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Trois-Rivieres, Quebec - Kinnder Dangerous was making his 2017 debut in the opening round of the C$220,000 Breeders Cup Series for three-year-old trotting colts and fillies Tuesday evening at the Hippodrome 3R and the son of Northern Escort wowed the crowd with a 16-1 upset victory. Driven by Justin Filion for owner, breeder and trainer, Denitza Petrova of Melbourne, Kinnder Dangerous was facing last year's two-year-old champion, Capteur De Reve and that made no difference at all. Starting from post position one, Filion sent Kinnder Dangerous right to the front as Capteur De Reve (Stephane Brosseau) left from post five as the 1/5 betting favorite and settled in second place, following Kinnder Dangerous to a speedy :28.2 opening quarter mile. Filion was able to back down the pace to the half mile marker in 1:00 and that flushed the second choice in the race, Sometimes When and driver Guy Gagnon, to come first-over to challenge. Entering the backstretch, it looked as if Sometimes When might be able to collar Kinnder Dangerous, but Filion would not allow it to happen, controlling the lead at the three-quarters in 1:29.3 as Capteur De Reve could not seem to stay close to the leaders as they rounded the final turn. Then in the stretch drive, Filion and Kinnder Dangerous were much the best, holding off Sometimes When and winning by three-quarters of a length in 1:59.3. Capteur De Reve was third. It was a lifetime mark for Kinnder Dangerous, who paid $34.90 to win. "Yes, I knew he would be very good tonight," said trainer and owner Denitza Petrova. "He had four months off and grew and filled out well and has been training very good. He is a very nice horse, goes very natural and has lots of heart! I think he will be strong in this series." The trotting fillies in the series took center stage in the seventh race where the 1/9 wagering favorite, HP Run Like Mom, scored her third straight win. It was Affirmee and driver Pierre-Luc Roy who shot to the early lead with Taurus P V (Jocelyn Gendron) grabbing the two-hole spot and going quickly to the opening quarter mile in :28.4. They raced Indian-style to the half mile in :59.2. HP Run Like Mom and driver Stephane Brosseau were sitting in third place and they came out first-over in the backstretch and blew by Taurus P V and then collared Affirmee and past them by at the three-quarters in 1:30.4. It was then all HP Run Like Mom, who took off and won by eight and one-half lengths in 2:01.1. Affirmee was second with Lindas Jewel, who was making her first pari-mutuel start, finishing third. Trained by Jean Tourigny, HP Run Like Mom is sired by Kadabra and was bred by Claude Hamel of Ayer'S Cliff, who co-owns the filly with Michel Damphousse of Louisville. In her last three starts, HP Run Like Mom has won by a total of 29 ¾ lengths. Track Notes: There is a real dogfight for the leading driver and trainer standings at H3R. With his driving triple Tuesday, Stephane Brosseau has tied Stephane Gendron for the lead at 21 wins each. Both Francis Richard and Jean Tourigny had one training win Tuesday and Richard holds a slim lead over Tourigny 13 to 12. Live racing resumes Sunday afternoon with first race post time at 12:30 pm. Featured will be the second round of the C$220,000 Breeders Cup Series for three-year-old pacing colts and fillies. For more information, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club

Trois-Rivieres, Quebec - The trotters own the spotlight at the Hippodrome 3R Tuesday with the opening round of the C$220,000 Breeders Cup series for three-year-old's. And taking center stage will be last year's colt champion, Capteur De Reve (Dream Catcher in English), who starts from post five in the fifth race. Trained by Maxime Velaye for the Provoquante Stable, who owns and bred Capteur De Reve, the son of Muscle Mass is primed and ready to have another big season. "He (Capteur De Reve) did fill out a bit over the winter," said trainer Maxime Velaye. "But pretty much looks the same as last year." Last year, Capteur De Reve did very well in the Future Stars Series at H3R. He captured an elimination division and was second in another, but was at his best in the C$65,000 final, winning with ease by two and three-quarter lengths. Capteur De Reve has had tough in his first two starts this year, having to race in the Invitational Trot at H3R against older horses. He has been forth both times, but his trainer Maxime Velaye is OK with that. "It is not easy to race a three-year-old against older horses," Velaye said. "but at least he did have some starts before the series begin and I was OK with it, but the last start I was expecting a better performance especially they only went 2:00. "I am confident that he will race good on Tuesday," Velaye explained. "It's not going to be easy. I see some of the horses improved a lot from last year, but my horse will be ready for the fight, and think he get the job done on Tuesday." Capteur De Reve's main rival will be Sometimes When in post two for driver Guy Gagnon. Also sired by Muscle Mass, Sometimes When has been second in his last two starts at Rideau Carlton, the fastest a neck loss in 1:58. Sometimes When was second to Capteur De Reve last year in the Future Stars Final. Other contenders include Bastiano (post six) and Kinnder Danerous (post one). The trotting fillies are in the limelight in the seventh race, headed by HP Run Like Mom in post five for driver Stephane Brosseau. Unraced at age two, HP Run Like Mom has found her winning ways as of late for trainer Jean Tourigny, and is on a two-race winning streak. She is sired by Kadabra and is bred and co-owned by Claude Hamel of Ayer's Cliff with Michel Damphosse of Louisville. In her last start, HP Run Like Mom, won by the entire length of the home stretch, the official margin was 19 and one-quarter lengths in 2:00.4. Her main rivals in the race will be Affirmee (post four) and the entry from trainer Daniel Martin of Muscle Do (post two) and Moskido (post three). Post time Tuesday evening is 7:00 pm. For more information, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club  

