A dozen harness racing occasions are on this system this Saturday in Ormstown. (Photo Journal Saint-François – Sylvain Gagnon)
Hippodrome Ormstown Raceway will host the inaugural race program for the 2022 season of the Quebec Regional Horse Racing Circuit on Saturday, June 25.
This extremely aggressive day will start at 1 p.m. with the beginning of the primary of ten harness racing occasions. “We plan to welcome more than fifty trotters and pacers who will pound the ground of the large 1/2 mile track on the land of the Expo of the municipality of Ormstown”, signifies Pierre-Paul Naud, director communications.
As a particular attraction, the Regional Circuit will current Le Défi Hors-Jeu 2.0 vs L'Antichambre. This pleasant race will function Benoît Brunet and Gaston Therrien from L'Antichambre in addition to Yanick Lévesque and André Roy from Hors-Jeu 2.0, well-liked applications associated to hockey from the sports activities TV channel RDS. Paired, in a double sulky, with an expert driver, our sports activities personalities will expertise for the very first time the sensations of a horse race.
And it is a begin
As for the common occasions of today, the eye of racing followers will undoubtedly be drawn to that of the Drivers' Challenge. “This series has become extremely popular since its inception just a few years ago. The girls drive their horses in a way that is often very different from that of the boys and that gives a completely different spectacle”, broadcasts Pierre-Paul Naud.
It is subsequently in a spirit of countryside and leisure that we'll have a good time the horse in all its splendor and power. We significantly invite the little ones accompanied by the large ones, to come and see and contact the magnificent thoroughbreds in the paddock, earlier than and in the course of the races. The passionate individuals who gravitate round them will likely be blissful to reply questions.
As all the time, amateurs and neophytes will likely be ready to wager on their favourite horses. It is essential to word that the supervision of this program will likely be carried out by the Régie des alcools des programs et des jeux du Québec RACJ in addition to by the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency ACPM.
Rain or shine, the race assembly will likely be held. The stands are lined.