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Somebeachsomewhere Equals World Record

SBSW Red Mile.jpg

Published: September 27, 2008 9:00 pm ET

Last Comment: September 29, 2008 12:13 am ET | 2 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

Somebeachsomewhere made a huge statement this afternoon with a sizzling 1:46.4 world record equaling performance in the final $134,000 Bluegrass division for three-year-old pacers at The Red Mile.

Somebeachsomewhere (Paul MacDonell) took command of the field right from the get-go posting panels of :26.4, :52.4 and 1:19.2 en route to victory in 1:46.4.

Mystery Chase (Brian Sears) finished seven and a half lengths back in second and Dali (Luc Ouellette) was third.

The time of the mile shaves one-fifth of a second off Art Official's old record, and equals the time of Holborn Hanover for the fastest race mile in harness racing history.

Somebeachsomewhere - Bluegrass

Brent MacGrath conditions the $40,000 Lexington Select purchase for the Schooner Stable of Bible Hill, N.S. The son of Mach Three now sports a record of 16-1-0 in 17 lifetime starts with $2,457,255 in lifetime earnings.

Last year, 'The Beach' shared honours as Canada's Horse of the Year (with Tell All) and he also won the O'Brien Award for two-year-old pacing colts.

In the other $134,000 sophomore pacing colt division, Art Official romped to victory in 1:48.3.

In rein to Ron Pierce, the Meadowlands Pace champion posted the opening panels in :27.2 and :55 before facing a challenge from Share The Delight (John Campbell) en route to the third-quarter mark in 1:22, but he paced on for the win in 1:48.3.

Art Official - Bluegrass

Blueridge Western (Dave Palone) finished one and three-quarter lengths back in second with Lisfinny (David Miller) rounding out the top three.

Joe Seekman trains the son of Art Major for Sawgrass Farms LLC of Lockport, Illinois. In 34 starts, Art Official has amassed $1,460,258 with a record of 12-7-8.

(Photo courtesy Nigel Soult/The Red Mile)

September 29, 2008 - 12:13 amThat was some performance by

Anonymous (not verified) SAID...

That was some performance by SBSW at Lexington.

He was a bit tardy in the first quarter. Had he pushed him to something like 25.3 or near enough he might well have broken the world record.

September 28, 2008 - 3:32 pmCongrats to all involved

Jeff Porchak SAID...

Congrats to all involved with this magnificent horse.

Jeff


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