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The ill-fated Somebeachsomewhere has already produced 14 colts or horses that have won in 1:48.4 or faster, six of them in 1:47.4 or faster. The oldest are only seven-years-old to date. This is a rarity for any harness racing stallion at this stage of his siring career. Those six colts in 1:47.4 and faster are; Dr J Hanover (Western Ideal)1:46.4s  - $512,736 (the equal second fastest horse of all time) Shamballa (Life Sign) 1:47.1 - $943,546 Captaintreacherous (Artsplace) 1:47.1 - $3,153,541 (Pacer Of The Year as a 2-year-old and a 3-year-old) Melmerby Beach (Art Major) 1:47.3 - $635,125 Huntsville (Western Hanover) 1:47.4 - $1,802,162 Sunshine Beach (Art Major) 1:47.4f - $977,436 The other 8 colts or horses that have run in 1:48.4 or faster are; Check Six (Artsplace) 1:48.1s - $1,618,572 Lyonssomewhere (Western Hanover) 1:48.2 - $601,137 Downbytheseaside (Allamerican Native) 1:483f - $2,283,068 Beach Memories (Western Ideal) 1:48.3f - $811,584 Ultimate Beachboy (Bettor's Delight) 1:48.3f - $495,432 Filibuster Hanover (Western Hanover) 1:48.4 - $860,318 Somewhere In LA (Western Hanover) 1:48.4f - $1,335,135 Normandy Invasion (Life Sign) 1:48.4f - $171,993 Some Horse! The Story of Somebeachsomewhere Part 1 Some Horse! The Story of Somebeachsomewhere Part 2 Some Horse! The Story of Somebeachsomewhere Part 3 In this year's Australasian Classic Yearling Sale at Karaka, in Auckland on February the 12th there are three outstanding Somebeachsomewhere colts in the Breckon Farms draft. They are; Lot 81 – Braebeach (bay colt Somebeachsomewhere - Braeside Lady - Artsplace) Braebeach is bred on the Somebeacsomewhere / Artsplace cross already famous for producing Captaintreacherous 1:47.1 ($3,153,541) and Sunshine Beach 1:47.4f ($977,438) two stallions now at stud, and also Check Six 1:48.1s ($1,618,572). Braebeach is a half brother to the super good multible Group 1 winning and 3-year-old Pacing Filly Of The Year, O'Baby ($391,273). Lot 81 – Braebeach (bay colt Somebeachsomewhere - Braeside Lady - Artsplace) Lot 106 – Diamondsonthebeach (brown colt Somebeachsomewhere - Dancing Diamonds - Bettor's Delight) Diamondsonthebeach is bred on the Somebeacsomewhere / Bettor's Delight cross and both stallions are leading sires in the world today. This is the most modern cross on the Planet and is producing great horses such as Waikiki Beach 1:50.6mr ($970,676) and Ultimate Beachboy 1:48.3f ($495,342). Diamondsonthebeach is a half-brother to the Group 2 winning Rock Diamonds ($200,259) and is from the Group 3 winning mare Dancing Diamonds ($343,276). Lot 106 – Diamondsonthebeach (brown colt Somebeachsomewhere - Dancing Diamonds - Bettor's Delight) Lot 136 – Bethells Beach (brown colt Somebeachsomewhere - Gentle Anvil - Christian Cullen) Bethells Beach is the third and final Somebeachsomewhere colt that Breckon Farms have in this sale. Not only is he a half-brother to three winners he is from Christian Cullen daughter of an Artsplace mare brought into New Zealand for US$300,000. Yes, that is right US$300,000! Gentle Audrey is her name and she has produced eight to race for eight winners to date. The value in this mare Gentle Audrey is her incredible pedigree as she is from the great Niatross race mare Caressable ($1,006,380) and dam of eleven winners. Lot 136 – Bethells Beach (brown colt Somebeachsomewhere - Gentle Anvil - Christian Cullen) There is no doubt that this years Australasian Classic Yearling Sale is the best Catalogue of yearlings ever produced in New Zealand. Be there. To view the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale catalogue click on this link. To view the entire Breckon Farms yearlings click on this link. Australasian Classic - Sale of the Century Muscle Hill - World's greatest trotting sire Speedster He’s Watching a life-changer Golden cross, Andover Hall - Muscles Yankee Generational speed 1:47.4 ---- 1:46.4 The Australasian Classic Yearling Sale You need a Somebeachsomewhere filly How to buy a millionairess! Harnesslink Media

