Nova Scotia’s most famous harness racing horse, Somebeachsomewhere, has died at the age of 13. The retired champion was undergoing treatment for stomach cancer.
During his career, the stallion won 20 out of 21 starts, earning more than $3.3 million in prize money. As a two-year-old, in 2007, Somebeachsomewhere won all six of his starts, earning $773,296, and was voted Two-Year-Old Pacing Colt of the Year in both the US and Canada. In 2008, he won 14 of 15 starts and had the highest earnings by a pacer in a single season of $2.4 million. In that season he equalled the all-time race record of 1:46.4 in the Bluegrass Stake.
Somebeachsomewhere was voted 2008 Dan Patch and O’Brien Horse of the Year, and was inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in the following year. He retired to stud at the famed Hanover Shoe Farms nine years ago. To date, his progeny has earned more than $80 million in winnings.
Somebeachsomewhere was owned by Schooner Stables and trained by Brent MacGrath.