It’s a match made in harness racing heaven. Two world champion racehorses, Somebeachsomewhere and Put On A Show have a filly. It was foaled early Saturday morning at Hanover Shoe Farm in Hanover, PA.
“I am estatic,” said Put On A Show’s co-owner Richard Young. “They said at the farm that she is healthy and good looking and that is all I wanted to hear.”
“I already have photos and have posted them on Facebook,” said Joanne Young. “And she is beautiful. We are so happy and I can’t wait to see her. I knew Put On A Show would be a great mommy.”
This is the first foal from Put On A Show. Sired by Rocknroll Hanover from the Artsplace mare, Stienam’s Place, Put On A Show was a career winner of $2.4 million. During her racing career she won 31 of 50 starts and in 2010 was named the Dan Patch Three-Year-Old Pacing Filly of the Year. At age four she took her lifetime mark of 1:47.3, becoming the fastest female pacer in history.
Stienam’s Place, Put On A Show’s dam (mother) was also a world champion racehorse and career winner of $1.4 million.
Put On A Show is owned by Richard Young, Joanne Young and Craig Henderson.
Somebeachsomewhere is perhaps already established as one of the greatest Standardbred horses in history. On the racetrack, the son of Mach Three from the Beach Towel mare, Where’s The Beach, was nearly unbeatable. He won 20 of 21 lifetime starts, earnings of $3.2 million and in 2008 became not only the fastest three-year-old in history but tied the all age world record with an amazing 1:46.4 record. He was voted the unanimous winner of the 2008 O'Brien Award for top three-year-old pacing colt. He was also named recipient of the prestigious Cam Fella Award as well as named Canadian Horse of the Year. He was also the recipient of the Dan Patch Award as the 2009 Pacer of the Year and named the first ever Canadian-sired U.S. Horse of the Year.
Somebeachsomewhere is owned by the Somebeachsomewhere Syndicate of Hanover, PA.
There will be a special world-wide “Name The Foal Contest” for the filly that will be conducted by Harnesslink.com and details of that event will be announced shortly.
By Steve Wolf, for Harnesslink.com