Gagnon each had three driving winners on the day, but all three of Dube's wins were in the Quebec-Bred Series finals. Dany Fontaine was the top trainer on the afternoon sending out two winners from his stable. Owner Claude Hamel reaped the most rewards Sunday as he was the owner or co-owner of two stakes winners on the afternoon. Live racing will resume next Sunday at the Hippodrome 3R with first race post time at 1:30 pm. Visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com for more information. From the Quebec Jockey Club

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec – Unable to finish better than 5th place in three prior tries, Bastiano put it all together Tuesday evening at the Hippodrome 3R, winning the fourth and final preliminary round of the Future Stars Series. It was perfect timing for the victory as it comes with a spot for Bastiano in the $55,000 final on Sunday, September 4 at 3R for the Future Stars Final. His victory came in the colt division for two-year-olds. Leaving from post two for driver Rheo Filion, Bastiano went right to the early lead. But a stubborn Sometimes When and driver Guy Gagnon came right after Bastiano and Filion and those two raced side by side for rest of the one mile. As they continued to race head and head down the stretch, it was not until the final strides that Bastiano sealed the victory by a quarter length in 2:03.1. Kinnder Dangerous (Justin Filion) was third. It was the maiden victory for Bastiano in just his fifth lifetime start. The gelded son of Angus Hall is trained by Eric Gnocchini, and co-owned by Gnocchini with Paul Lavigne and Gestion Marc Lemay, Inc. of Quebec. In the filly division, Joyce Lavec and driver Pascal Berube won in a romp by the length of the stretch for her third win in just four lifetime starts. But it was not that good at the start of the race as Joyce Lavec broke at the start and spotted the field more than 10 lengths by the opening quarter mile. Once Berube had his filly back on stride, she tore after the race leaders, caught them by the second turn and then pulled away from the field to win by 21 and one-half lengths in a slow 2:09.3. Muscle Do (Gaetan Lamy) was second with KFB Filante (Jonathan Lachance) third. Trained by Dany Fontaine, Joyce Lavec is a daughter of Mr Lavec, bred and owned by Jean Berthiaume of Sorel-Tracy, QC. Both of the races Tuesday were non-wagering events. Track Notes: Driver Louis-Philippe Roy increased his lead as the top dash winning driver at the Hippodrome 3R this season scoring four winners on the night. Live racing resumes at 3R on Sunday with the final preliminary round of the Future Stars Series for two-year-old pacing colts and fillies. Coming up Sunday, September 4 will be the finals of both the Breeders Cup Series for three-year-olds and the Future Stars Series for two-year-olds. Eight championship finals with total purses of $480,000. It will be the richest day of racing at 3R this season. From the Quebec Jockey Club

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec - Real Lucky Day didn't need any real luck in making his harness racing pari-mutuel debut a winning one Tuesday evening at the Hippodrome 3R. Competing for the first time in a betting race, a division of the third round of the Future Stars Series for two-year-old trotters, Real Lucky Day and driver Stephane Brosseau teamed up to take the lead in the first race by the opening quarter mile and then held the rest of the field at bay in posting a two-length triumph in 2:03. It was the fastest mile by any two-year-old trotter this season at 3R. Trained by Yves Filion for owner/breeder R L Belanger of Laval, Quebec, Real Lucky Day is a colt sired by Donato Hanover from the Self Possessed mare, Norway No Day and paid just $2.40 to win as the wagering favorite. Previous series winner, Kinnder Dangerous (Justin Filion) was second with Yoan Bayama (Yves Filion) third. In the third race filly's division, it was Joyce Lavec and driver Pascal Berube who stole the show as they left from post five, took command of the race and said goodbye to the rest of field as they went on to score in a romp by six and one-quarter lengths in 2:06.3. Muscle Do (Gaetan Lamy) was second with Taurus P V (Stephane Brosseau) third. It was the second win in the Future Stars Series for Joyce Lavec. The daughter of Mr Lavec from the Victory's Force mare, Sam Valley is trained by Dany Fontaine for owner/breeder Jean Berthiaume of Sorel-Tracy, Quebec and paid $3.90 to win. TRACK NOTES: All eyes will be on the Hippodrome 3R Wednesday morning for their special press conference for the drawing of post positions for the $200,000 Prix D'Ete Pace for four-year-olds. Hosted by the Quebec Jockey Club, the Prix D'Ete is one of the richest races in all of North America for four-year-olds, the Prix D'Ete is expected to draw none other than the 2015 Harness Horse of the Year, Wiggle It Jiggleit, to race in Quebec this Sunday. Wiggle It Jiggleit leads all money winners this season with over $1 million already earned and more than $3 million lifetime for owner George Teague, Jr., driver Montrell Teague (George's son) and trainer Clyde Francis. From the Quebec Jockey Club

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec, August 13, 2016 - After a two week break for the Grand Prix auto races throughout the town of Trois-Rivieres, live harness racing resumes at the Hippodrome 3R Tuesday evening. The $200,000 Future Stars Series for two-year-old trotters headline the return program with divisions for both the colts and filly. This is the third of four weeks of preliminary round action. The top eight point earners in the series then return to 3R on Sunday, September 4 for their respective $65,000 finals. A maiden performer who has never started in a purse race, is the morning line favorite in the first race division for trotting colts. Real Lucky Day, a son of Donato Hanover, bred and owned by R L Belanger of Laval, Quebec, starts from post six for driver Stephane Brosseau. The Ontario invader has won his last three starts, all in qualifying races, and last week was very impressive at Mohawk Raceway for driver Sylvain Filion, winning by four and one-half lengths in 1:57.3. The competition will be keen in the first race at Real Lucky Day takes on prior winners Capteur De Reve (post 5) and Kinnder Dangerous (post four). Capteur De Reve was first and second in the opening rounds of the Future Stars Series and last week tried his luck in an $18,000 division of the Grassroots Series at Rideau Carlton and raced well in finishing fourth. The trotting fillies get underway in the third race and owning the spotlight is the rivalry of both of the first two divisional winners in the series, Joyce Lavec and Taurus V P. Taurus V P starts from post three for driver Stephane Brosseau and won the opening round, leading from start to finish. But the next week, Taurus V P tried the same tactic on the front end and that worked out for the pocket-sitting Joyce Lavec, who came on strong at the finish for driver Pascal Berube to beat Taurus V P. It will be good to see this rivalry continue. And perhaps lurking in the race and looking for an opportunity score an upset will be Affirmee (post 4), who has been third to both of first two legs of the series. TRACK NOTES: Wiggle It Jiggleit, fresh off his 1:49.1 victory over Always B Miki, All Bets Off and Shamballa in the $325,000 Dan Patch at Hoosier Park Friday, is expected to head up to 3R for the $200,000 Prix D'Ete next Sunday. The Prix D'Ete is for four-year-old pacers and the post-position draw luncheon takes place Wednesday. On Sunday, the red-hot Strokin is the favorite at the Hippodrome de la Vallée in Saint-Aimé-des-Lacs, Quebec, for their annual Five-Mile Race. Nine pacers will go ten laps around the half-mile oval. In his last start, Strokin set the world record at 3R in their two-mile race and he will be driven again by 3R's leading driver, Louis-Philippe Roy. Strokin is trained by Yves Tessier. Post time Tuesday evening at 3R is 7:00 pm. For a free race program and live video via the internet, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club

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

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