Keith Waples

Keith Waples (born December 8, 1923 in Victoria Harbour, Ontario) was a Hall of Fame sulky driver and trainer in the sport of harness racing. In 1959, Waples became the first driver to record a sub two-minute mile in Canada and the first to win a $100,000 race in Canada.

Keith Waples
OccupationHarness racing driver & trainer
BornDecember 8, 1923
Victoria Harbour, Ontario, Canada
Career wins3,207 (many more from earlier times when records were not kept) [1]
Major racing wins
Maple Leaf Trot (1954, 1962)
International Trot (1962)
Little Brown Jug (1972)
Messenger Stakes (1972)
Adios Pace (1972)
Prix d'Été (1972)
Honours
Canada's Sports Hall of Fame (1973)
Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame (1978)
United States Harness Racing Hall of Fame (1987)
Significant horses
Tie Silk, Strike Out

In 1962, Keith Waples drove Tie Silk to victory in the International Trot at Roosevelt Raceway.[2] and in 1972 with the colt Strike Out he won the Little Brown Jug,[3] the Adios Pace [4] and Prix d'Été.[5]

Keith Waples was inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in 1973 [6] and the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 1978 [7] and the United States Harness Racing Hall of Fame in 1987.[8] In 2008, Waples was an inductee (Athlete category) of the Midland (Ontario) Sports Hall of Fame.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame
  2. ^ Chicago Tribune - August 19, 1962 Retrieved October 13, 2016
  3. ^ Chicago Tribune - September 22, 1972 Retrieved October 13, 2016
  4. ^ Sports Illustrated - August 21, 1972 Retrieved October 13, 2016
  5. ^ Ottawa Journal - August 28, 1972 Retrieved October 13, 2016
  6. ^ Canada's Sports Hall of Fame Retrieved October 13, 2016
  7. ^ Canadian Harness Racing Hall of Fame Retrieved October 13, 2016
  8. ^ United States Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame Retrieved October 13, 2016