'Beach' Virtual Book Launch Slated

Published: May 21, 2021 12:23 pm EDT

The virtual launch of Somebeachsomewhere: The Harness Racing Legend from a One-Horse Stable is slated for Tuesday (May 25) — what would have been "Beach"'s 16th birthday — at 7:00 p.m. Eastern (8 p.m. Atlantic).

During this special, live, online conversation, author Marjorie Simmins will be joined by Somebeachsomewhere’s trainer and part-owner Brent MacGrath, driver and CHRHF Class of 2020 Inductee Paul MacDonell, as well and photographers Clive Cohen and CHRHF Class of 2018 Honoured Member Dave Landry to share some of their experiences and memories about the pacer who captured the hearts of racing fans throughout North America.

Described as a comprehensive, fully-illustrated biography, award-winning author Marjorie Simmins' Somebeachsomewhere: The Harness Racing Legend from a One-Horse Stable is a work of narrative nonfiction that follows the life and career of the Ohio-born, Canadian-sired superstar pacer known as "Beach" who belonged to a syndicate of six owners from Canada’s East Coast. From a relatively humble lineage, Somebeachsomewhere turned out to be a horse of a lifetime — a world champion and multiple Hall of Famer, smashing records and setting a single-season earning record as a three-year-old. Many consider "Beach," who passed unexpectedly in 2018, the greatest pacer and Standardbred sire of all time.

The virtual launch can be viewed on the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame and Nimbus Publishing Facebook pages, by both Facebook and non-Facebook subscribers, at this link The launch will also be featured on the SC website.

In conjunction with this special online event, the 280-page paperback book, which features photos by harness racing’s top photographers, will be available for purchase beginning May 25 from the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame Online Gift Shop at the retail price of $24.95, plus shipping and applicable taxes. All proceeds from books purchased from the CHRHF online store will benefit the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame. The book will also be available from booksellers across Canada.

For additional information, please contact the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame at [email protected] or by phone at 416-417-9404.

(Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame)

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