Trot Insider has learned that distaff pacer Sandbetweenurtoes has been retired from racing and will enter the broodmare stage of her career this winter.
"We would like to thank Larry and Ray Remmen, who found, trained and set the early career path of our girl, as well as a special thanks to Richard Moreau, who, for the past five-plus years, kept our girl at the top of her game," owner Brad Grant told Trot Insider. "Also, a thank you to Brett Miller and Doug McNair, who gave us many great memories."
On the racetrack, Sandbetweenurtoes won 45 of her 163 races and amassed over $1.2 million in earnings through seven seasons. Her biggest stakes triumph came as a three-year-old, when she won the 2014 Mistletoe Shalee at The Meadowlands in 1:49.3 after taking her lifetime mark of 1:49.1 in her elimination.
After her sophomore season, the now nine-year-old daughter of Somebeachsomewhere enjoyed most of her success north of the 49th parallel. In addition to victory in the 2015 and 2016 renewals of the Ellamony at Flamboro Downs, Sandbetweenurtoes finished a narrow second to Colors A Virgin in the 2015 Breeders Crown Mare Pace, and also won 17 Fillies and Mares Preferred events on the Woodbine Entertainment circuit throughout her career.
As a six-year-old, Sandbetweenurtoes earned one of Canadian harness racing's greatest honours when she was named the 2017 O'Brien Award winner among older pacing mares.
Sandbetweenurtoes, represented by owner Brad Grant (fifth from right), trainer Richard Moreau (fourth from right) and drivers Louis-Philippe Roy (second from right) and Doug McNair (extreme right), won the 2017 O'Brien Award as Canada's top older pacing mare.
"I must give a special thank you to Lynn Cameron as well who has been 'Sandy's partner and caretaker, and its her efforts that have kept 'Sandy' at the top of her game all these years," added Grant.
Now in partnership with Al and Michelle Crawford, Grant will send Sandbetweenurtoes to her new home at Crawford Farms in central New York, where she will be bred to Tall Dark Stranger.