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

Marjorie Simmins

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ISBN: 9781771089326

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

  Author:   Marjorie Simmins    
  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 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.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title:9781771089326
Item NB1521
PublisherNimbus Publishing Limited
PublisherNimbus Publishing Limited
Published onMay 31 2021
Language eng
Pages 280
Format Paperback
Dimensions9(in) x 6.5(in)
Shipping weight0(g)
Status NOT YET PUBLISHED
An award-winning writer and journalist, Marjorie Simmins divides her time between Nova Scotia and British Columbia. Author of the popular memoir Coastal Lives, she teaches memoir writing across Canada. She shares her life with her husband, writer and filmmaker Silver Donald Cameron, and she plans to write forever.