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Allards Win Six; First Wins For Two Trainers

Published: April 15, 2012 10:57 pm ET

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Meet leading driver Simon Allard and trainer Rene Allard teamed up to win six races on Sunday night at Rideau Carleton Raceway including all three divisions of the April Showers Series second leg.

The Allards' first win came with Arch Villain ($3.60), who doubled up in the April Showers Series and defeated his stablemate, fellow first leg winner Perfekjenlmnkalfas, by three lengths in 1:53.4. The duo won the next series split with Upfrontoutthedoor ($2.80) in a lifetime-best 1:55 by one and a half lengths and the following division with the double-gaited Morven ($5) in a new mark of 1:55.1 by two and a quarter lengths.

The April Showers Series is for male pacers that are non-winners of $30,000 lifetime as of Dec. 31, 2011.

Other winners on the 15-race card for the brothers included Roburascal N ($4.20), Empire Hanover ($4.70) and Annika S ($2.60).

In other action, a pair of new trainers celebrated their first career wins.

Rachel Archer earned her first training win with Hyperion Blue Chip. Driven by Guy Gagnon, the four-year-old son of American Ideal held off Smiley Bayama and Yves Filion by a neck to upset the $5,400 eighth race for $8,500 claimers in 1:58. Hyperion Blue Chip paid $36.70 to win for the fifth time in 36 career starts. For Archer, the win was her first in just seven starts. The 54-year-old resident of Russell, Ont. claimed the pacer for $12,500 on March 5 at Western Fair Raceway with Christopher Archer.

Twenty-five-year-old Pierre Marc Longpre, a resident of Legardeur, Que., also earned his first training win on the card with five-year-old Art Major gelding Lulus Boy, who he claimed for $20,000 on March 9 at Woodbine Racetrack. The win came in Longpre's 20th career start. With Stephane Brosseau aboard in the $7,800 ninth race conditioner, Lulus Boy converted a pocket trip into a two and a half length victory in 1:53.2 over favourite Pieraz and Gord Brown. He paid $9 to win for the 13th time in 85 starts.

To view Sunday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Sunday Results - Rideau Carlton Raceway.


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