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Trois-Rivieres, QC - The trotters own the spotlight at the Hippodrome 3R Tuesday evening with five divisions of the Quebec Series for harness racing two and three-year-old trotters. The action begins right in the third race with the Breeders Cup for three-year-old trotting fillies. Montanaalaska seeks her third straight win and starts from post two for driver Guy Gagnon. This daughter of Angus Hall wired the field in 2:00.2 last week at Rideau Carleton and in the second rounds of the Breeders Cup Series, won at H3R in 2:02.4. She is trained by Alain Martin and owned by Michel Grenier of Gatineau. The colts in the second round of the Breeders Cup Series get underway in the sixth race where Johnnys Revenge (post three) takes on Sir Chopin (post one) and Sombre (post five). The second division for colts is in the eighth race where SG Goliath King looks to extend his two-race winning streak for Sylvain Grenier of Saint-Rene. Grenier not only bred and owns the gelded son of Lucky Fool, but is also the trainer and driver. SG Goliath King has now won three of his last four starts and has finished first or second in his last six starts, the fastest a 2:01.2 record at H3R. They will start from post six and go against return winner Yankee Photo (post five) and Nobodynojustice (post three), all of whom have won prior legs of the series. The two-year-old trotters are featured first in the Future Stars Series in race four for the fillies. Newcomer to H3R is Kenogami Darling, who ships in from Toronto off a very impressive victory at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The daughter of Justice Hall came from off the trot in a $19,500 Ontario Sire Stakes Grassroot Stake and won going away by six lengths in 1:59.2. She is trained by Dany Fontaine for breeder Jean Francois of Anjou, who co-owns the filly with Claude Reid of Jonquiere and starts from post six. Kenogami Darling will be taking on return Series winners The Only is Somolie (post seven) and My Lady Hall (post five), who is part of an entry with Claudi P V (post 2). The colts for the Future Stars have nine starters in the ninth race and the early favorite is trainer/driver and Hall of Famer Yves Filion's Money Hill from post seven. This colt by Muscle Hill won his qualifying event at Mohawk in 2:00.3 and in his first start in the Define World Series, was fourth, race timed in 1:58.4. He was bred and is owned by R L Belanger of Laval. Money Hill will go against opening round winner, El Bleu (post nine) and the Dany Fontaine entry of Only For Justice (post one) and Clevisse (post eight). They were both bred and are owned by Gaston Bono, Inc. of Montreal. First race post time is 12:50 pm Tuesday. Anyone wishing to get a free race program can visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club

Trois-Rivieres, QC - The very first race on the harness racing program set the tone of action at the Hippodrome 3R Tuesday evening as it took the photo finish camera to declare the winner of the first of four $30,000 finals for the Quebec-Bred Series. The first race featured the final for four and five-year-old pacing mares and it turned out to be exciting battle between two-time former champion, HP Sissy and Art De Gagnee. Race favorite Skyfall Sena (Guy Gagnon) was first on the lead but Stephane Brosseau wanted control of the race with HP Sissy and took over after a :27.3 opening quarter mile. Then before the half mile in :57, driver Pierre Luc Roy came first-over with Art De Gagnee and pushed HP Sissy for control, but could not pass her by as they raced head and head past the three-quarters in 1:25.4. Art De Gagnee then stuck a head out in front at the top of the stretch, but HP Sissy dug in some more for Brosseau, but it was not good enough as Roy kept after Art De Gagnee, who won the photo finish by a head in 1:56. Skyfall Sena was third. It was a lifetime mark for Art De Gagnee, a five-year-old mare by Shadow Play, owned and trained by Cassandra Lecourt of Ste-Victoire De Sorel. She was bred by Guy Corbeil of Mirabel and paid $15.80 to win. The sixth race $30,000 final for the trotting mares saw EAU Naturelle and trainer/driver Simon Delisle go right to the front as expected, but a costly break by Lucky Promisses allowed race favorite Y S Suzanne and driver Guy Gagnon to get the two-hole trip. They raced Indian-style past the half and then in the backstretch, Gagnon made his move with Y S Suzanne and came first-over but could not pass by a determined EAU Naturelle as they raced head and head until mid-stretch when Y S Suzanne took over and won by one and one-quarter lengths in 1:59.3. EAU Naturelle was second with Vanilla Star (Yves St Jacques) third. It was the second Championship Final for Y S Suzanne, who also won at age 2. She is a five-year-old mare Angus Hall, co-owned and trained by Blake Curran with by Jason Jamieson of Perth, ON. She paid $2.40 to win. Wildriverbumble made it three straight championships as he ended up being an easy winner in the 7th race final for the pacing horses. It was Majo Lou Beka an driver Jonathan Lachance that put on a speed show as they left from the rail and opened up on the field immediately, going to the opening quarter mile in :26.4 and then to the half mile in :55.1. Dance With Joe and driver Daniel Dulude and troubles leaving and was in second place but quit after the half mile and that was when Guy Gagnon got Wildriverbumblebee on the move on the outside. They caught up with Major Lou Beka at the three-quarters in 1:24.1 and on the final turn Wildriverbumblebee took command for Gagnon and went on to win by two and one-quarter lengths in 1:55. HP Patriote (Pascal Berube) was second with C L Sportaction (Brosseau) third. It was the second straight win for Wildriverbumblebee. The four-year-old stallion by Sportswriter is trained by