09/21/2014 3:40PM

Harness: Sunfire Blue Chip wins Prix D'Ete


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.