Trois-Rivieres, QC – This Sunday (September 4), the staff of Hippodrome 3R as well as Standardbred Canada, will pay tribute to the unsung heroes of harness racing, the guardians/grooms, throughout the race book.

There will be special presentations to the guardian of each horse race at H3R on Sunday, announcements of the guardian of each horse race and also a gift presentation to the guardian of each winning horse.

At the racetrack on Sunday, there are both a Preferred 2 Pace and a Preferred 3 Pace co-features.

Favorite rhythm 2 takes place in the 6e race where the winner of last week’s comeback, Goldinthebadlands (Badlands Hannover) plotted post two for driver Pascal Berube and they are the morning 5/2 line favorites.

Last week at H3R, Goldinthebadlands were 5-1 when they came first for Berube and were able to take it all the way, winning by a header in 1:54.4. He is trained by Marc-andre Simoneau and it was his 9e win of the season.

Goldinthebadlands (#4) and pilot Pascal Berube win the Preferred Pace (thephotodesk.ca)

Goldinthebadlands have been ultra-constant, finishing first or second in their last five starts.

His main competition will come from Siddhartha (position 3), who has finished second in six of his last eight starts, Snap Test (position 1) who saw his three-game winning streak come to an end last week and Mickeymaksomespeed (position 6) who has won two of his last three starts.

9e Preferred race 3-seater BS Tyrrific (post 4) and driver Pascal Berube starting from post four. It’s been Game 3 in his last three starts and is losing in class.

Also in the race is Prairie Mystic (station 2) who has been hitting the board in its last eight starts, winning two of its last three outings.

The start time for the first race on Sunday is 12:00. For a free running program, Click here.

by Steve Wolf, for the Jockey Club of Quebec