Beach still setting the pace

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    SOMEBEACHSOMEWHERE

    SOME interesting stats regarding Somebeachsomewhere – the first ever $20 Million Single Season Stallion – have been sent our way from the northern hemisphere.

    Eight of the 12 Cane Pace Starters this year were his sons, with Somebeachsomewhere siring the first four home.

    There was only one son of Somebeachsomewhere in the first Sam McKee Memorial, but that was all that was needed as Check Six won it at boxcar numbers.

    Three of his progeny won Triple Crown races this year: Filibuster Hanover was to good in the Little Brown Jug, Huntsville captured the Cane Pace, while Downbytheseaside secured in the Messenger.

    Somebeachsomewhere has had 43 Breeders’ Crown finalists in the past two years – 25 last year and 18 in 2017.

    His son Dr J Hanover is the year’s fastest horse with his 1:46.4 success – equalling his father’s best time. That makes them the first ever sub-1:47 winning father-son.

    Pure Country won the Breeders’ Crown at both two and four. Only Eternal Camnation did this prior among female pacers.

    Somebeachsomewhere went into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame nine months after he retired.

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