Somebeachsomewhere – Light Up – Artsplace
p, 2, 1:52.1s, 3, 1:47.4f ($977,438)
2018 Fee - Book Full & Closed!
Multiple Mare Discounts & Loyalty Discounts Available
A spectacular looking son of super-sire Somebeachsomewhere, Sunshine Beach is from the prolific Artsplace mare Light Up, making him the half brother to Safe Harbor p, 1:50.1f ($613,278), Warrawee Flare p, 1:50.3s ($609,019), 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 possesses exceptional fertility and served a great book of mares in his first three seasons at stud. His impressive first crop sold as yearlings in 2017. His yearlings were well sought after at all of the major North American yearling sales, averaging over $84,000 at the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale and over $36,000 at both the London Selected Yearling Sale and the Harrisburg Black Book Sale. Watch for his 2-year-olds to hit the track in the summer of 2018!
2013 Meadowlands Pace Elimination - Sunshine Beach - 1:48
2013 Battle of the Brandywine - Mohegan Sun - 1:47.4