Trois-Rivieres, Quebec - Three-year-old pacing fillies and colts are in the limelight this Sunday at the Hippodrome 3R with the opening round of the C$220,000 Breeders Cup Series. There are three weeks' worth of preliminary competition with the top eight point earners returning on September 3 for their respective C$65,000 finals. And heading the lineup will be the 2017 of track record holder and last year's Future Stars Series Champion, Wildriverbumblebee. Last year this colt by Sportswriter, trained by owner/breeder Dr. John Bradbury of Cooksire-Eaton, was at his all-time best in the final when he scored in a romp by six open lengths in a track record time of 1:54.3, the fastest mile ever at H3R by a two-year-old. Wildriverbumblebee starts from post four in the fifth race, the second of two divisions for colts. He will be driven by Stephane Brosseau. He prepped for his debut with two sharp qualifying races at H3R, where he was second both times, but by only a nose in each race, the fastest last week in 1:57.3. "Wildriverbumblebee had a nice winter jogging back," said Dr. Bradbury. "He filIed out nicely. I usually don't rush over the winter. This year the Quebec winter was pretty rude." This past week, Dr. Bradbury gave Wildriverbumblebee to a new trainer to handle for the season. "I still do train horses," Dr. Bradbury explained. "I did train Wildriverbumblebee down and just brought him to my friend Francis Richard 4-5 days ago. My main job is being a horse veterinarian. It's still pretty busy at work right now, so I decided to send him out to Francis. The horse will also save 4 1/2 hours of trucking on race days because I live near Sherbrooke in the eastern townships." It will not be a "walk in the park" for Wildriverbumblebee in his first start as he faces a very sharp competitor in Doc Semalu. Winless in four starts last year for Bayama Farms and trainer/driver Hall of Famer Yves Filion, Doc Semalu has come alive in 2017. He has won his last two starts, the fastest a 1:54 triumph last week in the Ontario Sire Stakes at Mohawk Raceway. The gelded son of Mach Three starts from post five for Filion and has been installed as the 5/2 morning line favorite. Also in field is Histoire Enchantee (post one) who was a game second in 1:57.4 last week at H3R and Western Phil (post three), who was fourth last week at Mohawk Raceway to Doc Semalu. "I was pretty satisfied with his (Wildriverbumblebee) last qualifier," Dr. Bradbury explained. "This weekend is his first race. We'll see how it goes. The season is long so we'll go week by week." The third race is the first division of the Breeders Cup for colt and features Majo Lou Beka starting from the rail for driver Jonathan Lachance. This gelded son of Badlands Hanover won last week in 1:55 for trainer Mario Lachance and was bred by Lachance with Lynda Fortin of Mirabel, who owns him. Other hopefuls in the field include Rebe; Voyager (post two), Noplay (post four) and Silky Cam (post three). A full field of ten three-year-old pacing fillies will go at it in the 10th race opening round of the Breeders Cup Series. Featured is the return to Quebec of the top filly, Yaris Bayama for trainer/driver Yves Filion the Bayama Farms that own and bred the C$231,820 stakes winner. The daughter of Sportswriter starts from post 10 with Filion in the sulky. She won her qualifier back on May 26 at Mohawk Raceway in 1.54.1, but has yet to win again after three starts this year. She will be facing some stiff competition including last year's Future Stars Series champion, Queen Elsa for owner/breeder Daniel Dube. Although winless in seven starts this year, she should fare well in the series and starts from post nine for driver Steeve Genois. Winless in six starts last year, D G's Elsa will be a factor in the race and starts from post position one, seeking her third straight win. The chestnut filly by Shanghai Phil will be driven by Jonathan Lachance for trainer Guylaine Fotin and won her last two starts by a total of more than ten lengths, the fastest was last week in a lifetime mark of 1:57.2. Also entered are Herspeedfromheaven (post three), Kinnderuntouchable (post four) and CHaleurs Melodie (post two). Track Notes: The first crop of two-year-old's make their debut in a pari-mutuel start in the 7th race pace on Sunday. Two return winners head the field. They are Art Of The Master and Butterfly BG. Art Of The Master is a half-brother to both Pieraz, a $329,000 winner and Ferrari Sena, who won $203,584 with a record of 1:50.1. First race post time is 12:30 pm. For more information, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club  

