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Trois-Rivieres, QC - The opening round of the new Quebec Plus Series takes center stage at the Hippodrome 3R on Sunday for 3,4, and 5-year-old pacers. The Quebec Plus Series is for horses that were eligible to Quebec-Bred Series earlier this season and were non-winners of $7,500 as of early September. There will be two weeks of preliminary rounds followed by $10,000 finals. The fifth race has a field of nine horses going to post in the first round for the pacers. The morning line favorite is Hercule J M from post eight for driver Pierre Luc Roy. The only five-year-old in the field, this gelded son of Goliath Bayama has two wins this year. Three starts back he took his lifetime mark with a 1:58.4 triumph at H3R. Westernize from post four for driver Francis Picard won two starts back in 2:00 should be heard from in this race along with Art Of The Master (post six) and Classic Terror (post seven). The pacing fillies and mares in the Quebec Plus Series is highlighted by Flash Panic, who drew the rail in the non-wagering division that will be held after the first race Sunday. Sired by Sportswriter, Flash Panic will be driven by Stephane Gendron for trainer Francis Richard. She sports four wins this year and two starts back wired the field in a lifetime best 1:57. The prior week she also won in 1:58.2. Her main contenders are Lune Bleu (post two), also a four-time winner this year, Feu D Artifice (post three) and Y C Easy (post four). The top trotters at H3R will compete in the third race Preferred Class with three return winners in the field. Three-time Quebec-Bred Series champion, Capteur De Reve, heads the field from the rail for regular pilot Pierre Luc Roy. He won this class in his last start in 2:00 and has now won four of his last six starts for trainer Maxime Velaye. Seeyou Men has returned to his winning way for trainer Daniel Martin and goes from post four. In his last start at Rideau Carleton, Seeyou Men had a great trip and parlayed it into a 1:57.4 triumph, his fifth of the year. Also entered are return winner Broadway Malija (post six) who scored at H3R last week in 2:00; Holiday Party (post three), a 1:58.2 winner two starts back, R Rkadabra (post two) and Jamigo (post five). First race post time is 12:50 pm and for a free race program, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club  

Trois-Rivieres, QC - Cooking The Speed just held on at the finish to beat Giggle Hanover and capture the C$32,700 Lucien Bombardier Stakes at the Hippodrome 3R on Sunday. One of the pioneers of harness racing in Canada, but especially Quebec, Lucien Bombardier devoted his entire life to the industry. Born and raised near Bedford, QC, Bombardier retired in 1992 after 16 years on the board of directors of the Canadian Standardbred Horse Society. The race is also co-sponsored by Standardbred Canada. Cooking The Speed, driven by Stephane Gendron, was the wagering favorite and raced like it. Leaving from post two, Gendron sent the daughter of So Surreal right to the front with Hurryupatthebeach (Pascal Berube) following their cover in second place to the first quarter in :29.2. At the half mile in an easy 1:00.3, Giggle Hanover (Pierre Luc Roy) came first-over and following their outside cover was D Gs Fairystars (Jonathan Lachance). In the backstretch, Lachance sent D Gs Fairystars three-wide and the three horses raced that way past the three-quarters in 1:30.2. As the three horses started down the stretch, D Gs Fairystars began to fade and it looked as if Giggle Hanover would wear down Cooking The Speed, but Gendron was able to find another gear as Cooking the Speed dug in and held on to win by a half length over Giggle Hanover in 1:59.2. Hurryupatthebeach was third. It was the second win this year for Cooking The Speed, who is trained by Michel Allard and is owned by Allard Racing, Inc. and Michel Allard of Saint-Espirt. She paid $5.00 to win. There were two $10,000 Finals of the new Quebec Plus Series and the third race was the final for two-year-old pacers and track record holder Behavenmyself made it a clean sweep of the series. Driven by Pascal Berube for trainer Gerald Demers, Behavenmyself took the early lead away from Dernier Essai (Pierre Luc Roy) by the opening quarter mile in :27.3 and was never seriously challenged again. Berube and Behavenmyself then cut fractions of :57.2 and 1:28.1 before pulling away in the stretch to win by three and one-quarter lengths in 1:58.1. Dernier Essai was second with Angelo Benjo (Jonathan Lachance) third. Sired by Badlands Hanover, Behavenmyself now won both preliminary rounds and the final and she is now on a three-race winning streak. She is owned by Les Ecuries GLD, Inc. of St-Andre-Avelin with Jean Roch Marois of St-Joachim-De-Shefford and paid just $2.10 to win as the overwhelming race favorite. In the $10,000 Quebec Plus Final for two-year-old trotters, the day belonged to Justice For Narnia and trainer/driver Sylvain LaCaille. Leaving from the rail, LaCaille sent Justice For Narnia right to the lead and they never looked back, wiring the field in a huge romp by 16 and one-half lengths in 2:07.1. That's Hooligan (Jean Paul Rousse) was second with El Bleu (Pierre Luc Roy) third. A colt by Justice For Hall, it was the maiden victory for Justice For Narnia, who is co-owned by Lacaille of St Paul De Joliette with Benoit Gagnon of Montreal. The race was a non-wagering event. Track Notes: Pascal Berube once again was the leading driver with three winners on the program. Live racing continues at H3R next Sunday with first race post time at 12:50 pm. For more information, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club    

