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Trois-Rivieres, QC - The Quebec Jockey Club plays host to a three-day weekend of harness racing action at the Hippodrome 3R. Friday, Saturday and Sunday the half mile oval will see 24 races for the trotters and pacers. Friday's program starts late afternoon with a 4:00 pm post. Then on Saturday it's the Quebec Regional Fair Circuit day at H3R and another full card of action Sunday. Both Saturday and Sunday's programs get underway at 1:00 pm. While it is still early in the racing season at H3R, the three standouts among the driving colony are in a dogfight for control of the lead as well as the training ranks too. Three-time defending driving champion, Stephane Gendron, is currently tied with Pascal Berube as the winningest drivers, each with 12 victories. Following in a close third place is Stephane Brosseau with 11 wins. All three drivers have been top contenders at the track for many years. And the trainers have a tight competition too. Maxime Velaye leads the pack with five wins and tied for second with four wins each are three-time defending trainer champion Francis Richard, Michel Allard, Charles Gaudreault and Pierre Leclerc. Also, to be recognized, is driver Carol Voyer, who this year has had a limited number of drives (16), and has been outstanding with a Universal Driving Rating (baseball average) of .500, which would be tops in any league. All of these drivers and most of the trainers will be back in action on Friday and will be put to the test in the seventh race Preferred-Handicap Pace feature race. Windsun Cheyenne has been made the 5/2 mild favorite from post seven for driver Pascal Berube. Last week the 10-year-old gelded son of Cam's Card Shark was able to show his heels to his younger competitors, leading from start to finish in 1:55.3. In that race Windsun Cheyenne started from the rail and having the outside post seven could well hinder his chances for a repeat victory having to face some tough company Friday. Hooter Shooter gets handicapped and starts from post eight for driver Stephane Brosseau. Two starts back he won the Preferred in 1:56.1, but that was from the rail. Hooter Shooter, unlike Windsun Cheyenne, has raced well in the past from outside posts. D J Power is a force to be reckoned with and has the rail for pilot Samuel Fillion. Fillion has two wins, the fastest in 1:56.2, and a game second last week with D J Power, who has found new life this season racing on the front end. Outlaw Turn & Burn (post 9), Maracasso (post 6) and Always A Diamond (post 5) figure to also provide some strong competition in the race. For a free race program for each day this weekend, visit From the Quebec Jockey Club    

Trois-Rivieres, QC - Harness racing driver Stephane Brosseau had the hot hands at the Hippodrome 3R Friday afternoon, scoring a driving triple that included a victory in the Preferred Trot. Sent off as the 2-1 betting favorite, Brosseau was patient with Upvote Hanover after the start of the race as Precieuse CC (Claude Beausoleil) went off stride on the lead. After the break, driver Pascal Berube inherited the lead with Lucky Promesses, who may have seemed to be riled up by Precieuse CC as she trotted to the opening quarter mile in a speedy :27.2. Lucky Promesses cut the mile to the half in :58.1 with Stpattysday (Stephane Gendron) sitting the pocked seat and Upvote Hanover coming first-over for Brosseau and the war horse, Caroluzzo (Pierre Luc Roy) second-over. As the field reached the three-quarter mile pole in 1:28.3, Lucky Promesses was still in the lead as Berube pulled from the pocked with Stpaddysday and came after Lucky Promesses on the final turn. They cleared to the lead with Upvote Hanover still first-over but now gaining ground. Coming off the final turn, Upvote Hanover was able to collar Stpaddysday and beat her to the wire by a long neck in 2:00.1. Eau Naturelle (Steeven Genois) was third. It was the third win this year for the six-year-old gelded son of Kadabra. He is trained by Brosseau for owner Francois Morin of Beauceville. It was Upvote Hanover's 22nd career win and he paid $6.80 to win as the mild favorite. For Brosseau, it was his second driving triple of the H3R meeting. 15YO trotter racing on Saturday Chinnys Wings, who is 15 years old, gets another chance at racing Saturday when the Quebec Jockey Club hosts the Quebec Regional Fair Circuit races at H3R starting at 1:00 pm. H3R is hosting four special Saturday Fair Circuit events. A career winner of $382,000 and 45 races, Chinnys Wings starts from post 8 in the third race trot. He is trained and will be driven by Jean Lord and is owned by his wife, Nancy, of Trois-Rivieres. Chinnys Wings is allowed to race on the Fair Circuit until he turns age 17 and that is when he must retire from racing. This is his first start back at the track since December 19. Track Notes: Driver David Pilon and trainer Francis Richard both had doubles on the program Friday. Live racing takes place all weekend at H3R. There are eight races both Saturday and Sunday with first race post time at 1:00 pm. For a free race program, visit From the Quebec Jockey Club

Trois-Rivieres, QC - The eighth race Preferred Pace at the Hippodrome 3R was anything but dull for the harness racing fans Sunday afternoon as two horses making three-wide moves during the race woke the crowd up. It was Kinnder Jackson and driver Pierre Luc Roy who started off the show, going to the front with Surf Report (Tyler Jones) sitting on their backs to the opening quarter mile in :27. Then at the half mile mark in :56.1., Appleby Hanover (Jocelyn Gendron) came first-over and race favorite Histoire Enchantee (Stephane Gendron) came second-over then three-wide but was unable to clear into first-over position until the three-quarters in 1:25.3 with Kinnder Jackson still on the lead. Taking up the chase with his own three-wide move coming into the final turn was Hooter Shooter and driver Stephane Brosseau. They were able to clear on by both Histoire Enchantee and Kinnder Jackson to take command of the race. In the stretch, Hooter Shooter was then challenged late by Surf Report, but held on for the win by a half length in 1:55.4. GA Speed Gaby (Francis Picard) was third. It was the fastest mile of the afternoon race card as Hooter Shooter, a six-year-old gelded son of Badlands Hanover, posted his eighth win of the year. He is owned and trained by Marc Andre Simoneau and paid $11.50 to win. In the sixth race featured trot it was all Kinderunbelievable and driver Pierre Luc Roy. The Breeders Cup Champion filly by Archangel was sent to the front by Roy over Cor Leo (Stephane Gendron) at the opening quarter mile and then led the field the rest of the one-mile trot. Kinderunbelievable held the field at bay and went on to win by three and one-quarter lengths in 2:01. Cor Leo was second with a late closing game first-over Chinnys Wings (Stephane Brosseau) finishing third. It was the fourth win in nine starts this year for Kinderunbelievable. She was bred and is owned and trained by Denitza Petrova of Melbourne. She paid $3.10 to win. Track Notes: Both Stephane Gendron and Pascal Berube had driving doubles Sunday. Live racing resumes at H3R next Sunday, October 20 with first race post time at 1:00 pm. For full results, entries and more information, visit From the Quebec Jockey Club        

