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Trois-Rivieres, QC - Harness racing trotter Sultan D'Or and driver Sylvain Lacaille rocked the tote board at the Hippodrome 3R on Sunday, winning the sixth race trot at odds of 135-1. It was the highest win payoff, $272.10 to win, $79.40 to place and $15.10 to show across the board, in the eight-year history of H3R since its revival from bankruptcy by the Quebec Jockey Club. The prior record win payoff was $204.50 by Classic Mondiale (Pierre Luc Roy) in 2016. The sixth race saw Sultan D'Or and Lacaille get away in sixth place from post eight until the field reached the backstretch when Lacaille moved Sultan D'Or to the outside, found live cover and then tipped three-wide, looping the field. Then on the final turn, Sultan D'Or was first-over against race leader Mr Logan Mirox (Michel Audet), and they worn him down by the finish wire with Sultan D'Or winning by three-quarters of a length in 2:02. Mr Logan Mirox was second with SOS Turbo (Tyler Jones) third. It was the fifth win this year for Sultan D'Or. The ten-year-old gelded son of Newtown is owned and trained by Pierre Turcotte of Trois-Rivieres. Sultan D'Or never started in a harness race until he was eight years old. It took until the fifth race on Sunday before harness racing driver Pascal Berube did not win a race. Why? Because Berube did not have a drive in the fifth race. The Portneuf-Station resident was at his best in winning the first four races on the program, especially the third race featured Preferred Pace with Hooter Shooter. The short field of just five starters in the third race Preferred Pace saw Surf Report (Tyler Jones) go right to the lead with race favorite Maracasso (Carol Voyer) leaving but then taking a tuck behind Surf Report to the opening quarter mile in :27.2. Voyer then pulled the pocket and came first-over against Surf Report by the half mile marker in :56. The action heated up as Maracasso could not pass by Surf Report as Berube moved second-over with Hooter Shooter. By the three-quarters in 1:25.1, Voyer cleared to the lead with Maracasso but now had to contend with Hooter Shooter and Berube on the final turn. Hooter Shooter had a full head of steam and collared Maracasso as they came down the stretch and hung game to win by a half length in 1:55. Maracasso was second with Histoire Enchantee (Stephane Gendron) third. It was the ninth win this year for Hooter Shooter. Sire by Badlands Hanover, the six-year-old gelding is owned and trained by Marc Andre Simoneau of Trois-Rivieres and paid $6.00 to win. Berube was not done yet on the afternoon card as he won the ninth race with Bemmo Image ($5.10), making it five wins on the program. Track Notes: Trainer Marc Andre Simoneau sent out two winners from his stable to lead all trainers. Live racing resumes next Sunday, October 27 with first race post time at 1:00 pm. For more information, free race program and to view the H3R live via the internet, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club    

Trois-Rivieres, QC - Throughout the harness racing season, the half mile oval at Trois-Rivieres averages nearly eight starters per race, but this Sunday the track hosts a Preferred Pace with just five starters. And these five starters have been superb performers all season long. The small field may be one of the most competitive races assembled. The morning line favorite at 5/2 odds in the third race feature is the hard-hitting pacer Maracasso for trainer/driver Carol Voyer. This seven-year-old gelded son of Lis Mara is on a three-race winning streak between H3R and Rideau Carleton Raceway. You could almost say it was four-in-a-row except that Maracasso skipped a couple of pylons back on September 15, won the race but was placed last. A nine-race winner this year, Maracasso and Voyer starts from post four for the Alpha Stable of Metabetchouan. Predominately, Maracasso does his best racing on the front end where he has wired the field in nearly all his victories, winning at Rideau in a lifetime best 1:54.2 and just two weeks ago doing the same at H3R in 1:54.4. Considering that Maracasso was unraced last year, trainer Carol Voyer has done a superb job in bringing back his star pacer for the 2019 season. Of course, it will not be a walk in the park for Maracasso on Sunday as he faces last week's Preferred winner, Hooter Shooter, who goes from post three for driver Pascal Berube. Last week at H3R the six-year-old Badlands Hanover gelding posted his eighth win of the year, coming from off the pace, actually was seventh at the three-quarters, and closed to win it all by a half-length in 1:55.4. Another starter who has missed nearly two years of racing is Histoire Enchantee from post five driver Stephane Gendron. This $100,000 plus winner at the end of his three-year-old season with a record of 1:50.1, was injured and it has taken nearly two seasons for trainer Maxime Velaye to get him back to the races. This season Histoire Enchantee returned and flourished with three straight wins, the fastest in 1:56.4 and in his debut in the Preferred class saw him finish second in 1:55.1. Also entered are six-time winner, Surf Report, from post one for driver Tyler Jones and Appleby Hanover in post two, who is also a nine-time winner in 2019. First race post time is 1:00 pm Sunday. For a free race program and to view the races live on the internet, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club

