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WDC Day 3 Video Recap

The third leg of the 2017 World Driving Championship is now in the books. You now have the ability to go behind the scenes and see what was going on during the competition's second full day in Ontario.

Canadian driver James MacDonald propelled himself back to the top of the 2017 World Driving Championship standings during the third leg of competition. He overtook Finland’s Mika Forss for the lead in the standings by winning two of Tuesday night’s (August 15) five tournament races at Georgian Downs in Innisfil, Ont. For a complete recap of the third leg, click here.

Prior to the third leg at Georgian, the drivers headed to Tara Hills Stud Farm in Port Perry, where, amongst other things, they were able to mingle with the great Kadabra.

2017 World Driving Championship Leaderboard
Rank - Driver (Country) – Points
1. James MacDonald (Canada) - 144
2. Mika Forss (Finland) - 130
3. Marcus Miller (United States) - 123.5
4. Shane Graham (Australia) - 97
5. Dexter Dunn (ITA/New Zealand) - 93
6. Noel Baldacchino (Malta) - 90
7. Eirik Høitomt (Norway) – 89.5
8. Björn Goop (Sweden) - 86
9. Gerhard Mayr (Austria) - 83
10. Mark Purdon (New Zealand) - 69
11. Rik Depuydt (Belgium) – 68

The action now moves to Trois-Rivières, Que. on Wednesday, August 16, where Hippodrome 3R will host the fourth leg. The drivers will then head to Prince Edward Island's Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at Charlottetown Driving Park for the fifth and final leg of the Championship on Friday, August 18, one of the major highlights of Old Home Week.

The reinsmen will earn points based on their finishing position in each race and the top point-earner at the end of the five-day competition will be declared the 2017 World Driving Champion and win $25,000 in prize money.

The World Driving Championship – along with the 25th anniversary edition of the World Trotting Conference, to be hosted in Charlottetown – are both held every two years and will coincide with the 250th Anniversary of horse racing in Canada, and Canada 150 celebrations.


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