Francis Richard and was bred and is owned by Dr. John Bradbury of Cookshire-Eaton. He paid $3.30 to win. The last $30,000 final was the 8th race for the trotting horses and it was quite a battle from the start. Both Holiday Party (Pascal Berube) and Kinnder Dangerous (Justin Filion) wanted the lead and by the opening quarter mile in :27.4, Filion took back into the two-hole with Kinnder Dangerous. Then on the second turn, Pierre Luc Roy started Capteur De Reve up on the outside and they started working their way to the front at the half mile in :58.2. Then by the three-quarters in 1:28, Capteur De Reve was able to collar Holiday Party as Filion and Kinnder Dangerous tried coming three-wide on the final turn. As they came down the stretch, Capteur De Reve proved to be the strong horse and went on to win by one and one-quarter lengths in 1:59.4. Sometimes When (Guy Gagnon) closed well to be second with Holiday Party third. It was the second straight Championship for Capteur De Reve, who won last year at age three. The four-year-old son of Muscle Mass is trained by Maxime Velaye and was bred and is owned by Ecuire Provoquante of Mirabel. He paid $4.80 to win. There were three divisions of the third round of the Breeders Cup Series for three-year-old trotters Tuesday evening. The first colt division was the second race and saw Yankee Photo and driver Pascal Berube take early control from Sir Chopin (Simon Delisle) after the opening quarter mile in :29.4. From that point on Yankee Photo wired the field, winning by two and one-quarter lengths in 2:02.1. Sir Chopin was second with Johnny's Revenge (David Pilon) third. It was the second win this season for Yankee Photo. The colt by Muscle Yankee is trained by Gerald Woodberry and was bred and is owned by Mario Gourgee of Stanbridge East and paid $3.90 to win. The second division, fifth race, belonged to SG Goliath King and driver Sylvain Grenier, who led from start to finish by two and one-quarter lengths in 2:03. SOS Irresistable (Daniel Laflamme) tried coming first-over at the opening quarter mile and was parked out the entire mile but still held on for second place. Nobodynojustice (Guy Gagnon) looped the field three-wide at the three-quarters and around the final turn but could not keep the momentum going and finished third. It was the second straight win and third victory on the year for SG Goliath King. The son of Lucky Feel was bred and is owned and trained by Grenier of Saint-Rene and paid $3.40 to win. The lone filly division in the third race saw race favorite Kinnder Prediction (Justin Filion) go off-stride at the start and that left Montanaalaska and driver Guy Gagnon all alone to lead the field with ease and win by five and three-quarter lengths in 2:02.4. Precieuse CC (Claude Beausoleil) was second with Stand For Justice (Brosseau) third. It was a lifetime mark and first career victory for the daughter of Angus Hall. She is trained by Alain Martin for owner Michel Grenier of Gatineau, paying $4.00 to win. In the Horse Power Challenge Race, featuring Grand Prix auto drivers Andrew Ranger vs LP (Louis-Philippe) Dumoulin in double-seater jogging carts, it was Quebec native Andrew Ranger with harness racing coach Simon Allard, beating LP Dumoulin and coach Stephane Brosseau by one length in 2:31.2. Track Notes: Live racing resumes on Tuesday with the second round of the Future Stars Pacing Series for two-year-old's. Also, on Tuesday is the draw for the $200,000 Prix D'Ete at H3R on Sunday, August 19. The post draw will be done live Tuesday in the winner's circle. Post time Tuesday is 6:30 pm. For more information and a free program for Tuesday, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club  

Trois-Rivieres, QC - Kinnder Jackson with driver Justin Filion, moved first-over against Stock and blew right by them on the final turn in capturing the $10,000 second round of the Breeders Cup Series at the Hippodrome 3R Sunday. The eighth race co-feature for three-year-old harness racing pacing colts saw the overwhelming race favorite, 1/5 Hudson Phil, go off-stride for driver Clarke Steacy at the start of the race. That opened the race right away as Big Mach and driver Guy Gagnon shot out to the early lead, but it was last year's champion, Stock, who pressed to the front for driver Stephane Brosseau and led the field at the opening quarter mile in :28. They raced that way past the half in :57.4, but at the three-quarters in 1:27.1, driver Justin Filion was sitting third with Kinnder Jackson and moved him to the outside and the son of Allamerican Native and grabbed control of the lead by the top of the stretch. From that point on, Kinnder Jackson was not going to be caught, drawing off to win by six and one-quarter lengths in 1:56.1. Stock was second with Power Fog (Pierre Luc Roy) third. Kinnder Jackson paid $21.90 to win. Bred, owned and trained by Denitza Petrova of Melbourne, it was the second straight win for Kinnder Jackson and his sixth win in seven starts this year. He is now tied with Requested as the two winningest horses at H3R this year with six wins each. In the second race, the first of the two Breeders Cup divisions for three-year-old pacing fillies, Katniss S BG ($3.00) and driver Pascal Berube make it two straight wins in the series. The daughter of Mach Three, bred and owned by Sylvain Descheneaux and Gaston Bibeau of Sorel-Tracy and trained by Richard Moreau saw Lit De Rose and driver Pierre Luc Roy shoot to the early lead by the opening quarter in :27.2. Berube then moved Katniss S BG first-over and with a major burst of speed, took the lead away from Lit De Rose before the half mile in :57.4. From there Berube held the field at bay, leading at the three-quarters in 1:26.4 before opening up to win by five and one-quarter lengths in 1:56.1. Lit De Rose was second with D Gs Shadowbell (Jonathan Lachance) third. The fifth