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

Trois-Rivieres, QC - Mickeymaksomespeed rebounded from his miscue last week and crushed a field of older harness racing pacers Sunday at the Hippodrome 3R. One of only two three-year-old's in the seventh race, Mickeymaksomespeed and driver Steeven Genois bided their time as City Of The Year (Dany Mainguy), Outlaw Turn N Burn (Francis Picard) and Stock (Pascal Berube) all battled it out for control of the race. Once past the opening quarter mile in :27.3, it was Stock in front with Outlaw Turn N Burn sitting the pocket trip. Then at the half mile marker in :56.4, it was Mickeymaksomespeed and Genois coming first-over and breezing to the lead. Mickeymaksomespeed held nothing back, pulling away from the field at the three-quarters in 1:25.2 and cruising to a 1:54.3 triumph. The other three-year-old in the field, Eclat De Rire (Stephane Gendron), was parked out four-wide on the final turn and was able to close to be second by three and one-half lengths. Blackjack Soleil (Eric Beausoleil) was third. It was the eighth win in ten starts for Mickeymaksomespeed. The son of Mickey Hanover was bred and is owned and trained by Michel Allard of Saint-Espirt and paid $7.50 to win. Both Mickeymaksomespeed and Eclat De Rire were prepping for next week's $65,000 Breeders Trophy Series Final where the two will battle one again. It is Super Sunday in Quebec with eight championship finals and $500,000 in purses, the richest day of racing for the year in Quebec. Sunday was National Caretaker Appreciation Day at the Hippodrome 3R. A blanket for each winning horse and gift bag for the groom was presented in each race. Every groom in the race paddock received a coupon for a free meal at the Paddock Restaurant and every groom was mentioned by name in the post parades. There were two races for two-year-old's Sunday. The 5th race pace saw SOS Faline ($29.10) and driver Stephane Brosseau sweep three-wide in the backstretch, stayed parked out past the three-quarters and around the final turn yet the daughter of Sportswriter showed true grit, coming on in the stretch to win by a half-length in 2:00.2. Brosseau is the trainer. The colt pace in race one was action-packed from the start as Godro Outofhisway (9.40) with driver Pierre-Luc Roy left out of the gate and never looked back. The Light Speed (Simon Delisle) tried early to get the lead away but had to settle for the pocket-trip. Godro Outofhisway then held the field at bay, winning by one and one-quarter lengths in 2:02. He is sired by Betterthancheddar and trained by Charles Gaudreault. Track Notes: Pierre-Luc Roy had the hot hands at H3R Sunday, scoring a driving triple. Live racing resumes at H3R next Friday afternoon with first race post time at 4:00 pm. Quebec Super Sunday with eight championship finals for two and three-year-old trotting and pacing colts and fillies, is set for September 27. For more information, visit www.hippodrome3r.ca. From the Quebec Jockey Club  

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