Quebec-Bred Series Continues At 3R

Aladdin winning at Hippodrome 3R
Published: June 17, 2023 05:08 pm EDT

The second preliminary round of the Quebec-Bred Series for four-year-old and older pacing mares and horses takes place at Hippodrome 3R on Sunday (June 18).

First post time is 12 p.m. for the 10-race program that features the two $6,500 divisions of the series. There are three preliminary rounds followed by $30,000 finals in each division.

The third race is the first division for the pacing mares and featured will be two return winners in the bulky 10-horse field.

Lili GL is the morning line favourite after winning her division last week with an impressive 1:55.3 lifetime best. With Pascal Berube in the sulky, Lili GL went wire-to-wire and held off a persistent Platine Alpha to win by a head. She drew post one in the first division for trainer Marc-Andre Simoneau.

Platine Alpha drew post three in this week’s race for driver Jimmy Gagnon.

The second return winner in the series is Kiss Me Bad from post two for driver Steven Gagnon. Last week Kiss Me Bad was able to grind it out first-over and come on in the stretch, holding off race favourite Celia Bayama to win by a half a length in 1:56.4. She is trained and owned by Gagnon.

Celia Bayama is also in the race, drawing the outside post eight for driver Stephane Brosseau.

The second division is the ninth race for the older horses and this will again be another slugfest as return winner Aladdin (pictured above) drew post five against The Light Speed, who drew post one.

Last week Aladdin and driver Stephane Brosseau were able to sweep three-wide, along with The Light Speed, to take command of the race and win by a neck over The Light Speed in 1:54.2. That was the fastest mile of the season at 3R. The Light Speed will be driven by Jimmy Gagnon.

Other contenders in the race include Mickeymaksomespeed (post two), D Gs De Vito (post eight) and newcomer Cyclone Joe (post six).

For a free race program, visit To view all the entries, click the following link: Sunday Entries - Hippodrome 3R.

(Quebec Jockey Club)

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