Trois-Rivieres, QC - Undefeated Whitecookie posted his sixth straight triumph with an easy three-length triumph in a $7,500C division of the Future Stars Series at the Hippodrome 3R. Starting from post four in the third race, the first of two divisions of the Future Stars for two-year-old pacing colts, Whitecookie went right to the lead for owner, trainer and driver, Marie Claude Auger of Trois-Rivieres. Cutting fractions of :28.1, :58.1 and 1:28.1, Whitecookie held the field at bay and then pulled away in the stretch to win in a lifetime best clocking of 1:57. The pocket-sitting Kinnder Big Boss (Pierre Luc Roy) was second with Retour Au Jeu (Stephane Gendron) third. Sired by Windfall Blue Chip, Whitecookie looks to make a clean sweep of the Future Stars Series and will headline the $55,000C final coming up on Sunday, September 8. He paid $2.60 to win. The sixth race second colt division saw Eclat De Rire and driver Stephane Gendron do just what Whitecookie did earlier on the race card, lead from start to finish. Only the fractions were a bit slower for Eclat De Rire, who also pulled away from the field on the final turn, winning by five open lengths in a lifetime best 1:59.4. HP Beach Dragon (Stephane Brosseau) sat the pocket-trip and was second with Beach Bayama (Marc Belanger) third. It was the second win in four lifetime starts for Eclat De Rire, a son of Leader Bayama, who is trained by Maxime Velaye for owner/breeder Guy Corbeil of Mirabel. He paid $2.90 to win as the race favorite. It looked like the front end was the place to be Sunday until the seventh race, $10,000C Future Stars division for filly pacers with a field of nine going to post on the half mile track. Lotus Sena and driver Pascal Berube, seeking their fourth straight win for trainer/owner Serge Nadeau, had led the field through fractions of :28.4, 1:01 and 1:31.1. That was when the pocket-sitting SOS Cupcake and driver Stephane Gendron pulled on the right line and came after Lotus Sena and passed her by the top of the stretch. She then went on to win by two and three-quarter lengths in 2:01.4. Lotus Sena was second with Acaena De Chakrika (Stephane Brosseau) third. It was the first career victory for SOS Cupcake. The daughter of Shanghai Phil has finished second in her last three starts, moved the stable of trainer Francis Richard and got her first win. SOS Cupcake is owned by the Francis Richard Stable, Inc., Auclair-Gaston Bibeau Farm and Dr. John Bradbury. She paid $4.10 to win as the favorite. Track Notes: Five of the ten races Sunday saw horses score lifetime marks as the H3R track continues to be in perfect shape. Drivers Stephane Gendron and Stephane Brosseau each scored driving doubles. Live racing resumes at H3R next Friday, August 30. It will be the last Friday night race card of the season. First race post time is 7:00 pm. For more information, visit From the Quebec Jockey Club

Trois-Rivieres, QC - The Hippodrome 3R hosts a stake filled race card including the Breeders Cup Series and three Preferred events on Sunday. This will be the last live race program as the harness racing track will take a ten-day hiatus as the Grand Prix Auto Week is taking place in Trois-Rivieres. Heading the 11-race program are four $7,500 divisions of the Breeders Cup Series for three-year-old pacers with two divisions for colts and two for fillies. This is the second round of the series that features three legs and then the $65,000C finals on Sunday, September 8. The colts are in action starting in the second race where Ashleysbest (post 5) is the top contender. Trained by Sylvain Cote, Ashleysbest has won four of his last five starts for owner/breeder Marc Herbert of Masham. The son of Shanghai Phil, who is driven by Pascal Berube, sports five wins in eight starts this year, the fastest a lifetime best 1:55.2 triumph at H3R. Other contenders in the race include D Gs De Vito (post 6) and GS Speed Gaby (post 2). The second colt division is the third race headlined by HP Napoleon from post three for driver Stephane Brosseau. This gelded son of Big Jim has won his last two starts for trainer Francis Richard, the fastest a 1:51 lifetime mark at Mohawk Raceway, winning a division of the Ontario Sire Stakes Grassroots. His last start at H3R was a 1:55.2 romp by five and one-half lengths in the opening round of the Breeders Cup Series. HP Napoleon is owned by Claude Hamel of Ayer'S Cliff. Hamel bred the colt with Celine Paguin, also of Ayer'S Cliff. Also, in the field is YS Sunshine (post 2), who was the fastest division winner in the Breeders Cup Series so far, grinding out a 1:54.2 victory for driver Stephane Brosseau. The son of Sunshine Beach will be driven by Jonathan Lachance. The first division for fillies is the fourth race where HP Xanadu is the morning line favorite despite drawing the far outside post eight for driver Stephane Brosseau. The daughter of Sunfire Blue Chip was second in the opening round of the series. Other hopefuls in the race are Akita Bayama (post 6), Better Now (post 2) and Black Elektra (post 5). The second filly division is race seven with ten starters in the field. Cooking The Speed (post 9) is on a two-race win streak for trainer Michel Allard and Allard Racing that bred and owns the filly. She won her opening round of the Breeders Cup in 1:57.4. She will face tough competition from Moneymakehersmile (post 6), who is on a three-race winning streak; Esprit Dequipe (post 3), who is undefeated this season with five straight wins. This daughter of Big Jim is tied with the top pacer Atomic Million AM as the two winningest horses at H3R this season. The Preferred-Handicap events begin in race six for the trotters where Capteur De Reve will try for his third straight win. He has won his last two starts from both on and off the pace, which will help him as he was assigned the outside post eight position. Other standouts in the field include three-time Quebec champion, Maximuscle (post 1), the mare Precieuse CC (post 4), Holiday Party (post 5) and Kinnder Dangerous (post 7). Atomic Million AM in post seven. This warhorse, now age eight, is on a five-race winning streak for owner, breeder and trainer, Alain Martin of Gatineau and will be driven by Jocelyn Gendron. The fastest horse this season after his 1:54.1 triumph two starts back, Atomic Million AM does all his racing on the front end and has not been bested the last two months. Looking to end his five-race win streak will be Kinnder Jackson (post 6), who has been second to Atomic Million AM in his last two starts. Macktwowilldew (post 8) is coming off a 1:54.4 triumph at Rideau Carleton and Saulsbrook Peach (post 5) shows a 1:53.2 victory two starts back. The fillies and mares take to the track in the tenth race where last year's Pacing Mare of the Year at H3R, Rainbow Palace, goes from post eight for driver Francis Picard. She won two starts back at H3R with a 1:57 triumph. She takes on Lit De Rose (post 1) and Uptown Woman (post 7) who won her last start at H3R in 1:56.1. First race post time on Sunday is 1:00 pm. A free program is available by going to The next live race card will be a special Thursday night program starting at 7:00 pm and it will feature the second annual NASCAR Race Night, where NASCAR drivers will compete in an exhibition race in double-seater jog carts. From the Quebec Jockey Club    

