On the racetrack Downbytheseaside caused a splash as one of the best 2-year-olds in his class.  He equalled the world record (1:49) at 2yo for pacing colts during his International Stallion Stake division at The Red Mile and broke the world record (1:50) for his age/sex on a half-mile track when racing at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. Downbytheseaside ended his initial campaign with a dominating win in the $520,000 Governors Cup at Woodbine Racetrack.

Downbytheseaside continued to perform as a 3-year-old, ending up in the winner’s circle in both the $500,000 Messenger Stakes and $300,000 Art Rooney at Yonkers Raceway, and posting an impressive track-record setting 1:49.0 victory in the $300,000 Carl Milstein Memorial over Fear The Dragon at Northfield Park.

Downbytheseaside rebounded from a tough runner-up finish in the Breeders Crown with a win the $245,000 Monument Circle at Hoosier Park, setting a new lifetime mark of 1:48.6, and then followed up that win with victories in the Matron and Hap Hansen Progress Pace elimination and final.

His first crop hit the track in 2021, proving to be a dominant force.  Downbytheseaside was the leading 2 year old sire in all aspects in 2021. That crop (now 3yo) has destroyed the opposition and Downbytheseaside will be crowned North America’s Leading Money Winning 3YO Sire for 2022, winning by more than $640,000 over the 2nd place getter Captaintreacherous.

This may in part explain why his 2023 fee in North America will be $17,500.

The three standouts from his first crop are listed below and if the word on the street is correct, Pebble Beach will be serving his first crop of mares both down here in AUS and in North America with Diamond Creek Farms in 2023.

Pebble Beach      2019           H       17     p,(3) 1.48.1s                 1,971,975 USD   Santa Rosa   Western Ideal

Bythemissal         2019           G       14     p,(3) 1.48.3f                  1,198,816 USD   Dismissal      Western Terror

Sea Silk                 2019          M       17     p,(3) 1.50.1h                 1,065,100 USD   Silk Purse      Bettor’s Delight

“Pebble Beach is the best son of Downbytheseaside, and the first to come to stud,” said Diamond Creek’s Adam Bowden, “We have long desired to have a pacer in Kentucky, and he is the perfect horse to spearhead our expansion into the Kentucky market”

Pebble Beach was brilliant as a two-year-old, setting a speed mark of 1:48.4, Breeders Crown elimination winner and Kentucky Sire Stakes champion. Hailing from the brilliant and dominating U7 Family, that includes the very best stallions of today and high class performers and multiple millionaires:

Eternal Camnation F U7 $3,748,574 Cam Fella Nihilator
Mr Feelgood M U7 $3,365,757 Grinfromeartoear Jate Lobell
Captaintreacherous M U7 $3,023,286 Somebeachsomewhere Artsplace
Bunny Lake F U7 $2,843,476 Precious Bunny Abercrombie
Art Major M U7 $2,727,224 Artsplace Nihilator
Bettors Wish M U7 $2,601,233 Bettors Delight Western Ideal
Downbytheseaside M U7 $2,179,558 Somebeachsomewhere Allamerican Native
Chancey Lady F U7 $2,072,092 Camluck Artsplace
Tall Dark Stranger M U7 $2,020,195 Bettors Delight Art Major
Dancin Yankee M U7 $2,003,907 Yankee Cruiser Cambest
Caviart Ally F U7 $1,974,971 Bettors Delight No Nukes
Western Fame M U7 $1,931,775 Western Ideal Artiscape
Life Sign M U7 $1,912,454 Abercrombie Albatross
Worldly Beauty F U7 $1,900,255 Artsplace Nihilator
American Jewel F U7 $1,840,565 American Ideal Camluck
Robust Hanover M U7 $1,613,667 Warm Breeze Meadow Skipper
See You at Peelers F U7 $1,573,260 Bettors Delight Western Ideal
Sportswriter M U7 $1,566,460 Artsplace Jate Lobell
Big Jim M U7 $1,529,924 Western Ideal Big Towner
Western Ideal M U7 $1,455,422 Western Hanover Abercrombie
Luck Be Withyou M U7 $1,454,166 Western Ideal Camluck
Chairmanoftheboard M U7 $1,341,823 Meadow Skipper Race Time
Quality Western M U7 $1,292,528 Western Hanover Abercrombie
Ocean Rock G U7 $1,282,646 Rockin Amadeus On The Attack
Camille F U7 $1,276,532 Camluck Artsplace
Blue Diamond Eyes F U7 $1,252,714 Captaintreacherous Well Said
Dynamic Youth G U7 $1,229,372 Bettors Delight Western Hanover
DM Dilinger M U7 $1,226,789 Camluck Striking Force
Metropolitan M U7 $1,175,630 The Panderosa Artsplace
Always At My Place G U7 $1,161,100 Always a Virgin Artsplace
Noble Falcon G U7 $1,156,936 Nobleland Sam Albert Albert
Caramore M U7 $1,129,411 Jolly Roger Adios Ronnie
Hes Watching M U7 $1,116,450 American Ideal Real Desire
Arts Virtue F U7 $1,100,639 Artsplace No Nukes
Fancy Filly F U7 $1,080,806 Western Hanover Artsplace
Tucson Hanover M U7 $1,072,623 Albatross Bret Hanover
Speed Again G U7 $1,072,058 Dragon Again Matts Scooter
Code Word M U7 $1,068,545 Western Terror Northern Luck
Naughty But Nice F U7 $1,062,197 Meadow Skipper Bret Hanover
Leah Almahurst F U7 $1,053,201 Abercrombie Meadow Skipper
Atta Boy Dan G U7 $1,048,962 Western Terror Cambest
Southwind Gendry G U7 $1,028,741 Always B Miki Cams Card Shark
Feeling You F U7 $1,028,496 Cambest Artsplace
Nadia Lobell F U7 $1,007,119 No Nukes Albatross
Rum Customer M U7 $1,001,548 Poplar Byrd Knight Dream

