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Somebeachsomewhere – Light Up – Artsplace

p, 2, 1:52.1s, 3, 1:47.4f ($977,438)

2017 Fee - BOOK FULL and CLOSED

photos by Dave Landry

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SUNSHINE BEACH

Somebeachsomewhere – Light Up – Artsplace

p, 2, 1:52.1s, 3, 1:47.4f ($977,438)

2017 Fee - BOOK FULL and CLOSED

A spectacular looking son of super-sire Somebeachsomewhere, Sunshine Beach is from the prolific Artsplace mare Light Up, making him the half brother to Warrawee Flare p, 1:50.3s ($609,019), Safe Harbor p, 1:50.1f –’14 ($549,268) and Western Moonlight p, 2, 1:52.3 ($366,091).

 

As a sophomore, Sunshine Beach captured the $500,000 Battle of Brandywine Stake final at Pocono Downs, ending Captaintreacherous' undefeated three-year-old season, in a world record-equalling time of 1:47.4. Sunshine Beach also paced to victory in the final of the $284,160 Progress Pace at Dover Downs, a division of the Bluegrass Series at The Red Mile, an elimination of the Meadowlands Pace at The Meadowlands and an elimination of the Matron Stake at Dover Downs during his sophomore campaign.

 

An $85,000 yearling purchase, Sunshine Beach was trained throughout his impressive career by Mark Steacy.

 

"He was a tough, gutsy horse with a big heart"

.... Trainer Mark Steacy

"Most don't realize that Sunshine Beach raced through an extremely painful bladder stone. Even with this he was a world champion. He narrowly missed winning the Breeders Crown after being parked with no cover from the 8-hole for the whole mile. Two days after winning the Progress Pace he had major surgery to remove the bladder stone. Unfortunately he was still left with a kidney stone which he was forced to race with as a 4yr old." --- Mark Steacy.

Sunshine Beach’s oldest foals are yearlings in 2017.  He possesses exceptional fertility and served a great book of mares in his first two seasons at stud.

Sunshine Beach Videos

2013 Meadowlands Pace Elimination - Sunshine Beach - 1:48

2013 Battle of the Brandywine - Mohegan Sun - 1:47.4

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