Trois-Rivieres, QC - The Hippodrome 3R's newest harness racing track record holder, Only For Justice, is back at the track on Friday evening for the second round of the Breeders Cup Series for three-year-old trotters. It was just two weeks ago that Only For Justice became the fastest three-year-old trotter in the history of H3R with an amazing 1:57.4 triumph in the opening round of the series. His time was also the fifth fastest trotting mile ever recorded at the Hippodrome 3R. And at age 2, Only For Justice was the Future Stars Series Champion at H3R. He now has $182,000C in career earnings and great potential for this race season. And what did Only For Justice due with his week off from the Breeders Cup Series? Why he went to Rideau Carleton Raceway and won a $71,467 division of the Ontario Sire Stakes Gold Division in 1:56, a new lifetime mark for the gelded son of Justice Hall. Only For Justice now has three wins in six starts for trainer Dany Fontaine and the Gaetan Bono, Inc. Stable of Montreal, who bred and owns the trotter. He is also on a two-race winning streak. Stephane Brosseau will be aboard Only For Justice from post three on Friday in the 8th race $10,000 division for the colts. He is part of any entry for Fontaine and Gaetan Bono, Inc., who also have Clevisse starting alongside Only For Justice in post two. Clevisse has yet to win in 12 starts this year. Another entry is the second choice in the race and coupled are Triomphe Duharas (post one) and Cesar Duharas (post eight), who were third and second respectively against Only For Justice two weeks ago. The fillies are in the limelight in race four with a purse of $10,000C and featured will be the entry from trainer Serge Nadeau of My Claudi P V (post one) and My Lady Hall (post 2). Claudi P V is the better of the two fillies. Sired by Holiday Road, Claudi P V in her last start was able to grind it out first-over again Choo Choo Blue and win by a length in 2:02.1. She will be driven by Pascal Berube. Both fillies were bred by Marcel Brouillard of St-Marcel-De-Richelieu and are co-owned with Serge Nadeau of Scott. My Lady Hall is sired by Angus Hall and is winless in five starts. She will be driven by Nadeau. Rival Choo Choo Blue (post six) raced last week and was able to wire the field in 2:03.1 for her second win this year. Kinderunbelievable (post five) is another contender in the field. The three-year-old pacers will see action in their second round of Breeders Cup competition on Sunday with four $7,500 divisions for fillies and colts. For a free race program, watch the H3R race live or any other information, visit After this weekend of racing, the Hippodrome 3R will be closed for live racing until a special Thursday evening program on August 8 due to the Grand Prix Auto Race weekend in Trois-Rivieres. From the Quebec Jockey Club

Trois-Rivieres, QC - The Future Stars Series for two-year-old pacing colts and fillies got underway at the Hippodrome 3R Sunday with four $7,500C opening round divisions. After three weeks of preliminary competition, the top eight point earners in the series will return to H3R on Sunday, September 8 for their respective $55,000C finals. The fastest of the four divisions came in the sixth race, the second colt division as Ontario invader, My Bettors Del, had an easy time wiring the field. Leaving from post five for driver Stephane Brosseau, My Bettors Del out kicked Eclat De Rire (Stephane Gendron) for the early lead by the opening quarter mile in :29. From there he cut fractions of :59.2 and 1:30, holding the field at bay. He won by three lengths in 1:59.1. Eclat De Rire was second with Kinnder Big Boss (Justin Filion) third. Trained by Jacques Dupont, My Bettors Del is a colt by Bettors Delight, who is co-owned by Yves Sarrazin of La Presentation with the breeder, Jam Auden, Inc. of Portneut. He paid the mandatory $2.10 to win. It was his first pari-mutuel win in four starts. The first colt division was the third race and there was little doubt on who the winner would be. The race fans made Whitecookie and overwhelming 1/9 favorite and he raced just like it. Starting from the rail for driver Marie Claude Auger of Trois-Rivieres who also trains and owns Whitecookie, the son of Windfall Blue Chip, went right to front, held the field at bay the entire one-mile race and went on to win by four and one-half lengths in 2:01.2. Retour Au Jeu (Stephane Gendron) was second with PLD Needy (Stephane Brosseau) third. It was the third straight win for the unbeaten Whitecookie. He paid just $2.20 to win. The rain clouds opened up for the fourth race, the second Breeders Cup division for fillies, making the track labeled "good". That had no effect on Acaena De Chakrika. The daughter of Sunshine Beach, with Stephane Brosseau in the sulky, came first-over early to grab the lead by the opening quarter mile and led the rest of the race, winning by one length in 2:02.2. SOS Cupcake and driver Daniel Laflamme made a race of it, coming after Acaena De Chakrika on the final turn, but could not collar the race winner and was second. Three Star Sena (Pascal Berube) was third. It was the first victory for Acaena De Chakrika, who is trained by Daniel Martin and was bred and is owned by Diane Lepine of Quebec City. She paid $6.00 to win. In the second race, the first Future Stars division for the fillies, a real battle ensued in the backstretch as Cant Fight Fate (Tyler Jones) was on the lead and Lotus Sena was sitting in the two-hole for driver Pascal Berube when Berube decided to come first-over. Cant Fight Fate went head and head with Lotus Sena, but on the final turn, Lotus Sena took command and went on to win by two lengths in 2:03.4. Cant Fight Fate was second with Whitemountain Ruby (Francis Picard) third. It was the maiden victory in three lifetime starts for Lotus Sena. The daughter of Windfall Blue Chip is trained by Serge Nadeau of Scott, who also bred and owns Lotus Sena. She paid $9.80 to win. Track Notes: Carol Voyer led all drivers and trainers Sunday, sending out and driving two winners. Driver Stephane Brosseau also had a driving double, winning two of the Future Stars divisions and Pascal Berube had a driving double. As part of National Caretakers Apperception Day, the name of every groom was announced in the post parade. Live racing resumes at the Hippodrome 3R on Friday evening, July 26 with the second leg of the $470,000C Breeders Cup Series for three-year-old trotters. The pacers go on Sunday. For more information, a free race program or to view the races live at H3R, visit From the Quebec Jockey Club  