Trois-Rivieres, Quebec - Half A Billion was nearly upended by the lone mare in the race, HP Sissy, in a classic finish in Sunday's Invitational Pace at the Hippodrome 3R. While Half A Billion did post his fifth straight win and seventh triumph of the season, the five-year-old gelded son of Sportswriter had to really work the final quarter mile to beat the mare, HP Sissy. HP Sissy and driver Stephane Brosseau left sharply from post two to begin the eighth race feature and took command before the opening quarter mile in :27.4 with Art Again (Stephane Gendron) sitting the pocket trip. Then as they passed the half mile marker with a breather in :57, HP Sissy was still on top as Bali (Marie Claude Auger) came first-over, giving the 1/9 overwhelming favorite, Half A Billion and driver Pierre-Luc Roy, great second-over cover. It was down the backstretch that Roy sent Half A Billion three-wide, moving into second place alongside HP Sissy at the three-quarters in 1:25.1. But HP Sissy was not giving up an inch to Half A Billion, using the inside position to gain an advantage on the final turn and starting down the stretch. But Half A Billion and Roy proved to be too much in deep stretch, collaring HP Sissy and Brosseau in the final strides to the wire, winning by a three-quarters of a length in 1:54. Bali was third. Trained by Francis Richard for co-owners Michel & Francois Letarte, Jean Allaire and Corey Giles, Half A Billion paid $2.20 to win. "I was worried," Trainer Francis Richard said after the race. "She (HP Sissy) raced iron tough. I knew Roy had to go three-wide when he did but HP Sissy was strong right to the finish." Track Notes: Both Mario Lachance and Stephane Brosseau led all drivers with three winners on the program. The racetrack showed it was super-fast in the very first race when Sports Authority (Pierre-Luc-Roy) stopped the teletimer in 1:54.4. In second place was a game National Debt (Stephane Gendron) by a half-length in its first start for new trainer Yves Tessier. Mr Mach On Beach (Stephane Brosseau) then won the fourth race and C L Sportaction (Mario Lachance), won the sixth race, both timed in 1:55.4. On Saturday, driver David Pilon had the hot hands at the H3R qualifying races, driving in four events and winning each one of them, the fastest a nose triumph with Royal Kee Wee N in 1:57.3. Live racing resumes Tuesday evening, first race post time at 7:00 pm. For more information visit, www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club  

TRIOS-RIVIERES, Quebec - The 1/5 wagering favorite Y S Suzanne saw her four-race winning streak come to an end Tuesday evening at the Hippodrome 3R as Y A Jailhouse Jodi wore her down in the stretch to pull off an upset victory in the third leg of the Quebec-Bred Series. Seven four and five-year-old trotting mares went to post in the third race, the first of two divisions for mares and horses. It was the overwhelming favorite Y S Suzanne, who had soundly defeated Y A Jailhouse Jodi the last two weeks, who went right out to the early lead for driver Stephane Gendron with Grace And Claire (Sylvain Lacaille) grabbing the two-hole seat to the opening quarter in :29.4. Then before the half mile marker, driver Guy Gagnon sent Y A Jailhouse Jodi first over after Y S Suzanne, past the half mile pole in 1:00.4, Y A Jailhouse Jodi continued to gain ground and was head and head with Y S Suzanne at the three-quarters in 1:30.4. Nearly staying stride-for-stride around the final turn, Guy Gagnon kept after Y A Jailhouse Jodi down the stretch and they were able to collar Y S Suzanne and then beat them to the wire, winning by one-quarter of a length in 2:02. Grace And Claire was third. For Y A Jailhouse Jodi, who was the Quebec-Bred Series Champion last year at age 3, it was the first win in seven starts this year for the four-year-old mare by Andover Hall. She is trained by Michel Allard and co-owners Yves Sarrazin and the Allard Racing Stable. Sent off at odds of 9/2, Y A Jailhouse Jodi paid $11.00 to win. The horse division of the Quebec-Bred Series was a non-wagering race with just four started and was held between the fourth and fifth races on the program. KFB Amigo Cool and driver Stephane Brosseau were quickly on the lead with Holiday Gift (Sylvain Fontaine) grabbing the two-hold seat to the opening quarter mile. Then with a burst of speed, Holiday Party, who won last week's second round for driver Pascal Berube, shot to the lead before the half mile marker. Down the backstretch, Holiday Party, last year's three-year-old colt champion, held command of the race, but then in the stretch, Brosseau came after Holiday Party with KFB Amigo Cool and they were able to nip Holiday Party at the wire by a head in 2:02. Holiday Gift was third. It was the second win in five starts this year for KFB Amigo Cool. The four-year-old ridgling by Amigo Hall is trained by Dany Fontaine, who also trains Holiday Party. KFB Amigo Cool is owned by the KFB Stable. Track Notes: Trainer Michel Allard sent out two winners on the program, also the trainer of Herspeedfromheaven ($7.50) in the fourth race. Live racing resumes at H3R on Sunday, June 18 with first race post time at 12:30 pm. For more information, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club      