race second filly division saw Butterfly BG ($3.90) and driver Guy Gagnon go wire-to-wire by one length in 1:59.3 over the pocket-sitting Sharks Summrshandy (Pascal Berube) with Perfect Glory (Sylvain Lacaille) a game third after racing first-over in the backstretch. It was the second straight win and third on the season for Butterfly BG. The Sportswriter filly is trained by Gagnon, bred and owned by Gaston Bibeau of Sorel-Tracy. The Invitational-Handicap Pace in the third race saw the return to H3R of three-time Quebec Champion, Atomic Million AM, and he came home not to lose. Atomic Million AM ($2.50) and driver Guy Gagnon came after Chaleurs Ad (Kevin Maguire) and took command at the quarter mile in :26.2. From there it was all Atomic Million Am. Gagnon kept his steed in control passing the three-quarters in 1:24.4 and then drew off in the stretch for the race fans, winning by four open lengths in 1:53.4. Solid Performance (Pascal Berube) was second with Windsun Cheyenne (Marie Auger) third. It was the third win this year for Atomic Million AM, a seven-year-old gelding by Million Dollar Cam, who now has career earnings of more than $278,000 for breeder, owner and trainer, Alain Martin. Driver Pascal Berube took 9-1 Montana Ben three-wide in the backstretch the final time and looped the field, taking the lead away from Clever Thing (Tyler Jones), then scoring a five and one-half length romp in the two-mile at H3R. The time of the race was 4:06, nearly four seconds slower than the world and track record at H3R. For Montana Ben, the six-year-old gelding by Western Terror posted his first win in 19 starts this year for trainer Marc Andre Simmoneau and paid $21.80 to win. He is owned by Francois Morin of Beauceville. Brusslebeach (Maxim Gaudreault) was second with Clever Thing third. Track Notes: This was the last live race program at H3R for the next two weeks due to the Grand Prix car racing that takes over most of the town of Trois-Rivieres. The next live program will be a special one on Thursday, August 9, when H3R hosts the $120,000 finals of the Quebec-Bred Series for four and five-year-old trotters and pacers. There will be four Championship races, each going for a purse of $30,000. For more information, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club  

Trois-Rivieres, QC - Harness racing driver Guy Gagnon came into the Hippodrome 3R needing just two victories to score his 5,000th career win and it took him until the last race on the program to get the job done. In the fourth race trot he was able to win with ease aboard Irish Master ($3.80) in 2:03.3. It was a romp as they won by nine and one-quarter lengths. Then Gagnon had to wait until the eighth race, the last on the program to get the job done. He was driving Evergreen Artist ($5.00) and they left from post six and led from start to finish, winning with ease by three and three-quarter lengths in a lifetime best clocking of 1:55. "This horse was just bought and it was its first start with the trainer (Francis Richard)," Gagnon explained. "He said that the horse was ready and it was." "5,000 victories you do not that alone," Gagnon said. "I must thank all of the trainers who gave me the drives over the years. I feel very proud and thank everyone who has supported me in my career." It was just two weeks ago that driver Simon Delisle of Dechambault scored a big upset with his trotting mare and sure enough he was able to do it again at the Hippodrome 3R Tuesday evening. With a change in tactics from her previous start, trainer/driver Simon Delisle and EAU Naturelle was able to again beat race favorite Y S Suzanne and driver Guy Gagnon in the third and final leg of the Quebec-Bred Series. Now the four and five-year-old trotters must wait until Thursday, August 9 when the top eight-point earners in the series return to H3R for their respective $30,000 finals. In the third race division for mares, Delisle went to the lead with EAU Naturelle instead of looking for cover to come off of later in the race as he had done in his last two starts. With Y S Suzanne on their back in the two-hole, Delisle and EAU Naturelle led the field past the opening quarter in :30.3 and that was when driver Stephanie Brosseau came first-over with and pressed to the half mile in a mild 1:01.3.t Brosseau kept the pressure on EAU Naturelle and they raced as a team going into the backstretch. Then Gagnon pulled out from being Delisle with Y S Suzanne and began to follow HP Run Like Mom and then tipped three-wide and looped around HP Run Like Mom as they passed the three-quarters in 1:31.2. Around the final turn Gagnon tried to gain ground on Delisle but could not. Delisle and EAU Naturelle were strong in the stretch and won with ease by two and one-quarter lengths in 2:00.3. Y S Suzanne was second with Linda's Jewel (Mario Lachance) third. Last time out EAU Naturelle beat Y S Suzanne at odds of 22-1. This time it was at odds of 6-1. It was the third win in eight starts this year for the five-year-old daughter of Windsong Espoir. She is owned by Chantal Auger, Raymond Bouffard, Rejean Page and Anne Delisle, all of Quebec. She paid $15.10 to win. The last time EAU Naturelle and Delisle drew the rail post position as she started from tonight, she also won, leading from start to finish. Simon Delisle scored an even bigger upset victory in the very next race, winning with Scout Says at 14-1, paying $31.50 to win. In the horse division of the Quebec-Bred Series, the rivalry continued between Kinnder Dangerous and Capteur De Reve. The sixth race co-feature began with Kinnder Dangerous and driver Justin Filion shooting out to the early lead with Holiday Party (Pascal Berube) following their cover in second place to the opening quarter mile in :29. Then as they came to half mile in 1:00.1, driver Pierre Luc Roy came first-over started moving toward the race