Trotting group hails Somebeach as leading money-winning sire

Trotting group hails Somebeach as leading money-winning sire | The Chronicle Herald.

It’s been nearly four years since world-champion pacer Somebeachsomewhere retired to stud. But his offspring are continuing his legacy on harness tracks across North America.

Somebeach, who was co-owned and trained by Truro’s Brent MacGrath during the horse’s racing heyday, is the top money-winning sire for 2012, according to United States Trotting Association.

Somebeach has sired 124 foals, of which 95 have started a race throughout North America this year. Combined they have made nearly $4 million this year, $1.35 million more than the next closest sire (Art Major: $2,641,564).

Ten of those starters have earned over $100,000 in 2012, including Captain Treacherous, which has made over $833,000, the best of any two-year-old in North America this year.

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