With the recent deaths of Somebeachsomewhere and his sire Mach Three there has never been a more important time for a breeder to acquire a filly by these two proven champion stallions. In the years to come a breeder will need to have mares by these harness racing champions to survive long term in the breeding business. In North America Somebeachsomewhere has produced 13 millionaires of which six are fillies or mares. They include the sensational Pure Country Q1:48 ($2,411,276). Over the past three years, no female pacer can match the accomplishments of Pure Country (Western Hanover). In fact, few in the history of harness racing can produce better resumes when it comes to accumulating awards. Pure Country became the first female pacer to receive a Dan Patch Award at ages 2, 3, and 4 when she was named the sport's best older pacing mare in December 2017. Pure Country was a perfect 10-for-10 at age 2 and joined JK She'salady (2014), See You At Peelers (2010) and My Little Dragon (2005) as the only 2-year-old female pacers to win a Dan Patch Award with an undefeated season.  They also incude Somwherovrarainbow (Artiscape) 1:48f ($1,344,856), Idyllic Beach (American Ideal) p2, 1:50.3s ($1,252,272), Call Me Queen Be (Western Terror) 1:49.1f ($1,229,916), Darlinonthebeach (Bettor's Delight) 1:48.1 ($1,077,256) and Sandbetweenurtoes (Artsplace) 1:49.1 ($1,023,582). One of the great things about Somebeachsomewhere is that he has proven that he can cross with just about any other sire line. Somebeachsomewhere himself is by Mach Three (Matt's Scooter) out of a Beach Towel mare. It is this blood that has injected a new hybrid breed throughout the world especially in North America as Somebeachsomewhere is the first Direct Scooter line stallion that Hanover Shoe Farms has stood. The results speak for themselves. Pure Country 2017 Breeders Crown Mare Pace – Pure Country In North America Somebeachsomewhere has total progeny earnings now of an incredible $87,261,677. He will become very soon the quickest stallion ever to produce over $100,000,000 in progeny earnings in North America. His per foal born average earnings is already a staggering $111,445 with his oldest foals just seven years old. That's right every foal born in North America already has average earnings of $111,445 to date. Somebeachsomewhere has progeny earnings of over $8 million in Australia from 174 winners to date including the ill-fated Breeders Crown winning filly Petacular (Western Ideal), 26 starts 19 wins and $454,000 in earnings. In New Zealand he has about 100 foals old enough to race and has already progeny earnings of over $1 million to date including the real promising fillies and mares Bonnie Joan (Live Or Die) 1:52.8 $160,694, Opoutama (Artiscape) $61,210, Shenandoah (Christian Cullen) $50,539 and Somejoy (Bettor's Delight) $45,180. Breckon Farms have four fillies by Somebeachsomewhere in their draft at this year's Australasian Classic Yearling Sale at Karaka, Auckland on February the 12th. Lot 51 – Endless Possibility is a filly out of the Bettor's Delight mare Affairs Are Bettor who has two foals to race for two winners to date. Endless Possibility is bred on the same cross as North American mare Darlinonthebeach 1:48.1 ($1,077,256) and the New Zealand mare Somejoy $45,180. This is the family of the top International New Zealand race mare Under Cover Lover 1:51.8 now an exceptional and influential broodmare Down Under. Lot 51 – Endless Possibility (bay filly Somebeachsomewhere - Affairs Are Bettor- Bettor's Delight) Lot 51 – Endless Possibility (bay filly Somebeachsomewhere - Affairs Are Bettor - Bettor's Delight) Lot 55 – Giddy Heights is a filly closely related to Lot 51 Endless Possibility above, as she is from the Group 1 place mother of the dam of Endless Possibility. Giddy Heights is a half-sister to four winners including the Group placed (My) Chachingchaching (1.51.6, 15 wins, $175,474) and Smart Fortune 1 start, 1 win, 2yo winner of the first Young Guns Heat. Once again this is the family of the top International New Zealand race mare Under Cover Lover 1:51.8 now an exceptional and influential broodmare Down Under. Lot 55 – Giddy Heights (bay filly Somebeachsomewhere - Affairs Of State - Presidential Ball) Lot 55 – Giddy Heights (bay filly Somebeachsomewhere - Affairs Of State - Presidential Ball) Lot 110 – Summer Change is from the super Group 1 winning mare Dancingonmoonlight (1.53.2, 19 wins, $402,832, including the NSW Oaks, Gr.1, Victorian Ladyship Cup, Gr.2, Australasian Breeders Crown 3yo Final, Bathurst Gold Tiara Silver Cons, 2nd Queensland Oaks, Gr.1, 2nd Victorian Queen of the Pacific Mares Championship, Gr.1, 2nd Australian Oaks, Gr.1, 2nd Hydroflow Fillies Final, Gr.1, 2nd Great Northern Oaks, Gr.1, 3rd New Zealand Oaks, Gr.1, 3rd Noel J Taylor Mile, Gr.2, 3rd Spring Cup). Summer Change is half-sister to six good winners including the Group 1 winning mare Miss Moonlite (13 wins, $213,165, including the Australasian Breeders Crown 4yo Final) and the Group 3 and Listed race winner and Group 1 placed Moonrock (1.54.6, 12 wins, $181,222). Lot 110 – Summer Change (brown filly Somebeachsomewhere - Dancingonmoonlight - Holmes Hanover) Lot 110 – Summer Change (brown filly Somebeachsomewhere - Dancingonmoonlight - Holmes Hanover) Lot 145 – Power Of Soul is from the unraced Art Major mare Good On Top who is a half-sister to Double Shot ($42,493), Group 3 winner Mark Dennis (40 wins, $283,900)), Group 1 winner Waitfornoone ($201,804), the Group 1, 2 & 3 placed mare Fight Fire With Fire ($151,656), St Barts (15 wins, $162,506), Twice As Hot ($54,735) and Trelise ($19,231). This filly Power Of Soul is closely related to the 2-year-old pacing filly of the year Elle Mac ($265,564), Pacific Warrior ($313,443) and Flaming Flutter ($736,895). Lot 145 – Power Of Soul (bay filly Somebeachsomewhere - Good On Top - Art Major) Lot 145 – Power Of Soul (bay filly Somebeachsomewhere - Good On Top - Art Major) To view the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale catalogue click on this link. To view the entire Breckon Farms yearlings click on this link. Australasian Classic - Sale of the Century Muscle Hill - World's greatest trotting sire Speedster He’s Watching a life-changer Golden cross, Andover Hall - Muscles Yankee Generational speed 1:47.4 ---- 1:46.4 The Australasian Classic Yearling Sale Harnesslink Media

