Horse-For-Course Kowboy Jim Wins Bank of America Canterbury Challenge

The homebred gelding earns his sixth win and second stakes victory at Canterbury Park.

Q-Racing Journal

Kowboy Jim earned his second stakes win in Wednesday's Bank of America Canterbury Challenge. PHOTO: Coady Photography

Kowboy Jim, a homebred 4-year-old son of champion Fdd Dynasty owned and bred by Dean Frey, sprinted to a three-quarter length victory in Wednesday's $49,410 Bank of America Canterbury Challenge Championship at Canterbury Park.

Ridden by Nakia Ramirez, Kowboy Jim covered 440 yards in :21.743. In addition to earning a 106, the California-bred gelding landed a berth in the November 17 Bank of America Challenge Championship (G1) at Los Alamitos Racecourse near Los Angeles.

Kowboy Jim has won six of 15 starts, including six of his seven outs at Canterbury.

"He loves training here," Ramirez said. "In the morning he’s kicking and squealing on the way to the track.”

Kowboy Jim gave Ramirez, 23, her first-ever stakes win at Canterbury Park.

The $22,729 winner' share of the purse pushed Kowboy Jim's earnings to $130,138. The gelding has won two stakes, including last year's Canterbury Park Derby.

Damn Strait ran second and was followed by Bout Tree Fiddy, odds-on favorite AJs High, Faster Than Hasta, Fast N Famous Jeans, Okeyfreight, Your Just Jesse, NSM Skydancer, Pure Favorite, and Fowl Play.

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