Harness Racing - 2018

Harness Racing - 2018

Postby PJMIII » Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:23 am

Triple dead heat for victory Sunday at Hawthorne

On a snowy Sunday evening (Jan. 7) at Hawthorne Race Course, one of the rarest events in racing occurred as a triple dead heat for victory took place.

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Re: Harness Racing - 2018

Postby Ioya Two » Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:40 pm

Somebeachsomewhere has died.
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Re: Harness Racing - 2018

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:51 pm

Oh no!
This is a huge loss for SB breeding. He had become a tremendous sire, passing his talent on to many winning sons and daughters.
Damn cancer. :evil:
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Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:01 pm

Ioya, where did you see that news? I haven't been able to find anything about it elsewhere. :?
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Postby Sparrow Castle » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:17 pm

Woodbine announced it on Twitter. Very sad.

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Arguably the greatest pacer of all-time, SOMEBEACHSOMEWHERE has passed away at age 13 following a battle with cancer.

Woodbine would like to send condolences to the connections of “The Beach”.
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Re: Harness Racing - 2018

Postby Sparrow Castle » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:19 pm

Somebeachsomewhere Passes
Trot Insider has received confirmation that Somebeachsomewhere p,3,1:46.4 ($3,328,755), the superstar Standardbred both on the racetrack and in the breeding shed, has passed away at the age of 13.

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Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:35 pm

This is a tragic loss, but SB breeders can take some comfort in knowing that harness racing allows AI.
I would hope that his owners have stores of his semen frozen for the future.
I sometimes wish that TB racing would allow the practice, especially when we lose good stallions at a young age.
How would TB breeding have been changed, especially in turf racing, if Dubai Millennium had been able to give us more than one crop? :?
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Postby Flanders » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:52 am

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:This is a tragic loss, but SB breeders can take some comfort in knowing that harness racing allows AI.
I would hope that his owners have stores of his semen frozen for the future.

Don't they have a rule that the stallion has to be alive in the year of conception? I wonder if they would allow frozen semen to be used since technically he was alive in 2018 but not alive when the breeding season would start.

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:I sometimes wish that TB racing would allow the practice, especially when we lose good stallions at a young age.
How would TB breeding have been changed, especially in turf racing, if Dubai Millennium had been able to give us more than one crop? :?

I'm glad the Thoroughbred breeding industry doesn't allow AI for numerous reasons, which I won't go into. Yes it would have been wonderful if Dubai Millennium had more than one crop, it wasn't meant to be. AI could have made any of the great horses we've seen recently nonexistent. Perhaps Kind would have been given AI from Dubai Millennium and we don't get Frankel. Or somewhere along the way we don't get American Pharoah or Songbird or Zenyatta or Rachel Alexandra.
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Re: Harness Racing - 2018

Postby Diver52 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:54 pm

I would be OK for embryo transplants for mares with reproductive issues (like RA) but when modern stud management allows books of 200 mares (and even x2 for shuttlers) I'm chilly on the issue of AI.
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Postby Prairie Bayou » Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:18 pm

A fantastic racehorse and sire. His connections are devastated. He will be a huge loss to the industry. What a magnificent racehorse he was.
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