Delaware, OH — Captain Cowboy led from start to finish to win Thursday’s $46,710 Standardbred Stakes for 2-year-old male pacers in 1:57.1 over a track labeled “good” at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. Birthday was second and Good Deal finished third.
Yannick Gingras drove Captain Cowboy for trainer Ake Svanstedt. Captain Cowboy led through fractions of :29.4, :59.2, and 1:28.3 on his way to his fourth triumph in six races this season. The margin of victory was 2-1/2 lengths.
“He’s a really nice little horse,” Gingras said. “From the first time I qualified him, I liked him. He’s willing, he wants to do his job, and he’s a pleasure to drive.”
Captain Cowboy, a son of Captaintreacherous-Odds On Lassomyhrt, is owned by Ake Svanstedt Inc. and Little E. The colt, who has banked $57,555 this year, was bred by Frederick Hertrich III.
Sent off at odds of 8-5, Captain Cowboy paid $5.40 to win.