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Milestone Night At Kawartha Downs

Published: July 16, 2017 12:59 am ET

Last Comment: July 16, 2017 6:35 pm ET | 1 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

Not only did Kawartha Downs celebrate its 45th anniversary of live horse racing this evening, one of our valued customers was marking her 100th birthday at the track.

The track’s second race was called the Happy 100 Years C. C. Heenan in honour of CC’s milestone. She was joined in the track’s clubhouse dining room by many family members to mark the joyous occasion including her daughter Debbie Bird, who with her husband Barry has bred several successful Standardbreds including $3.8 million winner Boulder Creek.

C.C. was also trackside with her crew to congratulate the winner in her race, Zebs Abbey. Driven by Jim Gillespie, Zebs Abbey is a three-year-old daughter of Windsong Espoir who was notching her first lifetime win. Murray Brethour trains for owners Krista Thomas and Larry Zebedee.

A great crowd enjoyed the wonderful weather and bet more than $42,000 on track. In addition to the anniversary celebrations Kawartha was one of many Canadian tracks to host Bring A Friend this weekend and had many newcomers to the track.

Track record holder Mr Tasty, along with his owner and former trainer Amy Turcotte, was in attendance as our special meet and greet horse as it was exactly a decade ago the now retired racehorse trotted the fastest mile ever at Kawartha, 1:54.

Racing returns next Saturday night, post time is 7 p.m.

(Kawartha Downs)

To view results for Saturday's card of harness racing, click the following link: Saturday Results – Kawartha Downs.

July 16, 2017 - 6:35 pmBarry and I would like to

debbie bird SAID...

Barry and I would like to thank everyone who contributed to my Moms (Chloris Heenan)100th Bithday night at Kawartha Downs, especially the dining room staff, and our friends and family. A very special thank you to Heather MacKay and Jim Huck. You made it a most memorable night for all of us.
Can't wait to be back for Moms 101.

Thanks Again, Deb and Barry Bird

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