It has been a long time since the harness racing community had a magnificent hero such as Somebeachsomewhere. If anyone had any doubts in the sport of harness racing, it was erased by the spectacular performances of Somebeachsomewhere. Through his years on the race track, this wonderful athlete has been honored by numerous awards, but this year, he will be inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame, to engrave his name into racing history and remind those who come after him, of his breathtaking achievements.
In his two years as a harness racing athlete, Somebeachsomewhere has received awards such as being named the 2007 North American and Canadian Horse of the Year, he has set no less than four world records and of the twenty one career starts he has made, Somebeachsomewhere has won twenty starts. His career earnings are currently standing at $3.3 million, and this wonderful athlete was purchased and is owned by Nova Scotia Schooner Stable. Looking at what Somebeachsomewhere has managed to achieve in such a short career, his induction to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame has not come as a surprise to the harness racing community.
Somebeachsomewhere will not be inducted alone, but will be joined by seven other worthy members of the racing industry. Trainer Keith Clark will be inducted for this thirty year long contribution to the harness racing industry and breeder Gustav Schickedanz is being honor for his breeding success with champions such as Gal in a Ruckus and Jambalaya being accredited to his farm. Equine counterparts being inducted include Peteski (Triple Crown winner in 1993), La Voyageuse (winner of the Soverign Awards in 1978, 1979 and 1980; and winner of twenty six career starts), Eclipse Award Winner Maryfield, 1994 Canadian Horse of the Year Alywow and champion broodmare Rich N Elegant. Inductees will receive their honors at the official induction ceremony that will be hosted by the Mississauga Convention Centre on the 27th of August 2009. Somebeachsomewhere most definitely deserves his place in harness racing history, as he has always given his best on the race track, and has brought new life and thrill to the harness racing industry.