Simmins explores the life of a champion with local connections in Somebeachsomewhere: The Harness Racing Legend From A One-Horse-Stable
June 23, 2021
-by John Gillis
Folks with an interest in horses or harness racing with a Maritime connection and looking for a good read this summer may want to consider Marjorie Simmins, Somebeachsomewhere: The Harness Racing Legend From A One-Horse-Stable.
“Beach” as the horse was known, is now known as a world champion record holder with a significant impact as well in the breeding of standardbred pacers.
Marjorie Simmins is an award-winning journalist and author with previous books and interests in equestrian horses and riding and has lived on both coasts in Canada.
She has published Year of the Horse and Coastal Lives and this publication comes out of Nimbus Publishing in Atlantic Canada.
The book “is the first ever account of “the Beach,” a horse who captivated the world with his speed, courage, and near-flawless gait.”
The book comes with an introduction on harness racing terminology and to betting and breeding terminology.