The recent passing of the 2009 Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame inductee Somebeachsomewhere, has left fans and supporters reminiscing about his races, the impact he had on the sport of harness racing and the legacy he leaves. Starting today, Friday, January 19, the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame is providing an opportunity for fans and supporters to share their Somebeachsomewhere memories and messages.  These will be gathered, consolidated and sent to his connections as a reminder of how much their once in a lifetime horse meant to the many fans who followed him during his career on the track and as a stallion. To have your SBSW message and memory included in the compilation, visit the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame, at Woodbine Racetrack, Toronto Friday, January 19th and Saturday, January 20th and sign the Book of Memories, located near the entrance of the Hall.  If you can’t make it to the Hall of Fame in person, messages will also be accepted via email at or on the Hall of Fame’s Facebook page.  Share your favourite SBSW race, experience or recollection, as we all remember Somebeachsomewhere   Linda Rainey Managing Director Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame

World champion, Hall of Famer, leading harness racing stallion and legendary standardbred racehorse Somebeachsomewhere was euthanized Sunday afternoon (Jan. 14) at Mid-Atlantic Veterinary Center in Ringoes, NJ after a short battle with cancer. Somebeachsomewhere had just turned 13 on Jan. 1. It’s devastating. It’s a terrible day,” said Brent MacGrath, the trainer and part-owner of the Canadian-owned pacer who was syndicated as a stallion but his original owners — the six-member Schooner Stable of Bible Hill, NS — still held majority ownership in the horse. The Schooner Stable is comprised of Maritimers MacGrath, Garry Pye, Stu Rath, Reg Petitpas, Pamela Dean and Jamie Bagnell. “I mean, when cancer is mentioned, you’ve got to be prepared for the worst. I wasn’t expecting it quite this quickly, but, you know, the last few days haven’t been good, obviously, so mentally I was a little more prepared than I was at this time last week. It’s just a bad, bad day. Bad timing, bad everything. “For a horse that was so healthy his whole life, it’s just a shame to see him end up this way. He got short changed and the industry got short changed, big time, in the breeding side. He should have bred well into his 20s.” MacGrath said all six of the original owners are animal lovers and when Somebeachsomewhere began to suffer they quickly made the decision to euthanize him. “He was going downhill fast, he lost a lot of weight, he lost a lot of muscle tone. At the end of it, he was down and struggling to get up because his balance was off. His white count was through the roof and it appears as though he became septic,” MacGrath said. “We’ll know a little bit more when we get the autopsy.” MacGrath said Somebeachsomewhere was euthanized around 2 p.m. Sunday. After the autopsy is complete, Somebeachsomewhere will be returned to Hanover Shoe Farms in Hanover, PA where he will be laid to rest at the farm where he stood as a stallion since his racing career ended at the end of 2008. Somebeachsomewhere was being treated for cancer by Dr. Rodney Belgrave an internal medicine specialist at the Mid-Atlantic Veterinary Center. The cancer was discovered in November after Somebeachsomewhere had an issue with colic that led Hanover Shoes Farms’ farm manager Dr. Bridgette Jablonsky to send the Somebeachsomewhere to the equine hospital to get thoroughly examined. “Beach has had some stomach issues for some time,” MacGrath said in November. “We have treated him for colic in the past and, this last episode, Bridgette wanted him sent to the hospital and checked out. So we did and they found the intestine in a bad spot. It was making him uncomfortable and we determined that we were going to go in and move it into its proper position. Everything looked very good, but he did have a small mass in there that was half the size of a grape.” The mass was removed and Somebeachsomewhere underwent the first of six weekly chemotherapy treatments on Nov. 18. “Bridgette, she obviously loved the horse and she’s devastated,” MacGrath. The Ontario Sired superstar is a son of Mach Three out of Wheres The Beach. Somebeachsomewhere, driven throughout his career by Paul MacDonell of Guelph, ON, earned $3,289,755 on the track in 2007 