Somebeachsomewhere : a Harness Racing Legend from a One-Horse Stable

Somebeachsomewhere : a Harness Racing Legend from a One-Horse Stable

Author: Marjorie Simmins

Publisher: Nimbus Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1771089326

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Page: 280

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It's November 2006 and Brent MacGrath, a car salesman from Nova Scotia, has just had his first glimpse of a gorgeous yearling at the Lexington Yearling Sale--and his heart skips a beat. He takes another look. Even this young, the bay stallion has size and "presence." Against all odds, and with limited funds, MacGrath makes a successful bid for the colt. Somebeachsomewhere: The Harness Racing Legend from a One-Horse Stable is a work of narrative non-fiction 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 Hall of Famer, smashing records and setting a single-season earning record as a three-year-old. Many consider Beach, who died unexpectedly in 2018, the greatest pacer and Standardbred sire of all time. Canadian and American racing fans loved the friendly stallion with "an extra gear," and threw "Beach Parties" whenever he raced. This is the first-ever complete, generously illustrated account of "the Beach," a horse who captivated the world with his speed, courage and near-flawless gait. It is also a story of improbabilities and magic, featuring dozens of interviews with top American and Canadian horsemen and women, the owners of Empire Stallions, and harness racing industry professionals.

Somebeachsomewhere : a Harness Racing Legend from a One-Horse Stable
Language: en
Pages: 280
Authors: Marjorie Simmins
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-05-31 - Publisher: Nimbus Publishing Limited

It's November 2006 and Brent MacGrath, a car salesman from Nova Scotia, has just had his first glimpse of a gorgeous yearling at the Lexington Yearling Sale--and his heart skips a beat. He takes another look. Even this young, the bay stallion has size and "presence." Against all odds, and
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