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Hippodrome 3R To Race On Friday Nights

Published: March 18, 2019 10:34 am ET

Last Comment: March 18, 2019 9:59 pm ET | 1 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

The Quebec Jockey Club has announced that for the 2019 harness racing season the Hippodrome 3R will be racing on Friday nights along with the normal Sunday afternoon cards.

The 40-date live race meeting will get underway on Sunday, April 28. There will also be one special Thursday night race card on August 8. The complete race season calendar can be found at The final day of the race season will be Sunday, November 3.

“We have tried Tuesday and Wednesday live racing,” said Murielle Thomassin, director of racing at ‘H3R,’ “and it is too tough for people who work to come out to the races, so we decided to go with Friday nights and try and take advantage of the start of the weekend.”

In addition to Friday night racing, post time has changed for this season. Friday night first race post time will be at 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday’s post time will be at 1:00 p.m.

The summer prize of the race season, the $200,000 Prix d’Ete for four-year-old pacers, is set for Sunday, August 18 along with the third leg of the Breeders Cup Series for three-year-old pacing colts and fillies.

The richest race program of the season will take place on Sunday, September 8 with the $480,000 finals for both the Breeders Cup and Future Stars Series.

(Quebec Jockey Club)

March 18, 2019 - 9:59 pmGood luck with the Friday

ron francis SAID...

Good luck with the Friday decision, Murielle, hope it is a big success. You deserve it.

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