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec - Come rain or shine this Sunday, harness racing driver Louis-Philippe Roy is looking forward to coming back to his "home turf" this Sunday at the Hippodrome 3R. Roy, who just three years ago was driving mainly on the Quebec Fair Circuit, is now the second leading dash winning and money winning driver in all of Canada. He currently drives regularly at Mohawk Raceway in Toronto, but is excited about coming "home" Sunday. "I can't wait to see my friends, family and people from Quebec." Roy said. "I enjoy it in Toronto, but it will be great to get a little break from practicing my English! Roy will not have that much time, at least between races on Sunday, as word got out that he would be driving on Sunday and trainer/owners jumped on the opportunity to have him drive their horses. He is scheduled to drive in 11 of the 13 races on the program. "I look forward to driving against my brother (Pierre-Luc Roy) on Sunday," Roy said. "And for sure will be there my parents and a lot of friends from the racing industry to see on Sunday." It has been many months since Roy last drove at H3R's half mile oval, racing exclusively at Woodbine Racecourse and now at Mohawk Raceway's big tracks. But he has not forgotten how. "Racing on a half mile track is much different racing than in Toronto," Roy explained. "That's for sure. It's a lot more about early speed and I got some good horses on Sunday that have drawn tough post positions to work with like posts 9 and 10 that are both trailing posts, so I will try my best to help them get to the winner's circle. I will have to rely on some luck too! "I have also driven many of these horses just last season," Roy said. "Or I have driven against them, so the time away in Toronto will not be a problem." Roy is especially pleased to be at H3R for the racing fans. "At H3R the racing fans are right up on the fence." Roy said. "You can see them up close and hear them. Being back to see my fans, friends and family will be great again for sure. I am sure they will be rooting for me." Roy hopes to make it back to Quebec as much as his new schedule will allow him as he is already getting many offers to drive in the Ontario Sire Stakes this summer. "If I have days off this summer," Roy said. "I will for sure better like to go see my friends in Trois-Rivières and drive at H3R instead of staying at home watching them!" Roy will be back at H3R for sure on Sunday, June 4 as he will represent his home track in the second annual All-Star Drivers Tournament, competing against world class drivers David Miller, Yannick Gingras, Daniel Dube, Sylvain Filion, defending champion Jody Jamieson, Stephane Bouchard and Scott Zeron. "I hope I can I get along with these Legends," Roy laughed. "There are some drivers in the competition that I will get to meet for the first time and I'm really happy to have the opportunity not only to meet them but to compete with them. I remember last year watching them in the tournament and now I get to race against them. It's is all very good." Roy's success this past year, being the leading driver at both H3R and Rideau Carlton, moving to Toronto and becoming a world class driver is a dream come true for him. "Of course, I have dreamed of being a top driver and competing in tournaments like this." Roy explained. "Dreaming is something, but I never thought or ever expected it to come true and it has." The $100,000 Quebec-Bred Series for four and five-year-old pacers kicks off the 2017 stakes season at H3R Sunday with both mare and horse divisions. There are four weeks of preliminary competition culminating with $30,000 finals for each sex on Sunday, June 11. Roy will be driving one of the favorites in the fourth race mare's division, starting from post nine with HP Sissy. She is part of an entry from the Jean Tourigny Stable with HP Pandora (post 1), who is on a two-race win streak for driver Stephane Brosseau. HP Sissy won $82,000 last year on the strength of seven wins, a lifetime mark of 1:54.2 at Mohawk Raceway and setting the stakes record with a 1:55.4 victory in the Quebec Breeders Crown Final last year. Other contenders include 2015 Quebec Champion Miss Babe Delight (post eight), Art De Gagnee (post 4) and return winner Skyfall Sena (post three). The horses do battle in the seventh race with ten starters headed by prior local favorite, Sugarsam. The five-year-old gelded son of Sportswriter has shipped back to Quebec from Northfield Park in the USA, where he won his last start in 1:55.1. He will be driven by Stephane Gendron. Last year's top three-year-old pacer, HP Patriote, goes from post nine for driver/trainer Gerard Demers and faces a tough road trip against return winner Mr Mach Jimmy (post five) for driver Richard Simard and the tough entry from trainer Dany Fountaine of Mr Mach Beach (post one) with Stephane Brosseau and Mach On The Beach (post 10) for driver Pascal Berube. Roy has a difficult post seven in the race with Half A Billion, who ships in for the series from Toronto. He also has drives in both the Preferred Trot and Pace Sunday. "It will be great to back on Sunday, even if it rains," Roy said. "Anytime you can come home to see family and friends is good and hopefully I can please the race fans too!" First race post time on Sunday is 12:50 pm. For more information visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club    

