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MacDonald Making A Move

Published: March 20, 2013 3:01 pm ET

Last Comment: March 22, 2013 7:48 am ET | 4 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

Beginning this Saturday, driver Mark Macdonald will be making a change in his driving plans.

For at least the duration of the winter meet, Macdonald will be driving Friday and Saturday nights at the Meadowlands Racetrack.

Macdonald said several factors played into his decision.

“The Meadowlands is where I always wanted to be, it’s the place to drive," MacDonald said. "With the stakes races at Yonkers coming up and some of the Meadowlands regulars following horses over to Yonkers, some opportunities have opened up at the Meadowlands. Plus if you are there full time, you tend to get more chances.”

While Macdonald is committed to drive through the end of the winter meet, this move is not necessarily timed out once the Meadowlands Racetrack's Championship Meet kicks off. “If I can get things going well at the Meadowlands, then I’ll stay. Like I said, when I came down here I always wanted to drive at the Meadowlands, I like the bigger track, too.”

Macdonald is a budding star in the sport. At just 34 years of age, he has over 5,100 victories and has driven his mounts to lifetime earnings in excess of $71 million. His two biggest wins came in The Little Brown Jug with Mr Feelgood and the North American Cup with Sportswriter.


March 22, 2013 - 7:48 amGood luck JR. I've always

alan guthrie SAID...

Good luck JR. I've always said you were as goodand better as any of the regulars there

March 21, 2013 - 6:25 pmBest of luck on your move, we


Best of luck on your move, we will miss you in Yonkers.

March 21, 2013 - 8:37 amIt would not surprise me one

It would not surprise me one bit to see you come up with the driver top honors one of these days at the meadowlands. Go get them and GOOD LUCK. Ron

March 20, 2013 - 4:09 pmRight on Mark Mac!!! I wish

Right on Mark Mac!!! I wish I had the sand to make a move like that!!! Best of Luck!!!

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