RINGOES, N.J. — World champion pacer and leading Standardbred sire, Somebeachsomewhere was euthanized at Mid-Atlantic Equine Veterinary Hospital on Jan. 14.
The stallion who had just officially turned 13 on Jan. 1, had recently been diagnosed with cancer following colic surgery.
Somebeachsomewhere was inducted into the Harness Racing Hall of Fame in 2015.
As a 3-year-old he paced the fastest mile of any other horse during a race and no horse has eclipsed that fete since. He earned $3,221,299 in his career and set a single-season earnings record. He was 2008 Horse of the Year and in 21 career starts, failed to win just once. His only loss was by a head to Art Official in a world record time of 1:47 in the Meadowlands Pace.
Foaled on May 25, 2005 in Ohio, Somebeachsomewhere, was bred by Stephanie Smith-Rothaug, trained by Brent MacGrath and driven by Paul MacDonell. He was owned by MacGrath and Schooner Stables of Nova Scotia.
He won the North America Cup, Messenger, Breeders Crown, Confederation Cup, Tattersalls, Ontario Sire Stakes Super Final and the Bluegrass, where he equaled the all-time race record of 1:46.4.
When he retired, Somebeachsomewhere held or shared eight world records.
Somebeachsomewhere stood at stud at Hanover Show Farms in Pennsylvania and was making an impact as a stallion. His first three crops produced the winners of more than $30 million, including two-time Dan Patch Pacer of the Year Captaintreacherous p,3,1:47.1 ($3,148,657), 2012 Two-Year-Old Filly Pacer of the Year and Breeders Crown winner Somwherovrarainbow p,4,1:48f ($1,342,848), 2013 Battle of the Brandywine winner Sunshine Beach p,3,1:47.4f ($971,037) and 2014 Little Brown Jug winner Limelight Beach p,3,1:49.1 ($860,183).
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