Columbus, OH - One of the first foals by Somebeachsomewhere is on the ground, according to reports from Steiner Stock Farm.
Steiner Stock Farm photo
On Tuesday night (Jan. 19), the Real Desire mare, Desirable Cindy, foaled a filly by the 2008 Horse of the Year at the Steiner Stock Farm breeding facility located in Lima, Ohio. The filly is the first foal out of Desirable Cindy p,3,1:52.3 ($171,664), a half sister to Jenna's Beach Boy.
"She's a really nice filly," said farm manager Wade Morris. "She was up within an hour and looking for some groceries."
During his racing career, Somebeachsomewhere won 20 of 21 starts, including the Breeders Crown, North America Cup, Metro Pace, Messenger, Confederation Cup and Tattersalls Pace. His mark of 1:46.4, set in the Bluegrass Stakes at The Red Mile, stands as the fastest race mile in history. His $2,448,003 in 3-year-old earnings is a seasonal record for pacers.
Somebeachsomewhere retired from racing with $3,221,299 in purse earnings to Hanover Shoe Farms in Pennsylvania, where he bred 160 mares in 2009.
Harness Racing's Racehorse Of The Decade
Where does Somebeachsomewhere rank among the best standardbreds to ever look through a bridle? A berth in the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame a mere nine months after he finished his racing career speaks volumes. Now he's the selection as harness racing's racehorse of the decade.
'The Beach' compiled over $3.2 million in 21 races, winning 20 of them for earnings of $156,655 per start. Somebeachsomewhere banked $2,448,003 in 2008 during his three-year-old campaign, a new record for single-season earnings. Along the way, he set four world records, including the fastest mile in the history of the sport (1:46.4) and recorded sub-1:50 miles in exactly half of his 20 wins.
By the end of Somebeachsomewhere's perfect (six-for-six) freshman season, the mainstream media had already came to court 'Beach'. In 2008, Somebeachsomewhere was one of the biggest news and sports stories of the year in Canada. He was considered for the Lou Marsh Award honouring Canada's athlete of the year. He was featured on CBC's The National news program and he was named the Newsmaker of the Year for Nova Scotia by the CBC. He was profiled in the nation's biggest newspapers and on national radio. He and his connections made the cover of industry trade publications 18 times.
Trainer and co-owner Brent MacGrath perhaps said it best when he said that Somebeachsomewhere "is the horse of a lifetime. Simple."