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Invader Windsun Cheyenne cruises at H3R

07:30 AM 02 Jul 2018 NZST
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Windsun Cheyenne and driver Stephane Brosseau won in 1.54, the fasted mile of the year at H3R. photo

Paces to fastest mile of season

Trois-Rivieres, QC - Windsun Cheyenne invaded the Hippodrome 3R Sunday from Rideau Carleton and not only won the feature harness race of the day, but also recorded the fastest mile of the season.

The third race feature began as a three-way battle for control of the lead. Rainbow Palace and driver Francis Picard was on the rail, then two-wide was Appleby Hanover with Pascal Berube and three-wide was Windsum Cheyenne and driver Stephane Brosseau.

They raced that way around the first turn with no one wanting to take back. Then Berube ducked in behind Rainbow Palace, but Brosseau had other ideas and sent Windsum Cheyenne to the lead at the opening quarter mile in :27.

As the field went past the half mile marker in :56.2, driver Pierre Luc Roy came first-over with Ufdragons Rocket and they began to gain ground on the leaders with Hooter Shooter (Stephane Gendron) trying to get into the hunt second-over.

They went by the three-quarters in 1:25.2 as Windsun Cheyenne and Brosseau were on cruise control as Ufdragons Rocket could not collar them.

As they came down the stretch, Windsun Cheyene was the strong horse, stopping the teletimer in 1:54, the fastest mile of the season at the Hippodrome 3R. Ufdragons Rocket held for second with Rainbow Palace third. Windun Cheyenne won by two lengths.

Windsum Cheyenne is not really a stranger at H3R as he is the track record holder at 1.5 mile distance with Stephane Brosseau in the bike at 2:58.1 in 2017.

It was the fifth win this year for Windsun Cheyenne, an eight-year-old gelding by Cam's Card Shark, trained and owned by Gina Bragagnolo of Lavatrie. He paid $4.00 to win.

Requested ($3.00) became the winningest horse of the season at H3R, scoring his fourth victory this year with a 1:56 triumph in the 7th race pace for driver Francis Picard.

All of the eight races on the program were sub two-minute miles. Stephane Brosseau had a driving double and Francis Richard had a training double.

Track Notes: Live racing resumes Tuesday night when All You Can Dream returns to H3R. Last week this amazing three-year-old filly by Sportswriter dazzles everyone with a 1:56 romp by 24 lengths in her pari-mutuel debut for trainer Dr. John Bradbury and driver Stephane Brosseau. She starts from post two in the fourth race.

Post time Tuesday is 6:30 pm.

For more information and a free race program, visit

From the Quebec Jockey Club



Steven Wolf
Steven Wolf Consulting
(954) 654-3757


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