Hall of Fame - PEBBLE BEACH

p,2,1:48.4; 3,1:48.1 Earnings: $1,720,875

H, 2019 By Downbytheseaside-Santa Rosa, by Western Ideal


Background & Current Status:

Bred by: Brittany Farms

Sale history: 2020 Lexington Selected Yearling ($85,000)

Owned by: Pebble Beach Syndicate

Trained by: Noel Daley

Current status: Stallion (Sugar Valley Farm-OH)


Racing Credentials:

At 2: Record of 1:48.4 (1/5th off the 2YO World Record) and in 11 starts 7 wins – 2 seconds – 2 thirds, earnings of $361,250. At 3: Voted both U.S. Dan Patch Champion and Canadian O’Brien Champion “3-Year-Old Male Pacer of the Year.” Richest 3YO pacer of 2022, with $1,359,625 and second-richest Standardbred overall (only Horse of the Year Bulldog Hanover had higher earnings).


Major Stakes Victories:

$1,000,000 North America Cup, $675,000 3YO Breeders Crown, $363,500 Tattersalls Pace, $158,200 Matron Stakes, $250,000 2YO Kentucky Sire Stakes Championship and International Stallion Stakes. Won elims of the 2YO Breeders Crown, Adios and Progress Pace.

Pebble Beach is another Brittany-bred that turned his just-above-average yearling sale price of $85,000 into $1.7-million on the racetrack… followed by an even more lucrative stallion career. The winner of the two richest pacing races in the “glamour division” — the North America Cup and Breeders Crown — stamped himself as the best of his division and took home honors in both the U.S. and Canada as “3-Year-Old Male Pacer of the Year.”

With far fewer 2-year-old open stakes today than in years past, the colt from the first crop of Downbytheseaside still earned more than $360,000 at 2. He won three legs and the final of the Kentucky Sire Stakes “Championship Series,” the International Stallion Stakes, and an elim of the Breeders Crown.

And not only did he take a freshman record of 1:48.4; he did all the work setting the fractions in Caviart Camden’s 1:48.3 world record, coming up just a neck short.

His consistency as a 2-year-old carried over to his sophomore season. The colt who was off the board only once in 29 career starts went on a four-win streak early in his 3-year-old campaign that included the elim and final of the North America Cup. His five-win streak later in the fall saw him take valiant wins in the Tattersalls-Breeders Crown-Matron Stakes and polish off the Dan Patch trophy as his own.