Campbellville, ON--Last Saturday (Aug. 6), driver Randy Waples made the most of his venture to Meadowlands Racetrack in New Jersey.
The Milton, Ont., resident had a pair of drives that proved to be worthy. He teamed up with San Pail to capture the $300,000 Nat Ray Invitational, then finished second in the $1.5 million Hambletonian with longshot Whiskey Tax.
San Pail, a three-time Maple Leaf Trot winner, has distinguished himself as the top older trotter in North America this season.
Trained and co-owned by Rod Hughes of Dunsford, Ont., along with breeder Glenn Van Camp of Port Perry, Ont., San Pail lifted his career earnings to $2,356,606.
Whiskey Tax now has career earnings of $536,070 for owners June and Tom Durand of Puslinch and Allan Smith of Oakville, Ont. The 3-year-old finished fourth in the $175,000 New Jersey Sires Stakes final Saturday night (Aug. 13).
Waples, a winner of more than $74 million in purses, is a three-time O’Brien Award winner as Canada’s driver of the year.
WEG’s media department recently spoke with Waples about this past weekend. To watch the video on the Woodbine Entertainment website, please click below: