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Prix D’Ete Nominations Due March 15

Published: March 4, 2017 2:26 pm ET

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For anyone with a promising four-year-old pacer, nominations for the 2017 $200,000 Prix d’Été at the Hippodrome 3R, must be made by March 15.

One of only a handful of opportunities restricted to just four-year-old pacers, the Prix d’Été is the showcase stakes event of the season at the Hippodrome 3R and will take place on Sunday, August 20.

New this year is that horses that finish sixth through eighth, will each get $1,000.

To make nomination payments, owner/trainers can go to or to and get the necessary nomination forms.

Please note there are no supplemental payments allowed for the Prix d’Été. This first nomination payment must be made to be eligible.

The Prix d’Été, once the richest and most prestigious race in Canada, was revived by the Quebec Jockey Club back in 2013.

The inaugural revival saw Jimmy Takter’s Sunfire Blue Chip set the all-age Canadian and track record at 3R in 1:50.3. That record was tied the following year with All Bets Off scoring for the Ron Burke Stable.

Then last year, U.S. Harness Horse of the Year for 2015, Wiggle It Jiggleit, came to 3R for Team Teague only to come up second best to the Burke Stable’s Rockin Ron in a classic battle over a sloppy track in 1:52.

The 2017 race season gets underway at the Hippodrome 3R on Sunday, April 23 with a new post time of 12:50 p.m.

(with files from Quebec Jockey Club)

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