Trois-Rivieres, QC — Million-dollar winners Jimmy Freight and This Is The Plan headline a field of eight 4-year-old pacers that will do battle in the C$200,000 Prix d’Ete Sunday afternoon (Aug. 18) at the Hippodrome 3R.
One of the richest races in North America restricted to just 4-year-olds, the Prix d’Ete dates back to 1966 at Blue Bonnets Raceway in Montreal. Over the years many world champions won the prestigious race. The stakes race ended when Blue Bonnets closed in 1992 and was revived by the Quebec Jockey Club in 2014.
Here are the eight horses, with trainers and drivers, in alphabetical order.
Casimir Richie P–Dr. Ian Moore–Sylvain Filion
Done Well–Ron Burke–Bob McClure
Hitman Hill–Chris Oakes–Eric Goodell
Jimmy Freight–Richard Moreau–Louis Philippe Roy
Pretty Handsome–Andrew McCabe–Trevor Henry
The Downtown Bus–Jeff Gillis–Daniel Dube
This Is The Plan–Ron Burke–Daniel Dube
Turbo Hill–Chris Oakes–Hunter Oakes
A record 16 horses entered the Prix d’Ete and only the top eight money earners make it into the race. The remaining eight horses that did not get in the race will receive their nomination fees back. They are American History, Kiwi Talkin, Pedro Hanover, Shnitzledosomethin, Springsteen, Stock, Talbotcreekwhiskey and Thor De Vie.
There will be two coupled entries in the race. Done Well and This Is The Plan are from the Ron Burke Stable and Hitman Hill and Turbo Hill, both of whom are co-owned by Tom Hill.
Also on Sunday at H3R will be the third round of the Breeders Cup Series for 3-year-old pacing colts and fillies.
Post time Sunday is 1 pm. For more information, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com.