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Prix D’Ete Nominations Due March 15

Published: March 5, 2018 12:51 pm ET

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For anyone with a promising four-year-old pacer, nominations for the 2018 edition of the $200,000 Prix d’Ete at the Hippodrome 3R must be made by Thursday, March 15.

One of only a handful of opportunities restricted to four-year-old pacers, the Prix d’Ete is the showcase stakes event of the season at the Hippodrome 3R and will take place on Sunday, August 19 in 2018.

Continued from 2017 in the conditions for the race is that horses that finish sixth through eighth will each get $1,000.

To make nomination payments, owner/trainers can click here or head to to get the necessary nomination forms.

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

The Prix d’Ete, 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, harness horse of the year, Wiggle It Jiggleit, came to ‘3R’ for ‘Team Teague’ in 2016, only to come up second best to the Burke Stable’s Rockin Ron in a classic battle over a ‘sloppy’ track in 1:52.

Last year it was the Jimmy Takter Stable that won the Prix d’Ete for the second time, as Western Fame and driver Trevor Henry wired the field in 1:53.2.

The 2018 race season gets underway at the Hippodrome 3R on Sunday, April 22 with first-race post time at 12:50 p.m.

(Quebec Jockey Club)

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