leaders. Roy did not charge up and try to pass Kinnder Dangerous. He just allowed Capteur De Reve to sit alongside Filion until the three-quarters in 1:28.4. It was then that Filion asked Kinnder Dangerous for more and Capteur De Reve was not only able to match his speed but was also gaining ground. Coming down the stretch it was a two-horse race, neck and neck, head and head to the finish with Capteur De Reve the strong horse, winning by a neck in 1:58.4. Orlys Dream (Mario Lachance) was third. In four meetings this season, the score is tied with both horses having beaten each other twice. For Capteur De Reve, a four-year-old gelded son of Muscle Mass, it was his second win in five starts this year. He is trained by Maxime Velaye for owner/breeder Ecurie Provoquante of Mirabel, paying $6.30 to win. Track Notes: Requested ($3.60) became the winningest horse at H3R this season, scoring his fifth win, all at H3R, in the seventh race for driver Francis Picard. Live racing resumes at H3R on Sunday, first race post time at 12:50 pm. For a free race program, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club    

Guy Gagnon from Gatineau, Quebec, finished at the top of the driver standings to win the 2018 Eastern Ontario / Quebec Regional Driving Championship at Kawartha Downs, near Peterborough, Ontario on Saturday night (June 30) and advances to the National Driving Championship at Grand River Raceway on September 26. Gagnon, a winner of 4,979 races and over $23 million in purse money during his career, finished the competition with 49 points.  In runner up position, and also advancing is Stephane Brosseau, of L’Assomption, Quebec with 41 points. The competition came down to the last race with the six races won by six different drivers.  Gagnon and Brosseau finished 1-2 in the final RDC race and that’s where they landed on the leaderboard. Gagnon and Brosseau will join other six drivers, including Ontario finalists Trevor Henry and Louis-Philippe Roy, Western finalists Kelly Hoerdt and Jamie Gray, and Atlantic finalists Gilles Barrieau and Redmond Doucet at the 2018 National Driving Championship at Grand River Raceway on September 26. The winner of the 2018 NDC will have the opportunity to represent Canada in the World Driving Championship (WDC), and join 2017 World Driving Champion, James MacDonald, in the 2019 WDC in Sweden. Here are the final standings: Guy Gagnon - 49 Stephane Brosseau – 41 Stephane Gendron- 36 Nick Boyd - 33 Reg Gassien -32 Brett MacDonald -31 Jonathan Lachance -29 Richard Simard - 25 Race-by-race recaps of the evening’s six championship races follow. The races were carded as races 1 and 3 and five through eight. RDC Race 1: Driver Nick Boyd blew away the opening race field, winning in a wire-to-wire romp with Gramps in 1:54. Boyd sent the Jennas Beach Boy gelding to the front, putting up fractions of :27.1, :56.4 and 1:24.3 all while being chased by Brett MacDonald and Sup Hanover for second, while Jayda Nicole with Reg Gassien finished third.  “It was pretty simple,” Boyd said of the result after the race. “I had what turned out to be the best horse tonight and he got the job done.”  RDC Race 2: No Panic and Reg Gassien popped pocket on pacesetter Dads Filly (Guy Gagnon) to win in 1:56.4. Ima Holy Terror (Richard Simard)came first over at the half and led the chasing pack to take third with Rocket Gal (Brett MacDonald) rallying for fourth. RDC Race 3: Jonathan Lachance powered to the lead with Lyons William approaching the half, maintained control and kicked clear of his rivals to a 1:53.3 victory over Statement (Stephane Brosseau) and Jetset Charmer (Richard Simard). RDC Race 4: With Burlington (Guy Gagnon) commandeering the field heading to the half and setting a quick tempo on the lead, Judy The Beauty and Stephane Gendron capitalized on the swift fractions and rallied through the center of the track to win in 1:58. Majestic Maggie (Nicholas Boyd), from second over, claimed third. RDC Race 5:  Stephane Brosseau swept off cover with Every Girls Desire</a> turning for the wire and kicked clear to win in 1:##. Badstormanyport (Brett MacDonald), who set the pace, held onto second while Four For Orr (Nicholas Boyd) off a pocket trip held third. RDC Race 6: Guy Gagnon solidified his spot atop the championship standings, catapulting Ok Diablo to the front and to score in 1:56 over Big Sport (Stephane Brosseau) tracking his move in second and Amble Over Hanover (Stephane Gendron), who helped set a quick pace with Its Machademic (Brett MacDonald), holding third.   “I knew if I could get a fast half I’d be okay,” Gagnon said following the race. “Because, as a horse, he likes to finish strong.” by Kathy Wade Vlaar, for Standardbred Canada  

Trois-Rivieres, QC - Rivalries are great in all sports whether it be hockey, football, baseball or harness racing. And a major rivalry will continue Tuesday night at the Hippodrome 3R with the second round of the Quebec-Bred Series for four and five-year-old trotters. There are two divisions, one for the mare's and one for the horses and it is in the fifth race horse division that the rivalry will continue once again between Kinnder Dangerous, Holiday Party and Capteur De Reve. These three horses have been battling for weeks and all three have captured one of their meetings. Capteur De Reve, after two unsuccessful attempts in the Invitational-Handicapped Trot (he had post 8 both weeks), came to life in the opening round of the series for trainer Maxime Velaye. It was an epic battle with rival Kinnder Dangerous as these two went head and head from after the half mile marker with Capteur De Reve digging in at the finish for a 2:00.1 triumph. "He is feeling great," Velaye said of Capteur De Reve. "Oh yeah is he ready for round 2 and I am pretty sure that Kindder Dangerous and Holiday Party will also be ready to battle." This week, Capteur