Another Big Sunday For McDonald

Published: March 30, 2014 11:38 pm EDT

Trainer Gary McDonald and his partners from the Three Gees Stable enjoyed another successful Sunday night of harness racing at Rideau Carleton Raceway.

McDonald and team won four of the evening's 11 races. Three of his stable's five winners from last weekend's race card put forth repeat performances over a sloppy track.

Pacing mare Cheap N Easy (Ted McDonald, $3.40) stepped up to give McDonald his first win of the night in the second race. Pacing mare Taras Jet (Dennis St. Pierre, $5.30) and trotter Luke But Dontouch (Ted McDonald, $3.40) then gave McDonald back-to-back wins in the fourth and fifth races and pacer Allamerican Extra (Ted McDonald, $5.50) later won the ninth race by a nose -- all picking up their second straight victories.

The evening's featured $6,500 Winners Over Handicap Pace was won by Bestofbest Hanover ($6.70), who edged out Onyx V A in his second race of the year for the half-length victory in 1:57 flat. Melanie Plourde drives and owns the six-year-old son of Western Hanover while Gabriel Boily handles the training duties.

Luc Loyer's streaking four-year-old pacer Rockin Rambaran ($3.20) continued his winning ways as he held off 23-1 longshot Medoland Machoman by a quarter-length in another 1:57 mile. Guy Gagnon drove the Rambaran gelding to his sixth straight victory. He now has eight wins total for the year, moving into a four-way tie atop the 2014 North American standings.

To view Sunday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Sunday Results - Rideau Carleton Raceway.

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