Pacer on the shelf with foot bruise

Doug Harkness
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The wildly anticipated season's debut of world champion Somebeachsomewhere has been put on hold after the O'Brien award-winning pacer bruised a foot while frolicking in his paddock. The Mach Three-Wheres The Beach colt had been scheduled to make his debut in a gold elimination division of the Ontario Sires Stakes this Saturday night at Mohawk Raceway.
"We are extremely disappointed that we had to scratch the horse, but the decision was made in the best interest of the horse." said trainer Brent MacGrath. "We probably could have raced him because he shows no lameness, but he does have a little heat in one of his feet."
By missing Saturday night's race, Somebeachsomewhere won't be eligible to compete in the Ontario gold final on May 24
"We're aiming to start him in the Burlington Stakes on May 31st," said MacGrath. "That will give him two weeks to fully recover,
Somebeachsomewhere came up with an impressive 1:51.1 qualifying mile at Mohawk on May 5th, when he faced horses for the first time since early last fall.
Jean-Louis Arsenault noticed the colt made a misstep when coming out of his stall at Arsenault's Baycalm Training C near Carlisle, Ont. on Tuesday.

Organizations: Ontario Sires Stakes, Burlington Stakes

Geographic location: Ontario, Carlisle

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