De Reve drew post six for driver Pierre Luc Roy and they are the morning line favorite. "I was super happy that he was back to his old self last start," Velaye explained. "We made a couple changes in shoeing and his bridle and put a head pole inside. So that combined with the super drive of Pierre Luc was the ingredients for our success two weeks ago." Kinnder Dangerous has his best starting position of season, drawing post two for driver Justin Filion. They lost their last start to Capteur De Reve by three-quarters of a length. Prior to that they were second also to Holiday Party in the Invitational-Handicapped. In his first start of the season the four-year-old son of Northern Star not only won but scored a lifetime mark of 1:59.1 for owner, breeder, trainer Denitza Petrova. And there is also Holiday Party who starts from post five for driver Pascal Berube. After winning two starts back in the Invitational Trot, he was third to Capteur De Reve and Kinnder Dangerous. The trotting mares get underway in the third race where odds on favorite will be Y S Suzanne, who starts from the rail for driver Guy Gagnon. This superb mare by Angus Hall is trained and co-owned by Blake Curran of Perth, Ontario with Jason Jamieson. She now sports lifetime earnings of over $146,000. Shipping back to H3R for the series from Rideau Carlton, Y S Suzanne is on a two-race winning streak. Just two starts back the five-year-old mare took her lifetime mark at Rideau in 1:56.2 and at H3R she led from start to finish in 2:00.2. Other contenders in the race include Lucky Promesses (post 4), who was second to Y S Suzanne in their last start, Vanilla Star (post 3), a 2:01 winner in a qualifying race at H3R and Eau Naturelle (post two). Post time Tuesday is 6:30 pm. For a free race program, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club      

Trois-Rivieres, QC - Harness racing driver Guy Gagnon was on a tear at the Hippodrome 3R Tuesday evening, winning five of the nine races on the program. Gagnon started off like a rocket, winning the first race with Missionoftheheart in 2:01.3, then the second race with Mrs Dragonfire in 2:00. In the third race, the mares division of the opening round of the Quebec-Bred Series for four and five-year-old trotters, it was all Y S Suzanne and Guy Gagnon for his third straight win on the night. Lucky Promesses and trainer/driver Jerome Lombart were able to out leave Y S Suzanne and take early command of the lead, but Gagnon wanted his mare back on top and they were by the opening quarter mile in :29. From that point on, Y S Suzanne and Gagnon led to the half in :59.4 and the three-quarters in 1:29.3 before Lombart pulled the pocked going into the final turn and nearly caught up with Y S Suzanne at the top of the stretch. But Y S Suzanne kicked in another gear and went on to win by one length in 2:00.2. Lucky Promesses was second with EAU Naturelle (Simon Delisle) third. The Future Stars Champion in Quebec at age 2, Y S Suzanne is now 5. She is a daughter of Angus Hall, trained by Blake Curran and owned by Jason Jamieson and Blake Curran of Perth, Ontarion. It was her fourth win this year and she paid just $2.10 to win as the overwhelming race favorite. Gagnon then scored his fourth winner of the night in the sixth race with Yoshi in a lifetime best 2:00.2. The seventh race was the horse division of the Quebec-Bred Series and surprising to the wagering crowd, last year's three-year-old champion, Capteur De Reve and driver Pierre Luc Roy were the winners at odds of 8-1, but what a race it was. Kinnder Dangerous and driver Justin Filion left and got the lead away from Holiday Party (Pascal Berube) as they went to the opening quarter in :28.4. Then by the half mile in 1:00.3, it was Captuer De Reve and Roy coming first-over. Captuer De Reve was able to grind his way and collar Kinnder Dangerous at the three-quarters in 1:31.2 as Berube took Holiday Party three wide around the final turn. Kinnder Dangerous was back on top as they started down the stretch and battled Capteur De Reve head and head right to the finish and with a final surge, Capteur De Reve won by a neck in 2:00.1. Holiday Party was just one length back in third place. It was the first win in three starts for Capteur De Reve. The gelded son of Muscle Mass is trained by Maxime Velaye and was bred and is owned by Ecurie Provoquante of Mirabel. He paid an amazing $18.10 to win. Gagnon then picked up his fifth winner of the night in the eighth race with Beachrunner AM in 1:56.1. Gagnon is now tied with driver Stephane Brosseau as the only two drivers this season to score five winners on a program. Live racing resumes at the Hippodrome 3R on Sunday, first race post time is 12:50 pm. For more information and a free race program, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club  

Trois-Rivieres, QC - The betting fans knew that Dance With Joe would not let them down as the 2/5 favorite in the feature pace at the Hippodrome 3R Tuesday and he did a fancy three-wide two-step to get the job done. This was the start of Tuesday night racing at H3R this season. The seventh race feature started off with Hot Rock Star and driver Guy Gagnon taking the quick early lead with Matt's Phil (Pierre Luc Roy) sitting the two-hole trip to the opening quarter mile in :27.3. By the half mile marker in :57.1, Hot Rock Star was pressured on the outside by El Torero and driver Denis Audet with Fortune Fella (Stephane Brosseau) second over and third over in the field was Simard and Dance With Joe. At the three-quarters, Simard swung Dance With Joe three-wide and and just about cleared the field on the final turn as Fortune Fella was also in hot pursuit. As they started down the stretch, Simard got Dance With Joe to kick in just a little more and they went on to win by one and three-quarter lengths in 1:56.1. Fortune Fella, an 18-1 long shot, was second with El Torero third at 9-1. It was the second straight win this year for Dance With Joe. The five-year-old gelded son of Roll With Joe is trained by Christine Davignon and owned by Daniel Dulude of Ste-Martine. He paid $2.80 to win. The fastest mile on the twi-light evening card was impressively scored by Hooter Shooter and driver Stephane Gendron in the 6th race pace. They were parked out first-over from the half mile pole against pacesetter Code Word (Stephane Brosseau), getting the lead by the three-quarters and pulling away from the field to win in 1:55. Guy Gagnon was the only horsemen on the card to score a double. Live racing resumes at H3R on Sunday, first race post time at 12:50 pm. For more information, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club  