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec - Harness racing fans attending live or wagering via Off-Track-Betting and on the internet for the opening day 2017 program Sunday at the Hippodrome 3R were met with a surprise as the only racetrack in Quebec has done away with show wagering. H3R became only the second racetrack in North America and the first in Canada to do away with show wagering. Pompano Park did it for a short period back in 2004. Track management cited that over the past years there was little wagering done in the show pools and elected to end the wager in 2017. Doing away with show wagering also prevents possible 'bridge jumpers", people who risk large show wagers to make the mandatory $0.05 payout for a $1.00 wager. Sunny skies greeted fans and horsemen and the very first race of the year put the photo finish camera to work as Norvena Hanover and driver Stephane Brosseau barely held off two moves by Lucies Pet and driver Richard Simard, winning by a scant nose and paying $7.30 to win. The fastest mile on the day went to Solid Performance ($5.00) and veteran driver Gaetan Lamy, who captured the 8th race Open Pace in 1:56.2. Bazinga Brad (Stephane Gendron) was first on the lead from post seven to a quick opening quarter in :27.3 and then backed it down to the half mile marker in :58.3. But Lamy had Solid Performance on the move first-over and they were able to grind it out and take the lead from Bazinga Brad at the three-quarters in 1:27.2 before scoring an easy triumph. It was the first win in ten starts for Solid Performance, an eight-year-old gelding by Armbro Deuce, who is owned and trained by Marc Andre Cormier of Princeville. In the fifth race Open Trot, Torches Angel and driver Pierre Luc Roy were able to grind it out first-over against race leader Rocky Boy (Marc Bellanger) and then hold off Caroluzzo (Stephane Gendron) to win in 2:02.2. It was the third win this year for Torches Angel, a seven-year-old gelding by Angus Hall, trained by Yves Tessier and owned by Francois Morin of Beauceville, paying $3.70 to win. TRACK NOTES: Driver Stephane Gendron wasted little time posting his first win of the new race meet, winning the second race pace Sunday with Reposession and is now just 12 wins away from scoring his 4,000th career win. Stephane Brosseau had the hot hands of all the drivers on the day, winning three races. Last year's leading trainer at H3R, Yves Tessier, picked up right where he left off last season, on top of the training standings with two wins from his stable. Live racing resumes next Sunday, post time 12:50 pm. Visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com for more information. From the Quebec Jockey Club

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec - It was perhaps one of the toughest races of his young career, but Le Millenaire came out on top with a gusty neck victory in the feature trot at the Hippodrome 3R Sunday. Driven by Stephane Brosseau, Le Millenaire went out for the early lead in the third race but was stung to the opening quarter mile by Lucky Promesses and driver Jerome Lombart before clearing to the lead. Then coming down the stretch the first time, driver Jonathan Lachance came first-over with The Great Bambino and they mounted their challenge against Le Millenaire. Those two went at it neck and neck down the entire backstretch and around the final turn. As they started down the stretch, Brosseau urged Le Millenaire on and started to pull away as The Great Bambino found another gear, but it was too late as Le Millenaire held on to win by a diminishing long neck. Lucky Promesses was third. Not only was it the third straight win for Le Millenaire, it was his 7th win on the season in just 13 starts for trainer Serge Nadeau and breeder/owner Marcel Brouillard of St-Marcel-de-Richelieu. The three-year-old colt by Windsong Espoir paid $6.30 to win. It was also a lifetime mark for Le Millenaire, who covered the one mile race over the heavy, wet track in 2:04. It should be noted that Le Millenaire lost the use of his right eye as a two-year-old, but still races well despite the loss of the one eye. "I really thought he would do better today," said Brosseau of his colt. "We just held on at the wire. He was not his usual enthusiastic self. I honestly thought we would go faster than we did when I asked him to give me some speed. But he still won and we will take it, but I know he can do better, no doubt!" TRACK NOTES: Leading 3R driver Louis-Philippe Roy did his weekly "hit and run" as he drove in just the first race, wired the field with Ninoscredit and then took off to drive at Rideau Carlton. He now has 58 wins this season at 3R. Roy is also the leading driver at Rideau Carlton, 119 to 105, over Guy Gagnon. With two victories at 3R Sunday, driver Stephane Gendron tied Pascal Berube, 35 to 35, for second place in the driver standings. Mario Charron also had a driving double on the program. Leading trainer Yves Tessier added one more win to his lead as he sent out fourth race winner, Marc Hanover. Tessier leads defending champion Maxime Velaye for the training title, 23 to 20. Live racing resumes next Sunday at the Hippodrome 3R, which will be the second to last Sunday before the end of the race season. For more information, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club      