Trois-Rivieres, QC - The Quebec Jockey Club is hosting a rare three-day weekend of harness racing at the Hippodrome 3R, featuring stakes and special events this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The weekend has been billed as a Festival of Racing. Breeders Cup For Trotters Friday The big weekend kicks off Friday evening with the opening round of the $470,000C Breeders Cup Series for three-year-old trotting colts and fillies. There will be three weeks of preliminary action culminating with the top eight-point earners in the series returning on Sunday, September 8 for their respective $65,000C finals. The opening round features trotting fillies in the second race where rivals Cho Choo Blue (post 2) takes on Kinderunbelievable (post 8). The trotting colts are in action in race five as $141,000C career winner Only For Justice (post 1) and stablemate Clevisse (post 8) race as an entry for trainer Dany Fontaine and the Gaetan Bono Stable of Montreal, who bred and owners both horses. First race post time is 7:00 pm Quebec Regional Fair Saturday On Saturday, the Quebec Jockey Club hosts the Quebec Regional Fair which will feature a family fun day at the track with 13 races beginning at 1:00 pm. Special activities on Saturday for the race fans include drawings for rides in a two-seat sulky on the racetrack, rides in the starting gate, plus drawings for dining-room packages and betting vouchers. There will be a live horse on display at the entrance to the track for fans to take photos with and specially for the children there will be balloon sculptors and face painting, etc. And all the events are FREE for the patrons. On the racetrack will be many two-year-old trotters and pacers competing for the first time. There is also a unique half-mile race (10th) featuring top pacers Surf Report (post 6) and Allstar Seelster (post 1). Since there is no record of a half mile race at the Hippodrome 3R, the winner will automatically become the track record holder. In addition to the live racing, the track will also have a special Monte Race (racing under saddle) with trotters. There will be no wagering on the exhibition race that has a purse of $600C donated by Demers Excavation Company. $120,000C Quebec-Bred Series Finals Sunday The Quebec-Bred Series for older horses culminates on Sunday with four $30,000C final for the trotters and pacers plus the opening round of the $470,000C Breeders Cup Series for three-year-old pacers. There are two trotters and one pacer who could become the first ever to win four Quebec championships. They are Capteur De Reve, Maximuscle and Atomic Million AM. Capteur De Reve goes for his fourth straight title in the seventh trot final. Now age 5, the son of Muscle Mass will have a very tough task as he starts from the outside in post seven for driver Stephane Gendron. Last week he beat the odds-on favorite, Seeyou Men, who drew post one. Maximuscle goes from post three for driver Louis Philippe Roy in trying for his fourth straight title. Other contenders in the race include track record holder Wildwild Men (post 8) and Kinnder Dangerous (post 2). Then in the tenth race, Atomic Million AM heads the final for older pacing horses and starts from post five for driver Guy Gagnon. Undefeated at H3R this season, Atomic Million AM goes for his fifth straight win this year for trainer, owner and breeder, Alain Martin. Now age eight, the son of Million Dollar Cam boasts four wins in six starts this year, his fastest mile coming last week with a 1:54.1 triumph, the fastest mile at H3R this season. Other standouts in the race are Kinnder Jackson (post 3), HP Patriote (post 8) and Major Lou Beka (post 2). The mares do battles in the third race trot final headed by Eau Naturelle (post two) against Lucky Promesses and Kascara Rosa. The pacing mares go at it in race eight featuring YS Tallia (post 7) going for her fourth straight win, Lit De Rose (post 6), Lune Bleu (post 1) and All You Can Dream (post 5). The opening round of the Breeders Cup Series for the pacers takes place in races 2, 4, 9 and 11. Featured will be top colts and fillies Cooking Up The Speed (race 2), Ashleysbest (race 4) who goes for her fourth straight win, YS Sunshine (race 4), GA Speed Gaby (race 9), HP Napoleon, who comes to H3R off a 1:51 win at Woodbine and Bettor Now (race 11). First race post time Sunday is 1:00 pm. For a free race program, visit From the Quebec Jockey Club  