Trois-Rivieres, QC - The Hippodrome 3R will host its first Tuesday evening card of the season May 29 and popular harness racing drivers Guy Gagnon and Richard Simard will be joining the colony for this evening. First race post time is new for this season at 6:30 pm. Guy Gagnon has drives in seven of the eight races while Richard Simard has three drives. Both drivers have been competing regularly at Rideau Carleton Raceway, where Louis-Phillipe Roy is the leading driver with Gagnon second and both Richard Simard and H3R's own Stephane Brosseau are tied for fourth place. At H3R, Brosseau is having a great start to the race meet with 14 wins in the first five days of the season. His "batting average" or UDRL is a very impressive .530. Brosseau has drives in six of the races Tuesday evening. The main event Tuesday takes place in the seventh race pace where Dance With Joe will take on the red hot Appleby Hanover. Dance With Joe and driver Jocelyn Gendron start from post five and returns from Rideau off a 1:54.4 triumph, his first of the season in four starts. The five-year-old gelded son of Roll With Joe had a perfect trip in that mile for trainer Christine Davignon. He is the 5/2 morning line favorite. Appleby Hanover returns to race on just two days rest. He raced at H3R on Sunday and now starts from post eight on Tuesday night for driver Tyler Jones. The young reinsman has gotten along very well with Appleby Hanover as they are going for their third straight win. Two weeks ago, Appleby Hanover scored in 1:58.1 for Jones, but last week was something special. Sitting a two-hole trip to Sea Donkey, Jones pulled Appleby Hanover first-over in the backstretch the second time, collared the race leader by the three-quarters, cleared to the lead on the final turn and went on to win by a half-length in 1:55.1. It was a lifetime mark for Appleby Hanover, a five-year-old gelding by Well Said. He is trained and owned by Michel Allard of Saint-Esprit. For a free race program for Tuesday evening, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club      

TROIS-RIVIERES, QC - The trotters take center stage at the Hippodrome 3R Sunday afternoon with four return winners in the eighth race feature. Yet, the 5/2 morning line favorite is not a return winner. That honoree is Commissioner Daley, who starts from post five for co-owner, trainer and driver Guy Gagnon. Returning to H3R from Rideau Carlton, Commissioner Daley is having a superb season. The six-year-old gelded son of Conway Hall already sports seven wins, the fastest a 1:57 triumph at Rideau. Two starts back he was able to lead from start to finish in 1:58.2. His main competition will come from Jamigo in post three for driver Danuel LaFlamme. Returning from a long stint in the USA, Jamigo was on a roll at H3R winning three of four starts before leaving Quebec for owner/trainer Manon Lamothe of Terrebonne. In his last start in the USA, Jamigo was able to post a nose victory in 1:57.2, his fastest winning time this year. Four Starz Speed is always a major threat whenever he races. The "old man" of the field at age 12, still can show his heels to his younger rivals. Hailing from the Maguire Stable, Four Starz Speed starts from post four with Kevin Maguire driving. Last week he was second in the Invitational and three starts back he was a winner in 1:59. Both Tuscans Memory (post six) and KFB Amigo Cool (post eight) are return winners moving up in class to take on the best trotters at H3R. Rounding out the nine-horse field are Artemis Duharas (post one), K Rkadbra (post two), Dance Hall George (post seven) and Federal Strike (post nine). First race post time Sunday at 12:30 pm. For a free race program, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club  

TROIS-RIVIERES, QC - Lucky Promesses will be put to the toughest test of her career on Sunday when she tried for her tenth straight victory, moving up in class and taking on the best trotters at the Hippodrome 3R in the Invitational. The four-year-old mare by Lucky Fool, is the winningest horse this season at H3R for owner, breeder and driver, Jerome Lombart. Seven of her nine wins have come at H3R and she will start Sunday from post two in the ninth race. She is one of two mares (Torches Angel post six) in the field against six male rivals. Trained by Andreane Lapierre, Lucky Promesses first started her win streak at H3R back on July 4 and has been flawless since then. She took her record at Rideau Carlton with an impressive 1:58.2 score and in her last three starts, all at H3R, has won by a total of 17 lengths. It will not be a "walk in the park" for Lucky Promesses Sunday. She is actually listed at odds of 7-1 due to the stellar field of opponents she faces. The race favorite at 5/2 is Unabating from post five for trainer/driver Guy Gagnon. This nine-year-old gelded son of Broadway Hall is having another banner year for owner Catheline Pelletier of Mirabel, sporting six wins and five second place finished in 15 starts already. In his last start he won the Invitational at H3R in 1:59.1. Also making a big