James MacDonald posted a grand-slam Monday evening (May 13) at Woodbine Mohawk Park to reach 2,000 career driving wins.
The Guelph, Ontario resident entered the evening three wins shy of the milestone and came through with the number he needed, plus one, by steering Marquis Volo, Cue Hall, Fast N First and Rockin Wizard to victories.
MacDonald’s milestone score saw three-year-old pacing colt Fast N First, who is listed at 55-1 in TROT Magazine’s 2019 Pepsi North America Cup Spring Book, display plenty of grit to hold off challengers in the lane for his second win of the season.
MacDonald, who started driving in 2009, has posted six 200-plus win seasons during his career and topped $3 million in earnings in each of the last five years. His 2019 numbers now sit at 52 wins and over $900,000 in earnings.
The 2,000 win milestone comes just 11 days before MacDonald competes in the 2019 World Driving Championship. The 33-year-old is heading to Sweden as the defending champion after winning the 2017 event on home soil.
Fans can meet MacDonald and fellow driver Doug McNair, who is also competing in the World Driving Championship, on Saturday evening at Mohawk Park during a meet and greet from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
(With files from Woodbine Mohawk Park)
To view results for Monday’s card of harness racing, click the following link: Monday Results – Woodbine Mohawk Park.