and 2008, winning 20 of 21 starts and setting an all-age world record of 1:46.4 at age three at The Red Mile in Lexington, KY. His lone loss (to Art Official) was an epic second-place performance in the $1 million Meadowlands Pace that only furthered his legacy. “I am absolutely devastated by the loss of Somebeachsomewhere. He has had a great impact on myself, my family and the sport of harness racing,” MacDonell said. “It was truly and honor to be a part of his amazing legacy.” Somebeachsomewhere shared the Canadian Horse of the Year award in 2007 with Tell All and was named the Horse of the Year in both Canada and the United States in 2008. Somebeachsomewhere was inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 2009, the U.S. Harness Racing Hall of Fame in 2015 and has already sired the winners of more than $84.6 at the time of his death with just six racing-aged crops on the ground. He led all pacing sires in progeny earnings in 2016 with nearly $20 million earned by his offspring. He was also the leading pacing stallion in 2017. His progeny earned $23.7 million in 2017, which is a single season record for a standardbred stallion. “The people that he exposed us to is probably one of the big things I will remember,” MacGrath said. “The ride he took us on, the way he made us feel when he was racing. I never went into a race thinking he was going to be beat. “When we took a run for the world record in Kentucky, it never entered my head that he would get beat and, of course, that’s what concerns people when they do stuff like that, I’m sure. That just never entered my head.” Somebeachsomewhere also elevated harness racing into the mainstream, particularly in his native Canada in 2008, when he was considered for the Lou Marsh Award honoring the nation’s athlete of the year. Somebeachsomewhere was featured on CBC’s The National news program and he was named the Newsmaker of the Year for Nova Scotia by the CBC. He was profiled in the nation’s biggest newspapers and on national radio. His Facebook page topped 1,600 members. He and his connections made the cover of harness racing trade publications 18 times. Along the way, his fan base swelled, never more so than in the Maritimes where his every start was cause for a Beach Party, particularly at his hometown Truro Raceway. Somebeachsomewhere’s back story is nearly as compelling as the horse itself — a dreamer’s tale. In 2006, MacGrath, a car salesman by trade with a lifetime of experiencing training a small stable of horses, cobbled together five partners from the Maritimes to buy an Ontario-sired horse. He picked out one yearling in October of that year on his first trip to Lexington, KY and was able to purchase the horse at exactly his limit. “I didn’t have $40,100. I had $40,000. I said, ‘If he goes for $40,000, I own him,’” MacGrath once said. On Oct. 4, 2006 at the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale, the hammer fell on hip number 268 at exactly $40,000. MacGrath defied conventional wisdom by training the colt in Truro. Teamed with his old friend MacDonell, the two Macs meticulously planned every step of Somebeachsomewhere’s career. MacGrath even took a year’s sabbatical form the car dealerships he owns with Pye to personally manage every facet of Beach’s all-important sophomore campaign — one that ended with a lucrative stallion deal from Hanover Shoe Farms. While the perfect plan deserves some of the credit, MacGrath knows he was blessed to land a genial, charismatic, physical specimen with a rare array of talents. “He’s got strength, he’s got the gait — which is flawless — and he’s got the will. Those are three things,” MacDonell said. “A lot of horses will have one of them. He’s got them all.” MacGrath said Somebeachsomewhere helped inspire dreamers throughout the harness racing industry. “He gave the industry a boost. He gave small-time people something and showed them that it was possible. It happened, and Beach proved that it happened,” MacGrath said. by Dave Briggs  

Harnesslink has received confirmation that Somebeachsomewhere p,3,1:46.4 ($3,328,755), the harness racing superstar both on the track and as a stallion, has passed away at the age of 13. We will keep you updated as the details come in. Somebeachsomewhere (Mach Three) lead all pacing sires lists in 2017 in North America. He is the sire of 13 millionaires, 232 $100,000 plus winners, 54 in 1:50 or better.  His average earnings per live foal are $111,347. Harnesslink Media      