Trois-Rivieres, QC --- This Sunday, October 7, two-year-old harness racing pacing fillies pacing fillies will battle it out at the Hippodrome 3R in the annual Lucien Bombardier Stakes, going for a purse of C$32,700. One of the pioneers of horse racing in Canada, but especially Quebec, Lucien Bombardier devoted his entire life to the industry. Born and raised near Bedford, QC, Bombardier retired in 1992 after 16 years on the board of directors of the Canadian Standardbred Horse Society (CSHS). The following year, at age 86, Bombardier became the first honorary director of the CSHS. His appointment by the board of directors in January 1993 was in recognition of achievement and contribution to the Society and the Standardbred industry. Bombardier was also honored in 1985 when he was recognized for his life-long devotion to the industry as the recipient of the Society's General Achievement Award for his excellence, leadership and contribution to the breeding industry and by his election into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame the following year. Bombardier started training and driving harness horses at agricultural fair meetings in Quebec at an early age. In the early 1940s, he left a business career to open a large racing stable at Richelieu Park in Montreal and in 1953 he accepted an executive position with Blue Bonnets. During 25 years in racetrack management he played a role in developing many changes and innovations that helped make harness racing a major sport industry and earned him an enviable reputation on both sides of the border. He also served as a director of Harness Tracks of America and the Canadian Trotting Association. At age 68 Bombardier retired from Blue Bonnets and embarked upon a new career when he became an executive with Angus Farms in Bedford, QC, one of the province's most successful breeding establishments. Bombardier died in 1995 and was honored each year at the Hippodrome de Montreal with the running of the Lucien Bombardier Stakes for 2-year-old pacing fillies. With sponsorship from Standardbred Canada and the Quebec Jockey Club, the Hippodrome 3R revived the stakes race in 2011. The eighth race Lucien Bombardier Stakes is headlined by Future Stars Champion, Cooking The Speed, who will start from post two for driver Stephane Gendron. Trained by Michel Allard, the filly by So Surreal pulled up a major upset in her maiden victory, capturing the C$55,000 Future Stars Final with a 1:57.3 triumph. Another standout is Better Now, who drew the rail for driver Stephane Brosseau. The daughter of Betterthancheddar, trained by Pierre Ouellette, sports two wins this year in eight starts, the biggest victory a division of the Grassroots in Ontario in 1:59.1. Giggle Hanover goes from post four for driver Pierre Luc Roy and two starts back finished in a dead heat for win at Mohawk Park in 1:54.1. It was the third win this year for the daughter of Well Said who is trained by Dominic Gladu. There are also two $10,000 finals of the Quebec Plus Series. El Bleu, who won both elimination heats heads the two-year-old trot field while track record holder, Behavenmyself, who also won both elimination heats is the standout in the two-year-old pace field. Post time Sunday is 12:50 pm and for a free race program or information, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club      

Trois-Rivieres, QC - It was a repeat victory for Behavenmyself at the Hippodrome 3R Sunday, but no track record as she did last week in the Quebec Plus Series for two-year-old harness racing pacing fillies. The sixth race co-feature saw Esprit DeQuipe (Jocelyn Gendron) go to the early lead with Blackjack Soleil (Claude Beausoleil) pressing from outside and taking the lead after the opening quarter mile in :28. Dernier Essai (Pierre Luc Roy) had come first-over at the half mile in :57.4 with 1/5 favorite Behavenmyself and driver Pascal Berube following the outside flow and then with a burst of speed, came three-wide in the backstretch and cleared to the lead by the three-quarters in 1:28.1. Behavenmyself then switched to another gear as she started to pull away from the field, winning by seven and three-quarter lengths in 1:58.4. Blackjack Soleil was second with Moneymakehersmile (Stephane Gendron) third. Trained and co-owned by Gerald Demers of St-Andre-Avelin with Jean Roch Marois of St-Joachim-De-Shefford, it was the second straight win for the filly by Badlands Hanover. She paid $2.40 to win. In the second round of the Quebec Plus Series for two-year-old trotters, El Bleu and driver Pierre Luc Roy won for the second straight week. Justice For Narnia (Sylvain Lacaille) cut the mile with El Bleu floating on the outside first-over. Then entering the backstretch for the final time, Berube let El Bleu have his head and the son of E L Titan went right to the front and won by four lengths in 2:03.3. That's Hooligan (Jean Paul Rousse) was second with Justice For Narnia third. Trained by Maxime Velaye for breeder/owner Ecurie Provoquante of Mirabel, it was a lifetime mark for El Bleu in the non-wagering race. In the eighth race Invitational Trot, R Rkadabra and driver Pascal Berube took off with the lead in usual fashion, leading by three to four lengths until the three-quarters when both Rocky Boy (Marc Belanger) and Capteur De Reve (Pierre Luc Roy) caught the pacesetter and fanned three-wide around the final turn. As they came down the stretch, Capteur De Reve was the strong horse, beating R Rkadabra by a half length in 2:00. Rocky Boy was third. It was the sixth win this year for Quebec Champion Capteur De Reve. The four-year-old son of Muscle Mass is trained by Maxime Velaye for Ecurie Provoquante. He paid $3.00 to win. In the fourth race battle of the pacing mares it was no surprise that Rainbow Palace remains the Queen of H3R. With Francis Picard in the sulky, Rainbow Palace worked her way first-over against Lit De Rose (Pierre Luc Roy) to take command by the opening quarter mile in :27.1. She led to the half mile in :57.2 as Wild River Swan (Gilles Gendron) came first-over. By the three-quarters in 1:26.2, Wild River Swan had to drop in second place as Rainbow Palace held the field at bay, going on to win by three and one-quarter lengths in 1:56.2. Wild River Swan was second with Jordies Hope (Stephane Brosseau) third. It was the fourth win this year for the six-year-old daughter of Royal Mattjesty, who has raced most of the season against male rivals with much success. Rainbow Palace is trained by Dominique Picard and owned by Francis Picard of Warwick. She paid $3.40 to win. Track Notes: Both Pascal Berube and Pierre Luc Roy had driving triples on the race card. Maxime Velaye had a training double. Next Sunday is the annual Lucien Bombardier Memorial for two-year-old pacing fillies. First race post time is 12:50 pm. For more information, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club

Trois-Rivieres, QC - It was just last week that the two-year-old harness racing filly named Behavenmyself was a maiden, having yet to win a race in seven starts. Then she raced last Sunday and history was made. Competing in the opening round of the new Quebec Plus Series at H3R, Behavenmyself and driver Pascal Berube tore off after the lead and got it by the opening quarter and duo never looked back, winning in a romp by ten open lengths in 1:56.2. The clocking made for a new track record for two-year-old pacing fillies and now Behavenmyself is back for the second round of the series and race fans will be out to see if she can repeat her track record effort. Sired by Badland's Hanover, Behavenmyself will start from post five for trainer and co-owner Gerald Demers of GLD Inc. of St-Andre-Avelin, who selected the filly last year at the London Sale. "Last year, in London, I bought this filly by Badlands Hanover," Demers said. "My girlfriend and I every year let ourselves be seduced by one of the yearlings in the sale. In 2017, it was her, Behavenmyself, and I paid $15,000 to get her. "My friend Jean-Roch (Marois) had told me before the auction," Demers explained." That he would go in with me for the colt or filly of my choice. What was done. I liked her conformation very much. She was already 18 months old and built like a racehorse. "In addition, I have had a lot of success in the past with the Badland Hanover's as older horses," Demers said," but I had never had a young colt or filly by this stallion. "It was me who trained her early on and because she had a lot of stakes in Ontario," Demers said. "I sent her to my sister-in-law, Isabelle Darveau, for the racing season. "The successes," Demers said "I must admit, were below expectations, which explains why we decided to register her for H3R in the new Québec Plus Series. A move that we do not regret of course. "She's not a big eater," Demers explained. "except when she's at home. We must believe that she was used to us and she had difficulty adapting to the outside. One thing is certain, here she is in good shape and should make another big mile on Sunday." It's won't be a walk in the part this week for Behavenmyself. Starting from post eight is the Mach Three colt, Dernier Essai, who was a strong winner last week for trainer Maxime Velaye. He wired the field in 1:58.2 and will be driven again by Pierre Luc Roy. Other contenders include Angelo Benjo (post six) and Esprit Dequipe (post one). For one of the few times this season there is a Preferred Pace just for mares in the fourth race and featured are two of the best mares to have raced at H3R this season. Rainbow Palace will be taking on Wild River Swan in a rare meeting of the quality race mares. Rainbow Palace is perhaps the top pacing mares at H3R. The last few seasons she has raced mainly against the top male pacers at the track with good success. She starts from post three for driver Francis Picard and last week was able to wire the field at H3R in 1:55.1. Wild River Swan starts alongside Rainbow Palace in post four and will be driven by Jocelyn Gendron. She is the full sister to Quebec Champion Wildriverbumblebee and has won three of her last four starts and two-in-a-row at H3R. Last week the daughter of Sportswriter wired the field in the finals of the Quebec Regional Fair Circuit in 1:57 and the prior week also won in 1:56.4. There is also a Handicap Preferred Trot in race eight that features past winners Capteur De Reve (post three), Rocky Boy (post two) and two return winners moving up in class, R Rkadabra (post six) and Missonoftheheart (post seven), who is going for her fourth straight win. All the action at H3R gets underway at 12:50 pm. For a free race program, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club  

