09/21/2014 3:40PM

Harness: Sunfire Blue Chip wins Prix D'Ete

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Regardless of which side of the continent he drives, Yannick Gingras gets the job done. Traveling well north to Hippodrome 3R to pilot Sunfire Blue Chip in the $200,000 Prix D'Ete, the Quebec native went to the front and never looked back for the win.

Sunfire Blue Chip took command around the 26-second opening quarter and faced heavy pressure from the first-over Sunshine Beach, but simply powered clear in the stretch for the easy win in a track record 1:50 3/5.

Gingras threw praise to trainer Jimmy Takter in the winner’s circle for giving him the opportunity to drive, and even switched from French to English during the post-race interview so he would understand.

“To be able to win it here at home, I’m really glad [Jimmy] got this horse ready for me. I really appreciate that,” said Gingras.

Sunfire Blue Chip won for the fifth consecutive time for owners Christina Takter, John and Jim Fielding, Brixton Medical Ab, and R A W Equine Inc. 

Duc Dorleans finished second and Apprentice Hanover was third. 

Sunfire Blue Chip paid $5.00 to win.