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec, October 29, 2016 - On Sunday at the Hippodrome 3R, Le Millenaire (The Millennium in English) is going for his third straight win. He starts from post three in the third race feature trot. A three-year-old colt by Windsong Espoir, Le Millenaire did not race at age two, but is making that up this season with six wins, four seconds and one third place finish in 12 starts so far in 2016, all of this despite the loss of one of his eyes. Le Millenaire is trained by Serge Nadeau and is owned and bred by Marcel Brouillard of St-Marcel-De-Richelieu, QC. He is driven by Stephane Brosseau. "He is a very big colt," Brosseau said, "and because of his size is mainly why he did not race at age 2. "He started off this season on the Quebec Regional Fair Circuit. He was not too smart at first but he kept learning. "He only has use of the one eye," Brosseau said, "and maybe that is why he is a bit crazy on the track. He never stands well in the winner's circle. They had to work on him a bit earlier this year and he is getting better. He has not really showed me that much speed yet. But he is very sound and good gaited. "Because of his size I think he will become better with age." Brosseau added, "He is so big but now does better on the small tracks. Last week he won for fun and I think I could have gone a second or two faster. We will see this Sunday, but I think every start he learns more and will get better." "He is not for sale," Nadeau said jokingly. "I like this colt very much and I think over time he will have a very good future. "When he was being trained at age two his right eye kept dripping and got worse and worse until he lost his sight in it." Nadeau explained. "Yes, he is a bit wild on the track, but we have taken our time working with him and he has settled down some. Stephane Brosseau knows how to handle him on the track and has done very well with him." Windsong Espoir is the 5/2 morning line favorite on Sunday and races as an entry with Holiday Gift (Sylvain Fontaine), who starts from post one. Both Le Millenaire and Holiday Gift have been racing against each other most of the season and currently Le Millenaire leads the rivalry with four wins over Holiday Gift, who has three wins against Le Millenaire. This is the eighth time the two have raced against each other this year. "I think my colt is a little bit better right now than Holiday Party." Brosseau added, "But we will see on Sunday. I do not think he will get beat." Post time is 1:30 pm. For a free race program, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec, October 7, 2016 - Two of the winningest horses at the Hippodrome 3R during the 2016 harness racing season, SOS Mach Xtreme and Beach Runner A M, renew their rivalry Sunday afternoon in the eighth race feature pace. Sporting nine wins already this season, SOS Mach Xtreme starts from post eight for driver Stephane Brosseau. The six-year-old gelded son of Mach Three until last week when he finished third, has reeled off four straight wins, the fastest a 1:56.3 score two starts back. Beach Runner A M just missed by a neck last week in losing to Killer Thriller in 1:54.1 and with drawing post nine in the second tier for driver Sylvain Lacaille, could well be on his way to scoring his seventh win of the season at 3R, to put him in the lead for honors as the winningest horse of the season. Sooner said than done and in this well-matched field are some additional rivals looking to have their photo taken in the winner's circle. Rainbow Palace, the lone mare in the field against eight male rivals, has done super this season with five wins for trainer Dominique Picard and driver Francis Picard. The four-year-old mare by Royal Mattjesty comes into the race off a six and one-half length romp last week at 3R in 1:56.1. The race favorite in the eighth is Solid Performance from post two for driver Gaetan Lamy. Despite having just two wins this year, Solid Performance has been close at the finish against top horses this season and will take full advantage of his inside post position. Other contenders in the field include return winner D G's Machbeach (post one), Washington Hanover (post three) and Bazinga Brad (post four). The late blooming two-year-old pacer, Reposession, goes for his third straight win in the second race. This son of Forclosure N beat eight older rivals last week for driver Stephane Gendron, and seems posed to score again, starting from the rail. Hats off to the 14-year-old Pablo Angus who starts from post five in the tenth race trot. This is his final season of racing and the class of field has more than $818,000 in lifetime earnings. He was a top young stakes winner at ages two, three and four with a record of 1:53.2. He has raced every year since he was age 2 and has won nearly every year except in 2011, when he made just one start and was third. Pascal Berube will be driving Pablo Angus, who may be one of the greatest trotters ever bred and foaled in Quebec. First race post time Sunday is 1:30 pm. For a free race program, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec, September 24, 2016 - With eight race days left to the harness racing meet at the Hippodrome 3R, the weekly battle continues this Sunday to see who will be the winningest horse of the season. Four horses are competing in two of the feature races at 3R Sunday who are all vying for the title. In the ten race pace the three favorites in the race are all contenders. SOS Mach Xtreme leads the field on the strength of nine wins this year, five of them at 3R. He starts from post four for driver Stephane Brosseau and trainer Francis Richard and comes into the race on a four-race winning streak. The six-year-old gelding by Mach Three was super last week at 3R for Brosseau, leading from start to finish by six open lengths in 1:56.3 and earlier this season scored a lifetime mark of 1:55. Beach Runner A M goes from post eight for driver Sylvain Lacaille and of his seven wins this year, six of them have come at 3R, which ties him with St Kitts, as the leading winning horses this season. Two starts back the nine-year-old gelded son of Beach Of Faith also wired the