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

Trois-Rivieries, QC - Having had to take nearly two years off from the races due to injuries, has not slowed Histoire Enchantee at all as the five-year-old harness racing pacer headlines the Preferred Pace at the Hippodrome 3R on Sunday. The gelded son of Shanghai Phil at age three was a terror on the racetrack, having won nearly $100,000 in purses with a record of 1:50.1. Histoire Enchantee is still owned by his breeder, Guy Gorbeil of Mirabel and he is trained by Maxime Velaye. "Histoire Enchantee was injured with the results of a severe suspensory," explained Velaye. "To make matters worse, it was not even a race injury. He had to be stopped training and immobilized in his stall for about ten months. This is the kind of injury that heals slowly over time. "After his successful season in 2017 at age 3, we stopped with him as usual," continued Velaye. "then we started again in the winter of 2017-2018 to be ready for the Quebec-Bred Series at age four. It was during this period that he was injured. Since his remarkable comeback this year, Histoire Enchantee sports three wins in six starts with two second place finishes. His currently record mile this season is 1:56.4, but he seems to get a little faster with every start. On Sunday, Histoire Enchantee starts from the far outside in post eight for driver Stephane Gendron, who has driven him in all of his starts this year. He is listed as the morning line favorite and rightly so, having won three of his last four starts and was second last week, timed in 1:55.1. Histoire Enchantee shows early gate speed that should help him overcome his outside post position against a stellar field of competition. Rivals in the eighth race feature include Appleby Hanover (post one), who has won three of his last four starts; Kinnder Jackson (post two), Surf Report (post three) and Hooter Shooter (post 7). Post time Sunday at H3R is 1:00 pm. For additional information, a free race program, or to views the races live via the internet, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club  

Trois-Rivieres, QC - Guy Gagnon and his filly Tuggingoncredit invaded the Hippodrome 3R for the first time on Sunday and the two-year-old harness racing pacer came away with the Lucien Bombardier Trophy. The seventh race feature, with a purse of $29,400, saw Gagnon leave with Tuggingoncredit to take the early lead after a quick battle with Hit By A Bus (Yves Filion), by the opening quarter mile in :27.4. Tuggingoncredit then breezed on the lead the rest of the one-mile race, pulling away more and more past the half mile in :57, then the three-quarters in 1:26.1. By the top of the stretch Tugginoncredit and Gagnon blew the field away, winning by six open lengths in 1:56.3. Mia Culpa (Jocelyn Gendron) was second with Sophie's Destiny (Stephane Brosseau) third. It was a lifetime mark for Tuggingoncredit and the daughter of Up The Credit's fourth lifetime win in eight starts. She is trained by Gagnon and co-owned by Guy Gagnon, Inc., Louis Latulippe, Inc. and Bruno Blouin, Inc., all of Quebec. She paid $3.10 to win as the betting favorite. 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, Que., Bombardier retired in 1992 after 16 years on the board of directors of the Canadian Standardbred Horse Society. With sponsorship from Standardbred Canada and the Quebec Jockey Club, the Hippodrome 3R revived the stakes race in 2011. Trainer/driver Carol Voyer rated a perfect Maracasso ($3.90) on the front end to capture the sixth race Preferred-Handicap Pace in a speedy 1:54.4, the fastest mile on the card Sunday. It was Maracasso's ninth win of the season and his third straight victory. The fifth race Preferred-Handicap Trot saw Volare ($3.90) and driver Tyler Jones take command by the opening quarter mile and then led the rest of the mile race, winning with ease in 2:00.2. Track Notes: Trainer/driver Carol Voyer led all drivers and trainers on Sunday with two wins. Live racing resumes at the Hippodrome 3R next Sunday with first race post time at 1:00 pm. For more information and full race results, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club