jump in class is Capteur De Reve from post eight for driver Pierre Luc Roy. Last week Capteur De Reve captured the $C65,000 final of the Breeders Cup Series at H3R, leading from start to finish in 2:00.1 for trainer Maxime Velaya and the Provoquante Stable of Mirabel, who bred and owns the son of Muscle Mass. It was the second straight year that Capteur De Reve has won the Quebec-Bred Series Final, but the colt has never raced well from an outside post. He has three wins this year, the fastest a lifetime mark of 1:56.1. Other contenders in the field include the hard-hitting Caroluzzo (post three), Federal Strike (post one), the "old man" of the field, Four Starz Speed (post seven), who won the Invitational two starts back and another promising three-year-old, Kinnder Dangerous (post four). Track Notes: Sunday's feature is the eighth race, the C$38,500 Lucien Bombardier Stakes for two-year-old pacing fillies. The 5/2 favorite is Azure Seelster from post four. She has won three of her six starts and in her last outing, won from post 11 at Mohawk Raceway in the Ontario Sire Stakes Grassroots with an impressive 1:54.4 triumph. The race is sponsored by Standardbred Canada and the Quebec Jockey Club. Post time Sunday is 12:30 pm. For a free race program or additional information, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club

Trois-Rivieres, Quebec - The Invitational Trot at the Hippodrome 3R has been the toughest race to win this season and once again it was a newcomer that won the top trot Tuesday evening. This week the honors went to Denis Filion's Theregoesthegroom, who was able to take advantage of a misshape in the backstretch and turn it into a neck triumph. The sixth race feature saw Rocky Boy and driver Marc Belanger fly out to the early lead with last week's return winner, Commissioner Daley and trainer/driver Guy Gagnon grabbing the two-hole spot as they went to the opening quarter in a speedy :28.1. They raced Indian-style until the half mile marker in :57.4 as Caroluzzo and driver Stephane Gendron started up first-over from fifth place but was not gaining ground on the leader. But as Rocky Boy approached the three-quarter pole, he made an uncharacteristic break and driver Marc Belanger has to take him to the outside and out of the race. Guy Gagnon was moving to the outside with Commissioner Daley and was blind switched by both Theregoesthegroom and Filion on the outside and on the inside, it was Four Starz Speed and driver/trainer Kevin Maguire shooting up along the cones and taking the lead as they passed the three-quarters in 1:28.3. Then in a dramatic stretch drive, Theregoesthegroom battled head and head with Four Starz Speed with Theregoesthegroom getting up at the wire by a long neck in 1:59.4. Caroluzzo was third. It was only the second start and first win of the season for Theregoesthegroom, a five-year-old stallion by Muscle Mass, who is co-owned by Denis Filion with Sonia Moderie and Jules Sigler. He paid $12.00 to win. Live racing resumes at H3R on Sunday afternoon, first race post time at 12:30 pm. For more information, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club    

Trois-Rivieres, Quebec - This season the top trotting ranks seem to switch out every week with a new star emerging at the Hippodrome 3R. And it could be another new face in the limelight come Tuesday evening in the sixth race Invitational. Returning from victory lane last week is Commissioner Daley for trainer, driver and co-owner, Guy Gagnon. The six-year-old gelded son of Conway Hall starts from post three and is seeking his sixth win of the season. Currently on a two-race win streak, Commissioner Daley was able to wire the field last week and barley hold off Caroluzzo to win by a head. The prior week he also led from start to finish at Rideau Carlton with a 1:57.4 triumph. Caroluzzo, who starts from post six for driver Stephane Gendron, had left hard from post five last week and got a perfect trip right behind Commissioner Daley, but could not pass him at the wire. He has won the Invitational earlier this season for trainer Daniel Martin and is the slight morning line favorite Tuesday evening. The closely matched race also features the 2017 debut of Capteur De Reve for trainer Maxime Velaye. The three-year-old colt by Muscle Mass was last year's Quebec-Bred Series Champion at age 2 and is taking on older horses for the first time. Capteur De Reve is prepping for the upcoming Breeders Cup Series at H3R that begins in July. He has qualified twice, finishing second by a head in 2:02.4 and then winning last week in 2:02.4 at Rideau Carlton and could be poised for a big effort. It is not often that three-year-old's take on older horses in their seasonal debut. Both Rocky Boy (post four) and Four Starz Speed (post 5) have won the Invitational at H3R this season and Theregoesthegroom (post 2), an 11-time winner in 2017, is making just his second start this season and will be a factor in the race for trainer, driver and co-owner, Denis Filion. Both the third and fifth race trots Tuesday feature a large number of three-year-old trotters getting ready for the Breeders Cup Series at H3R starting Tuesday, July 4. Each of the three preliminary legs race for $7,500 per division and the finals on September 3 go for $65,000 per division. Post time Tuesday evening is 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 - Live nighttime racing gets underway at the Hippodrome 3R on Tuesday with first race post time at 7:00 pm. The first night program of the season will be highlighted by the opening round of the $100,000 Quebec-Bred Series for four and five-year-old trotting mares and horses in separate divisions. All four of last year Quebec-Bred Series Champions are in the opening round of the series that features three weeks of preliminary competition followed by the eight top point earners