Kawartha Downs is indebted to the Hughes and Van Camp families for sharing their brilliant trotter San Pail with all of our race fans this evening. We were honoured to celebrate the incredible career of this future Hall of Famer and to host his final retirement ceremony at the track where it all started for him.

Our sincere gratitude to Susan and Rhonda Hughes for bringing so many wonderful photos and memories of San Pail’s career for our patrons to enjoy. Please know how much we appreciate your help and efforts. Thanks as well to their many friends who assisted with the poster giveaway tonight.

To Rod and Jerry Hughes, our heartfelt appreciation for everything you did to ensure as many fans as possible were able to have a once in a lifetime chance to meet a true superstar in harness racing. Those who were fortunate enough to be selected to meet San Pail in person were absolutely thrilled – you made their night.

To Glenn and Donna Van Camp, breeders and co-owners of San Pail, thank you so much for being a part of the evening and sharing so many wonderful stories about your champion.

And last, but certainly not least, to the incredible San Pail. Racing fans across the world were in awe of your talent. We were blessed to be able to watch your prowess on track year after year and wish you the most content retirement surrounded by those who love and admire you.