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Randall Waples

Full name: Randall William Waples
Born: 07/31/1965
Birthplace: Orillia, ON
Residence: Milton, ON
Height: 5-foot-11
Colors: Blue-Gold
Career & Personal Highlights Multimedia
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Waples in the News
Dreamfair Eternal comes up big in the Roses Are Red
Waples recovering
Waples wins three more at Mohawk
Waples rings the bell five times at Mohawk


Career

The son of Hall of Fame reinsman Ron Waples, he began driving in 1984, but it was not until 1996 that he really emerged as a force to be reckoned with…That year he piloted 151 horses to the winner’s circle, nearly half the number of wins that he put up in his career prior to that season…One of the top drivers on the WEG Circuit for the past decade…Has been a finalist for the O’Brien Award as Canada’s Driver of the Year five times…He was the winner of this prestigious honor in 1998, 2001 and 2010…Waples’ driving numbers were down in 2006 due to the fact that he missed the final five months of the season after being involved in a serious racing accident at Mohawk on July 30…Top horses include Real Desire (winner in the 2000 Kentucky Sire Stakes Final at The Red Mile in a time of 1:50.4, a world record for a 2-year-old pacing colt on a mile track) and Liberty Balance, (a 2001 O’Brien Award winner as the top 3-year-old trotting colt in Canada, he was a wire-to-wire winner for Waples in the $906,018 Breeders Crown Final)… Waples was the regular driver for three O’Brien Award winners in 2010: Dreamfair Eternal (Horse of the Year, Older Pacing Mare of the Year), San Pail (Older Trotting Horse of the Year) and Text Me (3-year-old Trotting Colt of the Year)…Waples drove the winners of 329 races in 2010 -- a season in which his mounts earned $7.8 million in purses, his best year in nearly a decade.
Personal

Favorite food is steak…Randy’s first car was a Ford Granada…first job was grooming horses…Randy’s father is Hall of Famer Ron Wales, and his brother is trainer Ron Waples Jr…his favorite activities away from racing include being with his family and sleeping in…Randy’s fans would be surprised to learn how non-competitive he is when he is away from the track…his favorite TV show is “Seinfeld”…favorite movie is “Forrest Gump”…favorite band is Aerosmith…his greatest life moment was holding his daughter for the first time.
 
Career Driving Statistics & Major Wins
Year Starts 1sts Rank 2nds 3rds UDR Money Won Rank
2019 381 33 28 40 .162 570,553
2018 518 37 33 52 .140 763,063
2017 918 106 109 130 .229 2,186,665
2016 1075 160 123 141 .256 3,083,760
2015 1218 170 137 137 .240 3,795,846
2014 1249 161 201 172 .264 4,022,770
2013 1505 188 198 221 .247 4,389,716 (23)
2012 1689 217 251 227 .256 7,239,530 (14)
2011 1757 227 242 209 .245 8,757,379 (9)
2010 2069 329 303 255 .281 7,803,400 (11)
2009 2036 284 252 282 .254 6,760,668 (15)
2008 1935 263 239 241 .246 6,132,300 (17)
2007 1711 203 222 226 .235 5,025,288 (20)
2006 1217 131 164 166 .228 2,580,360
2005 1532 196 197 205 .244 3,912,493 (22)
2004 2111 322 319 264 .278 4,416,899 (16)
2003 2762 512 (6) 419 323 .309 6,011,275 (7)
2002 2178 430 (13) 305 287 .319 5,189,526 (7)
2001 2760 550 (5) 388 374 .323 10,636,973 (3)
2000 2115 352 (20) 351 271 .301 6,380,157 (9)
1999 2386 453 (12) 360 314 .318 5,108,233 (7)
1998 2472 452 (11) 391 337 .316 4,245,508 (13)
1997 2149 320 (24) 328 298 .280 3,738,144 (14)
1996 1197 151 155 167 .245 1,755,273
1995 423 77 53 49 .290 885,161
1994 91 12 12 16 .264 72,154
1993 120 14 19 12 .238 198,378
1992 300 29 35 42 .208 362,738
1991 325 45 45 46 .263 512,246
1990 221 37 32 23 .283 330,132
1989 230 31 32 27 .251 250,550
1988 385 46 57 53 .248 389,759
1987 1094 134 144 125 .235 2,744,242 (8)
1986 310 37 34 37 .220 213,366
1985 173 22 29 17 .253 185,741
1984 102 7 11 14 .174 46,648
44714 6635 6218 5800 .000 118,221,019 (16)
 

BATTLE OF WATERLOO
(09) Wellthereyougo
(10) Prodigal Seelster

BREEDERS CROWN (MP)
(10) Dreamfair Eternal

DES SMITH CLASSIC
(09) Silent Swing

MAPLE LEAF TROTTING CLASSIC
(09) San Pail
(10) San Pail

MILTON
(10) Dreamfair Eternal