For those owners looking to take advantage of the wonderful genetics Downbytheseaside has (and is clearly passing onto his progeny) plus receive the added bonus of tapping into a massive $150,000 “Pot Of Gold final” (which is restricted to just 36 yearlings that must present at the APG Gold Coast Sales day where no non-sale entries will be taken), make sure you mark the 22/01/2030 into your calendar now.

Lot 5 is a colt in the sale, Downbytheseaside- Might And Main – Art Major from Consignors Trevor & Louise O’Reilly and prepared by the Burwood Stud, Pittsworth, QLD (with enquiries via 0428 718 533). This lot is a “must view” for those chasing glory in a $150,000 final in the northern state.

Why you ask ?

A good percentage of crafty buyers love investing into first colts of mares that have displayed high speed winning in 1:58 or less such as Might And Main (who herself is from the very successful U303 Family).

The Falcon Strike M U303 ANZ $1,224,094 Falcon Seelster BGs Bunny
Highview Tommy M U303 ANZ $990,015 Bettors Delight Christian Cullen
Krug M U303 ANZ $767,328 Bettors Delight Sokys Atom
Seel N Print G U303 ANZ $676,568 Falcon Seelster Go For Grins
Fiery Falcon G U303 ANZ $588,106 Mach Three Falcon Seelster

She was no average mare, in fact, she went on to win in 1:58.8 as a 2Yo, and 1:56.3 as a 3Yo.  Let’s not overlook her overall 1:55.5 time as a aged mare at Bathurst in 2017.

Well informed buyers will also understand the success Downbytheseaside has already achieved when crossing with Art Major and Artsplace line broodmares – two examples are:

Cape Cod Hanover 2019 461,754 USD Clouding Over Artsplace
Sling Shock 2019 358,382 USD Shocking Beauty Art Major

Triumphant buyers and breeders that follow “Crosses Of Gold” will know just how outrageously successful ART Major broodmares mares have performed when crossed with the Volomite line stallions through Mach Three.

Fire Start Hanover 2018 M $1,341,967 Fit To Frame Somebeachsomewhere
Jk Will Power 2013 G $950,032 Whats New Pussycat Somebeachsomewhere
Leonidas A 2015 G $790,687 Rogers Joy Mach Three
Hickfromfrenchlick 2016 H $714,227 My Girls A Star So Surreal
Melmerby Beach 2011 H $689,875 Db Blue Chip Somebeachsomewhere
Whichwaytothebeach 2018 G $680,712 Swinging Beauty Somebeachsomewhere
Captain Barbossa 2017 G $648,969 Swinging Beauty Captaintreacherous
Beautyonthebeach 2016 M $554,567 Precocious Beauty Somebeachsomewhere
Somestarsomewhere 2011 H $478,915 Lovely Assistant Somebeachsomewhere

The tremendous news is that the 2023 Neds – Gold Coast Sale on January 22, promises to be the  “must attend harness event for 2023”.

APG will have online and telephone bidding options available if you are unable to attend.

Please contact Stephanie Graham on 0477 160 499 to answer any other questions that you may have regarding catalogues, travel and accommodation needs.  Paul Ellis on 0412 377 312 or Trevor O’Reilly on 0408 714 624 are also available for all other questions that you may have.