Trois-Rivieres, QC - This Sunday six two-year-old harness racing pacing fillies will battle it out at the Hippodrome 3R in the annual Lucien Bombardier Stakes, going for a purse of $29,400. 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, Que., Bombardier retired in 1992 after 16 years on the board of directors of the Canadian Standardbred Horse Society. 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 when he was 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 which then became the Hippodrome de Montreal. 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, Que., one of the province's most successful breeding establishments. Bombardier died in 1995 and was honored each year at 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 seventh race Sunday is the Lucien Bombardier Pace and the morning line favorite is the Bettor's Delight filly, Hit By A Bus, who starts from post six for trainer/driver and Canadian Hall of Famer, Yves Filion. Hit By A Bus has but one win this year, and that was an impressive 1:54.3 victory at Mohawk Park. She had been racing in the Ontario Grassroots and is making her first appearance at the Hippodrome 3R for owners Brian Paquet, Thomas Kyron and Bayama Farms. The hometown favorite is Acaena De Chakrika in post five for driver Pascal Berube. This daughter of Sunshine Beach was the Future Stars Series Champion, leading from start to finish in the final in 2:00.2. Trained by Daniel Martin for owner/breeder Diane Lepine of Quebec City, Acaena De Chakrika has yet to finish off the board in her eight starts this year with two wins, two seconds and four third place finishes.c Two other contenders, Tuggingoncredit (post one) and Mia Culpa (post 4) are making their debut at H3R and rounding out the field are Sophies Destiny (post two) and SOS Cupcake (post three). Post time is 1:00 pm. A free race program is available at www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club

Trois-Rivieries, QC - Bermuda native Kiwon Waldron, age 19, put on a harness racing show at the Hippodrome 3R Sunday, driving four winners on the special program featuring the Quebec Regional Fair Circuit Championship Finals. All 12 races on the H3R card was Quebec Regional Fair Finals with each race featuring a purse of $4,000. Waldron, who drives Standardbred ponies in Bermuda, came to Quebec this summer with an invitational from trainers Rene Allard and his father Michel to apprentice and drive on the Fair Circuit where he had great success this summer and it showed on Championship Final day. Waldron had nine drives on the program and ended the day impressively with four wins, two seconds and one third place finish. He started out in the second race final for two-year-old pacing fillies, winning with Shemaksmefelunreal ($2.50) in 2:02.2. Waldron then won the sixth race three-year-old colt pace final with Jeffs Journey ($2.50) in 2:00. Waldron then won the tenth race Open Pace Final with D J Power ($4.90) in 1:56.3, the fastest mile on the race card. He finished up in the eleventh race, his last drive on the card, with a victory aboard Appleby Hanover ($2.90) in 1:58.1. Three of the winner's that Kiwon Waldron drove Sunday were from the stable of Michel Allard, who led all trainers on the day. Another reason, perhaps the most important one for Kiwon Waldron is that he has to have a good day at the races because his mother, Elizabeth, flew up from Bermuda to watch her son perform. The majority of the drivers featured at the Hippodrome 3R Sunday were young adults seeking their professional driver and trainer licenses. The 12th and final race was for the young women drivers of Quebec and the pacing event was won by Wendy St. Pierre with Bali ($9.00). They fought through torrid early fractions to grab the lead and then did not look back. Drawing away on the field for an easy win in 1:58.2. Angelo Benjo (Jessica Turenne) was second with Gutsy Greg (Nancy Auger) third. Track Notes: Live racing resumes next Sunday, October 6 at the Hippodrome 3R and the main event will the annual Lucien Bombardier Pace for two-year-old fillies. Post time is 1:00 pm. For more information, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club    

