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MacDonald Scores Six

Published: November 21, 2009 12:43 am ET

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John MacDonald earned his first victory on Friday at Rideau Carleton Raceway in Race 5 before driving five consecutive winners in Races 7 through 11.

The hot-handed reinsman captured the fifth race with Sweet Calypso (2:00) for trainer Matthew MacDonald to kick off a dominating night at the office.

MacDonald later began his win streak in the seventh race with Sebastien Giroux-trained Quintal Bayama (1:59). His following winner’s were Michaels Pleasure (1:59) for Gary McDonald, Chip Dot Com (2:01.2) for Matthew McDonald, Gemstone (1:58.4) for Rona McDonald and Mya Papaya (2:00.4) for Guy Chretien.

The resident of Russell, Ontario is in the midst of a career season having won 369 times and earned over $1.7 million in purses so far. His 2009 win total and UDRS of 0.372 places him third in the national standings. After guiding six winners on the 15-race card this evening, MacDonald now sports 1,627 wins on his lifetime record with over $8 million in purse earnings.

To view Friday’s harness racing results, click here.


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