Campbellville, ON --- Winning five races in a night at Mohawk Racetrack is no easy task, but for the second consecutive evening, a driver was able to do just that.
James MacDonald made five trips to the winner’s circle on Tuesday’s (June 20) 10-race card. The Guelph, Ontario resident teamed up with trainer Mark Steacy for three of his five victories.
The duo of MacDonald and Steacy scored their victories with a pair of 3-year-old trotting fillies (Ticket To Seattle and Majestic Kat) and 6-year-old trotter Harper Blue Chip, whose first victory of the season boosts his career earnings to $874,599.
MacDonald’s two other victories on the evening came with 6-year-old pacer E L Wild Spirit and 6-year-old trotter O Narutac Perfetto.
MacDonald's five wins were recorded from nine drives on Tuesday’s program.
This season at Mohawk, MacDonald has recorded 31 victories and driven the winners of more than C$500,000. His totals numbers for 2017 currently sit at 64 wins and earnings of C$1.1 million.
MacDonald is the second driver this week to post a five-win night, as Trevor Henry scored a handful of victories on Monday evening’s card at Mohawk.
The three-win night for Steacy gives him 11 wins this season at Mohawk and vaults him up to sixth in the trainer standings.
Live racing resumes Thursday night at Mohawk Racetrack. Post time is 7:30 p.m.