Trois-Reveries, QC - A dream come true is taking place for 19-year-old Kiwon Waldron of Warwick, Bermuda. Since he first became infatuated with horses as a young child on his tiny island home in Bermuda, Waldron's dream of becoming a professional harness racing driver has happened. He had already been working with horses as a child and is an award winning accomplished equestrian horseman. He first discovered harness racing at age 10. And now, Waldron is applying to get a working visa in Canada and as soon as the paperwork is done, he will be off to Quebec to work, learn and drive for Team Allard. It was Rene Allard who "discovered Waldron" while in Bermuda last winter. "I was on vacation," Rene Allard explained. "And we heard there was harness racing with trotting ponies in Bermuda so we decided to check it out. I saw Kiwon drive in a few races and he caught my eye. We talked and I invited him to come to Quebec this summer." Once Waldron was struck by the "horse bug", he engulphed himself into harness racing and developed into one of the top drivers for the Driving Horse and Pony Club. It is just a hobby sport in Bermuda and harness racing takes place at the Vesey Street racetrack. There they can only have four horses per race as the final turn is cut out of a granite mountain wall. Waldron's regular job is a house painter and maintenance worker. "I went home for a little while after the fairs were done," Waldron said, "but it was always my intention to come back and drive in the Fair Finals. Would not miss this Sunday's racing opportunities. Waldron is coming back to Canada this week for the Quebec Regional Circuit Fair Finals taking place at the Hippodrome 3R on Sunday. He has an amazing nine drives in the twelve races. Other trainers have seen his performance on the Fair Circuit and are willing to give him a chance. "It's an honor that other trainers are giving me a shot," Waldron added. "They must see something in me and I'm going to try my best to give the horses a good trip so the trainers can make some money." This summer Waldron was sponsored by Rene Allard and his father, Michel Allard, to come to Quebec to work, learn and drive on the Quebec Regional Fair Circuit and the young man learned quickly. Enough so that Allard permitted him to drive their horses on the Fair Circuit. And drive Waldron did, amassing an amazing record of 10 wins in just 17 starts with five second place finishes. His Universal Driving Rating (batting average) is .751. Waldron even set a track record, winning with Missionoftheheart at St-Aime-des-Lacs in 1:59.4. "Kiwon is a natural on the bike," Allard said. "He his very comfortable and he is loaded with ambition and he works hard. That's the right combination to make it to the top just like LPR (Louis Philippe Roy) did. "He asks lots of questions and that is very good," Allard said. "He wants to learn this sport and he is a nice kid." Of the nine drives that Waldron has on Sunday at the Hippodrome 3R, five of them are on morning line favorites. They are Shemaksmefelunreal (race 2), who is on a two-race win streak; Missionoftheheart (race 5); Jeffs Journey (race 6); Deuce Man (race 9) who is on a two-race win streak, and Appleby Hanover (race 11) who is on a two-race win streak. So, what is on Kiwon Waldron's mind most these days? "Now I'm waiting on my paperwork for the states," Waldron said. "So, then I can work for Rene and hopefully become one of the best drivers around." Dreams do come true! First race post time on Sunday is 1:00 pm. For a free race program and to view the races live on the internet, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club

Trois-Rivieres, QC - The Quebec Regional Fair Finals will take place on Sunday at the Hippodrome 3R with the entire harness racing program, all 12 races, are devoted to the Fair Finals. This is the second straight year that the Quebec Jockey Club has played host to the Quebec Regional Fair Finals at the Hippodrome 3R. 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, is a culmination of a successful season in 2019 that saw fifteen events this summer and will feature categories of racing not familiar at the Hippodrome 3R, but exciting none-the-less. The 12 races will feature the finals for two and three-year-old trotters and pacers plus special finals for four-year-olds and older horse divisions. Each of the 12 finals has a purse of $4,000. Most of the horses entered have competed throughout the summer on the Fair Circuit throughout the province of Quebec. The Fair will also feature many young drivers seeking their professional pari-mutuel driving and training licenses. The 10th and 12th races are dedicated to these young drivers. The 10th race features Patrice Dumas, Kiwon Waldron (who is from Bermuda), Mathieu Desrochers, Sam Fillion, Antoine Derochers, Joel Gagnon and Sebastien Harvey. In the 12th race it is all female drivers. Competing are Lena Quellet, Johanne Dechamplain, Guylaine Gagnon, Nathalie Migneault, Nancy Auger, Roxanne Viau, Jessica Turenne and Wendy St Pierre. First race post time Sunday is 1:00 pm. For a free race program and to watches the races live via computer, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club

Trois-Rivieres, QC - Maracasso and trainer/driver Carol Voyer were able to steamroll over the field to capture the Preferred Pace at the Hippodrome 3R Sunday. The fifth race feature first saw Ninoscredit and driver Stephane Gendron leave from the rail for the early lead. Voyer also had Maracasso on the move from post four, but Gendron was not going to let them get to the lead with ease and parked them out to the opening quarter mile in :27.1. Voyer pressed the issue with Maracasso and they took command by the half mile in :55.1. From that point on Maracasso took off, leading the field by three lengths in the backstretch. At the three-quarters in 1:24, Maracasso was still in command. Stock and driver Pascal Berube moved three-wide in the backstretch and was able to get behind Maracasso and gave a game effort, closing within a half length as Maracasso went on to win in 1:54.4. Ninocredit was second. It was the seventh win this year for Maracasso. The seven-year-old gelded son of Lis Mara is owned by the Alpha Stable of Metabetchouan and he paid $5.40 to win. Jimbelina, the long mare in the field, saw her five-race win streak come to close, finishing fifth. The Filly & Mares Preferred Pace saw Uptown Woman ($6.30) and driver Pascal Berube pulled the pocket at the three-quarters on pacesetter Sauble Bonnie and then scoot away from the field to win in a romp by six and one-quarter lengths in 1:57. Solid Man ($3.40), after overcoming going wide into the first turn, was an easy winner in the Two-Year-Old Open Pace, wiring the field by two and one-half lengths in 1:59.2. Histoire Enchantee ($2.10) continued his remarkable comeback after being away from the races for nearly two years, winning the tenth race pace in 1:56.4 for his third straight win. He was driven by Stephane Gendron for trainer Maxime Velaye. Francis Picard led all the drivers with a triple and H3R's leading trainer, Francis Richard, sent out two winners. Track Notes: The final stop of the Regional Fair Circuit in Quebec took place Saturday at Ormstown. The track record for 1 ½ mile race was broken by the pacer Hooter Shooter, who went in 3:11.1 for driver Sam Filion and owner/trainer Marc Andre Simoneau. The old record was 3:12.3 set by Strokin (LPR) on July 16, 2016. This was the fifth track record broken this year on the circuit. Next Sunday, H3R will host the Quebec Regional Fair Circuit Championships. From the Quebec Jockey Club

