Although Hall of Fame pacing stallion Run The Table passed away in 2012, his impact on Canadian harness racing continues to be recognized, as illustrated by recent accolades.
As an article by the Ingersoll Times explains, the bay son of Landslide will be inducted into the Ingersoll Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, September 28 during a gala in the auditorium of the Ingersoll Arena.
The other three individuals that will be inducted into the hall on Saturday are Harry Vinkenvleugel (Olympic weightlifting), Alan Costello (soccer) and Tony Mucha (track and field).
Campaigned by Del Insko and Jim Campbell, Run The Table was a world champion who completed his racing career with 20 wins, 13 seconds, and five thirds from 58 starts and purses earnings totalling $1,171,053. Among his most memorable accomplishments were becoming the earliest 1:55 two-year-old winner in the history of the sport in a New Jersey Sires Stakes event at Meadowlands Racetrack, and as a three-year-old defeating the then-unbeaten Jate Lobell in the NJSS Championship in a 1:51 world record mile. He also set the all-age world record for two heats when he posted identical 1:51.1 clockings in the Oliver Wendell Holmes.
Run The Table sired more than 1,450 foals and winners of more than $95-million, including 22 winners of $500,000 or more and 300 winners of $100,000 of more. The average earnings for a Run The Table starter is $80,573. Run The Table retired from stud duties in 2004 and was inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 2006. He remained at Killean Acres in Ingersoll where he was lovingly cared for by brothers Don and Jack McNiven until his death in September of 2012.
(With files from the Ingersoll Times)