Trois-Rivieres, QC - Seeyou Men has beaten everyone in the field the past two starts and the former Quebec-Bred Series two-time harness racing champion will try to make it three straight scores on Friday at the Hippodrome 3R. Seeyou Men starts from the rail Friday in the third and final preliminary round of the Quebec-Bred Series for older trotters. It's the eighth race co-feature on Friday and there are nine starters in the race. While Seeyou Men is a shoo-in to make the $30,000 final on Sunday, July 14, others in the field will not only be vying to beat Seeyou Men, but also to earn much needed points to make next weeks final. Trained by Daniel Martin for breeder Chantal Gravel of St-Cyrille-De-Wendover, who co-owns the seven-year-old gelded son of Muscle Mass with Catheline Pelletier of Mirabel, Seeyou Men was off to a rough start in 2019 until this series at the Hippodrome 3R. He had but one win in 16 starts this year and with the return to H3R, has scored two very impressive victories. Both were parked out the entire mile scores. Seeyou men also has six second place finishes this year to go with his three wins, so he has been usually in contention in most of his races. "Of course, Mohawk is a stronger track that 3R," trainer Daniel Martin said. "But he likes the half mile track. In Toronto he was not lucky with post positions but he still got many second-place finishes. "The opposition is strong at 3R," Martin added, "But with a week break in racing will most certainly help him. We will see the results tonight." On Friday, Seeyou Men will also face his toughest rival in the series, and it's his younger full brother Wildwild Men. Due to the fact that both horses are still owned by Pelletier and Gravel, they will race coupled as an entry on Friday, but Wildwild Men, who is trained and driven by Guy Gagnon, will start from post seven. Both horses are sired by Muscle Mass from the Angus Hall mare, Seeyouinthecircle. Wildwild Men, who still owns the track record at H3R at age 2, is now six years old and also has three wins this season. He won an opening round of the Quebec-Bred Series, the same weekend his older brother won his division. Last week he was a game second place finisher to Seeyou Men. Also, in contention in the race will be former Quebec-Bred champions Maximuscle (post 4), Holiday Party (post 3), Capteur De Reve (post five) along with Kinnder Dangerous (post 8) and Caroluzzo (post 6). The older mare trotters are featured in the sixth race where Kascara Rose renews her rivalry with Lucky Promesses. Kascara Rosa, now age 9 and sired by Kadabra, goes from post four for trainer Yves Tessier and owner/breeder Jean Dessureaudt of Candiac. In her last start, Kascara Rosa was a game third in the series and the prior week, she beat her younger rivals with a 2:00.1 triumph, her fourth win this year. She will be driven by Stephane Brosseau. Lucky Promesses starts from the rail for driver Francis Picard. The six-year-old mare by Lucky Fool is trained by Francis Richard for owners Bruno Morin of St-Lazare-De-Bellechasse and Danny Genois of Quebec and has just one win this year. But the mare does have two second place finishes in the series. Last start she nearly wired the field and the prior week came first-over and held game until the wire. Other contenders include Eau Naturelle (post 5), who won an opening round division, former Quebec Series champion, Y S Suzanne (post 6) and Precieuse CC (post 3). The first two-year-old race of the season takes place in the third race where five "babies" make their first-ever pari-mutuel starts. The early favorite is Eclat De Rire (Burst Out Laughing in English) from post four for trainer Maxime Velaye. This colt was bred and is owned by Guy Corbeil of Mirabel. It is a half brother to Lune Bleu (Blue Moon in English), who compete Sunday at H3R in Quebec-Bred Series. The colt is sired by Leader Bayama from the No Pan Intended mare, Eloge, and was a winner last week at H3R in a qualifying race, pacing the last quarter mile in :29.3 in a 2:05.2 triumph. Other sires represented in the race are Windfall Blue Chip, Shanghai Phil, and Sunshine Beach. First race post time Friday is 7:00 pm. For a free race program, visit From the Quebec Jockey Club    

Trois-Rivieres, QC - Racing against the best trotters in Quebec, Seeyou Men proved to be the strong horse, grinding out an impressive win Friday at the Hippodrome 3R in the Quebec-Bred Series for older trotters. This was the second round of the series and featured just one large field of ten starters in the older horse division. Kinnder Dangerous and driver Justin Filion were the first on the lead around the first turn until Wildwild Men and trainer/driver Guy Gagnon came charging up on the outside to take the lead by the opening quarter mile in :28. Seeyou Men and driver Stephane Brosseau got away behind Kinnder Dangerous early. Then by the half mile marker in :58.2, Brosseau came first-over with Seeyou Men and started gaining ground by the three-quarters in 1:28.1 with Capteur De Reve (Stephane Gendron) grabbing the second-over cover. As they came around the final turn, Maximuscle came into the picture for driver Steeve Genois, sweeping three-wide and into contention. Seeyou Men would have the final say as he had cleared to the lead coming down the stretch and then pulled away to win by two and one-quarter lengths in 1:58.2. It took the photo finish camera to declare the winner's full brother, Wildwild Men, as the second-place finisher, he was a nose ahead of Capteur De Reve in third place who was a nose ahead of Maximuscle in fourth place. Seeyou Men, trained by Daniel Martin, raced as an entry with his brother, Wildwild Men, both of whom were bred by Chantal Gravel of St-Cyrille-De-Wendover and are co-owned with Catheline Pelletier of Mirabel. The entry paid $2.90 to win. In the third race division for the trotting mares, it was the race favorite, Lucky Promesse and driver Steeve Genois, leaving from the rail and going right to the top. Kascara Rosa and driver Stephane Brosseau grabbed the two-hole spot and sat patiently as Lucky Promesse's cut fractions of :29, :59.4 and 1:29.3 to the three-quarters. Y S Suzanne (Guy Gagnon) tried coming first-over in the backstretch but did not have the stamina to hang on the outside and faded back on the final turn. With Y S Suzanne fading as they started down the stretch, that was the cue as Brosseau came out with Kascara Rosa and started to challenge Lucky Promesses down the stretch, collaring the race lead and going on to win by a half length in 2:00.1. Eau Naturelle (Simon Delisle) was third. A nine-year-old mare by Kadabra, Kascara Rosa posted her fourth win on the year for trainer Yves Tessier and owner/breeder Jean Dessureault of Candiac. She paid $7.70 to win. Track Notes: Stephane Brosseau had a driving double, winning both stakes and trainer Yves Tessier sent out two winners on Friday. The Ben Hur Cup II headlines Sunday's 10-race program with Ontario's Doug McNair taking on Quebec's Louis-Philippe Roy with a $3,000C cash prize to the winner of the 8-race competition. In addition, there will be three divisions of the second round of the Quebec-Bred Series for older pacers as top horses Atomic Million AM taking on McKinney and for the mares, YS Tallia against Lit De Rose. First race post time Sunday is 1:00 pm. For a free program, visit From the Quebec Jockey Club

