Pebble Beach p,2,1:48.4; 3,1:48.1 ($1,685,800), bred, raised and sold as a yearling by Brittany Farms, polished his credentials and continued to make a statement as to why he should be voted the Dan Patch Award with an authoritative win in the $158,200 Matron Stakes at Dover Downs on Nov. 10.
The son of Downbytheseaside-Santa Rosa is the highest-ranked 3-year-old colt pacer in the Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown weekly poll, as well as the year’s richest 3-year-old, with seasonal earnings of $1,324,550.
The $85,000 Lexington Selected yearling buy has now taken nine stakes wins this year — including his last four starts in a row — that include the elim and final of the $665,213 Breeders Crown and $363,500 Tattersalls Pace.
Earlier in the season he annexed both the elim and $1,000,000 final of the Pepsi North America Cup.
Just last week it was announced that Pebble Beach is being syndicated and will stand at Diamond Creek Farm in Kentucky at an introductory stud fee of $7,500, as the farm looks to expand the Kentucky market and take advantage of its resurgent sire stakes program.
Brittany congratulates Pebble Beach’s owners Patricia Stable, Joe Sbrocco, Country Acres, LA Express, John Fodera, Deo Volente Farms and trainer Noel Daley on the colt’s great racing career, and wishes all the best to Diamond Creek for standing a horse that has every necessary credential for success in the stud.