Trois-Rivieres, QC - The Quebec Regional Fair Circuit held its 2018 Fair Finals at the Hippodrome 3R for the first time on Sunday with ten Final events. Perhaps the most interesting of the races was the Young Drivers Final for drivers under the age of 30. The Fair Circuit is where young drivers get the experience to become professionals as did Sylvain Filion and Louis Philippe Roy. The fifth race pace final saw Fortune Fella ($3.80) and driver Samuel Fillion get parked out by My Lucky Bluejeans (Tyler Jones) to the opening quarter mile in :28.2, but once on top, Fillion and Fortune Fella led the rest of the one-mile race, winning by four and one-quarter lengths in 1:59.1. Samuel Fillion of Mont-Joli is just 20 years old and has been driving on the Quebec Fair Circuit for two years. He now has 17 wins in 80 starts. "My father had racing horses when he was young," Fillion explained. "and my grandfather was a blacksmith at that time. After several years without horses, my dad bought a gelding, Classic Mondial. I was 14 when I start taking care of this horse. He performed well and that gave us the taste to continue and to buy others. "Now I also have the opportunity to learn with my father-in-law, Jean-Marc Roy, and my brothers-in-law Louis-Philippe and Pierre-Luc Roy, and I am very grateful," Fillion added. "At this moment I'm waiting to get my pari-mutuel license. I hope it will be by next year. "I love horses," Fillion said. "I like the feeling you have when your horse performs after all the time you worked on him. Also, my family and my in-laws also have a passion for racing horses, so I find it great to be able to spend time with them and learn more of this sport. "Once I have my professional license," Fillion added. "Then I hope several trainers will trust me to drive their horses. For the moment, I don't have any specific purpose other than to continue having as much pleasure in practicing this sport. Louis-Philippe Roy is my favorite driver. He started in fairs like me and now he's one of the best drivers in Canada. Also, I like his style on the bike." With the young amateur drivers on the racetrack, it was also befitting that the race be called by a young person. Track announcer Guy Lafontaine was more than happy to turn over the microphone to 14-year-old Louis Desrocher from Warwick, who not only did a superb job in calling the race, but announced it in both French and English. He is the son of Mathieu Desrocher who owns and drives on the Fair Circuit. The tenth race Handicap Pace Women's Final was no doubt the most exciting of the 12 races Sunday at the Hippodrome 3R. Loves A Challenge (Carole Dumont) went to the lead with Gutsy Greg (Nancy Auger) first-over and Washington Hanover (Ann Marie Demers) three-wide and they stayed that way through the opening quarter mile, then the half mile and then things changed in the backstretch. Washington Hanover began to fade, SOS Mach Xtreme (Roxanne Viau) took up the chase first-over as Mistys Delight (Sonia Lafreniere) came second-over and the rest of the field fanning out four and five-wide on the final turn. Then in the stretch, driver Sonia Lafreniere split horses with Mistys Delight and came on to win by two and one-half lengths in 2:00.4. They went off at odds of 48-1 and paid $98.60 to win. For Sonia Lafreniere, of Sorel-Tracy, it was her first win in five starts this season. Wild River Swan ($2.80) never even gave her competition a chance in the seventh race final handicap for Older Pacing Mares. Driven by Maxim Gaudreault, Wild River Swan left from post eight and increased her margin on the field at every post, winning in a romp by 20 1/4 lengths in 1:57. It was her sixth win in 13 starts this year. The eighth race 1.5 Mile Final for pacers saw another young driver, Tyler Jones, able to take command away from Brussebeach (Maxim Gaudreault with Clever Thing ($8.10) after the half mile marker and go on to win by one length in 2:59.1, just one second off the track and world record of 2:58.1 set by Strokin in 2016. The 11th race was the Challenge Final Pace for owners of their horses. Hawaiian Five Roll (Mathieu Desrochers) went right to the top with 1/9 race favorite D J Power and driver Jean Marc Roy sitting right on their back. With no challenge, they raced way until the backstretch the final time when Roy pulled from the pocket with D J Power, shot to the lead and won with ease by one length in 1:58.1. Roy, from Mont-Joli, also trains the horse. In the 12th race 3-Year-Old Pace Final, driver Simon Delisle came first-over at the half mile with U C Easy ($9.00) and took command entering the backstretch and then pulled away from the field for a 12 length romp in a lifetime mark of 2:00.3. The ninth race Open Handicap Pace Final saw driver Carole Dumont forced four-wide after the three-quarters with Appleby Hanover ($17.10) and was parked out four-wide the entire final turn, coming on in the stretch to win by three-quarters of a length in 1:59.1. The sixth race Two-Year-Old Trot for the Quebec-Plus Series was won by El Bleu ($4.30), who wired the field with ease by four and one-quarter lengths for driver Pierre Luc Roy in a lifetime best 2:03.4. Blackjack Soliel $3.00) and driver Eric Beausoliel were easy wire-to-wire winners in the fourth race Two-Year-Old Open Pace Final. Beausoliel, of Bertherville, also owns, bred and trains Blackjack Soliel, who won by eight open lengths in a lifetime mark of 2:00. The third race Handicap Open Trot Final was won by Federal Strike ($2.60) and owner/driver Sylvain Fontaine of St-Edouard-De-Lothiniere. They led from start to finish, winning by two and three-quarter lengths in 2:03.3. The first final, a Handicap Open Pace in the second race saw horses four-wide around the final turn and victory went to Bettn On Fire ($8.20) with trainer/driver Marie Claude Auger in 2:00.4 by a nose over Ernie Panic (Francis Picard). Track Notes: Maxim Gaudreault was the only one to score in double figures as he drove two winners on the day. The Quebec-Plus Series will be in full force next Sunday at H3R. First race post time is 12:50 pm. For more information, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club  

