Somebeachsomewhere done for season; coming home

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Owners say harness racing champ has nothing left to prove as rookie

AMHERST - World champion two-year-old pacing colt Somebeachsomewhere is through racing for this year and will be returning to Nova Scotia for a well deserved rest before being prepared for his sophomore season.

AMHERST - World champion two-year-old pacing colt Somebeachsomewhere is through racing for this year and will be returning to Nova Scotia for a well deserved rest before being prepared for his sophomore season.

That word Tuesday from Brent McGrath, the Truro automobile executive who has managed affairs for the Schooner Stable, owners of the Mach Three-Wheres The Beach colt who electrified the harness racing world with his 1:49.3 world record victory in the $1-million Metro Pace at Mohawk Raceway on Sept. 1.

He really has nothing more to prove and the stable members all agreed it would be in the best interest of the horse if we didnt extend his season. said McGrath in an interview with Atlantic Post Calls.

McGrath, who broke and trained the $40,000 yearling purchase at Truro Raceway, said the original plan was to race Somebeachsomewhere in six events as a two-year-old.

Hes done that and come through with flying colors. said McGrath. Hes won six straight, earned more than $800,000 and set a world record. I think he deserves a rest.

Somebeachsomewhere comes out of his freshman campaign sound and in excellent shape.

Somebeachsomewhere kept his perfect record in tact with another spectacular performance last Saturday night, winning the fastest of three $145,300 Nassagaweya Stakes divisions for two-year-old pacing colts in 1:51.4, leading throughout the mile for driver Paul MacDonell. Once again, no one was able to get within two-lengths of Somebeachsomewhere.

McGrath said consideration had been given to racing the colt in the Ontario Sires Stakes at Woodbine and Windsor Raceway, but that would have meant extending his season into November.

We though it best to stop with him now and bring him back fresh for his three-year-old season. said McGrath, who said Somebeachsomewhere has many major stakes events on his 2008 calendar.

Trainer Jean-Louis Arsenault will bring the horse back home next week and Somebeachsomewhere will go to Pictonian Farm in Pictou, N. S. for a rest.

McGrath says the Schooner Stable is planning to have a special night at Truro Raceway to introduce the world champion to his race fans.



Doug Harkness is editor of Amherst, N.S.-based Atlantic Post Calls

Organizations: Ontario Sires Stakes

Geographic location: Nova Scotia, Pictou

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