in each class returning on Sunday, June 25. The trotting mares are first in the limelight in the 2nd race where eight lady high steppers will do battle. Owner/trainer Carl Duguay's Y S Suzanne is the morning line favorite from post five. She will be driven by Stephan Gendron, who needs just two wins on Tuesday for his 4,000th career victory. Y S Suzanne comes home to H3R from Saratoga Raceway in New York where she has won her last two starts, the fastest a lifetime equaling mark of 1:58.2 over the half mile oval. The four-year-old mare by Angus Hall sports four wins already this season. Last year's three-year-old Quebec Series Champion, Y A Jailhouse Jody, goes from the rail for driver Guy Gagnon, but is winless so far in four starts this year. Other competitors in the field include last year's mare's champion, SOS Revange (post seven) and EAU Naturelle (post eight). The horses do battle in the fifth race where two Series Champions from last year, Seeyou Men and Holiday Party, take on 2015 champion Wildwild Men and undefeated Le Millenaire. Both Holiday Party and Wildwild Men are track record holders at H3R. Wildwild Men and Seeyou Men will race as an entry for trainer Isabelle Darveau. Both horses are full brothers from the mare Seeyouinthecircle and sired by Muscle Mass. They are both bred by Chantal Gravel, who co-owns them with Catheline Pelletier. Seeyou Men is age 5 and Wildwild Men is age 4. Wildwild Men is the stronger of the two brothers and starts from post three for driver Robert Shepherd. Last time out Wildwild Men was second by a neck at Western Fair in 1:57.3 in just his second start this season. Seeyou Men starts from post six for driver Guy Gagnon and has two wins this year, the fastest a 1:59.3 triumph at Flamboro Downs. Track record holder Holiday Party goes from post two for driver Pascal Berube. A nine-time winner last year made his 2017 debut last week at Rideau Carlton and was fifth, timed in 1:59.2. Le Millenaire drew the rail post position for driver Sylvain Fontaine and is unbeaten this year in two starts, the fastest in 1:59.1. Another return winner in the field is KFB Amigo Cool (post 4) for driver Stephane Brosseau. TRACK NOTES: Fans and horsemen should take note that post time on Tuesday night is 7:00 pm. Track management also announced on Sunday that post time for the Sunday card starting this week will be half an hour earlier at 12:30 pm. This Sunday, June 4, is the second annual All-Star Drivers Tournament at H3R featuring last year's inaugural winner, Jody Jamieson, Hall of Famer David Miller, H3R's leading driver this and last season, Louis-Philippe Roy, Yannick Gingras, Daniel Dube, Sylvain Filion, Stephane Bouchard and Scott Zeron, all competing in eight tournament races. There will be a special meet and greet for the race fans starting at 11:00 am. For more information, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club    

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec - Both Half A Billion and HP Sissy established themselves as the "horses to beat" with repeat victories in the second round of the Quebec-Bred Series for four and five-year-old pacers. Half A Billion was the fastest of the two series winners as trainer/driver Francis Picard worked out strong cover for his horse against the entry of the two full brothers, Mach On The Beach (Pascal Berube) and Mr Match On Beach (Stephane Brosseau). Mach On The Beach and Berube had cut the mile with Mr Match On The Beach sitting the pocket trip as HP Patriote and driver Guy Gagnon tried in vain to get to the front, giving Half A Billion live cover until the backstretch. It was then that Picard sent Half A Billion around HP Patriote and went after the race leaders, collaring Mach On The Beach around the final turn and then going on to win by two and one-half lengths in 1:57, the fastest mile on the afternoon card. Mr Match On Beach was second with Mach On The Beach third. It was the second straight win and fourth triumph on the year for Half A Billion. Owned by Michel & Francois Letarte, Jean Allaire and Corey Giles, it was the five-year-old gelded son of Sportswriters fourth win on the year. He paid $4.00 as the even money favorite. HP Sissy soundly defeated nine rivals in the second round of the series. With Guy Gagnon in the sulky, HP Sissy left from post three in the sixth race co-feature and was able to outkick Skyfall Sena (Jocelyn Gendron) to the opening quarter mile and never looked back. Holding the field at bay the rest of the one mile race, Gagnon and HP Sissy pulled away from the field around the final turn, winning with ease by five and one-quarter lengths in 1:57.2. The pocket-sitting Skyfall Sena held for second place with HP Mercedes (Richard Simard) third. It was the second straight win and third triumph of the season for HP Sissy. The four-year-old mare by Up The Credit is trained by Jean Tourigny for breeder Claude Hamel, who co-owns the mare with Michel Damphousse. She paid $3.80 to win. There is one more week of preliminary competition before the top eight money winners in each division compete in their respective $30,000 finals on June 11. Code Word won for the second straight week as driver Maxime Gaudreault gave the 10th race Invitational Pace, scoring an upset at 13-1 and paying $28.00 to win. TRACK NOTES: Driver Jocelyn Gendron brought in the highest payoff of the season as he won the seventh race pace with Northern Trophy at odds of 33-1. Taking the lead after the opening quarter mile, Gendron would not give way to 1/5 race favorite Hard Rock, putting them away in the backstretch. Northern Trophy paid $69.10 to win. Gendron, along with Guy Gagnon and Francis Picard, all scored driving doubles on the program. Trainers Francis Richard and Charles Gaudreault also had training doubles. From the Quebec Jockey Club  

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