Trois-Rivieres, QC - This Sunday, management of the Quebec Jockey Club that runs the harness races at the Hippodrome 3R, is playing host for the first time at the track, the Quebec Regional Fair Circuit Finals. It was in 1983 that the beginnings of what would later become the "Regional Circuit of Quebec Horse Racing" was first formed. At that time, a dozen amateur race tracks were operating in Quebec, but independently. The goal of grouping these tracks and having an organized Fair Circuit race season came from Paul-Andre Lavigne, Francois Parr and Wilfrid Flora, who founded the "Provincial Association of Amateur Racing Clubs Inc.". The finals of the Regional Circuit, a culmination of a successful season in 2018 that saw fifteen events this summer, will feature categories of racing not familiar at the Hippodrome 3R, but exciting non-the-less.  Many of the races on the Regional Circuit feature amateur and young drivers of all-ages, where they get their schooling and apprentice work towards their professional licenses. Thus, it will be a different show on Sunday as these provisional drivers get to compete on a professional level, many for the first time. Also, horses in the finals do not necessarily need to meet the normal qualifying standards at H3R. It was on the Quebec Regional Fair Racing Circuit that many young Quebec residents learned to become top drivers including Sylvain Filion and Louis Philippe Roy. Some of the finals and challenges on Sunday are as follows: Open Pace Final Open Trot Final 2YO Pace Final 3YO Pace Final Young Drivers Challenge Mares Pace Final 1.5 Mile Challenge Female Drivers Challenge Owner of Horses Challenge There is also one division of the new Quebec-Plus Series for two-year-old trotters in the sixth race. Post time is 12:50 pm. For a free race program for Sunday, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club  

Trois-Rivieres, QC - The new Quebec Plus Series kicked off at the Hippodrome 3R Sunday with two divisions for two-year-old pacers and a track record was set in the series. The new series is only for those horses eligible to the Quebec Series that did not earn more than $7,500 as of September 10, 2018. In the eighth race second division, it was a cavalry charge for the early lead as Esprit Dequipe (Pierre Luc Roy) was in front early with Majeyca (Sylvain Lacaille) on the outside going for the lead. Then from the outside three-wide came the 1/9 race favorite Behavenmyself and driver Pascal Berube and they cleared to the lead by the opening quarter mile in :28.4. Behavenmyself then led the field through fractions of :58.4 and 1:28.1 with no one able to keep up with the filly. Then in the stretch Behavenmyself opened up on the field, winning by an impressive ten lengths in 1:56.2, a new track record. Esprit Dequipe was second with D Gs Fairystars (Stephane Brosseau) third. The previous track record for two-year-old pacing fillies was 1:56.4 set by Yaris Bayama in 2016. Sired by Badlands Hanover, Behavenmyself is trained by Gerard Demers. It was her maiden victory after eight starts, mainly in the Ontario Grassroots Series. She is owned by Les Ecuries GLD, inc. of St-Andre-Avelin with Jean Roch Marois of St-Joachim-De-Shefford and paid just $2.10 to win. The victory was one of three on the afternoon for driver Pascal Berube. The sixth race, first division of the Quebec Plus Series, saw Dernier Essai and driver Pierre Luc Roy able to lead from start to finish in 1:58.2 by two lengths over Blackjack Soleil (Claude Beausoleil) with Angelo Benjo (Pascal Berube) third. It was the maiden victory for Dernier Essai, a colt by Mach Three, who is trained by Maxime Velaye for owner Guy Corbeil of Mirabel. He paid $3.60 to win. The seventh race Open Handicap Trot saw Holiday Party ($7.40) and driver Pascal Berube able to lead from start to finish with an easy three length triumph in 1:58.2. Seeyou Men and driver Jocelyn Gendron caused interference in the race, breaking stride while going for the lead on the first turn. Holiday Party and 44-1 Holiday Spirit (Stephane Brosseau) cleared the incident and then raced first and second the rest of the race. Capteur De Reve (Pierre Luc Roy) was third. It was the fifth win this year for Holiday Party, who is trained by Isabelle Binet and owned by the Groupe Holiday Party Partnership of Portneul. Track Notes: Driver Francis Picard had the hot hands at H3R, leading all drivers with four winners on the afternoon program. With three wins from his stable on Sunday, Francis Richard took the lead in the training standing with 15 wins, Michel Allard is now in second with 13 and Maxime Velaye is third with 12 wins. Next Sunday, the Hippodrome 3R will host the 2018 Quebec Regional Fair Finals with ten championship races and more than $40,000 in purses. Post time is 12:50 pm. For more information, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club  

Trois-Rivieres, QC - The Quebec Jockey Club that manages the Hippodrome 3R will see their new series, the Quebec Plus Series, get underway this Sunday with two divisions for two-year-old pacers, one for colts and one for fillies. The series is for two, three, four and five-year-old horses that were eligible for the Quebec Series this summer, but did not make more than $7,500 this season as of September 10. There will be two preliminary rounds for $4,000 and then a $10,000 final on October 7. Fillies will race against colts. Due to lack of entries there will no series for the two-year-old trotters. The series gets started in the sixth race first division and is headed by trainer Maxime Velaye's Dernier Essai, which translates to English as Last Test. This son of Mach Three starts from post four for driver Pierre Luc Roy. "He has been dropping seconds since his first qualifier," Maxime Velaye explained. "I think the reason he has yet to win a race is because he was beat by better horses." In the $55,000 Future Stars Final last week, Dernier Essai finished fifth and was race timed in 1:57.3, his fastest clocking yet. "It is a great idea to have this Quebec Plus Series," Velaye said. "To give these young horses, and I talking for myself as my horse is VERY VERY green, and this series will help him a lot. I think he is the one to beat (and is still VERY green) but he is learning from every start he made so far." And where did this name, Dernier Essai, come from? "His name came from the movie The Longest Yard," Velaye explained. "with Adam Sandler, and in French the movie title was Dernier Essai and his owner, Guy Corbeil of Mirabel, just loved that movie." Other horses to watch in the first division include Angelo Benjo (post five) with driver Jonathan Lachance and Moneymakehersmith (post two) for driver Stephane Brosseau. The second division is the eighth race and the morning line favorite is the filly Behavenmyself, who starts from post two for owners Jean-Roch Marois and the GLD Stables. This daughter of Badlands Hanover has never raced at H3R, and her career so far in Ontario has been competing in the Grassroots for trainer Gerald Demers. While she has no wins in seven starts she has been race-timed in under two-minutes, the fastest in 1:55.3. She will be driven by Pascal Berube. Likely contenders in the race include Esprit Dequipe (post one) for driver Pierre Luc Roy, Lovelouguys (post seven) with driver Jocelyn Gendron and D Gs Fairystars (post nine) for driver Jonathan Lachance. The Open Handicap Trot in the seventh race will be perhaps one of the best races of the day. Capteur De Reve (post eight) is the favorite because he won this class his last two starts and shows for trainer Maxime Velaye that he can win from on or off the pace. The competition will be fierce with Rocky Boy (post seven) back in gear, Broadway Maija (post six) was second last week and the return of Fortunes Friend (post four) who returns from Rideau Carleton off a 1:59 victory. Also, of note, Precieuse CC, fresh off her triumph in the $65,000 Breeders Cup last week, faces the best trotters for driver/trainer Claude Beausoleil. Precieuse CC was given the rail as she is the only three-year-old in the field. She is going for her third straight win. Post time Sunday is 12:50 pm. For a free race program, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club  

