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Filion Contemplating A Move

Published: July 7, 2008 4:01 pm ET

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"The situation in Montreal is not very good right now, so I might have to make a move down here," said driver Sylvain Filion during an interview on Monday evening's edition of Race Night on the Score.

The former World Driving Champion, who has been one of the dominant reinsmen in Montreal and at Rideau Carleton Raceway for the last number of years, is one of many horsemen from la belle province looking to relocate following the recent closure of the Hippodrome de Montreal.

"We're trying to negotiate with the Government," added Filion. "I'm on the horsemen's association, and we haven't gave up yet and we're trying real hard."

Filion, a career winner of 5,795 races and purses in excess of $45 million, has picked up some driving assignments at Mohawk Racetrack in recent nights, and those numbers could climb in the very near future.

"I was talking to my dad [Yves Filion] and he's really thinking about bringing his best horses to race here because in Montreal and Quebec their races aren't good right now, added Filion. "He's kind of disappointed because he has some nice two-year-old Quebec-breds. It's a tough situation. Guys like Daniel Martin and Dustin Jones are thinking of moving up here, too."

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