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McNair On 'Murphy's Law'


Published: December 14, 2010 10:16 am ET

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Winter weather systems have wreaked havoc in many areas over the course of the past few days. The blasts of rain, sleet and snow have even affected pilot Doug McNair, who is on the cusp of resetting one of harness racing's driving records.

Currently with 999 career driving victories, it looked certain that the resident of Guelph, Ont. would hit the 1,000-win mark yesterday at London, Ont.'s Western Fair Raceway and become the youngster driver in the history of the sport to hit the milestone.

But, of course, in steps Mother Nature.

As explained during a piece by 'A' Sports Extra, McNair yesterday encountered travel delays, bad racing luck, and plain old back luck.

"Fate is fate. It'll happen whenever it happens," the reinsman said about the pending milestone. "I'm not going to get too worried about it."

McNair is listed to drive 10 horses on Western Fair's Tuesday, December 14 card of racing, which will kick off with a 3:35 p.m. first-race post time.

To view the entries for the card, click here.

The track announced today that McNair will sit down with Western Fair Raceway Assistant Racing Manager and Announcer Greg Blanchard for the Tuesday pre-card show. McNair will discuss this past season and the quest to become the youngest driver to reach the 1,000-win mark.

The show will begin at 3:05 p.m. Questions for McNair may be sent to [email protected].

Those unable to watch the interview live may view it on Western Fair’s YouTube channel. Program pages and live video for the card are available at, and the track offers two Win-4s daily with a 15 per cent take out.

The horses McNair will be driving today at Western Fair -- with free past performance lines, courtesy of TrackIT -- appear below.

Race No.
• Horse (Post Position - Morning Line Odds)

Race 1
Satin Slayer (PP2 - 15-1)

Race 2
Twin B Foolin (PP1 - 5-1)

Race 3
Jimmy Valentine (PP3 - 7-2)

Race 4
Greystone The Grad (PP6 - 1-1)

Race 5
Blue Mermaid (PP5 - 8-5)

Race 7
Cmon Towners Jazz (PP1 - 7-2)

Race 9
Shes A Shark (PP4 - 5-2)

Race 10
Manvers Short Cut (PP6 - 7-2)

Race 11
Catch My Korvette (PP8 - 2-1)

Race 12
Tennessee Starlit (PP2 - 8-1)

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