Somebeachsomewhere is a Pacing Champion
On 25 May 2005, a racing legend in the making was born. Somebeachsomewhere is a standardbred horse that was sired by Mach Three and is out of dam Wheres The Beach, a Beach Towl mare. Brent MacGrath bought the colt for $40 000 as a yearling for the Schooner Stables group. Since his debut as a two year old, Somebeachsomewhere has grown to be a horse racing icon in the trotting circles. As fans and punters await his three year old season, starting at the Ontario Sires Stakes Gold Series Elimination which will be held at the Mohawk Racetrack on 17 May 2008, they hope that he will perform as well as he did last year.
Friends and family members of the group supported Somebeachsomewhere from home by throwing festive beach parties in Maritimes in honor of the magnificent horse every time he raced. His first race was the run at the Grand River Raceway, in the Battle of Waterloo racing event. Here he stunned the crowds with a comfortable win and moved on to the Metro Pace Eliminations, which was held at Mohawk. In his elimination race, Somebeachsomewhere was up against the hot favorite, Dali, who had proven to be the top two year old of the year. But strong competition did not upset Somebeachsomewhere, as he kept Dali at bay to win the elimination and win the final event, and this time he was selected as the race favorite.
His next to horse racing events were the Champlain Stakes and the Nasagaweya Stakes, which he won without effort. Thus, Somebeachsomewhere ended his two year old campaign with six wins to six starts and career earnings of $812 592. He shared the title of Canada Horse of the Year with Tell All, and was named the best pacing colt of 2007. Somebeachsomewhere has already been labeled the favorite to win the $1.5 Million Pepsi North America Cup at the Mohawk Racetrack on 14 June 2008.
Although handsome offers have been made to buy shares in Somebeachsomewhere, the Schooner Stables Group has turned them down. They feel that the horse racing industry probably expected them to sell him to a big stable with even bigger names in trainers, but they are not in it for the money. Each of the group members are well established businessmen and women, who own, support and take care of Somebeachsomewhere out of their love for him and the sport. He is a big horse that is owned by a small group, which gives other smaller and less affluent owners the hope that their winning horse could be waiting around the next corner and that it is not just the big names that have success. Driver, Paul MacDonell, has only praise for Somebeachsomewhere, commenting that his power and speed are breathtaking and that he already shows the experienced characteristics one would expect from an older horse. Somebeachsomewhere has become the champion amongst pacers and conqueror for the under dogs.