A Nova Scotia racehorse who was sired by the legendary Somebeachsomewhere capped a stellar season that noticed him get well from surgical procedure to win his closing two races of the season final month.
Seashore Glass received seven of the primary 11 races this 12 months, accumulating greater than $1,000,000 in earnings.
However his season stalled when he was identified with an entrapped epiglottis in early October.
This happens when a bit of tissue within the horse’s throat turns into infected and will get caught excessive of the epiglottis. This narrows the horse’s airway and impacts their respiratory.
It took two surgical procedures for the issue to be resolved, stated Brent MacGrath, Seashore Glass’s proprietor and coach.
MacGrath, from Truro, N.S., additionally owned and educated Somebeachsomewhere, who received 20 of 21 begins throughout his two-year racing profession that led to 2008.
Seashore Glass resumed his season Nov. 16 at Dover Downs in Delaware, successful a $35,000 US elimination race. This set the stage for the Progress Tempo closing, a $250,000 US race every week later.
MacGrath stated Seashore Glass wasn’t totally conditioned for the races, however he was assured the horse could be prepared.
“They’re like good athletes,” he stated. “They overcome and overlook about their issues and do their job and he does his job very nicely and likes it.”
Additionally, the race’s draw wasn’t advantageous for Seashore Glass. He began within the seventh slot from the within.
“The nearer to the within you’re, the much less vitality normally it’s a must to use to rise up to the entrance of the pack or near the entrance of the pack,” he stated.
The circumstances had been higher for rival Pebble Seashore, who began third from the within.
“The proper race for a horse, going for giant cash, is to sit down within the two-hole and observe one of the best horse till midway down the stretch and are available out and go by him,” stated MacGrath.
Three-quarters of the best way into the race, Pebble Seashore was in first. However on the ultimate flip, Seashore Glass made his closing push and pulled forward, successful comfortably.
Seashore Glass is again in Nova Scotia for some relaxation and rest. MacGrath stated he is not certain whether or not Seashore Glass will spend the winter right here or in Florida.
However in contrast to his sire, Seashore Glass will race as a four-year-old after which observe within the steps of Somebeachsomewhere and have become a stallion at a stud farm.
MacGrath stated that of the 1,073 horses Somebeachsomewhere sired earlier than his demise in 2018, 990 of them raced. The mixed earnings of those horses was near $180 million, as of Might.
And the way does Seashore Glass examine to his siblings?
“His total earnings, , he is a methods down the checklist,” stated MacGrath.
That is as a result of Seashore Glass hasn’t but raced in his four-year-old season, stated MacGrath.
However in case you have a look at it from a per-race standpoint, MacGrath stated Seashore Glass in all probability has the best common.
He stated he is grateful for the way the careers of Somebeachsomewhere — usually known as Seashore — and Seashore Glass turned out.
“You are able to do every little thing proper and it not prove the best way it turned out with both Seashore or Seashore Glass,” stated MacGrath.
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