Roy Says Au Revoir To Rideau

Published: March 28, 2017 09:12 am EDT

After leading the track in wins in 2016 and topping the standings in both wins and earnings thus far in 2017, driver Louis Philippe Roy has made his last regular appearance at Rideau Carleton Raceway.

"Yesterday was my last program at Rideau Carleton Raceway on a regular basis," Roy said Monday on Facebook. "I consider myself very lucky to have had the opportunities of [good performers] over there and I loved it there with all drivers, [trainers], grooms, judges, secretaries, vets, owners, [fans], etc. I want to thank all these people and wish you the best of luck."

With 28 wins and $124,000+ thus far, Roy was the top reinsman at Rideau Carleton in 2017, picking right up where he left off in 2016 where his 152 wins topped the Ottawa-area oval's standings.

Louis-Philippe Roy guides Ufdragons Rocket to victory at Rideau Carleton on March 19, capping a five-win night

The 2016 Future Star Award winner at this year's O'Brien Awards, Roy was slated to make a move to the U.S. in late 2016 but has carved out a solid niche as the primary driver for Rene Allard on the WEG circuit while picking up catch drives from other trainers. He has certainly justified the O'Brien selection, currently sitting second among all drivers in starts, wins and earnings on the WEG circuit.

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