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McNair and Moreau recognized

02:43 PM 16 Apr 2017 NZST
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Jamie Martin, Vice-President of Racing, presents Richard Moreau with a sign, while Bill McLinchey, Senior Manager of Racing, presents Doug McNair with a sign recognizing their performances during the Woodbine meet.
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CAMPBELLVILLE, April 15 - Driver Doug McNair and trainer Richard Moreau were recognized Saturday evening at Mohawk Racetrack for their outstanding performances during the 2016-17 Woodbine harness racing winter meet.

The Woodbine winter meet, which concluded on Monday, was contested from November 10 to April 10.

Doug McNair, 27, led all drivers in victories and earnings. The Guelph, Ontario resident won 126 races during the five-month meet and drove the winners of over $1.7 million.

The Woodbine driving title is McNair's first driving title on the Woodbine Entertainment circuit.

While McNair took home his first title, Richard Moreau, 52, added another Woodbine training title to his long list of accomplishments.

Moreau, who is the four-time reigning Trainer of the Year in Canada, led all conditioners with 62 wins and earnings of over $1.2 million.

Moreau's barn has been led this year by older pacer American Virgin, who's won the Preferred at WEG seven-times and banked $140,080 this season. McNair has been the driver behind the Preferred star all-season.

McNair and Moreau also teamed up on Friday night to win the $30,000 Mares Preferred with Sandbetweenurtoes.

The 2017 Mohawk meet is now in full swing and McNair and Moreau are both off to solid starts.

Live racing is held at the Campbellville oval every Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Mark McKelvie

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