Sunshine Beach

1:47.8 - $977,438. Bay Horse foaled 2010. 16 Hands

Sunshine Beach is a World Champion son of Somebeachsomewhere from the great Golden Miss family.

Next to the $3 million winner Captaintreacherous, Sunshine Beach is the greatest son to date of Somebeachsomewhere.

In fact his crowning glory is that he is the first horse ever to defeat the great Captaintreacherous. He did so as a three-year old in the $500,000 Battle of the Brandywine where he led with Captaintreacherous sitting outside him. At the end of a titanic stretch duel Sunshine Beach had his nose in front in a world record equalling 1:47.8.

A spectacular individual, Sunshine Beach is the best performer from the prolific Artsplace mare Light Up – the dam of five in 1:53 and four $350,000+ winners that also include Warrawee Flare (1:50.6, $609,019), Safe Harbor (1:50.2, $502,688) and Western Moonlight (p, 2, 1:52.6, $366,091).

  • A World Champion son of Somebeachsomewhere.
  • A champion 3yo winning the $500,000 Battle of Brandywine in 1-47.8, defeating $3million earner Captaintreacherous. Close 2nd in the 3yo Breeders Crown to Captaintreacherous after sitting outside him and 3rd to him in the Meadowlands Pace
  • Courageously battled painful kidney and bladder stones throughout his career
  • Served a quality book of mares in his first season at stud in North America. Standing his first season in NZ in 2015/16.
  • “Sunny was probably the smartest horse I ever trained. He had a great set of lungs and effortless gait to go along with his determination to win” - Mark Steacy, trainer.

 

AUS Pay On Pos Test: $4,000 (incl GST)
NZ Pay On Pos Test: $4,000 (plus GST)
Standing in New Zealand
 
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In the Southern Hemisphere Sunshine Beach stood his debut season in 2015/16.

In the Northern Hemisphere Sucnshine Beach's oldest progeny are foals in 2016.

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings Time
2 6 1 1 0 $36,406 1:52.2
3 20 8 5 3 $913,702 1:47.8
4 10 1 0 1 $27,330 1:49
Total 36 10 6 4 $977,438 1:47.8
At 2 2nd div Nassagaweya Stakes.
At 3 Won Battle Of Brandywine Stakes, Progress Pace Final, elim Meadowlands Pace (3rd in Final), div Bluegrass Stakes, Elim Matron Stakes, div Somebeachsomewhere Stakes; 2nd elim and Final Breeders Crown, Matron Stakes Final, elim Progress Pace, div Simcoe Stakes; 3rd elim North America Cup.
Somebeachsomewhere
2005
Mach Three
1999
Matt's Scooter
1985
Direct Scooter
1976
Sampson Direct
Noble Claire
Ellens Glory
1978
MEADOW SKIPPER
Gloria Barmin
All Included
1986
ABERCROMBIE
1975
Silent Majority
Bergdorf
Debra Ann Hanover
1979
MOST HAPPY FELLA
Darling Almahurst
Wheres The Beach
1998
Beach Towel
1987
French Chef
1978
MEADOW SKIPPER
La Pomme Souffle
Sunburn
1977
Armbro Nesbit
Sunbelle Hanover
Where's Sarah
1993
Cam Fella
1979
MOST HAPPY FELLA
Nan Cam
The Booger Lady
1977
Steady Star
Lil Miss Thompson
Light Up
1994
Artsplace
1988
ABERCROMBIE
1975
Silent Majority
1969
Henry T Adios
Hobby Horse Tar
Bergdorf
1967
Duane Hanover
Princess Best
Miss Elvira
1982
Albatross
1968
MEADOW SKIPPER
Voodoo Hanover
Ladalia Hanover
1975
Columbia George
Lady Kacne
Lights On
1989
Jate Lobell
1984
No Nukes
1979
Oil Burner
Gidget Lobell
J R Amy
1970
Blaze Pick
Good Time Minnie
Enroute
1982
Flying Bret
1968
Bret Hanover
Flying Gypsy
Blue Gingham
1977
MEADOW SKIPPER
Shifting Scene


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By Somebeachsomewhere, Sunshine Beach counts Artsplace and Jate Lobell as his first two dam sires, plus he hails from the great sire producing family of Golden Miss.

He possesses a pedigree to die for and should suit many Southern Hemisphere mares.

Firstly it is worth noting that Somebeachsomewhere’s exciting two year old colt Waikiki Beach is out of a Bettor’s Delight mare.

Intriguingly, there are only 6 foals of racing age in North America by Somebeachsomewhere out of mares by Bettor’s Delight – all 6 have won in sub-1:55 and 4 have already won over $100,000.

So Sunshine Beach looks a great match up for Bettor’s Delight mares.

In fact he should cross very well with all Cam Fella line mares given how well the Direct Scooter line stallions work with type of mare.

Cam Fella line stallions include Fake Left, Armbro Operative, Presidential BallWashington VC, Precious BunnyFour Starzzz SharkBlissfull HallPacific FellaCamtasticCameleonBrioso HanoverExotic Earl, etc.

Given Sunshine Beach’s first two dams are by Artsplace and Jate Lobell look for Abercrombie and No Nukes line mares to also produce good results with him.

Duplicating these two great sirelines has worked very well in the past and will continue to do so into the future.

Abercrombie line stallions include Art Major, Artsplace, Grinfromeartoear, Artiscape, Astreos, Modern Art, Albert Albert, Life Sign, Dream Away, Pacific Rocket, Fully Loaded, Peace Of Art, Panorama, etc.

While No Nukes line stallions include Safely Kept, Village Jasper, American Ideal, Badlands Hanover, Jereme’s Jet, Dawn Ofa New Day, Caprock, Ticket To Heaven, Barnett Hanover, Union Guy, etc.

The Direct Scooter line stallions have crossed exceptionally well with Falcon Seelster line mares. It is one of the best crosses in the Southern Hemisphere.

Falcon Seelster mares or mares by Falcon Seelster line stallions such as McArdle, Elsu, Million To One, Rich And Spoilt, Ultimate Falcon, Trump Casino, etc should be really well suited to Sunshine Beach mares.

Of course Albatross or Albatross line stallions have always worked well Direct Scooter line stallions and this should be no different for Sunshine Beach.

These include, but are not limited to Soky’s Atom, Holmes Hanover, Vance Hanover, Butler BG, BGs Bunny and Jaguar Spur.

Increasingly there has been a number of well performed horses bred, in New Zealand specifically, with a duplication of Direct Scooter.

So this could be another cross to look out for with Sunshine Beach.

Obtaining this duplication could be achieved with mares containing Direct Scooter line stallions (Christian Cullen, Courage Under Fire, In The Pocket, Changeover, etc) in their pedigree.

Or alternatively with mares that possess pedigrees featuring stallions containing Direct Scooter maternally, eg Rocknroll Hanover, American Ideal, Shadow Play, etc.

We also mentioned that Sunshine Beach is from the sire producing family of Golden Miss. Duplicating this wonderful mare has proved positive results, so if you own a mare by Rocknroll Hanover, Panorama, Safely Kept, Real Desire or Grinfromeartoear then consider breeding her to Sunshine Beach.