Trois Rivieres, QC - It's Super Sunday at the Hippodrome 3R this Sunday, September 9 with the tracks richest harness racing program of the year, $512,000 in total purses headlined by eight Quebec Championship Finals. The Breeders Cup Series for three-year-old trotters and pacers has four finals, each with a purse of $65,000. The two-year-old's also will compete in four finals, each with a purse of $55,000. Plus, there are two $8,000 Invitational events, one for trotters and one for pacers. For this rich days of racing, world class drivers Sylvain Filion, Jody Jamieson, Louis Philippe Roy and James MacDonald are coming in from Ontario to compete with H3R's top drivers. Here is a brief overview on each of the special races on Sunday. 2nd Race $55,000 2YO Colt Trot - Cesar Duharas is the race favorite and rightly so. Last week the son of Muscle Massive tied the track record for colts at H3R with a 2:01.3 triumph in the third round of the Future Stars Series. He will start from post five for trainer/driver Stuart Sowerby and breeder/owner Haras De Estrie, Inc. of Dunham. Cesar Duharas has three wins this season, the fastest a 1:58.3 record at Mohawk Park. Competition will come from Yves Filion's Money Hill (post eight), who has his son, Sylvain, driving the son of Muscle Hill and the entry of Only For Justice (post one) and Clevisse (post four) for trainer Dany Fontaine. 3rd Race $55,000 2YO Colt Pace - YS Sunshine (post six) gets the call in here off his last start, a very impressive 1:53.4 lifetime mark last week at Mohawk Park. The Sunshine Beach geldings other two wins this season came in legs of the Future Stars Series with driver Stephane Gendron back in the sulky for trainer Michel Allard and breeder/owner Yves Sarrazin of La Presentation. Second choice is the undefeated D Gs De Vito (post eight) with driver Jonathan Lachance. This unbeaten son of Sportswriter is going for his fifth straight win, all at H3R and he has a record of 1:58 taken last week. Other contenders include Guinness Panic (post five) and GA Speed Gaby (post three). 4th Race $65,000 3YO Filly Trot - Provided they can stay on stride, Montanaalaska (post four) and Kinnder Prediction (post three) both have good chances of winning. Montanaalaska won two starts back for driver Guy Ganon 2:00.2 and 2:02.4 the prior week, but also shows tendency to break stride too. Sired by Angus Hall, Montanaalaska is trained by Alain Martin for owner Michel Grenier of Gastineau. Kinnder Prediction broke last week for driver Justin Filion. The prior week was first placed ninth and the week before won in 2:02.4 over Montanaalaska. The daughter of Northern Escort is trained, owned and bred by Denitza Petrova of Melbourne. 5th Race $65,000 3YO Filly Pace - The entry of BG (post four) and Katniss S BG (post 8) loom over the field. Katniss S BG is the stronger of the entry. This daughter of Mach Three has four wins this year, the fastest in 1:53 for driver Louis Philippe Roy and has won three of her last four starts for trainer Richard Moreau and co-breeders and owners Sylvain Desvheneaux and Gaston Bibeau of Sorel-Tracy. Lit De Rose (post seven) might have been made the betting favorite if not for her starting from an outside post. This daughter of Leader Bayama has been first, second or third in her last six starts with a record of 1:57 taken two starts back. She will be driven for the first time by Sylvain Filion. 6th Race $8,000 Invitational Pace - Hard to believe that four of nine horses in this race, Cee Pee Panic, HP Patriote, Atomic Million AM and Wildriverbumblebee, are all prior Championship winners. Cee Pee Panic (post three) is the oldest at age 9 and Wildriverbumblebee (post nine) the youngster at age 4 and the race favorite with Sylvain Filion in the sulky. Wildriverbumblebee is coming off a 1:54 triumph at H3R in his last start for trainer Francis Richard. UFdragons Rocket (post two) is the fastest return winner in the field, coming off a 1:52.1 triumph for driver Louis Philippe Roy. Other contenders include Atomic Million AM (post five) and Windsun Cheyenne (post eight). 7th Race $55,000 2YO Filly Trot - Kenogami Darling (post four) has dominated this division with back to back wins in the series and is going for her fourth straight win. The daughter of Justice Hall has been super for trainer Dany Fontaine and driver Guy Gagnon. Her record this year is 1:59.2 taken at Mohawk Park. She was bred and is co-owned by Jean Francois Reid of Anjou with Claude Reid of Jonquiere. Although Kenogami Darling has beaten everyone else in the field, watch for Kinderunbelievable (post five) and Claudi P V (post six) to be on the board. 8th Race $55,000 2YO Filly Pace - Better Now (post 3) is the race favorite having won two of the legs at H3R and also coming off a strong second in the Ontario Sire Stakes Grassroots last week at Clinton Raceway for trainer and co-owner Pierre Ouellette. The filly by Betterthancheddar has Jody Jamieson in the sulky and can race well from on or off the pace. Second choice is the top filly Hurryupatthebeach (post five). This daughter of Up The Credit was undefeated in her first five wins for trainer Pierre Leclerc, getting beaten for the first time in the third leg of the series. She will again be driven by Pascal Berube. Also watch for Flower Sena (post eight), who was able to beat Hurryupatthebeach in her last start for driver Jocelyn Gendron, but the outside post position will hinder her chances somewhat. 9th Race $8,000 Invitational Trot - What a top-notch race this will be. There are three Quebec Series Champions in the field, Capteur De Reve (post five), who just won his second straight title, former track record holder Seeyou Men (post seven) and Holiday Party (post eight). Capteur De Reve with Pierre Luc Roy in the sulky is the race favorite, having won the Open Handicap last week and with a record of 1:58.4 at H3R for trainer Maxime Velaye. Seeyou Men has Guy Gagnon in the sulky after they won last week at Rideau Carleton in 1:58.4. Others to watch include the return of Rocky Boy (post three), Broadway Maija (post four) and Windsun Hugo (post nine). 10th Race $65,000 3YO Colt Pace - Great field of competition headed by race favorite Kinnder Jackson (post four) who has seven wins in ten starts, all at H3R for breeder, owner and trainer Deniza Petrova. This son of Allamerican Native has two wins in the series and will be driven for the first time by Louis Philippe Roy. Hudson Phil (post six) may show poor finishes last three starts for driver James MacDonald, but this son of Shanghai Phil was raced timed last week in 1:51.4 and has a record of 1:51.3 for trainer Mark Steacy. Play Jet Play (post seven) is part of an entry for trainer Dany Fontaine with last year's Champion, Stock (post five), who won a leg of the Series back in July in 1:54.2. 11th Race $65,000 3YO Colt Trot - SG Goliath King (post two) could be part of a double ­on the day for Hall of Fame trainer Yves Filion. This son of Lucky Fool has three wins in his last six starts and will have son Sylvain in the sulky. Other contenders include Yankee Photo (post four) for trainer Gerald Woodberry and driver Pascal Berube, Orlys Fury (post three) and Nobodynojustice (post one). Post time is 12:50 pm Sunday and for a free race program, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club  

