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Jamieson Family Sweeps Champlain

Published: September 5, 2008 11:12 pm ET

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Two-year-old pacing fillies Break The News and Shes A Fan gave the Jamieson family a sweep of the Champlain Stakes divisions on Friday at Mohawk Racetrack.

In the opening $131,762 division, Jody Jamieson sent the Shes A Great Lady runner-up, Break The News, straight to the front from Post 2 and was able to control the first half in a tepid :58 seconds. Race favourite Fashion Week (Ron Pierce) was reserved in the fourth spot and made her move to the outside just past the half.

Jamieson could sense that the favourite was struggling as the field entered the last turn and asked his filly for more pace. The daughter of Western Ideal – Scandal responded and hit the third station in 1:25.4 while widening her advantage to a whopping eight lengths as the field turned for home.

From there, Break The News continued to pour it on and crossed the wire on cruise control in 1:53.3. She was four lengths better than second-place finisher Pumptuous (Jack Moiseyev) with Kiss Me Kate (Paul MacDonell) landing the show spot.

It was the second win in nine trips postward this season for Break The News, who is trained by Carl Jamieson. He co-owns along with Thomas Kyron, Arthur Slack and George Harrison. The winner's share of the purse gives her just over $280,000 in earnings.

The tandem clicked again in the second split – worth $133,762 – with Shes A Fan, who stopped the clock in 1:54. The daughter of Artiscape – Tear Drop used front-end tactics throughout and then held off a later rally from Northern Duchess (Mike Saftic) to record the biggest payday of her young career. It was another length back to Special Sweetheart (Luc Ouellette), who rallied to pick up third.

It was the fifth win in nine starts this season for Shes A Fan, who is co-owned by the elder Jamieson along with Thomas Kyron, George Harrison and the Hastings Mill Inc.

Jody said in a post-race interview that the filly was scheduled to have surgery to remove an ankle chip and that it might have been her final start of the campaign.

Fans are reminded that tomorrow night will be a huge one at Mohawk as superstars Deweycheatumnhowe and Somebeachsomewhere will share the stage for the first time in their careers. 'Dewey' will tangle in one of two Canadian Trotting Classic eliminations while the 'Beach' will square off in one of two Simcoe Stakes divisions.

First race post time tomorrow night is 7:30 p.m.

To view Mohawk’s results, click here.


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