Sunday, August 17, 2008

Confederation Cup In the Books

Another World record in stunning fashion by Somebeachsomewhere.

At the half (or some might say the post draw, or earlier) the stage was set for a big back half and Beach delivered one. 149.2 is flat out amazing. Armbro Deuce here two years ago was very good and I thought we might not see the Cup go any quicker than that, but it has.

In the end the Beach was fortunate to have this race in two heats. There is little doubt that he was much better in heat two, and this allowed him to set another world record, and probably increased his stud value in the process.

Not much can be said about Flamboro and this race that we have already not said. It is a wonderful experience. The Flammy crew did as good a job with this race as any I have seen. The weather was great (seriously, when isn't it on Cup day?), the beer was cold, the staff was friendly and the organizers were all first class. It is tough not to be a harness fan on Cup day, and may I say again: If you have not been here for the Cup, try to, and if you have a horse who might be looking for a spot come stakes staking time, give it a shot. I doubt you will be disappointed.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Such a gorgeous horse, Somebeachsomewhere. Shadow play was a stunner too. But my favourite was Anderlecht ;)

Congrats to all connections!