Over the past three years, no female pacer can match the accomplishments of Pure Country. In fact, few in the history of harness racing can produce better resumes when it comes to accumulating awards. Pure Country became the first female pacer to receive a Dan Patch Award at ages 2, 3, and 4 when she was named the sport's best older pacing mare in December. Only two pacers have ever won more Dan Patch trophies, Anndrovette and Eternal Camnation, with four each. "It's quite an accomplishment," said Adam Bowden, whose Diamond Creek Racing owns Pure Country and whose Diamond Creek Farm bred the mare. "It takes a special horse to be the best at 2 when they're early developers and then continue to be the best at 3 and 4 when everybody else catches up. "I'm just happy to be part of it." Pure Country was a perfect 10-for-10 at age 2 and joined JK She'salady (2014), See You At Peelers (2010) and My Little Dragon (2005) as the only 2-year-old female pacers to win a Dan Patch Award with an undefeated season. Pure Country and See You At Peelers won again at age 3. For her career, the Jimmy Takter-trained Pure Country has won 25 of 47 races and earned $2.23 million, which puts her on the verge of joining the 10 highest-earning female pacers in North American history. Her victories include two Breeders Crown finals, the Fan Hanover Stakes, Lynch Memorial, Lady Liberty, TVG Series championship, Artiscape, and Matron. Pure Country started slowly in 2017, but won five of her last 10 races of the campaign, including the Breeders Crown and TVG Series championships to close out the stakes season. "I think in many of the big races in her career, Jimmy has gotten her to race at her best," Bowden said. "And she did it again this year when the big money was on the line. She won the races she had to win to win the (Dan Patch) award. "It's always tough to come back at 4 and do it. As Jimmy said last year, it's sort of a two-year commitment because these 4-year-olds need time to mature and learn how to race against these older, tougher mares. She clearly learned how to do that and ended the year on the top." Pure Country is a daughter of Somebeachsomewhere out of one of the first horses Diamond Creek bought, Western Montana, in the farm's formative years. Pure Country is enjoying a winter holiday in Kentucky, but will return to Takter's stable in the coming weeks to begin preparations for her 5-year-old season. "She's hanging out right now getting bigger and stronger," Bowden said. "She looks great. She's bigger than the colts that we have; she's always been like that. She's a big strong mare. I would expect her to come back and have a good season again. Or at least I hope so. "The expectations placed on her by me personally are probably almost too much to live up to. That may not have been fair. She's always been at the top of her division. We've entrusted her to Jimmy Takter, who has gone above and beyond. I can't be more thrilled with that." Bowden's award-winning horses in 2017 were not limited to Pure Country. Diamond Creek Racing is among the owners of 3-year-old male pacing champion Downbytheseaside and 2-year-old male pacing champion Lost In Time. Diamond Creek Farm bred Lost In Time, a son of A Rocknroll Dance out of Summer Mystery who sold for $47,000 at the 2016 Lexington Selected Sale. Diamond Creek Racing joined the colt's ownership group in September 2017. "It's kind of neat," Bowden said. "A Rocknroll Dance was kind of the first major stallion that we went after and stood. To have his best son so far, not only that we bred but now own a piece of, is exciting. He clearly got a lot of his father's qualities, which proved themselves on countless occasions. He's such a big, strong horse that I would expect to see good things from him (at age 3). "It's fun to be involved with good horses. Just being part of the ride is exciting. A lot of times, we as owners get to give interviews and get attention, but really it's a team effort, especially for us with these homebreds. From the girls that work at the farm to the farm managers to the trainers to the grooms to the drivers. Everybody gets to take credit for the success of these horses, everybody can share in it. That's great." Ken Weingartner Harness Racing Communications  

The harness racing connections of talented three-year-old filly Vouvray Beach will aim her at a few of the feature races this season following her impressive first-up win in a combined 3C0-C1 and C0 Pace over 2090 metres at Luxbet Park Hobart last night. Vouvray Beach ($1.80) worked home three-wide without cover for the last lap but she just took it in her stride to score by over a metre from race leader Ideal Karalta ($8.60) with Our Triple Asset ($16) over three metres away third. "That was the filly's first outing since May so she will take a lot of benefit from the run going forward," said part-owner Jamie Cockshutt. "The plan is to try and run her through the classes this time in but if she pulls up well from this then she is more than likely going to a fillies and mares' race over 1680m in Launceston next Sunday." It was a heady ride from Ricky Duggan who allowed her to settle midfield in the one-out line before improving to the one-out-one-back spot. With a risk of being pocketed he made his more at the bell to lead the three-wide train and when he moved alongside the leader in the home straight he eventually wore that horse down to score comfortably. Vouvray Beach is owned by Cockshutt in partnership with Barry Cooper and they left the meeting with a double courtesy of their talented four-year-old Jaks Teller keeping his unbeaten record this season intact in a C4-C5 event over 2090 metres. Jaks Teller settled midfield in the one-out line but when his driver Ricky Duggan became unhappy with the tempo he unleashed the four-year-old and he quickly whipped around the field to take control. Once in front he travelled well and when Duggan gave him more rein at the top if the home straight he powered clear and went on to win by almost 320 metres. "I reckon we'll tip Jaks Teller out for a spell now and bring him back to prepare for the Easter Cup," Cockshutt said. Peter Staples

