Somebeachsomewhere headlines star-studded field

Doug Harkness
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World champion Somebeachsomewhere has drawn Post 3 to headline tomorrow's star-studded Ontario Sires Stakes Super Finals program at Woodbine Racetrack.
It will the the three-year-old pacing colt's final start on Canadian soil before he enters the stud ranks at Hanover Shoe Farm in Pennsylvania, and, ironically, his debut at Woodbine Raceway, Canada's largest racetrack.
With Paul MacDonell at the controls for trainer Brent MacGrath of Truro, the son of Mach Three-Wheres The Beach will face eight fellow sophomores in the $300,000 seventh race.
A winner of 18 of 19 career starts for the Schooner Stables of Truro, Somebeachsomewhere will be looking to go over $3 million in earnings. The $40,000 yearling purchase has $2,928,755 for owners Gary Pye, Jamie Bagnall, Stu Rath, Pam Dean and MacGrath of the Truro area and Reginald Petitpas of Shediac Bridge, N. B.
After going undefeated in his freshman campaign, Somebeachsomewhere has tasted defeat once this season, coming at the hands of Art Official at the US$1 million Meadowlands Pace.
But since then, he has been untouchable, reeling off eight straight victories, including a world-record 1:46.4 at The Red Mile in Lexington, Ky., in October and a world-record 1:48.4 mile over Flamboro Downs' half-mile track in the Confederation Cup.
In his most recent effort Oct. 25 at Yonkers in the Messenger Stakes, Somebeachsomewhere wore down Maritime-owned rival Shadow Play to score in 1:52.1 over the sloppy track.
MacGrath says he trained a brisk mile with Somebeachsomewhere last Sunday and "he was just as strong as he's ever been.
MacGrath said he expects all Schooner Stable members will be in attendance for the race.
Harness racing fans in Toronto will get to see, for the first time, the sport's top-ranked pacer in their own backyard. Woodbine Entertainment Group have been promoting tomorrow night's program with a radio and media blitz.
Somebeachsomewhere has never raced at Woodbine, although he has picked up 11 of his career 18 wins at Mohawk Racetrack, a sister track of Woodbine Entertainment Group, in Campbellville, Ont.
"No track has bothered him yet, so I can't imagine this will," said MacGrath said.
Truro Raceway and its telethreatres will be carrying the Woodbine program on Saturday night and the races will be carried on The Score.

Atlantic Post Calls

Organizations: Woodbine Racetrack, Hanover Shoe Farm, Woodbine Entertainment Group The Red Mile The Score

Geographic location: Pennsylvania, Canada, Shediac Bridge Lexington, Ky. Maritime Toronto Campbellville

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