Trois-Rivieres, QC - The Quebec Jockey Club will host the richest day of harness racing in 2018 at the Hippodrome 3R this Sunday with C$512,000 in purses headlined by the championship finals of both the Breeders Cup and Future Stars Series for two and three-year-old trotters and pacers. World renowned harness drivers Sylvain Filion, Jody Jamieson and Louis Philippe Roy will be leaving Toronto for Quebec to compete in the rich Super Sunday afternoon program. First race post time is 12:50 pm. Of the 12 races on the program, eight are the finals of the Breeders Cup Series for three-year-old's and the Future Stars Series for two-year-old's. Each of the four Breeders Cup finals go for C$65,000 each and the four Future Star final races for a purse of C$55,000. In addition, there is an $8,000 Invitational Trot and Pace, and for the first time there are two $8,000 consolation races, one for the Breeders Cup and one for the Future Stars. For a free race program, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club  

Trois-Rivieres, QC - Stuart Sowerby needed just one win to score his 1,000th career victory as a harness racing driver. Sowerby had just one drive at the Hippodrome 3R Sunday and he got the job done. Sowerby, 46, of Guelph, Ontario, guided 1/9 race favorite Cesar Duharas from start to finish in the third race, the second division of the Future Stars Series for two-year-old trotting colts. El Bleu and driver Pierre Luc Roy grabbed the two-hole seat behind Cesar Duharas after the start, but was not able to make any use of it as Cesar Duharas was the strong horse. After leading the field to the quarter mile in :29.2, then the half in 1:01.3, Cesar Dunharas and Sowerby started to pull away from the field, leading by three lengths at the three-quarters in 1:31.4. Then in the stretch he won with ease by nine and one-half lengths in 2:01.3. El Bleu was second with Clevisse (Guy Gagnon) third. It was the third win in seven lifetime starts for Cesar Duharas, a colt by Muscle Massive, owned and bred by Haras De L Estrie, Inc. of Dunham. He paid $2.10 to win. And for driver/trainer Stuart Sowerby, it was his 1,000th career win. The second race kicked off the first of the two colt divisions for the Future Stars Series and saw SOS Turbo and driver Guy Gagnon leave well from the gate to take command to the opening quarter mile in :30 with Money Hill (Yves Filion) sitting the pocket trip. As they came to the half mile in 1:01.1, Only For Justice and driver Stephane Brosseau was first-over and boxed in Money Hill, who also wanted to come out and go against SOS Turbo. As they came off the third turn, Money Hill and Filion did come out as Only For Justice faded back to third place, but Money Hill was unable to overtake SOS Turbo past the three-quarters in 1:32.1. On the final turn, Brosseau was able to come out again with Only For Justice and it was then a three-horse race down the stretch with Only For Justice getting up in the final strides to the wire to win by a neck over Money Hill with SOS Turbo third. The time of the mile was 2:03.2. It was the maiden victory in five starts for Only For Justice. The gelded son of Justice Hall is trained by Dany Fontaine for breeder/owner Gaetan Bono, Inc. of Montreal. He paid $8.00 to win. The skies opened up with rain by the sixth race, the lone Future Stars division for fillies, with a two-second allowance over the sloppy track. It was Kinderunbelievable and driver Justin Filion who shot out to the front and by the opening quarter mile in :30 held a 15-length lead over the field as numerous breakers took place. The 1/5 favorite, Kenogami Darling and driver Guy Gagnon, was blocked by breaking horses, but eventually found clearance and was sitting a distant second as Kinderunbelievable led the field to the half mile in 1:02.1. Then in the backstretch, Gagnon and Kenogami Darling moved to the outside and collared Kinderunbelievable, taking the lead at the three-quarters in 1:34. From there Kenogami Darling went on to win by two and one-quarter lengths in 2:05.3. Kinderunbelievable was second with Claudi P V (Pascal Berube) third. It was the third straight win for Kenogami Darling, a daughter of Justice Hall, who is trained by Dany Fontaine. She was bred by Jean Francois Reid of Amjou who co-owns the filly with Claude Reid of Jonquiere. She paid $2.50 to win. Track Notes: The richest race card of the 2018 season at the Hippodrome 3R takes place next Sunday, September 9 with the $480,000 finals of the Future Stars and Breeders Cup Series. Eight championship finals for two and three-year-old trotters and pacers. Post time is 12:50 pm. For more information, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club    

