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Prix D’Ete To Be Drawn Wednesday Night

Published: August 15, 2017 1:02 pm ET

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On Wednesday night the Hippodrome 3R is hosting the fourth leg of the World Driving Championship with four events, but after the fourth race on the program there will be some live excitement as the draw for this Sunday’s C$200,000 Prix D’Ete will take place in the winner’s circle.

The Prix D’Ete, one of the richest races in North America for four-year-old pacers, is expecting an all-star cast of performers. The names of the eight highest money winners this season will be announced Wednesday afternoon and the post-position draw will take place after the fourth race that evening.

“We wanted to add a little extra excitement to our World Driving Championship Night Wednesday,” said Claude Levesque, president of the Quebec Jockey Club that hosts the Prix D’Ete. “The Prix D’Ete is our showcase racing event of the 2017 season.”

Post time has been changed for this Sunday’s Prix D’Ete Day. First-race post time will be 2:30 p.m. and the Hippodrome 3R will feature a special 15-race program. The Prix D’Ete is scheduled to head postward at 7:00 p.m.

In addition to the Prix D’Ete this Sunday, the track will also feature the third and final preliminary round of the Future Stars Series for two-year-old pacing colts and fillies. They will be vying for points to be eligible for the $55,000 finals on September 3.

First race post time Wednesday evening is 7:15 p.m. There will be a WDC meet and greet for race fans, as all 11 drivers will be in the Grandstand starting at 6:15 p.m. The opening night ceremonies and introduction of the drivers from around the world will get underway at 6:50 p.m.

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(Quebec Jockey Club)

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