Trois-Rivieres, QC - When Histoire Enchantee comes on the track for the tenth race Sunday at the Hippodrome 3R, harness racing fans will see nearly a two-year gap in his racing schedule. That is because the stakes winner at age three in 2017 has made a remarkable comeback for trainer Maxime Velaye. Histoire Enchantee starts from post one for driver Stephane Gendron and is the overwhelming race favorite in the tenth race pace. As a three-year-old, Histoire Enchantee notched six wins with earnings of nearly $100,000. Then disaster struck the son of Shanghai Phil. "Histoire Enchantee was injured with the results of a severe suspensory," explained Velaye. "To make matters worse, it was not even a race injury. He had to be stopped training and immobilized in his stall for about ten months. This is the kind of injury that heals slowly over time. "After his successful season in 2017 at age 3, we stopped with him as usual," continued Velaye. "then we started again in the winter of 2017-2018 to be ready for the Quebec-Bred Series at age four. It was during this period that he was injured. "Then we waited with him because this horse is worth it," Velaye said. "He also proved that we were right, since his return he continues to improve, winning regularly in the 1.56, 1.57 range. His fitness is improving and we are crossing our fingers to make it last. We do not have big plans for him this fall. He will probably race at H3R until closing and then rest up again. We will then prepare him for April next season for the Quebec-Bred Series. That's the best scenario right now." Histoire Enchantee has most certainly been sharp in his comeback season this fall. He has four starts, two wins, the fastest last week in 1 :56.4. Bred to be a winner, Histoire Enchantee is owned and was bred by Guy Corbeil of Mirable. He owns the top mare Eclatante (Bullvons Dream), who has had eight foals, seven of whom have made the races. That makes Histoire Enchantee a full brother to both Clik K ($378,476, 1.50.1); a half brother to Advantage ($ 266,059, 1.51.1), and a full brother to Eternal History ($171,216, 1.51.3). Hoping for a an upset victory in the tenth race Sunday will be Captain Dragon (post 2), Ernie Panic (post 5), and Winoc Jimmy (post 3). For a free race program, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. First race post time Sunday is 1 :00 pm. By Daniel Delisle, for the Quebec Jockey Club    

Trois-Rivieres, QC - Jimbelina, the lone harness racing mare in the field against eight male rivals, will go for her sixth straight win on Sunday at the Hippodrome 3R. The six-year-old daughter of Big Jim was assigned the far outside post eight in the 5th race Preferred Pace. She is trained by Jean Tourigny and owned by Roland Trudel of Becancour. "She (Jimbelina) really came to me to rest a little," said Tourigny. "But she is racing so well now we will continue with her." Jimbelina hails from a strong family lineage. Her dam, Buddys Gal, had five foals and all of them made the races. Jimbelina has a half-sister, Fast N Fiesty p,5,1:50f, who made $397,000 and a half-brother, Buddy Weiser p,1:52.1f, who made $174,000. "She is a beautiful mare," Tourigny said. "She's really very quiet and easy to get along with." Jimbelina has already shown she can beat the boys, having won a Preferred 3 race her first time over H3R's half mile oval. That was two starts back when she raced from off the pace to win in 1:55.4. When at Georgian Downs Jimbelina showed that she can also overcome post eight, winning on the front end in 1:54.2. So, does that mean she can overcome post eight again on Sunday at H3R? "You never know what may happened on Sunday," Touriney said. Jimbelina's main competition Sunday will come from a trio of male competition in the race. They are Maracasso (post 4), who won last weeks race but was disqualified for going inside the pylons, Mister Big Top (post 5) who was placed 1st in the race, and Surf Report (post 7), who was a game second in last week's top pace. Sunday's program also features a Preferred Pace for Fillies and Mares headed by Uptown Woman (post 7), Sauble Bonnie (post 6) and Rainbow Palace (post 8). There is also a Two-Year-Old Open Pace featuring Solid Man (post 5), Acaena De Chakrika (post 3) and SOS Cupcake (post 1). The 11-race Sunday race card gets underway at 1:00 pm. For a free program, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club    