Trois-Rivieres, QC - A homebred in harness racing means that the horse was bred and is owned by the same person(s) and that in most cases the foal was never sent to any public auctions before it began racing. At the Hippodrome 3R on Sunday afternoon, each of the three divisions of the final round of the Future Stars Series for two-year-old trotters, the race favorite is a homebred. The 26 youngsters entered on Sunday are seeking points to make it to their respective C$55,000 finals at H3R on Sunday, September 9. The two colt divisions take place in races two and three. Race two features the homebred Money Hill, who starts from post six for Hall of Fame trainer/driver Yves Filion. This son of Muscle Hill scored his first win last week for owner/breeder R L Belanger of Laval. Money Hill wired the field with ease for his first pari-mutuel win and prior to that he won a qualifying race at Mohawk Park in 2:00.3. Money Hill was bred to be a champion. His sire, Muscle Hill, is a world champion racing and sire. And Money Hill's dam is Norway No Day by Self Possessed, who many older fans may remember her dominance in the trotting ranks at the Hippodrome de Montreal where she earned C$330,000 before retiring. The third race is the second colt division and the homebred favorite is Cesar Duharas from post two for trainer/driver Stuart Sowerby. This son of Muscle Massive had an early win the Future Stars Series and has a record of 1:59.4. He has also been raced timed at Mohawk Park in 1:58.2. He was bred and is owned by Haras De L Estire of Dunham. From the Cantab Hall mare, Cleopatre Duharas, she was a 1:54.4 winner of more than C$164,000 on the racetrack. It would also be a special victory for Sowerby, as he is at 999 career driving wins and with a victory here would hit 1,000 win milestone. The lone filly division takes place in race six and featured is Kenogami Darling for driver Guy Gagnon. A winner in two of her four starts for trainer Dany Fontaine, Kenogami Darling scored an OSS Grassroots win at Mohawk in 1:59.2. Then she came to H3R for the second leg of the series and won that with ease and goes for her third straight win on Sunday for breeder Jean Francois Reid of Anjou, who co-owns the filly with Claude Reid of Jonquiere. She is sired by Justice Hall from the Ken Warkentin mare, Profound Wisdom, who did race, winning an Ontario Sire Stakes Gold division in 1:57.3 at Mohawk before injuring herself. Post time Sunday is 12:50 pm. For a free race program, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club    

Trois-Rivieres, QC - Flower Sena, a 19-1 long shot, brought an end to the five-race win streak of Hurryupatthebeach Sunday at the Hippodrome 3R. Competing in the fourth race, first harness racing division of the Future Stars Series for two-year-old pacing fillies, Hurryupatthebeach and driver Pascal Berube were the overwhelming 1 to 4 betting favorite and the race started out that way. Berube sent Hurryupatthebeach right to the front from post one and leaving from post five was Flower Sena and driver Jocelyn Gendron, who took the two-hole position away from Better Now and driver Stephane Brosseau. They raced to the quarter mile in :28.4 and that was when Brosseau came first-over with Better Now, the 2-1 second choice in the race. Better Now rushed up, collared Hurryupatthebeach and nearly took the lead away on the second turn. But then disaster struck. On the second turn, just as it seemed that Better Now would take command, the filly shied to the outside and then went off-stride. That left Breube and Hurryupatthebeach all alone on the lead with Flower Sena and Gendron still sitting on their backs past the half mile in :58.3. Breube then backed off the pace, going to the three-quarter mile marker in 1:29.1. It was then that Gendron got Flower Sena on the move. Sweeping to the outside on the final turn, Flower Sena continued to gain ground on Hurryupatthebeach and then in the stretch they passed Hurryupatthebeach and went on to win by two lengths in 2:00. Hurryupatthebeach held for second place with Cooking The Speed third for driver Stephane Gendron. For Flower Sena, a daughter of Windfall Blue Chip, it was a lifetime mark and her third win in six starts this year for trainer Serge Nadeau of Scott, who also bred and owns the filly. She paid $41.50 to win. Now, the only undefeated horse in the Future Stars Series is the colt, D Gs De Vito, who competed in the lone colt division of the Series in the sixth race and he did not disappoint his wagering fans. It was Guinness Panic and driver Stephane Brosseau who took early command of the race with Dernier Essai (Pierre Luc Roy) sitting in second place past the opening quarter mile in :28.1. Then driver Jonathan Lachance took D Gs De Vito first-over from fifth place and by the second turn they were on the lead and going to the half mile in :58.4. In the backstretch, GA Speed Gaby (Pascal Berube) came first-over but could not catch up to D Gs De Vito as they sped past the three-quarters in 1:28.1. Down the stretch it seemed that D Gs De Vito and Lachance held the field at bay, winning by two and one-quarter lengths in 1:58. Guinness Panic was second with GA Speed Gaby third. Sired by Sportswriter, it was the fourth straight win for D Gs De Vito. He is trained by Guylaine Fortin and was bred and is owned by Daniel Surprenant of Saint-Valentin. He paid $4.50 to win. In the eighth race, second filly division of the Future Stars Series, there were three major lead changes in the race. It was SOS Maeva (Daniel LaFlamme) first in front at the opening quarter mile, then Majelyca (Jocelyn Gendron) took command and led past the half mile before HP Xanadu (Stephane Brosseau) rushed first-over and took the lead before the three-quarter mile mark. At that time was when Hall of Famer Yves Filion came first-over with the favorite, Audi Bayama, and they inched their way to collar HP Xanadu and then come on in the stretch to win by one and one-half lengths in 2:03. Broncos Sena (Pascal Berube) followed Audi Bayama second-over to be second with Olis Spirit (Simon Delisle) third. A daughter of Sportswriter, it was Audi Bayama's second win in three lifetime starts. She is trained by Filion and owned and was bred by Filion's Bayama Farms of Saint-Andre-D'Argenteuil. She paid $3.10 to win. Track Notes: Jocelyn Gendron made it a driving double on the day when he wired the field in the fifth race with three-time Quebec Series Champion, Wildriverbumblebee ($3.40), winning in a romp by seven and one-half lengths in 1:54. It was the fastest mile on the afternoon card. Requested ($3.20) widened his lead as the winningest horse at H3R this season with his eighth win in ten starts. He won the ninth race pace in 1:56.3 for driver Francis Picard. There is no more Tuesday night racing at H3R so, the next live race card will be next Sunday, first race post time at 12:50 pm. For more information, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club  