Here are some interesting harness racing stats regarding Somebeachsomewhere – the first ever $20 million single season sire. Eight of the 12 Cane Pace Starters this year were his sons and they went 1-2-3-4. There was only one son of Somebeachsomewhere in the first Sam McKee Memorial and that horse, Check Six, won it at boxcar numbers. His progeny won three Triple Crown races this year with three different horses – Filibuster Hanover in the Little Brown Jug, Huntsville in the Cane Pace and Downbytheseaside in the Messenger. Beach has had 43 Breeders Crown finalists in the past two years – 25 last year and 18 in 2017. His son Dr J Hanover is the year’s fastest horse (1:46.4), the same as his dad. That makes them the first ever sub-1:47 winning father-son. Pure Country won the Breeders Crown at both two and four. Only Eternal Camnation did this prior among female pacers. Somebeachsomewhere went into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame nine months after he retired. Courtesy of Harness Racing Update

Brent MacGrath told Harness Racing Update on Saturday that Somebeachsomewhere has begun chemotherapy to battle cancer and is being treated by Dr. Rodney Belgrave an internal medicine specialist at the Mid-Atlantic Veterinary Center in Ringoes, NJ. MacGrath, the trainer and part-owner of the 12-year-old Hall of Fame pacer and leading stallion, said the good news in a scary diagnosis is the cancer was caught early and the tumor, which has been removed, was quite small. An issue with colic and the decision by Hanover Shoes Farms’ farm manager Dr. Bridgette Jablonsky to send Somebeachsomewhere to the equine hospital to get thoroughly checked allowed veterinary surgeons to find the cancer early, MacGrath said. To read the full article on Harness Racing Update click on this link.  

YONKERS, NY, Saturday, October 28, 2017- Harness racing odds-on Dr.J Hanover (Brent Holland, $3.90) took it to the house (call) Saturday night (Oct. 28th), winning Yonkers Raceway's $50,000 Open Handicap Pace. Sent right down the road from assigned post position No. 4, Dr. J Hanover left around pole-sitting Thisjetsabookin' (Jason Bartlett), then had few issues (:27.4, :56.3, 1:23.4, 1:52). It was Bit of a Legend N (Jordan Stratton) settling third, then unable to author a second move down the backside before backtracking to the cones. Meanwhile, Dr. J Hanover opened a length-and-a-half lead into the lane, then held sway by a length. Bit of a Legend N did close inside for second, with a belated The Real One (Pat Lachance), Thisjetsabookin' and Scott Rocks (Eric Goodell) settling for the remainder. For Dr. J Hanover, a 4-year-old Somebeachsomewhere gelding co-owned by Brad Grant, Robert Leblanc, Steven Wienick & Irwin Samelman and trained by Tony Alagna, it was his fifth win in 21 seasonal starts. The exacta paid $16, with the triple returning $48.60. A remainder Yonkers races Sunday (Oct. 29th) with a 12-race, all-trot program and a High Noon first post. The remaining five Sunday matinees through the end of the season are post time TBA. Frank Drucker

Carolina Beach (Somebeachsomewhere) scored in the harness racing final of the fourth annual Gary Kamal Memorial Pacing Series on Saturday night at Saratoga Casino Hotel. The Melissa Beckwith-trained three year old made his first start in over a year during the last week of September. Carolina Beach recorded his first win of '17 when competing in the first leg of the Kamal Series as he went coast to coast with Mark Beckwith in the sulky. In last week's second leg, the sophomore pacer set a new lifetime mark prevailing in 1:53.1 while wiring the field. In Saturday's $36,000 Final, it was back to the front end for Carolina Beach who set first half fractions of 27.1 and 56.3. After cruising through three quarters in 1:24.2, Carolina Beach appeared to be coming back to his rivals a bit. While his lead did shrink in the stretch, he was plenty game and proved best, stopping the timer in 1:53.1 to match his lifetime mark and complete the series sweep. Goose Mountain (Dan Cappello Jr) was late on the scene and wound up second best while Beyombo (Frank Coppola Jr) earned the show spot. Carolina Beach, who paid $3.50 to win as the race's odds-on favorite, added his name to the list of previous winners of the Kamal Memorial Pace which is comprised of Twin B Spy, Bell I No and Stirling Electra. Live racing continues on Sunday afternoon at Saratoga with a matinee that kicks off at 12:15pm. Mike Sardella

