Beckhams Z Tam, the standout Indiana sired horse who scored a win in the 2017 Breeders Crown, scored another win for his credentials Sunday, June 25 at Harrah’s Philadelphia. Now nine, the now gelding earned the win in 1:51.4 with Todd McCarthy in the bike.
Beckhams Z Tam began from post seven and used just enough early speed to get away in fourth as Drinkin Again and Troy Beyer set the first fraction of :26.1. Mister Donald A and Johnathan Ahle took over the top spot at the half in :54.1 and prompted an outer flow that flushed Beckhams Z Tam to the outside first over at the three-quarters in 1:22.1. Beckhams Z Tam kept grinding forward and was able to overtake the leaders at the finish by a neck over Mister Donald A. Drinkin Again finished third in the $7,600 upper conditioned pace.
Beckhams Z Tam paid $4.00 as the favorite. The Always a Virgin son is owned by Yinson Quezada of New Jersey and trained by Anette Lorentzon. It was the third win of 2023 for the veteran pacer, who won earlier this year at Harrah’s Philadelphia in 1:50.2. Overall, he has 22 career wins and more than $885,000 in earnings. His career best time of 1:49.0 was taken at the age of four at Harrahs Hoosier Park under the direction of then trainer Jamie Macomber. He has been with Lorentzon since the end of his seven-year-old campaign.
Beckhams Z Tam is the first foal from the Electric Yankee mare Sara’s Lucky Charm. She has also produced three other winners, including Can This Be Real, a daughter of Rockin Image with a mark of 1:51.3. She has a two-year-old this season named Dynamic Thunder, a full brother to Beckhams Z Tam, who was purchased last fall from Lavon Miller at the yearling sale by Doug Overhiser.
As a sire, Beckhams Z Tam has a handful of foals, the quickest being Everything Z Tam with a mark of 1:53.2. His youngest foals are yearlings in 2023, and he has several two-year-olds that will be on the track soon.