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In what had been said to be The Beach’s final race before beginning his breeding career standing at Hanover farms, the mood was full of reminiscence already… a full field of great three year olds went behind the gate in the Breeders Crown Final at the Meadowlands and Somebeachsomewhere would not disappoint… Shadow Play and Somebeachsomewhere came off the gate strongly and The Beach took the lead with authority, and that lead would not be relinquished as he reeled off fractions of 27.0 54.3 1:22.0 and finished with a 26.3 last quarter on the cool 39 degree Saturday night for a final time of 1:48.3.
There was great news for Somebeachsomewhere fans shortly after the race, as the connections announced that The Beach will race again, and we can look forward to seeing him in the Matron Stakes at Dover Downs in December! (edit) Unfortunately it wasn’t to be.
Somebeachsomewhere starting from post 3 in the Ontario Sires Stake Super Final for a purse of $300,000 at Woodbine on November 15th 2008…. The track was sloppy and the temperature was a cool 2 degrees, but The Beach showed he is a champion horse no matter the track condition… he rocketed to the lead right off the start and was all alone in setting all the fractions in 27 54.2 1:21 1:50.3 with an 11 length victory pushing Somebeachsomewhere’s lifetime earnings to nearly $3 million dollars!
The Tattersalls Pace Lis Mara for three year old pacing harness horses in 2008 went for a purse of $293,000 at the Red Mile in Kentucky on October 4th, 2008 and the seven horse field lined up with heavily favored Somebeachsomewhere starting from post 3… driver Paul Macdonell elected to ease off the gate into a 4 hole tuck as some early speed sorted itself out, but before the quarter was reached in 26.3, Somebeachsomewhere was out and going, with a flashy burst of speed to brush to the lead and take command easily to the half in 53.4…. the big horse was all on cruise from then on with a 3/4 clocking of 1:21.2 and a final quarter of 26.2 for a three and a half length victory in a final mile time of 1:47.4.
Huge performance wire to wire by Somebeachsomewhere at The Red Mile winning in 1:46.4, equalling the world record! The Beach rushed to the front early and held a comfortable two length lead at the quarter in 26.4 and accelerated strongly to the half in 52.4 up to a five length lead at the 3/4 in 1:19.2…. and under push urging by Paul Macdonell and a wildly cheering crowd Somebeachsomewhere coasted to the wire in 1:46.4, winning his division of the $134,000 Bluegrass Stakes.
The Simcoe at Mohawk gave us a chance to see some extreme first quarter speed, as Luc Ouellette left hard with Dali out of post five, and looked to be set to clear early, but Somebeachsomewhere and driver Paul Macdonell had other ideas and kicked in to a higher gear, putting Dali in the hole and hitting the quarter pole in front in an incredible 25.3!! The pair idled along up by multiple lengths on the rest of the field for a still blistering half in 53.2, and then Somebeachsomewhere started to dazzle, hitting a seemingly effortless stride and kicking away by four lengths as the field strung out behind him… the three quarter time 1:20.2…the fastest three quarter clocking in the history of Mohawk Raceway! The Beach coasted in for a one and three quarter length Simcoe Stakes victory in a final time of 1:50.1.
Paul Macdonell rushed Somebeachsomewhere straight to the front from post two and took command immediately hitting the quarter in 26.1… the half rolled to 55.2, and with a little prompting by some backfield action ‘The Beach’ pulled away at the 3/4 in 122.4 and coasted to victory in an amazing world record time of 1:49.2 at Flamboro Downs… the fastest ever mile paced by a three year old on a half mile track. The win pushes Somebeachsomewhere’s lifetime earnings past the $2.25 million dollar mark.
Somebeachsomewhere started from post 3 in the six horse field and sprinted from the 1/8th pole to the first quarter to take over the lead in 26.2 and looked relaxed the rest of the way with Paul Macdonnell driving a well rated mile with fractions of 56 to the half, 1:24.4 to the three quarters, and a final quarter in 26.4 for the 1 and three quarter length victory in 1:51.3 on the half mile oval of Flamboro Downs.
The 32nd edition of the Confederation Cup in 2008 is a two heat division, with Somebeachsomewhere’s elimination carded as the ninth race of the day, with the top finishers of two eliminations going into the final which is the 12th race of the day.
Somebeachsomewhere had post 3 in an eight horse field August 10th in the Ontario Sires Stake Gold Final for three year olds at Mohawk going for a purse of $180,000 and driver Paul Macdonell floated “The Beach” off the gate to sit fourth…. the first quarter was blazing in 25.4 at which point Macdonell pulled Somebeachsomewhere and rocketed to the front to take command.
Somebeachsomewhere was a comfortable leader the rest of the mile, cutting fractions of 54.0 to the half and 1:21.3 to the three quarter pole, with a last quarter of 27.4 for a mile in 1:49.2, a new stakes record. The crowd roared through the stretch drive as Somebeachsomewhere tallied his 12th lifetime win.
Coming off of the oh so close heartbreaking second place finish in the world record Meadowlands Pace 2008, Somebeachsomewhere faced five other three year olds at Mohawk on August 3rd. Paul Macdonell sent Somebeachsomewhere straight to the front off of the gate setting fractions of 28.1 and 55.0 flat, still holdng at the 3/4 in 1:22.2 up by a length and a half, and cruised to a very relaxed near track record two and three quarter length victory in 1:49.0. He looked comfortable and in fine shape and Paul had a big smile on his face as the big horse coasted through the wire.
Somebeachsomewhere has captured the attention of people all over the world in his short career. At just three years of age, “The Beach” is undefeated in all ten of his starts and has earned $1.6 million dollars. Purchased for just $40,000 two years ago, his greatness has exceeded all hopes and dreams.
This awesome horse is built like a tank and has never been tested in a race by any other horse. He took his lifetime mark of 1:48.3 in the Meadowlands Pace elimination and did it so easily that people were left in awe. He is an amazing equine athlete and his accomplishments have made mainstream news worldwide.