Dreams Beachboy with harness racing driver Chris Lems in the sulky would be victorious in the Vernon Downs featured pace ($9,000) on Saturday (October 21). Dreams Beachboy (Somebeachsomewhere), who is owned by Crawford Farms Racing and trained by Gates Brunet, would takes over just before three-quarters. the 5 year-old gelding found another gear and won by four lengths in 1:50.1. Major Leaguer (Jimmy Whittemore) finished second with Let Foal Around (Harry Landy) getting third. Dreams Beachboy ($6,10), won for the sixth time this year while picking up career win number 18. Lems would also get wins with Galows Nightmare($12.80), and Maceiver ($5.40) Fox Valley Cadet (Leon Bailey) would win for the fifth straight time at the Miracle Mile. Owned and trained by Harris O'Brien, the 5 year-old blew them away in the stretch winning by five lengths in 1:52.4 and paying $4.10 for the victory. Vernon Downs returns to live action on Thursday (October 26), with leg number five of the Kindergarten Classic, featuring all 2 year-old classes. The 10 race card starts at 6:45 p.m. For more information go to John Horne for Vernon Downs  

Montgomery, NY --- Harness racing world champion and 2016 Dan Patch Award winner Huntsville sustained an injury while training for the Tattersalls Pace and has been retired. Huntsville p,2,1:49; 3,1:47.4 ($1,704,242) is by Somebeachsomewhere out of Wild West Show. He was the 2-year-old Pacer of the Year in 2016 and paced to a world record mile of 1:49 at the Red Mile, winning a division of the International Stallion Stake. His 2-year-old campaign also included a track record performance at the Meadowlands, winning the Breeders Crown in 1:49.1, as well as wins in the Bluegrass and the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes championship. Huntsville retires as the fastest 3-year-old of 2017, with a mark of 1:47.4 that he earned by winning the Meadowlands Pace. He earned $1,014,428 this year and was also victorious in the Cane Pace and Jenna’s Beach Boy. He was the runner-up in the North America Cup and Adios. He is the second richest son of Somebeachsomewhere, behind only Captaintreacherous. In 25 lifetime starts he had 15 wins and eight seconds, finishing off the board only one time in his career. Huntsville will be syndicated and stand stud at Cameo Hills Farm in Montgomery, N.Y. His fee for the 2018 breeding season will be $6,000, payable upon live foal. "We are excited and look forward to this great champion coming to New York. He is a magnificent individual with an impeccable pedigree," said Steve Jones of Cameo Hills Farm. Wild West Show has been a prolific broodmare, already producing Huntsville, Stevensville p,3,1:50.1f ($493,359), Cowboy Terrier p,1:50.1f ($448,480), and the very fast 2-year-old of 2017, Wild Bill p,2,1:52.3f, from just five foals of racing age. Inquiries regarding bookings or shares should be directed to Contracts will be available soon at Cameo Hills Farm  

Columbus, OH --- Sent off the prohibitive 1-9 favorite in the field of seven after the scratch of Henry The Dragon, harness racing world champion and Messenger Stakes victor Downbytheseaside, with Brian Sears at the lines, captured the $125,000 Jug Preview at Eldorado Scioto Downs in 1:51 on Saturday (Sept. 9). “We will take it easy with him next week (to prepare for the Little Brown Jug) and then start training him a little harder as the week goes on,” said Brian Brown, the colt’s conditioner after the race. Owned by Country Club Acres, Joe Sbrocco, Richard Lombardo, and Diamond Creek Racing, the 3-year-old son of Somebeachsomewhere-Sprig Hanover left a step slower than his colleagues from post position one. Ohio Sire Stakes champion Drunk On Your Love (Dan Noble) took advantage of the leisurely beginning and shot to the lead from post position eight with Downbytheseaside right on his back. Drunk On Your Love led the field through a first quarter in :28.2 and that is when Sears decided to wait no longer to send his horse to the top. The duo came to the outside and cleared that rival by the three-eighths pole on the way to a :56.2 half-mile. Although Downbytheseaside remained in control, he did not place much separation between his rivals and himself through three-quarters in 1:24.1. As the horses commenced their drive into the final turn, Drunk On Your Love made his move from the pocket seat, while Sports Column (Andrew McCarthy) came with a brush to make his bid with Filibuster Hanover (Matt Kakaley) taking full advantage of that cover. As the field entered the stretch and continued down the lane, Drunk On Your Love paced through the passing lane while Filibuster Hanover and a very game Sports Column gave chase. Their efforts were in vain as Downbytheseaside held all his challengers at bay by a measured 1-1/2 lengths. Filibuster Hanover (6-1) was second with Sports Column (18-1) finishing third. Drunk On Your Love (13-1) rounded out the superfecta. Brown stated on several occasions this season that the colt’s feet had been problematic at times and after his workman–like triumph in the Messenger Stakes final on Sept. 2 he explained yet again Downbytheseaside was not at his best due to this recurring issue. Brown, however, has made some adjustments he feels could very well have remedied the situation. “We thought we might have to scratch (from the Messenger elimination) because his feet were sore,” he said. “Earlier in the spring he popped a gravel and it came out, but with this it never ever did. They were just bothering him, so we changed his shoes. I have to give all the credit to my blacksmith because he put the new flip-flops on him and he went right out and was much better. “We changed his shoes back to aluminum for the final and then changed them back to the flip-flops tonight. He came home in :26.4 tonight but the fractions were slow early. I’ll need to talk to Brian (Sears) and see what he thinks about how he is. Brian is a man of few words but when he talks I better listen.” With this victory, Downbytheseaside improved his lifetime record to 26-17-4-4 and has amassed nearly $1.6 million. His next engagement will be on Thursday (Sept. 21) in the Little Brown Jug. by Kim French, USTA Internet News Editor

