StandardBRED breeders & owners association of New Jersey

Representing the drivers, trainers, caretakers, breeders and owners of New Jersey

64 Business Route 33

Manalapan, NJ 07726

Phone: 732-462-2357

Fax: 732-409-0741

Reminders:

2021 RACE DATES

MEADOWLANDS

January 2 - March 13

Friday & Saturday

Post Time 6:00 pm

 

March 19 - August 6

Friday & Saturday

Post Time 7:15 pm

 

August 7 - Hambletonian Day

First Post 12 Noon

 

September 3 - September 25

Friday & Saturday

Post Time 7:15 pm

 

October 22 - December 31

Friday & Saturday

Post Time 7:15 pm

 

No Racing December 24 & 25

 

Freehold

February 5 - May 29

Friday & Saturday

Post Time 12:30 pm

 

August 27 - December 18

Friday & Saturday

Post Time 12:30 pm

BECKWITH GETS FIRST FREEHOLD WIN
 
Freehold Raceway Website

-- Freehold Raceway

FREEHOLD, NJ -- February 26, 2021 -- 18-year-old Brett Beckwith achieved a milestone in his young driving career on Friday (February 26), winning his first race at Freehold Raceway, and his second pari-mutuel race in his career.

Driving Beaver Creek Misty in the third race, for owner/trainer John Urbanski, Beckwith sent his drive right to the front and set very slow fractions. After an opening half-mile in 1:02 2/5, Beckwith sped things up a bit in the third quarter, rattling off that split in 1:32 2/5. Thanks to those slow early fractions, Beaver Creek Misty had enough to scamper away from the field in the stretch and win by 2 1/4 lengths, at odds of 3.60-1. The final time was 2:01 3/5.

Beckwith is the son of driver Mark Beckwith, who has won more than 5,800 races. His grandfather, Jerry Silverman, was inducted into the Harness Hall of Fame as a trainer in 2019. Beckwith began driving in amateur races in 2019, at the age of 16.

In January, Beckwith began driving in pari-mutuel races at Pompano Park. He won his first pari-mutuel race there on January 26, guiding Amarettigone to victory. His mom, Melissa Beckwith, was the winning trainer.

Live racing continues at Freehold on Saturday (February 27), with a first post time of 12:30 PM. Beckwith is named on four horses on the Saturday card.

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