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McClure Nabs 2,000 Wins; Beachin Lindy Ultra-Impressive

Published: March 15, 2018 11:27 pm ET

Last Comment: March 16, 2018 3:36 pm ET | 2 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

No driver has won more races in Canada over the past two seasons than Bob McClure and Thursday night at Woodbine Racetrack saw the young reinsman reach a career milestone.

McClure, 27, steered Princess Jewels to victory in the evening’s tenth race to record his 2,000th career driving victory.

A resident of Elora, Ontario, McClure has been racking up the wins and driving titles at tracks throughout Ontario over the last few seasons.

In 2016, McClure won a nation’s best 576-races and was named a finalist for the O’Brien Award as Canada’s Driver of the Year.

McClure once again topped 500 wins in 2017 with 508 trips to the winner’s circle. He also posted a career-high for earnings by driving the winners of over $3.1 million during the 2017 campaign.

The current Woodbine Fall-Winter meet has been a breakout of sorts for McClure, as he has focused more attention on driving regularly at Canada’s top harness track.

McClure has amassed 38 wins during the Woodbine Winter-Fall meet and ranks among the track’s top-10 drivers.

After being locked in and loaded with pace in his last two local appearances, Beachin Lindy found daylight and found his way to victory lane Thursday evening at Woodbine Racetrack.

Beachin Lindy, a Pepsi North America Cup hopeful, strutted his stuff for driver Louis Philippe Roy and trainer Steve Charlton who watched the speedster cruise to a handy win in a $16,000 overnight tilt in a sparkling time of 1:52.1.

Roy sat third early with the three-year-old son of Somebeachsomewhere-Real Appealing, but he had him on the move shortly past the quarter pole. After BR Ezliksmdymornin cut the quarter in :27.3 it was Beachin Lindy who charged to the top and proceeded to slice out middle splits of :56 and 1:23.4. A :28.2 closing panel sealed the deal for Beachin Lindy who won by 6-1/4 lengths over race favourite Larrys Petrock. Third went to Ezliksmdymornin.

Larocque Racing Stb Inc of Toronto, Ontario owns the four-time winner who pushed his lifetime earnings over $17,000 with the victory.

To view results for Thursday's card of harness racing, click the following link: Thursday Results – Woodbine Racetrack.

(With files from Woodbine Entertainment)

March 16, 2018 - 3:36 pmCongrats!!! LOTS more to

Dave Snowden SAID...

Congrats!!! LOTS more to come!!

March 16, 2018 - 2:11 pmWay to go Bob. Remember your

Tom Kelly SAID...

Way to go Bob. Remember your first Qualifying at Grand River! TK

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