In his first drive of the night and the first race of the card on Saturday (Jan. 21) at Flamboro Downs, Brett MacDonald nabbed a victory which sent him to the seven-digit stratosphere.
Leaving from post seven in the $8,400 event, Brett MacDonald motored Richard Moreau trainee Got Charlie to the point and cleared after a :28.3 first quarter. Facing nothing but respect on the front through a :58 half and 1:29.1 three-quarters, Got Charlie just had to withstand the live charge of Rock On Harriett in the lane and did so by three-quarter lengths in 2:00.3. The winning share of the purse by the four-year-old Sportswriter mare just landed MacDonald over $10 million in career earnings.
The 26-year-old reinsman of Freelton, Ont. drove his first pari-mutuel race in March of 2015, finishing third in a $3,300 race at Rideau Carleton Raceway. The 2017 Future Star Award winner hit 1,000 victories during a career year in 2021, though every year he’s driven has been a career year. He capped 2022 with 328 victories (fourth best on Canadian soil) and $2.5 million in purses (10th best in the nation) and sits shy of 1,500 victories from over 10,000 drives.
To view Saturday’s harness racing results, click the following link: Saturday Results – Flamboro Downs.