Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Driver Doug McNair Leads Stay Hungry to Win at Breeders Crown

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Driver Doug McNair Leads Stay Hungry to Win at Breeders Crown

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Stay Hungry wins at Breeders Crown

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ANDERSON, Ind. - Stay Hungry charged off the final turn to overtake Western Passage and then held off Shnitzledosomethin by a neck to win Saturday's US$600,000 Breeders Crown for 2-year-old colt pacers.

Doug McNair of Guelph, Ont., guided Stay Hungry to victory in 1:50.4 and earned his first Breeders Crown win. It was the third trophy for trainer Tony Alagna.

"It worked out but I moved him pretty early down the backstretch," said McNair. "This track with the long stretch, it worked out pretty good. This colt, I moved him, and he knew what to do and he raced awesome. It's exciting. I think I've driven in five or six of these Breeders Crowns and never won, so it's a big thrill for me."

Stay Hungry has won six of eight races and earned $437,964 for owners Brad Grant of Milton, Ont. …

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