Legendary Canadian jockey Somebeachsomewhere won 20 of 21 harness races in his career in the late 2000s, winning over $3 million. Owned and coached by Truro, Nova Scotia native Brent McGrath, “Somebeach” lost only one race – the Meadowlands Pace in New Jersey.
Now 14 years later, the three-year-old pony’s son Beach Glass won the same $600,000 race on July 16, taking his place in the winner’s circle that alluded to. its male. Both horses were bred and trained by McGrath, who tell CBC that the young horse’s recent victory was “a bit bizarre.”
Somebeach held eight world records by the time of his retirement, was Canada’s Horse of the Year twice and was nominated for Canada Horse Racing Walk of Fame in 2009. He has enjoyed equally impressive success as a stallion, with his females earning over $87 million to date, and he is the first male in the series. racing history to hit $20 million in progeny income in a single season.
Somebeachsomewhere bred in Ontario passed away in 2018 of cancer. McGrath had planned to breed her Im With Her mare to a stallion, but after his death she was bred using frozen semen instead. McGrath’s wife, Rhonda, named this handsome mug the Beach Glass, because she’s an avid fan and collector of the adorable slivers of fine glass washed ashore.
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