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Guy Gagnon drives 5,000th winner

July 11, 2018
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Driver Guy Gagnon came into the Hippodrome 3R needing just two victories to score his 5,000th career win and it took him until the last race on the program to get the job done.
 
In the fourth race trot he was able to win with ease aboard Irish Master ($3.80) in 2:03.3. It was a romp as they won by 9 1/4 lengths.
 
Then Gagnon had to wait until the eighth race, the last on the program to get the job done. He was driving Evergreen Artist ($5) and they left from post six and led from start to finish, winning with ease by 3 3/4 lengths in a lifetime-best clocking of 1:55.
 
"This horse was just bought and it was its first start with the trainer (Francis Richard)," Gagnon explained. "He said that the horse was ready and it was.
 
"Five-thousand victories you do not that alone," Gagnon said. "I must thank all of the trainers who gave me the drives over the years. I feel very proud and thank everyone who has supported me in my career." (Quebec Jockey Club)
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