field at 3R in 1:56.3 and the prior week won in 1:56 for trainer Alain Martin. Bali goes from post six for driver Mario Charron and this five-year-old gelding by Bali sports an impressive ten wins in 21 starts this year, five of them at 3R. Bali has raced the last few weeks on the Quebec Fair Circuit and comes back to 3R on a two-race winning streak for trainer Marie Claude Auger. Now comes the 11th race pace where St Kitts puts her two-race winning streak on the line. She has started nine times this year, all at 3R and has six wins. St Kitts is just a three-year-old filly by Somebeachsomewhere who did not race at age 2. Trained by Maxime Velaye, St Kitts starts from the rail for driver Stephane Brosseau and when she minds her manners on the racetrack, is very tough to beat. According to Velaye, St Kitts has a bit of an attitude and must be handled with care before the start of the race as she has in the past refused the starting gate. Last week Brosseau, driving St Kitts for the first time, was able to get her not only up to the gate, but led the field from start to finish, winning in a moderate slow time of 1:59.1, but winning none the less and having to race against older competition. Her rival from last week, Sagawi, also a three-year-old gelding, starts alongside in post two for driver Jocelyn Gendron and figures to be in the hunt once again. The race favorite is D G's Ninja from post four for driver Jonathan Lachance. Also only age three, D G's Ninja has been racing against the best sophomore pacers in Quebec this season and has just one win in nine starts for trainer Guylaine Fortin, but he has been race timed in 1:56 in his last start. Also a contender in the race is Magster (post three) and return winners Windsong Louis (post eight) and Clinton Panic (post five). Missing from the driver's colony on Sunday is 3R's leading driver Louis-Philippe Roy and veteran reinsman Gatean Lamy. First race post time Sunday is 1:30 pm. For a free race program, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec, September 18, 2016 - St Kitts was able to hold off a late charge by 22-1 long shot Sagawi in capturing the sixth race feature pace at the Hippodrome 3R Sunday and became the winningest horse at the meet this season with six wins. All eyes and most of the wagering dollars were on Whitemountain Nemo, the overwhelming 1/5 wagering favorite, who was going for his fourth straight win, but the seven-year-old was caught in traffic and never got into the race, finishing seventh. St Kitts, one of only three three-year-olds going against older rivals, went right to the front for driver Stephane Brosseau with Sagawi and driver Jocelyn Gendron sitting right on their back. Shanghai Ben and driver Sylvain Lacaille tried coming first-over early at the opening quarter mile but could not collar the race leader. Power N Politics (Jonathan Lachance) made a bold three-wide move in the backstretch, but also could not catch up to St Kitts. As they started down the stretch, St Kitts began to bear out and Gendron came on strong with Sagawi along the rail but could not catch St Kitts, who held on to win by a half-length in 1:59.1. Sheldonthepsychic (Pierre Luc Roy) was third. A daughter of Somebeachsomewhere, St Kitts leads all horses at 3R this meet with her six wins in just nine starts for trainer Maxime Velaye and the Determination Stable of Montreal. She paid $8.90 to win. St Kitts had been tied with Jimbelina, each with five wins this meet going into Sunday's race. Both Stephane Brosseau and driver Francis Picard had driving doubles on the card. Live racing will resume 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, August 29, 2016 - The two winningest horses at the Hippodrome 3R this season, Jimbelina and St Kitts, will face each other for the first time in their history Tuesday evening. This is the last Tuesday evening live race program at 3R this season. Both horses are actually three-year-old pacing fillies and they will battle it out in the fourth race against seven rivals, some of whom are colts and horses. Jimbelina is the morning line favorite and starts from post two for driver Stephane Brosseau. The daughter of Big Jim is trained by Jean Tourigny and owned by Roland Trudel of Becancour, QC. Winless at age two, Jimbelina is making up for lost time this season as she sports five wins, two seconds and one third place finish in her eight starts, all at 3R this year. She has a race record of 1:57 taken last month when she was on a five-race winning streak. During the month of August, she has been second and third in her last three starts. St Kitts starts alongside Jimbelina from post three for driver Mario Charron. This daughter of Somebeachsomewhere is trained by Maxime Velaye, 3R's leading trainer for the second straight season, and is owned by the Determination Stable of Montreal, QC. Unraced at age two, St Kitts has been on a tear as of late, winning five of her last six starts and her lone loss was by only a neck. In her last start she took her lifetime mark with a 1:58.2 triumph and races nearly exclusively on the front end. It may not be a cakewalk for either filly as they face some stiff competition in the field. Heather's Shadow, a four-year-old mare, starts from post six for driver Sylvain Fontaine and she romped in her last start by 12 ½ lengths in 1:57.1 in defeating Jimbelina and EY Cowboy (post four) was second in 1:57.3 in last start. Tuesday's eighth race feature pace marks the return of track record holder and