First Quarter Leaders In Canadian Harness Racing

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With a quarter of the harness racing calendar nearing completion, Trot Insider provides an update on the national leaderboard for drivers and trainers.

Canada’s reigning Driver of the Year, James MacDonald has taken over a narrow lead in both the wins and earnings categories. With 82 wins, he holds a slight lead over Travis Henry (81) and Brett MacDonald (80), and has driven horses to $1,257,696 in earnings. Doug McNair follows in second for earnings, having also topped the seven-figure mark with his mounts banking $1,176,507 thus far in 2022. Louis-Philippe Roy sits third with earnings of $930,394.

Marc St Louis continues to lead the way in the URDS category with an impressive 0.599. Guy Gagnon (0.495) and Brandon Campbell (0.434) follow in second and third, respectively.

Carmen Auciello maintains the lead in the trainer standings with 64 wins and is the first to top the million-dollar mark with his stable amassing $1,109,218 in purses. Richard Moreau, nine-time Trainer of the Year, ranks second, just two wins behind and with $881,929 in earnings. In third-place, Jodie Cullen’s stable has won 38 races and $420,148 in purses.

Brandon Campbell boasts a 0.469 leading UTRS with Tyler Nostadt (0.440) and  Kelly Hoerdt (0.401) rounding out the top three.

**All statistics include Canadian starts from January 1, 2022 to March 30, 2022, with 45 start minimum for URS. The month of March concludes with an 11-race card tonight at Flamboro Downs that could produce a change in leadership on the driving side.

To keep tabs on the season leaders, visit Standardbred Canada’s Harness Racing Statistics pages.

(Standardbred Canada)