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Cape Cod Off To A Winning Start

Published: July 24, 2016 12:53 am ET

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Cape Cod made her first lifetime start on Saturday (July 23) at Kawartha Downs and it was a winning effort as the three-year-old daughter gave Nick Boyd a 1:58.4 ride to win the second race in front of a large crowd on the warm summer night.

The filly is trained by James ‘Friday’ Dean, who also trained her sire, Big Jim, a winner of $1.5 million during his racing career. Big Jim was owned by James Carr, a charismatic Standardbred owner who passed away two years ago after a battle with cancer. His widow Darlene has kept up the family’s love of harness racing and owns Cape Cod.

“She was bought at Harrisburg as a yearling. She was a Big Jim from an Artsplace mare, you have to like that,” explained Dean. “She has a heart of gold. We’ll be back with her next Saturday night if she gets in.”

“She’s got a lot of heart,” Boyd agreed. “It’s nice to win one for the connections.”

Also on Saturday at the Fraserville oval, trotter Ken Kan Win recorded his third straight victory, cruising to a five-length score for Gord Brown in 1:57.1. Shaun Moscrop owns the six-year-old gelding by Ken Warkentin and Ronda Markle handles the training duties.

Racing returns to Kawartha Downs next Saturday night for a special 44th anniversary celebration. Post time is 7 p.m.

To view Saturday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Saturday Results - Kawartha Downs.

(With files from Kawartha Downs)


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