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A Very Special Friday Night In Oklahoma

The Friday evening session at the 2007 Grand National and World Championship Morgan Horse Show closed with a very poignant performance. It was another record-setting achievement for JW That Special Flaire as he earned the Park Harness World Grand Championship for the third year in a row. The phenomenal four-year-old became the first to ever earn the honors in three consecutive years while his sire HVK Bell Flaire and grandsire Noble Flaire along with The Buckeye and Overlook Timbalier did each win the title three non-consecutive times. Prior to his victory pass in this great evening finale, announcer Bill Carrington asked Ken Swanson to wait a moment before making his victory pass. At this time Carrington paid tribute to the Judy Whitney Harris, as he spoke what so many in attendance were thinking. We are certainly all thinking about “the little blonde lady in Kentucky” who bred, raised and trained this horse and who has given the world so much of her special flaire. With a standing-ovation JW That Special Flaire closed out the Friday evening session in world championship fashion.


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Seen at Friday's Grand National:


JW That Special Flaire made history

as Ken Swanson drove the three-time
 Harness World Grand Champion
for Frances Pugh.


Luman Wadhams guided Sarde’s Manistique

to the English Pleasure World Grand Championship

with a unanimous victory for Deedee Ludlam.



Airegantlee and Mari Sanderson enjoyed

center stage as they drove away with the

Classic Pleasure Driving World Grand Championship

under the Rushton Stables banner.



BKC Valiant Star and Casey McDonald

opened the evening session with the

Amateur Park Saddle World Championship

ride under the direction of David Rand.



Fait Accompli and Katie Mair

enjoyed the spotlight ride in the

Ladies English Pleasure World Championship.



Graycliff Miss Liberty and Mary Carlton

carried home the roses in the

Hunter Pleasure World Grand Championship

with a unanimous victory.



Treble’s Tanqueray posed following his Amateur

 Western Pleasure World Championship victory

with his winning team of Jim and Ashley Morris,

trainer Judy Nason, and Carol and Greg Fleck.



Versace and Angela Conner Bulmer carried

the roses from the Amateur Masters

  English Pleasure World Championship back to

Great Britain under the direction of Peeper Ranch.



Donna Zimmerman and Stonecroft Neoclassic

scored a unanimous victory in the Junior

Classic Pleasure Driving World Championship

directed by Jim Taylor.

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