Three Rivers, QC – It is with pleasure that Claude Lévesque, president of the board of directors of the Quebec Jockey Club, announced on Friday an important appointment for the future of the Quebec Jockey Club, an appointment to a position left vacant in recent years, namely the post of general manager.
To avoid any confusion, it should be clarified immediately that this is not a position for the Hippodrome 3R, but an appointment as general manager of the Club Jockey de Québec.
François-Patrick Allard is appointed to this post.
“Mr. Allard is a seasoned manager who has a solid knowledge of games of chance and gambling,” said Lévesque. “I worked at Loto-Québec for 21 years, as general manager of marketing for the Company. of Quebec Gaming Establishments (SEJQ) which manages the ALV park and gaming halls across the province.He was also General Manager of the Société des bingos du Québec as well as various management positions within the Société des casinos in Quebec, particularly in loyalty and business intelligence.
“The main task entrusted to Mr. Allard,” said Lévesque. “Will be working to develop and materialize a revenue growth plan for betting houses and online
by working with partners, regulators and owners of betting houses in Quebec to maximize spinoffs for the horse racing industry.
Mr. Allard will take up his duties on July 12.
Race Friday at H3R, Fancy Girl ($ 9.10) and her own driver Francis Picard led from start to finish in the 8th Fillies and Mares Preferred-Handicap Pace race.
The five year old mare by We stwardho Hanover covered the one-mile race in a record 1: 56.3 for her second victory this year for owner-trainer Dominique Picard.
In the two-year-old pace, 1/9 favorite Ritchie Alpha ($ 2.30) also led from start to finish for driver Pascal Bérubé, winning with ease by two lengths in a lifetime best time 2: 02 on Le Massif (Pierre- Luc Roy) and D Gs Shallow (Jonathan Lachance).
the Shanghai Phil colt was bred and is owned and trained by Sylvain Tremblay’s Alpha Stable.
The tenth race was declared without a competition and all funds were returned after confusion with broken horses at the start.
Track Notes: Stéphane Gendron led all the drivers with three winners on the clock. Maxime Velaye scored twice in training. The driver Pascal Bérubé scored a double to keep a lead of a victory over Stéphane Brosseau (25 to 24) in the drivers’ standings. Live races resume at H3R on Sunday, first post at 12:30 p.m. Featured, returning winners Somewhere Bettor (post 6) will face Dreydl Hanover (post 7) in the 8th Preferred-Handicap Pace race. For a free running program, visit www.hippodrome3r.ca.
From the Quebec Jockey Club