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Jebswesternshake & Classical Man win Northfield Opens

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Jebswesternshake won the $9,500 Open Pace at Northfield Park on Feb. 3.

Staci Malady of Rives Junction, Michigan owns the 9-year-old pacer, who is trained by Gerald Malady.

Josh Sutton steered the son of Western Hanover-Shake Away-Dream Away, who went wire to wire through fractions of :27, :55.1, 1:23.1 and 1:52.1. He was 4 ¼-lengths in front at the wire.

The win increased Jebswesternshake’s lifetime tally to 35 and his career earnings to $187,974.

Jebswesternshake is the first of six foals from his dam, and is a half-brother to: Shakearose (by The Panderosa) p, 5, 1:50.3 ($236,508); Shakin In My Shoes (by Village Jolt) p,3,1:57F ($29,342); and Shakin Down Town (by Metropolitan) p, 3, 1:59.2h ($8,304).

Later that same night Classical Man captured the $10,000 Open Trot for owner/trainer William Bercury of Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania.

Aaron Merriman was in the sulky behind the 13-year-old gelding, who was timed in 1:55.2.

The son of Malabar Man-Classical Motion-Crowning Point has 41 career wins and a bankroll of $624,073.
The third of ten foals, Classical Man is a full brother to A Youre Adorable 3, 1:58.1s ($56,259) and a half-brother to Classical Winner (by Credit Winner) 3, 1:57.4s ($36,201) and Trades In Motion (by RC Royalty) 3, 2:01H ($15,807).

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