Trois-Rivieres, QC - The $276,000 Quebec-Bred Series got underway for four-year-old and older harness racing trotters and two full brothers, Seeyou Men and his younger brother, Wildwild Men, both won their respective opening round divisions at the Hippodrome 3R Friday. The Quebec-Bred Series is for older trotters and pacers with three weeks of preliminary action and then $30,000C finals on Sunday, July 14. The first division for older trotters was the first race on the program and saw Kinnder Dangerous and driver Justin Filion go right to the front from post two with rival Capteur De Reve (Stephane Gendron) sitting on their backs after Sometimes When (Guy Gagnon) made a costly early break. Kinnder Dangerous led the field around the second turn and coming past the stands he was unchallenged until 1/5 race favorite Seeyou Men came first-over and started to press towards the lead at the half mile in :59.4. Around the turn and heading down the backstretch, Seeyou Men and Brosseau could not pass Kinnder Dangerous and those two were head and head at the three-quarters in 1:29. On the final turn it looked like Filion had Kinnder Dangerous on the lead for good but Seeyou Men was not done yet, Brosseau asked his horse for me and it dug in and came on to win by a long neck over Kinnder Dangerous with the pocket-sitting Capteur De Reve grabbing third place. The one-mile trot went in 1:59. Kinnder Dangerous was found guilty of skipping over three pylons on the final turn and was placed sixth as Capteur De Rene was placed second and Holiday Party (Pascal Berube) was placed third. It was the second win this year for Seeyou Men, who is trained by Daniel Martin, bred and co-owned by Chantal Gravel of St-Cyrille-De-Wendover with Catheline Pelletier of Mirabel. The seven-year-old gelding by Muscle Mass paid $2.60 to win. In the sixth race second division, it was Wildwild Men and driver/trainer Guy Gagnon grinding it out past Caroluzzo (Stephane Gendron) to the opening quarter mile in :28.2. They raced that way past the half mile in :59.1 and it was then that SG Goliath King and driver Jocelyn Gendron came first over and pressed the leader to the three-quarters in 1:29.3. Then after the final turn, Wildwild Men put away SG Goliath King and easily held off Caroluzzo in the stretch to win by two and one-quarter lengths in 2:00.1. Caroluzzo was second with SG Goliath King third. Race favorite Maximuscle was unable to make it to the starting gate and never was able to catch the field. For track record holder Wildwild Men, it was his third win this season and it made for a stakes double for breeder and co-owner Chantal Gravel of St-Cyrille-De-Wendover with Catheline Pelletier of Mirabel, as they also have Seeyou Men. Wildwild Men paid $4.40 to win. The lone Quebec-Bred Series for the trotting mares took place in the third race where EAU Naturelle and trainer/driver Simon Delisle were able to lead from start to finish. Outkicking Montanaalaska (Stephane Brosseau) to gain the early lead, Delisle was challenged right away by Precieuse CC and driver/trainer Claude Beausoleil on the outside to the opening quarter mile in :29. Precieuse CC looked to clear to the lead and then went off-stride and was out of the race. Precieuse CC was content on the front end to the half mile marker in 1:00 when a dogfight was looming as Lucky Promesses (Steeve Genois) came first-over in the backstretch and those two hooked up past the three-quarters in 1:30.1. Then as they started down the stretch EAU Naturelle was the strong horse, winning by one length in 2:00.3. Lucky Promesses held for second with Y S Suzanne (Guy Gagnon) third. It was the first win in six starts this year for Precieuse CC, a four-year-old mare by Angus Hall who is owned by Chantal Auger-Maxime Dubuc of Portneuf, Raymond Bouffard of Quebec and Anne Delisle of Deschambault. She paid $6.60 to win. Track Notes: Stephane Brosseau, Marie Claude Auger and Carol Voyer each had driving doubles Friday. Carol Voyer also had a training double. In the second race pace, Sylvain Gagnon drove Northern Trophy to a 1:59 triumph at odds of 23-1, resulting in the highest payoff of the race meet at $49.80. On Sunday it will be the opening round of the Quebec-Bred Series for older pacers with four divisions, two for mares and two for horses. Headlining the fields are Atomic Million AM, Sports Authority, Stock, Chaleurs Fantasy, Beach Runner AM, McKinny and YS Tallia. Post time is 1:00 pm. For a free program for Sunday's race card or any general information, visit From the Quebec Jockey Club        

Trois-Rivieres, QC - One of only two mares in the field against six male rivals, Talbotcreek Suzie and driver Stephane Brosseau showed their heels to the field in capturing the 8th race Preferred-Invitational Trot Friday at the Hippodrome 3R. Leaving from post five, Brosseau sent Talbotcreek Suzie right to the front with Missionoftheheart (Tyler Jones) leaving and grabbing the two-hole seat. Then before the opening quarter mile in :28.3, driver Justin Filion came first-over with Kinnder Dangerous, but they were unable to clear to the lead and ended up parked first-over the entire mile. Talbotcreek Suzie was able to maintain control as they passed the half mile marker in :57.3 with Kinnder Dangerous sitting right on her shoulder. They raced down the backstretch and past the three-quarters in 1:27.3. Then on the final turn, driver Pascal Berube had Holiday Party in high gear as they circled four-wide with plenty of speed. Down the stretch, Kinnder Dangerous began to fade, Holiday Party continued to close well but Talbotcreek Suzie was game to the wire, winning by a head over Holiday Party with Missionoftheheart third. For Talbotcreek Suzie, a seven-year-old mare by Angus Hall, it was her fourth victory of the season for trainer Yves Tessier and owner Francis Morin of Beauceville. She paid $8.50 to win. Harness racing trainer/driver, RichardTalbotcreek "The Black Cat" Simard, made a triumph return to racing Friday, winning the 5th race trot with Orlys Fury ($22.50). It was back on April 20 that Simard fell with a horse at the farm and broke his wrist. This was his first pari-mutuel drive since the accident. Simard also trains Orlys Fury. Pierre Luc Roy led all drivers Friday with two wins. Yves Tessier was tops for the trainers as he also has two winners. Track Notes: Live racing resumes at the Hippodrome 3R on Sunday with first race post time at 1:00 pm. Featured in the 8th race Preferred-Handicap Pace is Outlaw Turn N Burn (post 8), who has won two of his last three starts, Requested (post 6), the winningest horse at H3R last season and Appleby Hanover (post 2), who is going for his third straight win. For a free race program, visit From the Quebec Jockey Club

