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NDC Profile: Paul MacDonell

NDC Profile: Paul MacDonell


2009 National Driving Championship


Somebeachsomewhere 2008 Woodbine $300,000 OSS FINAL 1:50.3

This was the first time I had seen this race.  This was the Ontario Super Final and Somebeachsomewhere looked like he was racing against maidens.  Wow, what a horse.

Mach Three – Meadowlands Pace 2002

Night of Stars Banquet – Horse of the Year Somebeachsomewhere

Somebeachsomewhere's connections celebrate his selection as Horse of the Year. USTA/Mark Hall photo.

Night of Stars Banquet – Horse of the Year Somebeachsomewhere

“Record-setting pacer Somebeachsomewhere was named harness racing’s Horse of the Year by the U.S. Harness Writers Association on Wednesday night (Feb. 4) during the Night of Champions banquet at the Bellagio hotel. Somebeachsomewhere received 121 of 158 votes to outdistance top trotter Deweycheatumnhowe, who had 35. Mister Big and Honorable Daughter each received one vote.”  Somebeachsomewhere is named Horse of the Year.

O’Brien Award Videos Online

StandardbredCanada now has post-event interviews with the winners at the 2008 O’Brien Awards, celebrating the best in Canadian harness racing.  The videos can be viewed here at the 2008 O’Brien Awards.  The full story on each recipient is detailed in this link at the ‘Beach Party’ At O’Brien Awards

Congrats to all the connections.


2008 Meadowlands Pace

The best race and best race call of 2008? 


This was one of the best races of 2008 and all-time to be sure, considering the head-to-head duel between the greats Somebeachsomewhere and Shadow Play.  Once you throw in the driving rain, it made for a classic battle.  Enjoy.