Trois-Rivieres, QC - There are 20 two-year-old pacing fillies entered in the third round of the Future Stars Series at the Hippodrome 3R on Sunday, but only one of them is undefeated. Most of the fillies racing Sunday in the two divisions will be vying for points to be one of the eight finalists for the $55,000 Future Stars Series Final at H3R on Sunday, September 9 except for the undefeated filly, Hurrayupatthebeach, who has already won two legs of the series. Unbeaten Hurrayupatthebeach will be going for her sixth straight win on Sunday. The daughter of Up The Credit headlines the fourth race, which is the first of the two ten-horse fields for the fillies. A homebred filly from the Somebeachsomewhere mare, Blue Beach Girl, Hurryupatthebeach was bred by her trainer, Pierre Leclerc of Louisville and is co-owned by Leclerc with Gina Bragagnole of Lavaltrie. She is a first foal from Blue Beach Girl. One of the people that know Hurryupatthebeach better than most is her driver, Pascal Berube. He has driven her in four of her five wins. The duo starts from the rail on Sunday. "Pierre (Leclarc) told me one month before her first qualifier," Said Berube, "that he felt he had a good one." In her only qualifying race, with Berube driving, Hurryupatthebeach actually lost the race. She was third by only three-quarters of a length after a strong closing effort. Since then she went right to the pari-mutuel races and has yet to lose. She races mainly on the lead but there is a reason for that. She has a record of 1:58.2 taken at Rideau Carleton, but it was her last start at H3R that perhaps is most impressive. In that race Hurryupatthebeach broke stride before the start from post four. She was able to regroup for Berube, came first-over and took the lead after the opening quarter mile. She then crushed the field, winning by her largest margin yet, eight and three-quarter lengths in 1:59.4. "She's good for sure," Berube said. "And she can race from either on or off the pace. So, for the moment she races on the lead because I don't have any better horses that can cut the mile for me." While Hurryupatthebeach has beaten most of the other fillies in the field, it will not be a walk in the park on Sunday as she faces Better Now for the first time. Sired by Betterthancheddar, Better Now starts from the second tier in post ten for driver Stephane Brosseau. She has won her last two starts, last week it was a three and one-quarter length triumph in the second round of the Future Stars Series with 2:00 score. The prior start was an Ontario Sire Stakes Grassroots victory at Grand River Raceway in 1:56.1. She has also been timed in 1:55.2 and 1:56.2 at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Trained by Pierre Ouellette, Better Now is co-owned by Ouellette of Joliette with Ecurie Largo, Inc. of Laval. The second filly division is the eighth race and the morning line favorite hails from the stable of Hall of Famer, Yves Filion. Her name is Audi Bayama, a daughter of Sportswriter, bred and owned by Filion's Bayama Farms. In just her first lifetime start she came out with a 2:00.1 triumph with Filion in the sulky and last week was third to Better Now in the Future Stars Series. She starts from post six. Another standout in the field is Majelyca from post four for driver Jocelyn Gendron. Sired by Windfall Blue Chip, Majelyca was soundly defeated last week against Hurryupatthebeach, but prior starts show her winning two-straight, including her record of 2:02.1 taken in the opening round of the series. The colts do battle in the sixth race, also with ten starters and featured is another undefeated two-year-old named D Gs De Vito. This son of Sportswriter is three for three on the season for trainer Guylaine Fortin and breeder/owner Daniel Surprenant of Saint-Valentin. He starts from post three. While not yet showing any leaving ability for driver Jonathan Lachance, D Gs De Vito has been grinding his way to victory, having gone first-over in all three of his wins and overpowering his opponents. His fastest victory has been in last week's second round of the Future Stars with a 2:00.1 triumph. Other contenders include GA Speed Gaby (post two), Guinness Panic (post four) and Sunshine Lou (post ten). Post time Sunday is 12:50 pm. For a free race program, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club    

Trois-Rivieres, QC - It was trotters' night at the Hippodrome 3R with five of the ten races devoted to divisions of the Breeders Cup Series for three-year-old's and the Future Stars Series for two-year-old's. In the sixth race, first division of the Breeders Cup for colts, it was 11-1 Bubble D Morgan and driver/trainer Denis Filion who surprised the field with the upset victory. Sir Chopin (Simon Delisle) at 4/5 odds, was first on the lead with Bubble D Morgan getting the pocket seat, but Sir Chopin went off-stride and Bubble D Morgan not only inherited the lead, but opened up on the field, leading by as much as 15 lengths in the backstretch and winning by 10 and one-half lengths in 2:02.1. Johnnys Revenge (David Pilon) was second with Sombre (Pierre Luc Roy) third. It was the maiden victory for Bubble D Morgan. The colt by Charlie B Morgan, was unraced at age two and it was his first win in seven starts this year. He was bred and is owned by Robert Delay of Rawdon and paid $24.70 to win. The eighth race second colt division saw Nobodynojustice and driver Guy Gagnon able to lead from start to finish and hold of a late charge from Yankee Photo (Pascal Berube) who was first-over in the backstretch, to win by a long neck in 2:02.1. SG Goliath King (Sylvain Grenier) was third as his two-race win streak came to a close. Sired by Justice Hall, it was the second win this year for Nobodynojustice, who is trained by Dany Fontaine for breeder/owner Gaetan Bono, Inc. of Montreal. Nobodynojustice paid $7.10 to win. In the third race Breeders Cup division for three-year-old trotting fillies, it was Precieuse CC and trainer/driver Claude Beausoler who were the only one to stay on stride and that was enough to win it all in 2:04.1. The 1/9 race favorite, Montanaalaska (Guy Gagnon) broke at the start and was never able to catch the field. Precieuse CC was able to out trot Stand For Justice (Stephane Brosseau) to the opening quarter mile and those two held a 20 length lead over the rest of the field. Then after the three-quarter mile marker, Brosseau came to the outside with Stand For Justice and collared Precieuse CC as they started down the stretch, but then broke stride, giving the victory to Precieuse CC who won by six and one-half lengths. Stand For Justice was second with Lady Glide (Jerome Lombart) was third. A daughter of Angus Hall, it was the first win in five starts this year for Precieuse CC. She is owned by Marie Andree Cournoyer of Chicoutimi and paid $16.50 to win. The ninth race Future Stars colt division, Hall of Famer Yves Filion and Money Hill took the lead away from Mister Sky (Francis Picard) after the opening quarter mile and then held the field at bay the rest of the one-mile race, winning by three and three-quarter lengths in 2:04. El Bleu (Pierre Luc Roy) was second with the pocket-sitting Mister Sky third. It was the second start and maiden victory for Money Hill, a colt by Muscle Hill, trained by Yves Filion and bred and owned by R L Belanger of Laval. Money Hill paid $5.90 to win. In the two-year-old Future Stars Series for fillies, it was the 1/9 favorite Kenogami Darling and driver Guy Gagnon who was able to lead the field from start to finish in 2:03.2. My Lady Hall (Jocelyn Gendron) was second with Claudi P V (Pascal Berube) third. Kinderunbelievable and driver Justin Filion, made it a race as they came first-over on the final turn and nearly collared Kengami Darling at the top of the stretch, but then went off-stride. Kengrami Darling went on to win by three and one-quarter lengths. For Kengami Darling, a daughter of Justice Hall, it was her second straight win for trainer Dany Fontaine and breeder Jean Francois Reid of Anjou, who co-owns the horse with Claude Reid of Jonquiere. She paid $2.30 to win. Live racing resumes at H3R on Sunday, first race post time is 12:50 pm. For more information, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club

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