Winning horse makes first U.S. appearance

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Somebeachsomewhere returns

East Rutherford, N.J., U.S.A. - Somebeachsomewhere returns to the harness racing wars on Saturday when he makes his first appearance outside Canada in a $50,000 elimination of The Meadowlands Pace.

Trainer Brent MacGrath of Truro pronounced the undefeated stallion ready for the task, claiming Somebeachsomewhere was going into the Meadowlands elimination in better shape then when he won the $1.5-million Pepsi North America Cup at Mohawk in 1:49.

Somebeachsomewhere will be trying to become the first colt to sail through the North America?Cup and the $1.1-million Meadowlands Pace in undefeated style.

Somebeachsomewhere drew Post 5 in his elimination heat, leaving just inside ?Badlands Nitro, the colt who finished second in the North America Cup.

Paul MacDonell expressed confidence in how Somebeachsomewhere would perform as the colt travels to the United States for the first time suggesting I dont think the border is going to stop this horse from being great.

Somebeachsomewhere was selected Two-Year-Old Pacing Colt of the Year by U.?S. Harness Writers despite the fact he had never set foot on?American soil.

The colt also won two-year-old honors in Canada and tied with Tell All for the OBrien award as Canadas top performer.

Wallace native Carl Jamieson has two horses in the Meadowlands Pace eliminations.

Santanna Blue Chip drew Post Nine in his division while Legacy N?Diamonds drew Post Eight in his division.

I would have liked to have drawn better, but thats racing. said Jamieson.

The top three finishers in each elimination as well as the fastest fourth-place finisher advance to the $1.1-million final on June 19.



Geographic location: United States, Canada, North America East Rutherford, N.J.

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