14-Year-Olds Shine at Freehold Saturday
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It was about as good an outcome as anyone could’ve hoped for on Saturday (December 28) at Freehold Raceway. The two 14-year-olds in the “Free-Old” Pace, Bobjacks Angle A and Camwiser, finished first and second, respectively, to close out their careers.
Sent off as the 5/1 second favorite in the field of seven, Camwiser moved right to the lead and set the early tempo. Meanwhile, Bobjacks Angle, off at 2/5, was parked for the first half mile. Heading around the third turn, owner/driver Steve Smith was able to slide Bobjacks Angle into the pocket, and he rated there heading into the stretch. Turning for home, Camwiser remained clear, but Bobjacks Angle got by in the last sixteenth, to win by a length. The pair of war horses finished five lengths clear of third-place Hello Hot Shot.
This is the 35th win in the career of Bobjacks Angle, from 284 starts. He earned more than $330,000 in his career. Camwiser concludes his career with 56 wins in 387 starts, including earnings of more than $225,000.
Following the race, the two veterans were honored with a ceremony in the winner’s circle, including a carrot bouquet.
Live racing resumes at Freehold on Thursday, starting at 12:30 PM EST.