Trois-Rivieres, QC - The six-year-old harness racing pacing mare, Jimbelina, was parked out four-wide in the backstretch and around the final turn, yet the mare showed true grit and fortitude in winning at the Hippodrome 3R Sunday. Driven by Jocelyn Gendron, Jimbelina won the 6th race F&M Preferred-Handicap Pace by one and one-quarter lengths in 1:57.2. It was the daughter of Big Jim's fifth straight win and sixth victory of the year. The sixth race co-feature saw Uptown Woman (Pascal Berube) grind it out to the lead over Sauble Bonnie (Stephane Brosseau) to the opening quarter mile in :27.2. Then before the half mile in :57.1, Rainbow Palace (Francis Picard) came first-over with Better Now (Stephane Gendron) grabbing the second-over cover and Jimbelina and Gendron, the race favorite, third-over. The action then picked up in the backstretch as Gendron started up three-wide with Jimbelina only to be shoved four-wide when Better Now, who wanted out to go around Rainbow Palace, who was not done in first-over position. Jimbelina continued to gain ground despite being four-wide, cleared to the lead at the top of the stretch and then went on to victory. Sauble Bonnie was second with Rainbow Palace third. Jimbelina is trained by Jean Tourigny for owner Roland Trudel of Becancour and paid $3.30 to win. It took a long inquiry by the judges before declaring race winner Maracasso (Carol Voyer) disqualified and placed last after skipping over pylons on the final turn in the 7th race Preferred-Handicap Pace for the horses. Maracasso had gone on the win by four and one-half lengths in 1:55.3 before the disqualification. Mister Big Top (Jocelyn Gendron), an 18-1 long shot was moved to first place with Surf Report (Tyler Jones) placed second and Outlaw Turn N Burn (Francis Picard) placed third. Mister Big Top is trained by Yves Tessier and paid $39.30 to win. Track Notes: Driver Pascal Berube led all horseman on the day with a driving triple. Live racing resumes at the Hippodrome 3R next Sunday, September 22, first race post time at 1:00 pm. For more information, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club

Trois-Rivieres, QC - After posting his sixth victory of the harness racing season last week, Surf Report returns to head Sunday's Preferred-Handicap Pace at the Hippodrome 3R. Starting from post five in the seventh race feature, Surf Report was able to find outside cover last week for driver Tyler Jones and close from fourth place at the top of the stretch to win by three-quarters of a length in 1:56.2. The seven-year-old gelded son of Sportswriter is trained by Armand Rousseau for owner Dany Nadeau of Sorel-Tracy and has finished on the board in nearly half of his 30 starts this year. Rival Outlaw Turn N Burn (post 6) will seek to turn the tables this Sunday. Last week he was the one who raced first-over, giving Surf Report the ideal second-over coverage that he won off of. Outlaw Turn N Burn is trained and driven by Francis Picard. Despite his outside post position 8, Kinnder Jackson won't be ignored in this race. Two starts back he tore away from the field to take a lifetime mark of 1:54.1 for driver Pierre Luc Roy. Stock (post 4) will provide plenty of competition as he was raced timed in 1:54.4 in his last start and prior to that he was a 1:56.3 winner for driver Pascal Berube. Stock was a Quebec Series Champion at age 2. The well-matched field also includes D J Power (post 7), a recent 1:55.3 winner, Maracassi (post 1), who two starts back won in 1:54.1, Mister Big Top (post 2), Bali (post 3) and Ninocredit (post 9, second tier). Post time Sunday is 1:00 pm. For a free race program or to watch the races live from H3R, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club

