He’s a great writer and a great guy and just all for the sport. Many years ago, when both were racing at Garden City Raceway in St. After the race one of the drivers asked who let someone pass them preventing a clean sweep of the top four positions. Ron Waples addresses the full house in the Mohawk dining room. I think everybody kind of feels the same way; you don’t want to let them down and you want to help out a little bit. In he steered Mighty Dudley to the first two minute mile ever recorded in Canada. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in any form without the expressed, written consent of the U.

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Matches for “Ron Waples Jr. Take a look at the chronicles of the classics contested in both the United States and Canada, and it is difficult to find an event that this driver has not captured.

His skill as a horseman and driver has garnered him global respect and top honours across North America. Following the video several people spoke including John Kopas and his mother Alice who paid tribute to Keith’s wife Eileen. The pleasure will be seeing renowned writer Dave Briggs inducted into the Communicators Hall of Fame during festivities later that evening. Born in he remembers jogging horses at the family farm in Victoria Harbour, Ontario, at four.

Hall of Fame Inductee, The waple who started the family dynasty of sorts is the legendary Keith Waples who is regarded as one of the best harness racing drivers ever. That might go on my tombstone.

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Considered one of the greatest clutch drivers in the history of the sport, Waples possessed an uncanny ability to read the field and make the optimum move the in the heat of the moment.

Make this country default. Tymal Colossus opened the program with an impressive effort up the outside that saw him reel in pacesetter Winbak Hall in the stretch to score a 2: Waples won the Gerry Memorial Trot in Briggs, who like Saples resides in Ontario, has received a record 11 John Hervey Awards for excellence in harness racing feature rin and reporting. Matron Stakes head Grand Circuit week.

The pleasure will be seeing renowned writer Dave Briggs inducted into the Communicators Hall of Fame ahrness festivities later that evening.

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Skip to main content Facebook Twitter Email. Salive will be returning from Florida and his duties at Popano Park to be a part of the celebration, he hasn’t missed a Legends Day yet. This year, the overwhelming bettor’s choice delivered in a big way for the thousands that were in attendance. If this helps out a little bit, then so be it. He always told me he made his money at night, not in the morning, which I understood.

The Gerry family, they support harness racing and the museum so much, it’s unbelievable really. The list seems to have no end of stakes races that his name is not attached to.

Commemorative cards will be distributed to the first fans on Sunday and the Hall of Famers will be available for photos and autographs following the race. When asked if he was looking forward to this year’s event, he responded with a laugh, “How did I draw? They won the first heat in 1: He spent walles formative years in rural Ontario and forsook a formal education to waplew his racing career under the care and tutelage of his cousin, Hall of Famer Keith Waples.

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I think everybody kind of feels the same way; saples don’t want to let them down and you want to help out a little bit. Make it three straight wins for Jackie’s Jim.

Make it three straight wins for Jackie’s Jim. It was the first Jug victory for a Canadian owned horse and his connections.

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He’s a great writer and a great guy and just all wqples the sport. When asked if he was looking forward to this year’s event, he responded with a laugh, “How did I draw?

Tweet Share Email Print. Wednesday November 7, Clinton, ON Ron Waples laughs retelling the story about the little girl that gave him a new perspective on what it takes to be a harness racing legend.