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Lexington, Here We Come.

Published: September 19, 2008 11:11 pm ET

Last Comment: November 28, 2008 6:58 pm ET | 42 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

Trained Beach today (Friday) in 2:05, scoped clean immediately following the trip. His white blood cell count is down and everything seems positive. We plan to head to Kentucky at the first of the week.

November 28, 2008 - 6:58 pmBrent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just

Waddie long (not verified) SAID...

Brent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just read about you in today's paper. Great to see you kept following your dream! I remember the weekends in Bible Hill when we would pool our 2 bucks and get tips from you! Good luck in the race and drop me an email when you get a minute I'd love to hear from you.
go get em!

October 9, 2008 - 9:44 pmAwesome horse! Is the Beach

Claude (not verified) SAID...

Awesome horse! Is the Beach going to race at Woodbine Nov 15 Super Final? I want to go to TO to see him run.
Newfoundland Beach Fan

October 3, 2008 - 10:06 pmHey Brent, great job in the

Stu from Bible Hill (not verified) SAID...

Hey Brent, great job in the Bluegrass with Beach. Hope he's got a tick or 2 more in the Tattersalls. Best of luck. Just keep Boycie away from the Appleton while he's in Kentucky. Talk to you when you get back home.

October 3, 2008 - 2:21 pmHi Brent Congrats on your

Thelma O'Connor (not verified) SAID...

Hi Brent

Congrats on your Bluegrass win and tieing the all age world record with any competition
you would have broke it handily. All the best in the Tattersalls. The Beach and you
have given the racing sport so much enjoyment and much needed publicity.

September 26, 2008 - 9:17 pmgood luck to all of you and

brian mac lean (not verified) SAID...

good luck to all of you and to the best horse that i have ever seen ,brent your doing an awsome job .keep up with what ever your doing.give it hell beach were all watching you your one hell of a horse

September 26, 2008 - 9:11 pmwish you and the beach the

Anonymous (not verified) SAID...

wish you and the beach the best of luck on that beautifull red mud,and bring back the gold paul you have the greatest drive in your life you and the beach go get 'um guys.

September 26, 2008 - 6:52 pmit finally happen ! a horse

evie matthews (not verified) SAID...

it finally happen ! a horse has come along from the maritimes to follow in the hoofsteps of andys son and fresh yankey! thankyou brent and beach.

September 26, 2008 - 5:03 pmHey Brent The boys and i in

mark fonti (not verified) SAID...

Hey Brent
The boys and i in London ON will be cheering on the beach.It's has been great ride.Show them what you got in Lexington.All the best.

September 26, 2008 - 2:16 pmthanks for the thrills

Ronnie Ross (not verified) SAID...

thanks for the thrills brent. me and my buddy tyler are watching with great passion and will be cheering ya on in lexington

thanks Double

September 26, 2008 - 11:32 amCongratulations to all the

Randy Copley (not verified) SAID...

Congratulations to all the connections of the Beach on amazing season, and i will be there in Lexington to watch him break the world record and put art official to rest :)

September 25, 2008 - 9:36 pmhey connections go get the

terry (not verified) SAID...

hey connections
go get the record we are all proud of the beach
this horse is a tank
best of luck
ps make sure paul gets some sleep
when the record falls
again go luck to all

September 22, 2008 - 2:50 pmGreat news Brent! I know

Carey (not verified) SAID...

Great news Brent! I know everyone in Canada and across the racing world wishes you, SBSW and Paul the very best Lexington.

We'll be cheering for you!!

September 21, 2008 - 9:30 pmCongratulations to all

April Orchard (not verified) SAID...

Congratulations to all involved. Watching in Alberta anyway we can.
What a joy to watch that horse, and the courtesy and respect you all have
for everyone, in sometimes trying situations.

September 21, 2008 - 1:11 pmBest of luck on the record

Brendan Curran (not verified) SAID...

Best of luck on the record Brent make the maritimes proud! Go Beach Go!!!!!!!

September 20, 2008 - 9:38 pmBrent, Congratulations on

Dan & Pam Davis (not verified) SAID...

Brent, Congratulations on the great job that you're doing with The Beach. Wishing you and connections, nothing but the best of luck next week. All the Maritimers in Windsor,Ontario will be cheering for Beach!! Hope we'll get a chance to see him race here in Windsor in near future.

September 20, 2008 - 8:59 pmGreat News; Brent Best of

Doug Mosher (not verified) SAID...

Great News; Brent

Best of Luck in Lexington;
Have been following SBSW from day one wish you and your group continued good sucess. Hope you bring the world record
home here to Truro. We are all pulling for you and will be watching via simalcasting. Best thing that has happened to harness racing in the last forty years. So go gettem tiger. See you when you get home.

September 20, 2008 - 8:29 pmGood Luck to you and your

Carl Bagnall (not verified) SAID...

Good Luck to you and your partners.
Looks like the Beach makes his own luck. Proud of the
way you have managed him and stuck to your program.
All Maritimers are proud of you and the Beach.

September 20, 2008 - 7:14 pmBrent , We are following

Frank Mac Innis (not verified) SAID...

Brent , We are following your horse with great anticipation . This has been the best good news story in harness racing in many a year. Continued Good Luck !!! Frank Mac Innis , Creignish , Cape Breton

September 20, 2008 - 7:11 pmGood Luck Brent although you

Doug Bowins (not verified) SAID...

Good Luck Brent although you robbed the public for not racing him in the jug.

September 20, 2008 - 6:31 pmBest of luck to you ,the

GRAHAM MCCANN (not verified) SAID...

