Beaubien On St-Hugues Races

Published: June 29, 2010 12:17 pm EDT

On Sunday, June 27, Drummond Farm, owned by Alain Veilleux at St-Hugues, Québec, held a successful 11-race live program on the Circuit Régional fair circuit


"All the races from start to finish were exciting," La Régie des Alcools, des Courses et des Jeux judge Claude Beaubien told Trot Insider. "The fans bet over $8,000, which is good on a fair circuit."

Can You Tieitinabo, a 10-year-old son of Bo Knows Jate, took part in a one and a half-mile event and paced in 3:08.1.

A good crowd of racing fans, both old fans and new, came out for the card. Beaubien reports that those in attendance were very enthusiastic throughout the entire program.

He stated that the day turned out to be similar to a family gathering, with old friends meeting again.

"We had fans from Gaspesia, Quebec City, Ottawa, Montreal, Eastern Township, Drummondville, Three-Rivers and more," explained Beaubien, who also noted that Veilleux and his family were great hosts.

"But the most important thing, is that people still love harness racing in Quebec," Beaubien said. "Harness racing has existed in Quebec for more than 100 years, and let's hope that in the near future, the sun will shine again in the racing industry."

To view the charted racing results from the Sunday card, click here.