Brookfield, WI - Walsh products has announced that Canadian harness driver Doug McNair has joined Team Walsh’s stable of premier harness racing drivers. McNair is the youngest driver in the history of the sport to drive horses to purse earnings of $1 million, and also the youngest driver ever to hit 1,000 wins.
“We are always on the lookout for industry participants who demonstrate the same extraordinary commitment to winning as Walsh,” stated Walsh President & CEO, Paul Treiber. “Doug has shown exceptional talent at a very young age, and has proven to be an outstanding ambassador of the sport to younger fans.”
Doug McNair jump started his career with a victory in the $300,000 Battle of Waterloo at Grand River Raceway back in 2008, being the youngest driver to capture a purse of that size at the age of 18. The Guelph, Ontario resident is now making his home on the Woodbine/Mohawk circuit, but took some time off recently to travel back to Grand River and complete a sweep of Grand River Raceway's signature stakes events, the Battle of Waterloo and Battle of the Belles for two-year-old Ontario-sired pacers, on the 2013 Industry Day card of harness racing.
Doug was excited to partner up with Walsh and join the likes of future Hall of Famer Tim Tetrick, Canadian superstar Jody Jamieson, young guns Ronnie Wrenn Jr, Marcus Miller, Trace Tetrick, and fellow breakout driver Scott Zeron on the sponsored driver team. “Walsh is represented by some of the most respected drivers and trainers in our business; it is pretty cool to be part of that crew.”
McNair went on to state, “When I see a trainer who rigs his or her horses with Walsh harness, I know I am sitting behind a horse that gets the very best. The lines and handholds are easy to grip and give me the absolute best feel for the horse’s head. I wouldn’t use any other whip besides Walsh’s because it is simply one of a kind. You want every advantage you can have when competing, and Walsh provides me with that.”
You can find Doug McNair and Walsh Products finding their way to plenty of winner’s circles in the years to come.
by Joe Scurto