Best of luck to you ,the horse and paul.I am very impressed with paul's driving ,when he was in the stretch that fatefull day and was going to get beat ,paul did not whip his ass off. He knew he was going the best he could and there would be another day . My hat goes off to paul as one of the truly great drivers, who truly cares about his horses. Great choices by you as trainer,as per driver,the races to enter and not racing the piss out of this young horse when he was 2 and again this year . You can tell i'm from the old school,HALIFAX COMMONS,SACKVILLE DOWNS,TRURO RACEWAY AND FREDERICTON . . ALL ATLANTIC CANADA AND ALL OF CANADA IS CHEERING FOR YOU. GOOD LUCK AND GO GET THEM .

September 20, 2008 - 6:22 pmgood lUCK BEACH I KNOW YOU

dolly (not verified) SAID...


September 20, 2008 - 5:29 pmgreat job with the beach

derek pezzarello (not verified) SAID...

great job with the beach brent, i watched the horse from day one,lots of luck in lexington thanks for all the trills keep up the great work with that pacing machine.i hope you break the world record

September 20, 2008 - 3:47 pmMy wife and I are going to

Glenn Elliott (not verified) SAID...

My wife and I are going to watch a great horse race in the Tattersalls Pace at the Red Mile. The track will be fire red as the "Beach" blazes a trail to the winner's circle once again. I can't wait for October 4th at Lexington. See you there and good luck!!!

September 20, 2008 - 3:32 pmGood Luck in Kentucky Brent,

Tim Merzetti (not verified) SAID...

Good Luck in Kentucky Brent, bring the world record home to the Maritimes where it belongs, as most of this sport is being dominated by Maritimers......

September 20, 2008 - 3:19 pmI can't wait to see him get

Peg (not verified) SAID...

I can't wait to see him get the world record. Good luck we know he's the best and he'll show it.

September 20, 2008 - 3:07 pmyou already made nova scotia

daniel (not verified) SAID...

you already made nova scotia proud,not only for the races,
but your a gentleman.
go get them

September 20, 2008 - 2:40 pmHold your head up high and

mfarfara (not verified) SAID...

Hold your head up high and be proud of the way you,the ownership group and SBSW have have represented a an industry and a country so despartately in need of a figurehead and hero. I hope that all the so called "experts" that questioned your pre-planned sched. and had the gall to call you out on a wise decision to follow a set plan and schedule that you laid out for THE BEACH at the beginning of the year and not waver by going to the JUG also have the decency to admit that they should just shut up and enjoy the thrills and memories that are being created everytime you come to race this magnificent animal.
Good luck and go get 'em,
Thanks for the thrills and memories.

September 20, 2008 - 1:24 pmBrent and

Bo (not verified) SAID...

Brent and "SOMEBEACHSOMEWHERE" .....go and get that 3 year record back; we'll all be watching and wishing the "beach" the VERY best of luck from Vancouver,BC

September 20, 2008 - 12:02 pmYou go get them remenber we

Cindy & Joey (not verified) SAID...

You go get them remenber we are all watching proud !!!!luck luck luck your way!!!!

September 20, 2008 - 11:49 amWTG Brent....Best of luck in

Sherry (Hamilton) (not verified) SAID...

WTG Brent....Best of luck in Kentucky. SomeBeach is a beautiful horse to watch race.

September 20, 2008 - 11:17 ambest of luck for a good

normac (not verified) SAID...

best of luck for a good journey

September 20, 2008 - 11:08 amthis is a great horse but

Richard Simard (not verified) SAID...

this is a great horse but your management made him greater
good luck and go get that world record

The Cat

September 20, 2008 - 10:21 amGood luck Brent I'm sure the

randy waples (not verified) SAID...

Good luck Brent I'm sure the economy of the nearest pancake house just went through the roof...that is as long as someone else is buying..go getem SBSW

September 20, 2008 - 10:05 amgood luck in lexington To

scott mccabe SAID...

good luck in lexington

To keep a horse this good every start is an outstanding accomplishment. Your management skills are outstanding. I believe you manage the horse as an athlete, no different than any other sport. I am sure some of the sports top trainers are taking notice(and envious) of your abilites. Continued success

September 20, 2008 - 9:50 ambest of luck from all

bob (not verified) SAID...

best of luck from all raceing fans in cape breton , see you in the winners circle.

September 20, 2008 - 9:47 amFantastic news! Go get them

Shari Hazlett (not verified) SAID...

Fantastic news! Go get them in Lexington. Can't wait to see him race!

September 20, 2008 - 9:21 amGood for you. Go get em

Anonymous (not verified) SAID...

Good for you. Go get em tiger!!! You Beachy Beach Beacher Preacheer.

September 20, 2008 - 9:02 amSweet News, Go Get-em

Scrammy (not verified) SAID...

Sweet News, Go Get-em Beach...

September 20, 2008 - 8:54 amGood to hear that your colt

Lloyd Palmer (not verified) SAID...

Good to hear that your colt is healthy. Congratulations on your achievements so far, truly professional and outstanding. Best of luck in Kentucky.

Sorry to hear of your Dad's passing this summer. He would be very proud of you. I have good memories of him at Tumblewind Farm with Cyril and Gerry.

September 20, 2008 - 8:54 amHi Brent Like the way you

P Warwick (not verified) SAID...

Hi Brent
Like the way you handled this horse.
The horse that beat you a nostril couldn't normally get close to you.
Showed in the jug.
Best of luck next week.
He's the best.
Will be watching from Owen Sound.

September 20, 2008 - 8:45 amBrent we here in Truro wish

Randy MacIntosh (not verified) SAID...

Brent we here in Truro wish you and Beach the best of Luck.
Have a safe trip.

September 20, 2008 - 8:22 amGreat news, Brent! Best of

Jeff Porchak SAID...

Great news, Brent! Best of luck in Lexington.

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