Trois-Rivieres, QC - When the Hippodrome 3R harness racing track opens on Sunday, May 5 for the start of its 2019 race season, fans and horseman will be in for some different driving tactics with the new whipping rules. "Many will remember that we featured no whips at all on the last two days of the 2018 race meet," said Director of Racing Murielle Thomassin. "We learned a lot from those two days and have worked with our horsemen to come up with these new harsher rules for use of the whip at the Hippodrome 3R." Starting this season drivers must keep both hands in the handholds at all times. Drivers must limit the use of the whip at all times while on the racetrack. Drivers can never reach back to whip a horse. All whipping movement must be done from the wrist. The forearm must remain perpendicular to the track when the whip is used. For any infractions of the new rules, a driver can receive demerit points. The point system will not go into effect until the third race program at H3R. Once a driver has accumulated more than three points, that driver is suspended from driving on the next race card. After a driver receives their first suspension, they will be put on probation and suspended from the next race card each time they receive an additional demerit point. Any driver who receives any demerit points during the last month of racing at H3R, those points will carry over to the 2020 race season. The demerit points will be awarded by a committee of three people who will be appointed by the Director of the Quebec Jockey Club. There will be no appeal mechanism. Neither the Director General nor the Director of the track and no members of the Board of Directors at the QJC will be able to reverse a decision of the committee. "We realized last season that drivers need to carry a whip with them at all times on the racetrack," Thomassin explained. "It is a tool they need to control the horse, but any abuse of the whip will no longer be tolerated." With the start of the new meet there are also changes in post times and race days. Sunday afternoon will remain the same only with a new post time of 1:00 pm. Starting May 24, the Hippodrome 3R will feature Friday evening racing this season with first race post time at 7:00 pm. "We have tried mid-week racing in the past," Said Thomassin. "But the Tuesday and Wednesday night were not working out and now we are trying Friday evenings. We also one Thursday evening program on August 8." There will be a new on-track TV show called The Winner's Circle, that will begin at noon on live race days Sunday and Friday's at 6:00 pm. It is a new format, new content, new presentation too. The show will be broadcast exclusively in the betting rooms and on the usual sites of HPI and H3R. Track announcer Guy Lafontaine will continue to assume his role as descriptor and main animator, Ghislain Paquet will have the heavy task, essential however, the analysis of races and Daniel Delisle will be bringing everyone up on the latest news from the industry.   The team at H3R has Ms. Murielle Thomassin in the lead for the new TV show. The Summer Prize on the stakes schedule at H3R is none other than the $200,000 Prix D'Ete for four-year-old pacers set on Sunday, August 18. The richest racing card of the season will take place on Sunday, September 8 with the finals of the Breeders Cup and Future Stars Series for two and three-year-old pacers and trotters. The leading drivers and trainers at H3R will be back on opening. Stephane Brosseau goes for this third straight driving title and faces rivals Stephane Gendron, Guy Gagnon, Pascal Berube, Pierre Luc Roy and Francis Picard. The two-time leading trainer, Francis Richard, will be back to defend his title against Maxime Velaye, Isabelle Bineti, Kevin Maquire, Yves Tessier and Michel Allard. The classic Ben Hur Challenge, pitting two of the top drivers in the sport in head-to-head competition will again take place at H3R. Sunday's opening day card features ten races and both a Preferred Trot in the second race and a Preferred Pace in the eighth race. The trot is headlined by former track record holder and Quebec champion, Wildwild Men, taking on former champion, Holiday Party. While on the pacing side, Quebec Champions Stock and HP Patriote go against the top pacing mare the last two seasons at H3R, Rainbow Palace. For a free race program and other information, please visit From the Quebec Jockey Club

Trois-Rivieres, QC - After a brutal winter and now constant springtime rains, harness racing driver Stephane Brosseau is ready for some sunshine and to defend his driving title at the Hippodrome 3R, which opens for their 2019 race season on Sunday, May 5. The weather has been hard for everyone," Brosseau said. "It's a long winter, too much snow and rain. Fortunately, I have been able to drive at Rideau Carleton and that has really kept me in shape for the start of the Hippodrome 3R meet." Brosseau, who hails from L'Assomption, is shooting for his third straight driving title at H3R. The spry reinsman will turn 50 come July 21. He already has had 104 drives, 18 wins and an impressive Universal Driving Rating of .353. "I have some good trainers who have been giving me good horses to drive," Brosseau said. "I am driving for both Matt McDonald and Yves Tessier with some success." On the eve of starting another season of races in Trois-Rivieres, the local champion decided to take a few days of rest under the warm sun of Florida. "It was a Saturday night and raining," Brosseau recalled. "The forecast was for rain all week long, so I told my wife I was going to get someone to take care of my horses and jog them for a few days and we are taking off for Pompano Beach in Florida. I raced at Rideau on Sunday and Monday morning was on the plane to Florida. "I called my good friend Jacques Dupont (we worked together in Pompano a few winters), Brosseau said. "And not only did we get away for some sun for a few days, but Jacques asked me if I would qualify two of his horses at Pompano Park, one of them being his good trotter, Dream Nation. That was a nice bonus." Dream Nation, a son of Archangel, did very well in the Ontario Sire Stakes for Dupont last year, winning six of his ten starts with earnings of $157,000 and a record of 1:55.3. Brosseau not only won the qualifier at Pompano Park in 1:57.3 with Dream Nation, but also won another qualifier for Dupont with the pacer Better Than Cash in 1:57.2. Dream Nation is the property of Jacques Dupont (Orleans stable), Claude Levesque, CSL Stable (Sylvain Descheneaux) and Marc Camirand. "It will be interesting to see what kind of shape the horses are in this Sunday," Brosseau said. "It has been very tough for many horsemen in Quebec with the heavy rains and flooding. Everyone has had a hard time getting their horses ready. "I am happy that the Hippodrome is opening for the season," Brosseau said. "But there is still the problem of both the Hippodrome 3R and Rideau Carleton each racing on Sunday. I have to judge depending on my drives at both tracks, how long I can stay at 3R to drive and then leave for Rideau to drive there. It is tough for me; I want to drive in every race I can." Brosseau was fortunate to get a drive last year in the $200,000 Prix D'Ete aboard Ron Burke's Eddard Hanover and finished a respectable fourth place. "Driving in the Prix D'Ete is something very special to me," Brosseau explained. "Growing up in Quebec and going to see the world's best horses come to Montreal for the Prix D'Ete was always exciting. I thank Ron Burke for giving me the drive and I can only hope he will call upon me to drive one of his top horses this year again." The $200,000 Prix D'Ete takes place on Sunday, August 18 this season. It is the top stakes event of the season at H3R and annually has drawn the best four-year-old pacers in racing to Trois-Rivieres. "I love racing at the Hippodrome 3R," Brosseau stated. "Five years ago, I was just racing here and doing OK. These last two years, driving at both the Hippodrome and at Rideau Carleton have really worked out well for me. I can only hope it will continue to be good again this season." Track Notes: There are new post times at H3R this season. Sunday post time will be 1:00 pm. This season H3R will be racing on Friday evenings beginning May 24 with post time at 7:00 pm. For more information, visit From the Quebec Jockey Club  

