Harrah’s Hoosier Park completed its first week of qualifying action following the shutdown due to Covid-19. The final set of qualifiers Saturday, May 23 saw the return of 2017 Breeders Crown winner Beckhams Z Tam, who scored a win in 1:53.2 in the fourth race of the day. The horse previously qualified in the only set of qualifiers at Harrah’s Hoosier Park prior to the shutdown in mid March.
Starting from post six, Ricky Macomber Jr. placed Beckhams Z Tam right on the lead with an easy first quarter of :29.1, keeping the flow steady through the half in :58.1. The speed began to increase during the second half of the race as the six-year-old Always A Virgin horse rallied home in :26.2 for the win by two and three-quarter lengths over Threeofthebest A and Trace Tetrick. Manhattan Beach and John DeLong finished third.
Owned by Z Tam Stables LLC, Beckhams Z Tam moves into his fifth season of action with 17 wins in 61 starts and earnings in excess of $778,000. He is trained by Jamie Macomber and took his career best time of 1:49.0 at four at Harrah’s Hoosier Park.
The Macomber Team also connected later in the card with Rockie Got Framed, a four-year-old son of Rockin Image. The gelding stopped the clock in 1:53.4, a two and three-quarter length winner over Big Sky Hanover and DeLong while Dreamfair mesa and Tetrick finished third.
Other Indiana sired winners on the day included Skylar and Joey Putnam in 1:55.3, DG’s Caviar and Andy Shetler in 1:56.4, and Gazing Star and LeWayne Miller in 1:53.3. Qualifiers resume Tuesday, May 26 at Noon at Harrah’s Hoosier Park.