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McClure Mastery At Mohawk

Published: September 20, 2016 12:40 am ET

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Bob McClure won early and often during Monday evening’s card at Mohawk Racetrack, with his win total climbing to five by the time they shut off the lights at the Campbellville oval.

McClure, who many consider to be one of the best ‘B’ track reinsmen in Ontario, took full advantage of the unique opportunity to drive nine times on the 10-race card when a number of WEG’s regular reinsmen were battling at Grand River Raceway on their stakes-filled Monday evening program.

The first three races at Mohawk belonged to McClure, who clicked with Nicholas Ryan (1:53), Light Foot Rd (1:53) and Stormont Viceroy (1:57.4). He returned to victory lane in Race 5 thanks to a front-stepping score with Osborne Seelster (1:54.3), and he capped off the five-bagger with a come-from-behind tally with Par Intended (1:51.3) in Race 7.

The memorable night pushed McClure’s seasonal earnings over $2 million, while his UDR soared to .361 – a significant jump from last year’s total of .302. His win productivity has also taken a sharp rise compared to last year. He finished up 2015 with 340 trips to the winner’s circle, but this year’s total currently sits at 357 with more than three full months of racing remaining on the calendar.

Monday also proved to be a big night for trainer Carmen Auciello, who celebrated a three-win performance on the card.

He watched Nicholas Ryan (Race 1), Shippen Out (Race 4) and Toy Is Ours (Race 8) take the checkered flag in their respective assignments.

Auciello’s barn is on the verge of surpassing $2 million in earnings for the fourth consecutive season. He’s already sent out more than 100 winners in five straight campaigns.

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


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