Finishes mile in 1:51.4
Schooner Stables Somebeachsomewhere kept his perfect record in tact Saturday night when he won the fastest of three $145,300 divisions of the Nassagaweya Stakes for two-year-old pacing colts at Mohawk Raceway with a 1:51.4 decision.
CAMPBELLVILLE, ON. Schooner Stables Somebeachsomewhere kept his perfect record in tact Saturday night when he won the fastest of three $145,300 divisions of the Nassagaweya Stakes for two-year-old pacing colts at Mohawk Raceway with a 1:51.4 decision.
In what is becoming a regular Saturday night ritual, the teletheatre at Truro Raceway was filled with patrons who came to cheer on their new equine hero, who was winning for the sixth time in as many starts.
Nobody got rich as Somebeachsomewhere paid on $2.20 on a $2.00 win ticket.
Stu Rath, the Truro businessman who owns a share of the colts, was among the Truro patrons. He arrived at the track after watching his junior hockey club lose a close one at home. Other members of the Schooner Stable journed to Ontario to watch the race.
Among the fans in attendance at Truro was Nova Scotia cabinet minister Jamie Muir, who constituency embraces Truro Raceway.
Paul Macdonell drove the son of Mach Three to a two-length victory, leading throughout the mile through fractions of 27, 55.2 and 1:23.2 before pacing a final quarter in 28.1.
He didnt appear quite as strong, tonight, but it was cold and it seemed that all the miles were slower. said Macdonell, who said Somebeachsomewhere would have a break in his schedule before his next start.
I think the break comes at the right time, because hes been racing at his best for the last four weeks. said MacDonell, who has driven the colt in all six of his victories.
Taking home the lions share of the $145,300 purse, Somebeachsomewhere increased his bankroll to $812,592 for the Schooner Stables.
In the first $143,800 division, Charlottetown native Mark MacDonald drove Lis Deo , a half-brother to world champion aged pacer Lis Mara, to a 1:52.4 win over Roberts Rage (Jody Jamieson).
Little Brown Jug
Bible Hill, N. S. native Jody Jamieson will drive the 2-1 morning line favorite in the Little Brown Jug on Thursday afternoon at Delaware, Ohio when he leaves from Post 3 with Tell All, a colt that has already won the $1.5-million North America Cup and finished second in the $1-million Meadowlands Pace.
There are only two eight-horse divisions for the 62nd running of pacings most prestigous event. The top four finishers in each elimination, advance to the final.