Trois-Rivieres, QC - Mother Nature was not cooperative at all Sunday for closing day of the 2018 harness racing meet at the Hippodrome 3R. In fact, it was downright miserable through the entire card as the rains caused the start of the races to be delayed as the track was scraped. The foul weather did not hamper Canada's leading driver, Louis Philippe Roy from having a great day as he won four of the ten races on the card. The seventh race Preferred Pace saw D J Power and driver Pierre Luc Roy, a 9-1 long shot, take on his younger brother, Louis Philippe Roy with Hooter Shooter. D J Power was first on the lead after the starting gate pulled away. Driver Francis Picard left from the outside with Rainbow Palace to grab to two-hole spot with Hooter Shooter getting away in third place. After they went the opening quarter mile in :30.4, LPR came first-over with Hooter Scooter and looked to take the lead, but brother Pierre Luc Roy had other ideas and parked out his brother to the half mile in 1:01.4. Down the backstretch, Hooter Scooter stayed game on the outside past the three-quarters in 1:32.1 and D J Power was not giving up an inch. On the final turn it looked as if Hooter Scooter had had enough, but once in the stretch he came back again but could not catch D J Power who won by one length in 2:02.2. Hooter Scooter was second with Rainbow Palace third. It was the tenth win of the season for D J Power, a seven-year-old gelding by Major In Art. He is owned and trained by Jean Marc Roy of Mont-Joli and paid $21.90 to win. The eighth race Preferred Trot saw EAU Naturelle and driver Simon Delisle grab the early lead, held it until the opening quarter mile as Dance Hall George came first up for driver Francis Picard. They cleared to the front after the half mile marker. Dance Hall George and Picard then led the field until the three-quarters when Delisle came back on the outside with EAU Naturelle and those two battled neck and neck around the final turn and down the stretch with EAU Naturelle winning by a half length in 2:08.1. Dance Hall George was second with Capteur De Reve (Pierre Luc Roy) third. Also trained by Simon Delisle, it was the seventh win this year for EAU Naturelle. The five-year-old mare by Windsong Espoir is owned by Chantal Auger, Raymond Bouffard, Rejean Page and Anne Delisle. She paid $12.30 to win. For the second straight year, Stephane Brosseau captured the leading drivers title with 50 wins. Pascal Berube was second with 45 wins. Also winning the training title for the second straight year is Francis Richard. He also led early on this season and finished out the race season with 27 winners from his stable. His nearest rival was Maxime Velaye with 17 wins. There was a special winner's circle retirement ceremony for the 14-year-old pacer Windham Hanover. The son of Mach Three had a record of 1:54 and career earnings of $254,019. All Standardbred race horses must retire from racing when they turn age 15. Track notes: Closing day was also the second day of "whipless" racing. Both Francis Richard and Nathalie Migneault had training doubles. The Hippodrome 3R and its Off-Track-Betting parlors throughout Quebec, will be open seven days a week featuring simulcasting of the best in harness and thoroughbred racing. Visit for more information. From the Quebec Jockey Club    

Trois-Rivieres, QC - The curtain closes on the 2018 harness racing season at the Hippodrome 3R (H3R) on Sunday with the second "whipless" racing card, the return of Canada's leading money winning and dash leader, Louis Philippe Roy, plus the leading driver and trainer awards. The last two days of the H3R race meet is featuring "whipless" racing. The drivers are not carrying whips as the Quebec Jockey Club that runs H3R is conducting the experiment as they seek stricter whipping rules for 2019. Quebec native Louis Philippe Roy (LPR) returns for closing day and is listed to drive in nine of the ten races on program. He wants to be involved in the "whipless" racing and is a major advocate of changes in harness racing to attract new people in becoming race fans and owners. Driver Stephane Brosseau has been the leading driver at H3R since opening day back in April. Going into Sunday's closing day card, he leads Pascal Berube 49 to 45. Berube, who has been red hot as of late, has a tall order in trying to catch Brosseau. Berube has nine drives Sunday, while Brosseau has just six drives. The training title is all wrapped up as Francis Richard will win his second title at H3R. He currently has 25 wins from his stable, while his nearest rival, Maxime Velaye has 17 wins. The closing day program has two co-feature events with a Preferred Pace and Trot. The pacers go first in race seven where Rainbow Palace, the lone mare in the field, goes for her second straight win against the boys from post six for driver Francis Picard. She is taking on rivals Windsun Cheyenne (post five) and Hooter Shooter (post three). The eighth race Preferred Trot is a wide-open affair with a full field of nine starters. The lone return winner in the field if SG Goliath King (post four) for driver Stephane Gendron. They are moving up in class and face Holiday Party (post seven), Jamigo (post eight) and EAU Naturelle (post five). Post time Sunday is 12:50 pm. For a free race program, visit From the Quebec Jockey Club  

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