HARRINGTON, Del. - Crissman Inc. and Niss Allen Farm's Major Uptrend ($3.60, Tony Morgan) was a decisive winner Monday at Harrington Raceway in the harness racing featured $15,000 Open Pace in 1:51.3. Trained by co-owner Tim Crissman, the Somebeachsomewhere 6-year-old was sent for the lead from post six early and never relented en route to a wire-to-wire score over Framed Art and Millenium Wheel. It was the 12th win of the year for Major Uptrend, a former $177,000 yearling. Victor Kirby had a double on the program as did trainer Joe Columbo. Live racing continues on a Monday through Thursday schedule through October 19. Post time is 5 p.m. nightly. Matthew Sparacino  

Campbellville, September 2 - Stay Hungry, with Doug McNair at the controls for harness racing trainer Tony Alagna, maintained his healthy appetite for winning with a romping score in Saturday's first $97,880 Champlain Stakes division for freshman pacers, at Mohawk Racetrack. The Somebeachsomewhere-My Little Dragon colt, a $150,000 Lexington Select purchase for owner Brad Grant, was an impressive winner on debut last week and passed a serious class test on Saturday with a first-up score in 1:52.1. Evening Play made the early pace through splits of :13.1 and :27.3 with Trump That, Odds On Lauderdale and Stay Hungry chasing. Odds On Lauderdale (Scott Zeron) swept to the front to mark the half in :56.3 as Stay Hungry waited patiently for McNair to push the button on the first-up trip. Stay Hungry, once asked, paced menacingly to the wire with Im A Big Deal and Phil The Thrill followed his cover, while Odds On Lauderdale faded after setting the pace. McNair and Stay Hungry gobbled up ground with ease down the lane and were never threatened for an impressive first stakes score. Trump That edged Torrin Hanover for place. Stay Hungry, the third foal of three-time Breeders Crown winner My Little Dragon, has lived up to all expectations thus far including winning both qualifying efforts. "They've been high on this horse all winter long," said McNair. "I trained him a few times before I qualified him and he showed tonight that he's a pretty serious horse." Could a shot at the Metro Pace be next for Stay Hungry? "I hope so. He beat some pretty nice colts tonight so he'll move forward," said McNair. Stay Hungry paid $3.80 to win. Stay Hungry Dragon Time was full of pace down the lane drawing clear to a comfortable score in the second division of the $96,880 Champlain. The Menary stable student followed Hudson Phil through comfortable splits of :13.4 and :28.2 from a patient steer by Yannick Gingras. Simple Kinda Man (Trevor Henry) made a first-up move with Courtly Choice and Babes Dig Me following his cover, but a determined Dragon Time was game down the lane finding his best pace late to easily overtake Hudson Phil for the win. The victory, which came just two races after Menary won the Canadian Pacing Derby with Sintra, didn't come as a surprise to Menary. "I knew from the get go he was going to improve. He's a Bettors Delight out of a Dragon Again mare. He has a lot of pedigree but sometimes that breed takes a little longer to come," said Menary. Dragon Time finished fourth last time out in the Nassagaweya after holding the lead briefly at the top of the lane. "Last week, first up was not his ideal trip and he raced really tough," said Menary. "This week he had some cover and he dug all the way to the wire. Yannick gave him a really good trip." Dragon Time, who stopped the clock in 1:52, paid $9.40 to win. Dragon Time Keith McCalmont - WEG Communications

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