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McNair and Moreau capture titles as Mohawk meet concludes

October 16, 2017

CAMPBELLVILLE, October 16 – The 54th season of live
racing at Mohawk Racetrack came to a close Monday evening with a 10-race card
taking place.


The final night of the meet, which began on April 13, saw
driver Doug McNair wrap up the driving title, while Richard Moreau added to his
impressive numbers atop the trainer standings. 


McNair was held off the board Monday, but finished the meet
with 155 wins, six ahead of nearest rival Trevor Henry.


Meanwhile, Moreau picked up a victory in Monday’s
opening-race to finish off the season with 78 victories, 38 more than runner-up
Carmen Auciello.


A resident of Guelph,
Ontario, McNair, 27, picks up his
second consecutive meet title after leading all drivers during the 2016-17
Woodbine Winter meet. McNair heads to Woodbine looking to finish the season
strong in order to capture his first WEG Driving Title. He currently leads
Louis Philippe Roy by 19-wins for top driver this year.


Moreau, 52, adds the 2017 Mohawk meet to a long list of
training titles. The Puslinch, Ontario
resident is well on his way to capturing the 2017 WEG Training title, as he
heads to Woodbine with a sizeable 53-win lead.


Brad Grant of Milton,
Ontario, who connected with
McNair and Moreau for many victories this season, led all owners with 30 wins
during the Mohawk meet. Determination of Montreal,
Quebec led all owners in earnings
with $839,604.


Harness racing now shifts to Woodbine Racetrack for the
Fall-Winter meet beginning on Thursday (October 19). Live racing will take
place every Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Woodbine with post time
set for 7:30 p.m.



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