Quebec-Bred Series multiple champion, Atomic Million AM. He starts from post six and rarely ever loses at the Hippodrome 3R. His last two starts at 3R were a 1:56.3 triumph on July 24 and back on June 26 he captured the $30,000 final of the Quebec-Bred Series with an impressive 1:53.3 triumph. Atomic Million AM takes on three return winners in Rainbow Palace (post one), Sea Donkey (post three) and Bali (post seven). Post time Tuesday is 7:00 pm. For a free race program and to watch the live racing via the internet, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec - Both track record holders from last week, Makasi and Yaris Bayama, were able to repeat with victories in their respective divisions of the Future Stars Series at the Hippodrome 3R Sunday. It was the fourth and final week of competition in the series for two-year-old pacing colts and fillies. Now the top eight point earnings from the four legs will return on Sunday, September 4 for their respective $55,000 finals. Also that day will be the $65,000 finals for the three-year-old trotters and pacers. Next Sunday will be the richest day of the year at 3R with more than $500,000 in total purses for their Super Sunday Finales Day with eight stakes races on the program. Makasi stole the show last week at 3R with his 1:55.2 triumph in the colt division of the Future Stars Series. That mile as the fastest ever in the history of the Hippodrome 3R for a two-year-old. He did not have to go as fast this Sunday, but still was very impressive. Leaving from post five in the eighth race colt division, driver Stephane Brosseau, handling the homebred son of Shanghai Phil for the first time, had little trouble getting the early lead and going to the opening quarter mile in :28. They led to the half mile in :57.4 with C L Sportsaction (Jonathan Lachance) sitting in second place and Mach Déjà vu (Pascal Berube) stuck first-over from the start of the race and Yogi Bayama (Yves Filion) second-over. Then in the backstretch, the action heated up as driver Gaetan Lamy took Histoire Enchantee three-wide in the bold move and was able to clear into first-over against Makasi at the three-quarters in 1:27.1. That move woke up Brosseau, who just lifted the lines on Makasi, who started to scoot away from the field and held them at bay down the stretch, easing up at the wire to win by a half length in 1:56.3. The 45-1 long shot, Majo Lou Beka (Mario Lachance) was able to close well for second place with Wildriverbumblebee (Louis-Philippe Roy) third. It was the second straight win in just four lifetime starts for Makasi. He was bred and is owned by Tony Infilise's Hudson Standardbred Stable of Hudson, QC and paid $2.80 to win. Yaris Bayama, who last week set the track record for two-year-old pacing fillies, nearly rewrote her own record in the sixth race, the second division of the Future Stars Series for fillies. Facing only three rivals after two late scratches in the race, Filion sent the daughter of Sportswriter right to the front. She then cut fractions of :29.1 and :59 to the half before she received a first-over challenge from Queen Elsa (Steeve Genois) with D G's Elsa (Jonathan Lachance) sitting comfortably in second place behind Yaris Bayama. Past the three-quarters in 1:28.4, Yaris Bayama looked very comfortable as Queen Elsa was unable to gain any ground on the race leader. But as they came down the stretch, it became a horse race as Lachance urged D G's Elsa to the passing lane and was gaining ground on Yaris Bayama. But the effort was not good enough, as Yaris Bayama kicked in a :28.1 last quarter mile to win by a half-length in 1:57. Queen Elsa was third. That time was just one-fifth of a second from Yaris Bayama's track record mile last week. It was the third straight win and fourth victory in six starts for Yaris Bayama. The Bayama Farms homebred filly paid just $2.20 to win as the overwhelming 1/9 race favorite. In the fourth race, first division of the Future Stars Series for fillies, HP Celina Shadow and driver Louis-Philippe Roy was able to sit a pocket-seat behind pacesetter Vee Breeze (Gastan Lamy) as race favorite, Chaleurs Melodie (Carl Duguay) made a costly and uncharacteristic break going for the lead on the first turn. Sitting patiently in second place after the opening quarter and then to the half mile, Roy then made his move with HP Celina Shadow at the three-quarter mile marker. They raced as a tandem against Vee Breeze and Lamy around the the final turn. As they stared down the stretch, HP Celina Shadow started to pull away, winning by three and three-quarter lengths in 2:01.3. Vee Breeze was second with Loulou P V (Yves St Jacques) third. It was the pari-mutuel maiden victory for HP Celina Shadow. The daughter of Shadow Play is trained by Jean Tourigny for breeder Claude Hamel of Ayers'S Cliff, QC who co-owns the filly with Michel Damphousse. She paid $5.90 to win. TRACK NOTES: Louis-Philippe Roy, the leading driver at 3R this season, increased his lead towards the dash winning title with a driving quadruple Sunday. He now leads all drivers with 51 wins, 25 more than his nearest rival, Pascal Berube at 26 wins. Roy's most impressive win on the day was in the 10th and final race on the card, a 1:54 lifetime mark with Terror Suspect. Tuesday will be the final night racing card of the season at 3R. First race post time is 7:00 pm for the ten race program. 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

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