McNair Hits $70 Million; McClure Wins No. 3,000

Bob McClure and Doug McNair celebrate milestones at Woodbine Mohawk Park
Published: June 26, 2022 12:51 am EDT

Milestones for drivers Bob McClure and Doug McNair highlighted Saturday evening (June 25) action at Woodbine Mohawk Park.

The 10-race program saw McClure reach 3,000 driving victories with a victory in the second race, while McNair surpassed $70 million in career driving earnings just one race later.

Driving three-year-old pacer Greatest Ending, McClure hit the 3,000-win mark by powering to the lead in the second quarter and never looking back for a 1:50.3 victory. The win was the first of the evening for McClure but his third of the day as he picked up a pair of wins earlier in the afternoon at Hanover.

Currently in his 14th season as a driver, McClure continues to rank among the sport’s very best. A 576-win season in 2016 ranks as his career-high for a single season, while 2020 is his best for earnings at $7.1 million.

McNair fittingly surpassed $70 million in career earnings by guiding top older pacer Wheels On Fire to a season’s best 1:49 victory. The duo of McNair and Wheels On Fire have now teamed up for 17 wins together, with nearly all having come in the Preferred.

Competing in his 15th season on the track, Doug McNair has topped $3 million in seasonal earnings in all but his first year driving. The former O’Brien Award winner has several major stakes victories among his 4,000-plus career wins.

Live racing resumes Monday evening (June 27) at Woodbine Mohawk Park.

To view Saturday's harness racing results, click the following link: Saturday Results - Woodbine Mohawk Park.