Trois-Rivieres, QC - The Quebec Jockey Club played host Sunday afternoon at the Hippodrome 3R to the $480,000 Championship harness racing finals for the Breeders Cup Series and Future Stars Series. It was the richest day of horse racing in all of Quebec with purses totaling over $500,000 for the afternoon. Each series featured four divisions for trotter and pacers. Here is a breakdown of each of the Championship Finals. $65,000 Three-Year-Old Colt Trot Final It was a two-horse race from the start with track record hold Cesar Duharas and driver Pascal Berube shooting to the early lead with race favorite Only For Justice (Stephane Brosseau) grabbing the early two-hole spot by the opening quarter mile in :28.3. Brosseau moved Only For Justice to the outside by the half mile in :59, but Berube and Cesar Duharas stuffed them back into the pocket. Then by the three-quarters in 1:27.2, Brosseau came back again and this time on the final turn had collared Cesar Duharas, who then went off-stride, allowing Only For Justice to win with ease in a romp by 12 3/4 lengths in 1:57.3. Money Hill (Sylvain Filion) was second with Triomphe Duharas (Denis Gueriel) third. Only For Justice is now a repeat Quebec Champion, having won the final at age 2 and now at age 3. Sired by Justice Hall, it was Only For Justice's fourth win this year for trainer Dany Fontaine and the Gaetan Bono Stable of Montreal who bred and owns the gelding. He paid $3.10 to win. $65,000 Three-year-old Filly Trot Final Kinderunbelievable and driver Pierre Luc Roy put in an unbelievable performance to beat pacesetter Choo Choo Bleu (Sylvain Filion). Choo Choo Blue left first from the starting gate with My Lady Hall (Louis Philippe Roy) grabbing the two-hole spot past the opening quarter mile. Then coming to the half mile was when Pierre Luc Roy took Kinderubelievable first-over, giving race favorite Cor Leo (Stephane Gendron) second-over live cover. Choo Choo Blue would not let Kinderunbelievable pass them by down the backstretch and around the final turn. Then in the stretch, with horses fanning out all around them, Kinderunbelievable dug in with true grit and went on to win by three-quarters of a length in 2:01.3. Choo Choo Blue was second with Cor Leo third. It was the third win this year for Kinderunbelievable, who is sired by Archangel. It was her third straight win for breeder, owner, trainer Dentiza Petrova of Melbourne. She paid $5.40 to win. $65,000 Three-year-old Colt Pace Final Race favorite Ashleysbest saw his three-race winning streak come to an end as D Gs De Vito and Jonathan Lachance used a big brush in the backstretch to pass by the favorite en route to scoring a one and one-half length victory. Ashleysbest (Pascal Berube) shot to the lead from post seven and cut the mile with fractions of :26.2 and :55.1 before Lachance and D Gs De Vito came flying first-over in the backstretch to take command by the three-quarters in 1:23.3. HP Napoleon (Stephane Brosseau) tried to follow the move of D Gs De Vito to no avail as the winner went on to score in 1:54.1. HP Napoleon was second with Angers Bayama (Sylvain Filion) third. It was a lifetime mark for D Gs De Vito as the gelded son of Sportswriter notched his fourth win this year. Trained by Antonio Valente, D Gs De Vito was bred and is owned by Daniel Suprenant of Saint-Valentin and paid a generous $19.50 to win. His clocking was the fastest mile on the 14-race card. $65,000 Three-year-old Filly Pace Final Hall of Famer Yves Filion sent Akita Bayama right to the lead and barely held off a very determinded Cooking The Speed (Louis Philippe Roy) to win by a neck in a lifetime best 1:57.1. Cooking The Speed was trying for her second championship victory and despite being parked out first-over from the half mile, was a valient second. Audi Bayama (Sylvain Filion), part of the entry for trainer Yves Filion, was third. It was the second win in just five starts this year for Akita Bayama. The Sportswriter daughter was bred and is owned by Filion's Bayama Farms of Saint-Andre-D'Argenteuil. She is co-owned with Jacques Damours of Laval and paid $2.90 to win. $55,000 Two-year-old Colt Pace Final Whitecookie (Marie Claude Auger) saw his undefeated six-race winning streak come to an end at the hands of Eclat De Rire and driver Stephane Gendron. Going right to the lead as usual was Whitecookie with Eclat De Rire sitting right on their backs for nearly the entire mile. It was not until the three-quarters that Gendron pulled the pocket with Eclat De Rire as the rest of the field was fanning three and four-wide for the drive to the finish. In the stretch, Eclat De Rire was able to collar Whitecookie and pass them by to win by one length in a lifetime mark of 1:58.4. Whitecookie was second with PLD Needy (Pascal Beurbe) third. It was the second straight win and third victory in five starts for the daughter of Leader Bayama. He is trained by Maxime Velaya for owner/breeder Guy Corbeil of Mirable and paid $5.40 to win. $55,000 Two-year-old Filly Pace Final Acenda De Chakrika picked the perfect time to score a lifetime mark as the daughter of Sunshine Beach led from start to finish for driver Stephane Brosseau in 2:00.2. The pocket-sitting Lotus Sena (Pascal Berube) was second with Godiva Lovely Lady (Simon Delisle) third. Acenda De Charkrika won by one and one-quarter lengths. Trained by Daniel Martin for breeder/owner Diane Lepine of Quebec City, it was the second win this year for Acenda De Chakrika, who paid $5.00 to win. $55,000 Two-year-old Colt Trot Final Babidibou and driver Stephane Gendron made it three straight wins as the colt by Royalty For Life wired the field with ease in a lifetime mark of 2:02.1. Kenogami Coco (Stephane Brosseau) tried coming first-over but could not gain ground on the winner and was second by one and three-quarter lengths. HP Muscle Dancer (Sylvain Filion) was third. Trained by Maxime Velaye for co-owners Isidoro Russo of Montreal and Guy Corbiel of Mirable, Babidibou paid $3.50 to win. $55,000 Two-year-old Filly Trot Final Emotions Durables and driver Tyler Jones went right to the front with HP Starlette (Stephane Brosseau) in second after the start, but coming off the first turn, HP Starlette went off-stride and scattered the field, allowing Emotions Durables to open up on the field. Despite a strong come-back from Kinnder High Class (Pierre Luc Roy), Emotions Durables held the field at bay, winning by one and one-half lengths in a lifetime best 2:03.1. Muscle Fern Jacky (Francis Picard) was third. It was the fourth win in just six starts for the daughter of Wheeling N Dealin, who is owned and trained by Cassandra Lecourt of Ste-Victoire De Sorel. She paid $4.50 to win. It was also the first championship victory for Tyler Jones. The Preferred-Handicap Trot saw USA invader Volare ($4.40) and driver Louis Philippe Roy lead from start to finish in 1:57.3 for trainer Michel Allard and owner Rene Allard. Track Notes: Trainer Maxime Velaye had his best day ever as a trainer at H3R, sending out five winners from his stable, two of them championship winners. Driver Stephane Gendron also had the same results, five winners, two in championships. Owner/breeder Guy Corbeil had three winners, two in the championships. Live racing resumes next Sunday, September 15 with first race post time at 1:00 pm. For more information, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club

