Quebec - Eastern Ontario Regional Driving Championship Today

Quebec / Eastern Ontario Regional Driving Championship
Published: June 26, 2022 09:00 am EDT

The third of four Regional Driving Championships (RDC), to determine eight drivers in the National Driving Championship (NDC) and ultimately Canada’s rep to the 2023 World Driving Championship (WDC) in Italy, is today at Hippodrome 3R.

The first race post time is 12:00 P.M. (EST) with the QEORDC legs occupying the first eight races of the card. There will be seven-horse fields, where all eight drivers will compete from each post and sit out for one race. 

The field includes the following drivers, representing Kawartha Downs (KD), Hippodrome 3R (3R), and Rideau Carleton Raceway (RCR):

  • Nick Boyd (KD)
  • Guy Gagnon (RCR)
  • Ryan Guy (RCR)
  • Stephane Pouliot (RCR)    
  • Marie-Claude Auger (RCR)
  • Pascal Berube (3R)
  • Stephane Brosseau (3R)
  • Samuel Fillion (3R)

To view Sunday's entries, click on one of the following links: Hippodrome 3R - Sunday Entries || Program Pages (courtesy TrackIT).

Along with the races, there will be driver introductions happening at 11:30 a.m. Arrive early to enjoy this ceremony!

Standardbred Canada is hosting an online handicapping contest for the QEORDC. The winner will receive a $50 HPI Card, 125 TrackIT credits and an official RDC cap. Click here to enter!

Drivers will receive points based on their finishing position and the top two drivers from the eight-race competition will join six other drivers at the 2022 NDC at Century Mile Racetrack in Edmonton, Alta. 


The Regional Driving Championships and the National Driving Championship will adopt the point system utilized in the World Regional Driving Championship. Points will be awarded in the order of finish as follows:

Number of Starters 8:
15 (1), 10 (2), 7 (3), 5 (4), 4 (5), 3 (6), 2 (7), 1 (8).
Number of Starters 7 (Quebec Scoring Format):
14 (1), 9 (2), 6 (3), 4 (4), 3 (5), 2 (6), 1 (7).

In the event of a scratch, the driving rep drawn to a horse shall drive the ‘also eligible’ horse.

In the event of a horse being scratched or where no horse is available, five (5) points shall be awarded to the driver concerned. If a horse is disqualified or a horse and driver fail to complete the race, they will receive one (1) point.

In the event of a dead heat for any placing in any race the points for the horses involved will be added together and divided equally among the drivers concerned (eg. If there’s a dead heat for third between two horses, the points for third and fourth place will be added and divided among the drivers).

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