Gregg McNair, a regular trainer on the Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) circuit, scored his 2,000th career training victory on Friday night at Mohawk.
With his son, Doug, in the sulky, Swinging Beauty won from off the pace in her conditioned event to notch the special career milestone. The 4-year-old mare, who is owned by William Switala and James Martin, captured her seventh lifetime victory in a career-best performance of 1:50.3. The pacing miss lifted her lifetime earnings to $516,455 in the process.
"It's nice to get there. It means you're getting older too,” McNair quipped. "I was glad I was here (on track) for it and it was nice to get it with a good horse like that and with Doug driving.”
During Mohawk's 2012 summer meet, McNair's trainees have so far crafted a record of 10-6-9 from 57 starts, with over $500,000 in purse earnings, which ranks the veteran horseman 10th in the trainer standings.
Over the years, the 51-year-old Guelph resident has conditioned the likes of Aracache Hanover ($1,271,037), Tiz To Dream ($702,578), OK Commander ($453,624) and Trail Boss ($273,590), just to name a few.
His trainees have also banked more than $33 million in career purse earnings. (WEG)