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Millionaires Headline Prix d'Été

Published: August 14, 2019 12:14 pm ET

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Million-dollar winners Jimmy Freight and This Is The Plan headline a field of eight four-year-old pacers that will do battle in the $200,000 Prix d’Été on Sunday afternoon (Aug. 18) at Hippodrome 3R.

The post position draw for the Grand Circuit race will take place Thursday at 12 noon at a special press conference at the racetrack.

One of the richest races in North America restricted to just four-year-olds, the Prix d’Été dates back to 1966 at Blue Bonnets Raceway in Montreal. Over the years, many world champions won the prestigious race. The stakes race ended when Blue Bonnets closed in 1992 and was revived by the Québec Jockey Club in 2014.

Here are the eight horses, trainers and drivers in alphabetical order:

Casimir Richie P (Trainer: Dr. Ian Moore, Driver: Sylvain Filion)
Done Well (Trainer: Ron Burke, Driver: Bob McClure)
Hitman Hill (Trainer: Chris Oakes, Driver: Eric Goodell)
Jimmy Freight (Trainer: Richard Moreau, Driver: Louis-Philippe Roy)
Pretty Handsome (Trainer: Andrew McCabe, Driver: Trevor Henry)
The Downtown Bus (Trainer: Jeff Gillis, Driver: Daniel Dubé)
This Is The Plan (Trainer: Ron Burke, Driver: Daniel Dubé also listed)
Turbo Hill (Trainer: Chris Oakes, Driver: Hunter Oakes)

A record 16 horses entered the Prix d’Été, and only the top eight money earners make it into the race. The remaining eight horses that did not get in the race will receive their nomination fees back. They are American History, Kwik Talkin, Pedro Hanover, Shnitzledosomethin, Springsteen, Stock, Talotcreekwhiskey and Thor De Vie.

There will be two coupled entries in the race: Done Well and This Is The Plan from the Ron Burke Stable; and Hitman Hill and Turbo Hill, both of whom are co-owned by Tom Hill.

Also on Sunday at 3R, the third round of the Breeders Cup Series for three-year-old pacing colts and fillies will take place. Post time Sunday is 1 p.m.

For more information, visit quebecjockeyclub.com.

(Québec Jockey Club)


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