By Steven Wolf
The Quebec Jockey Club has sent out a last call to the owner/trainers of any four-year-old pacers, that nominations for the $200,000 Prix d’Ete race that includes the $50,000 consolation race, must be made by Sunday, March 15, 2020.
The $200,000 Prix d’Ete and $50,000 consolation race will be held on Sunday, August 23, 2020. The $50,000 consolation race is a new edition for 2020.
“Management at the Quebec Jockey Club added the $50,000 consolation race after we had so many entries for the final last year,” Said Murielle Thomassin, General Manager at H3R. “We had 16 horses entered and only eight get into the final. Now, provided we have that many entries again this year, there will be the $50,000 consolation race. And the consolation race can feature up to nine starters.”
Continued from 2018 in the conditions for the race is that horses that finish 6th through 8th, will each get $1,000. Only the top eight money winners this season, up until time of entry, will be allowed in the Prix d’Ete final.
Please note there are no supplemental payments allowed for the Prix d’Ete. This first nomination payment must be made to be eligible.