James Harvey (Big Jim) Carr
Born: July 14, 1944
Died: April 28, 2014 (Burlington, Ontario)
Jim Carr was a popular standardbred breeder best known for a pacing colt named Big Jim, who won 10 of 20 career starts with three seconds and four thirds. The colt, trained byJames (Friday) Dean, won $1,544,580 before injuries to both ankles led to retirement to a stud farm. Big Jim’s 1:49.1 taken at two made him co-fastest freshman in harness racing history, according to Standardbred Canada.
He invited all-comers to join him in the Winner’s Circle for photographs and he donated a Big Jim breeding to a Newfoundland family who lost all their horses in a fire.
Away from the track, he founded his own process serving company, delivering court documents in Toronto and his hometown of Hamilton, Ont.