Trois-Rivieres, QC - For his entire young harness racing career, Whitecookie has never tasted defeat when purse money was on the line. Undefeated is six starts, Whitecookie is the overwhelming favorite to win his $55,000 division of the Future Stars Series Championship Final at the Hippodrome 3R on Sunday. There are eight championship finals Sunday, four for three-year-olds (Breeders Cup Series), each with a purse of $65,000 and four Future Stars Series finals for two-year-old. Total purses on the day are over $500,000 and it is the richest day of horse racing in all of Quebec. Whitecookie is a two-year-old colt by Windfall Blue Chip from the Team Hanover mare, Teamtress. He has the pedigree to be the winner he is. Teamtress has had 12 foals, Whitecookie is number 11 and there is a yearling. But from the 11 foals of racing age, 9 of them have race records of under 1:59.1, including Whitecookie's million dollar winning half-sister, Pancleefandarpels, who won $1,057,244 with a record of p,7,1:50.1. Another half-sister, Seamstresforthepan, won $431,957 with a record of p,5,1:52.4. In his last start, the third leg of the series, Whitecookie was at his best for owner, trainer and driver Marie Claude Auger of Trois-Rivieres. Leading from start to finish, Whitecookie stopped the teletimer in a lifetime best 1:57 clocking. Just three-fifths of a second from the track record. In actuality, Whitecookie did lose one race. It was his first qualifying attempt at the Hippodrome 3R. He was second by three-quarters of a length in 2:03.2. From that point on he has never lost a race. In his last five wins he had led from start to finish. In his first pari-mutuel purse start at Rideau Carleton, Whitecookie came from off the pace to win by a nose in 1:58.2. For this Sunday, Whitecookie and Auger will start from post four in the tenth race championship final. He has beaten everyone in the field except for My Bettors Del (post 3). This son of Bettor's Delight has two wins, both in the series at H3R, the fastest a 1:59.1 clocking. He has been raced timed in 1:54 at Mohawk Park. Other possible contenders are Kinnder Big Boss (post 8) and the entry of Eclat De Rire (post 2) and Retour Au Jeu (post 5) for trainer Maxime Veyale and owner/breeder Guy Corbeil of Mirabel. As for Whitecookie, the possibility of having an undefeated season lay in his hands. And from what Marie Claude Auger has achieved with him this season, the outlook for wiring the field again tomorrow seems like a pretty good bet. First race post time at the Hippodrome 3R is 1:00 pm Sunday. There are 14 races on the program and the championship finals are race 4, 5 and 7 through the 12th race. For a free race program or to view the races live from H3R, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club

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