Doug McNair reaches 2,000 wins

07:43 PM 19 Aug 2014 NZST
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Doug McNair recorded his 2,000 career driving victory

CAMPBELLVILLE, August 18 - On Monday evening, harness racing driver Doug McNair recorded his 2,000 career driving victory at Mohawk Racetrack with the three-year-old pacer Eastender.

McNair, a resident of Guelph, Ontario, entered the evening two wins away from reaching the 2,000 win plateau.

In the evening's third race, McNair picked up his 1,999th victory with Youre Majestic in a $70,000 Ontario Sires Stakes Gold event for two-year-old trotting fillies.

McNair would then reach the milestone in the final race of the night with the three-year-old gelding, Eastender, who is trained by his father Gregg.

Over the last few years, McNair has been consistently among the top drivers on the WEG circuit and has quickly become one of the top young reinsman in the entire sport.

At the age of 18, Doug became the youngest driver in the history of harness racing to reach $1 million in career earnings

In December of 2010, McNair became the youngest driver to reach 1,000 wins, reaching the milestone at Western Fair Raceway just weeks before his 21st birthday.

This season, Doug is sixth in the WEG driver's standings with 90 wins and over $1.6 million in earnings.

In total this season, McNair has made 129 trips to the winner's circle and has earnings exceeding $2.4 million.

In his young career, Doug has competed in and won many of the sport's top events.

Races such as the Battle of Waterloo, Confederation Cup and She's A Great Lady are just some of the major stakes victories on McNair's resume.

Just this past Saturday night, McNair recorded a Grand Circuit driving victory at Mohawk by steering Solar Sister to victory in the $77,745 Eternal Camnation Stakes.

McNair is currently in his seventh full season of driving and in that time period has career earnings of just less than $27 million.

Doug reaches the 2,000 win mark at the age of 24.

The Woodbine Entertainment Group would like to congratulate Doug on the accomplishment and wish him continued success on his journey to 3,000 wins.

Mark McKelvie
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