Saturday, November 10, 2012

The Onslaught Begins - Part 2

Somebeachsomewhere has lived up to his early billing and it was interesting to see Somwherovertherainbow end the season with a Breeders Crown win. I still think she will set records next year as a three year old that will be scary fast.

It seems that SBSW has a definite filly tendency since 12 of his top 16 to date are fillies. Not really surprising since he is one of the few sires to have both Helen Hanover and Margaret Parrish maternally. It does make you wonder though about the high prices that the buyers at Lexington and particularily at Harrisburg are paying for his colts.

As part of my first "Onslaught" blog in the spring I told you about my colt Scarlet Chaser, the first colt I ever bred. His first year racing is in the books and he sports a record of 2:00.2h although race timed in better than 1:59 on several occasions. His summary is 2-3-4 in 14 starts, getting a cheque in every race and earning just over $20,000. That is pretty good in the Maritimes and puts him in the top four of his class. I've written a chapter in my book of horse stories about him and attached a preliminary copy of the book. I hope you enjoy it.

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