Trois-Rivieres, QC – When you have a limited number of race days, like Racecourse 3R (H3R) does with a 40-day race, sometimes you have to ask your racehorse to do the seemingly impossible.

Run consecutive days and win every day.

This is what Mickeymaksomespeed(mickey hanover) did on Sunday and Monday October 9 and 10 at H3R.

Mickeymakesomespeed and pilot Kiwon Waldron fly over the H3R stretch (thephotodesk.ca Photo)

On Sunday, Mickeymaksomespeed and rider Kiwon Waldron led the field from start to finish at the H3R with a 1:56 triumph in the 10e race.

Now comes Monday.

Monday was a special day of racing on the Quebec regional exhibition circuit. The last of the 2022 season. So, not to miss a great opportunity, trainer Michel Allard had entered Mickeymaksomespeed, knowing that the five-year-old stallion was also racing on Sunday.

After winning on Sunday, Allard waited to see how his horse felt on Monday morning and made the decision to race with him again.

In the 7e Race pace feature Mickeymakesomespeed and driver Kiwon Waldron were in the lead as soon as the starting grid pulled away.

With Outlaw Turn N Burn (Francis Picard) on their backs, they led the first quarter in :28, then the half mile in :58.

Coming into the straight, Jaydens Place (Pascal Berube) came in first with Hooter Shooter (Steeven Genois) second and they pushed Mickeymaksomespeed to three quarters in 1:27.1.

It looked like Mickeymaksomespeed then threw another gear for Waldron and swept away from the field in the stretch, winning by three and a half lengths in 1:56.1. Outlaw Turn N Burn finished second with Jaydens Place (Pascal Berube) third.

MICKEYMAKSOMESPEED REPLAY

“Mickey was very good both days,” said Kiwon Waldron after the race. “He seems to like the cool weather now. He was just as sharp today as he was yesterday, as his nearly identical miles showed, yesterday didn’t cost him much!”

Mickeymaksomespeed now has seven wins this season. He was bred and owned by Michel Allard of Saint-Esprit and paid $4.40 to win.

As a special finale to the Quebec Regional Fairs Circuit, the 8e The race was the last race of the season, and it was a 1.5 mile distance race for the leaders. The Canadian record was set at the H3R in 2017 when Windsun Cheyenne (Stephane Brosseau) won in 2:58.1.

The race was also billed as the battle of the sexes with four women and four men in the race.

Except for the finish of the race, which was very exciting, the race belonged to Macho Polo (mach three) and pilot Marc Lemay. They were the 2/5 betting favorite and ran like that.

Macho Polo (#6) inside holds CL Big Beach at H3R (thephotodesk.ca)

After being stung by Mach Play (William Dinelle) in the first quarter in :28.2, Macho Polo finally took the lead from Marc Lemay and as the peloton ran in single file, Macho Polo cut the fractions. They covered the half-mile in 1:00.1, the three-quarters in 1:31.3, the mile in 2:02.1.

Then it got harder when they reached the mile and a quarter in 2:32.2 and Mach Play with Dinelle pulled the pocket seat and came after Macho Polo and that allowed CL Big Beach (Nancy Auger) to slip into the two holes after Macho Polo.

Owner-trainer-driver Marc Lemay and Macho Polo are welcomed with gifts in the winner’s circle (thephotodesk.ca)

As they went down Mach Play faded but CL Big Beach still had some pace and came after Macho Polo and almost caught him. Lose by a long nose in 3:03.0. Mach Play finished third.

MACHO POLO REPLAY

For Macho Polo, it was his second consecutive victory and his sixth of the year. The seven-year-old gelding is also trained and owned by Marc Lemay of Quebec. Macho Polo paid $2.80 to win.

Track notes: Pascal Bérubé led all drivers with three wins. Kiwon Waldron completed a driving double and Michel Allard a training double. Live racing will resume next Sunday, October 16 with the first start time at 12:00 p.m. For more information on the Hippodrome 3R, Click here.

For complete Sunday race results, Click here.

For full results from Monday’s race, Click here.

by Steve Wolffor the Jockey Club of Quebec