Back in 2008 no Standardbred had ever raced a faster mile, and no pacer had ever earned more in a single season than the 2008 world champion and Horse of the Year Somebeachsomewhere. He went on to hold a lifetime record of 21-20-1-0 with career earnings of $3,328,755.

It’s extremely hard to question or find fault in his outstanding performance as a sire both here in the Southern Hemisphere and up in the Northern Hemisphere.

Some outstanding Southern Hemisphere performers are :

OUR WAIKIKI BEACH 07-Nov-2012 AU Gelding CYCLONE BETTY BETTORS DELIGHT USA $1,063,256
POSTER BOY 26-Sep-2014 AU Colt ASTON VILLA USA ARTSPLACE (US) $803,310
MAAJIDA 14-Nov-2016 AU Filly ARTERIAL WAY ART MAJOR USA $663,830
SAN DOMINO 14-Oct-2013 AU Gelding REGGAE MISS MAPLE LANES STRIKE USA $583,844
MENIN GATE 06-Nov-2011 AU Gelding DREAMS OF HEAVEN SAFELY KEPT USA $574,758
SICARIO 19-Nov-2014 AU Gelding BETTORTHANYOU BETTORS DELIGHT USA $496,776

Northern Hemisphere:

Captaintreacherous 2010 H Worldly Treasure Artsplace 3,153,541 USD
This Is The Plan 2015 G Thats The Plan Western Ideal 2,717,492 USD
Pure Country 2013 M Western Montana Western Hanover 2,628,213 USD
Downbytheseaside 2014 H Sprig Hanover Allamerican Native 2,283,068 USD
Dorsoduro Hanover 2015 G Deer Valley Miss Artsplace 2,130,800 USD
Filibuster Hanover 2014 G Fashion Ecstasy Western Hanover 1,946,653 USD
Somewhere In L A 2011 G West Of L A Western Hanover 1,876,155 USD
Kissin In The Sand 2015 M Kiss Me Kate Real Artist 1,852,427 USD
Huntsville 2014 H Wild West Show Western Hanover 1,802,162 USD
Check Six 2013 H Southwind Vanna Artsplace 1,670,029 USD
Call Me Queen Be 2013 M Preppy Party Girl Western Terror 1,397,197 USD
Limelight Beach 2011 G Benear Badlands Hanover 1,370,324 USD
Stay Hungry 2015 H My Little Dragon Dragon Again 1,358,086 USD
Cattlewash 2017 H Road Bet Bettor’s Delight 1,345,637 USD
Somwherovrarainbow 2010 M Rainbow Blue Artiscape 1,344,856 USD
Sandbetweenurtoes 2011 M Als Girl Artsplace 1,291,922 USD
Idyllic Beach 2014 M Idyllic American Ideal 1,252,272 USD
Caviart Luca 2011 G Caviart Sierra Western Hanover 1,206,890 USD
Easy Lover Hanover 2013 G Easy Go Go Pro Bono Best 1,162,473 USD
Fire Start Hanover 2018 M Fit To Frame Art Major 1,155,572 USD
Darlinonthebeach 2013 M Darlins Delight Bettor’s Delight 1,154,356 USD
Southwind Ozzi 2016 H Southwind Solara Camluck 1,057,774 USD
Macs Jackpot 2014 G Michelles Power Camluck 1,036,566 USD
Apprentice Hanover 2010 H Allamerican Nadia Dragon’s Lair 1,022,114 USD

Now for those of us that follow the sport closely, his service summary and the handling of his last remaining services has been interesting viewing.

Without going into detail the below table highlights the total services of the combined 2 groups that have handled his services over the last few years.

CURRENT HORSE: SOMEBEACHSOMEWHERE USA (DECEASED)

Season Live Foals Mare Missed Mare Slipped Foal Died Mare Died Live Foal Mare Died Foal Unborn No Return Total Services 
Totals 590 238 66 28 1 7 22 952
2009 / 2010 19 12 3 0 0 2 0 36 DETAILS
2010 / 2011 49 11 1 3 0 1 3 68 DETAILS
2011 / 2012 23 8 0 1 0 0 0 32 DETAILS
2012 / 2013 113 32 15 4 0 1 1 166 DETAILS
2013 / 2014 85 30 15 5 0 1 0 136 DETAILS
2014 / 2015 20 9 3 0 0 0 0 32 DETAILS
2015 / 2016 83 36 12 6 1 0 0 138 DETAILS
2016 / 2017 101 42 7 3 0 0 0 153 DETAILS
2017 / 2018 64 39 9 5 0 1 1 119 DETAILS
2018 / 2019 7 6 1 0 0 0 0 14 DETAILS
2019 / 2020 13 5 0 1 0 1 0 20 DETAILS
2020 / 2021 13 8 0 0 0 0 0 21 / 170 DETAILS
2021 / 2022 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 17 / 150 DETAILS

Now if I’m to use my crystal ball for the up coming 2022/23 season, I’d suggest that he will serve around 10 mares at an estimated fee of say close to $20,000 plus GST, plus the stallion tax. This is after fully understanding he got just 10 positives from 17 mares served in 21/22, so my question would be, is there a better option for getting your hands on a Sombeach colt going forward.

Well the answer may well be a big YES.

The APG Weight In Gold Sale, Lot 5 just happens to a magnificent looking son of Somebeachsomewhere out of the very impressive mare The Archduchess winner of $281,319.

The great news for all the wonderful supporters of APG who have already come forward to register, is that this colt was on the market from the very first $1,000 bid.

So breeders and owners have a clear choice, try and get one of the 10 or so limited servicers for (let’s say) $25,000 and have a sub 60% chance of getting a live foal, don’t forget it can’t possibly race until 2026 at best.

Or jump online and support your industry owned-not-for-profit-sales company and be potentially (as long as we don’t have any little hiccups) at the races in the 22/23 seaon.

Investors, breeders and owners looking to invigorate their stocks should register Now at:

https://www.apgold.com.au/sales/2022-weight-in-gold-3yo-sale/

Belinda Richardson of APG will be available to help with any online bidding enquiries on 0402 290 708.

For all Bloodstock Enquires contact Dean Baring on 0459 215 333