Kolaczynski, Beckwith Have Big Days at Freehold
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Trainer Travis Kolaczynski and driver Brett Beckwith both had days to remember at Freehold Raceway on Saturday (January 22).
Kolaczynski won three races on the card, winning with all three horses he sent out. Two of his winners were driven by Jeff Dauplaise, who won race 4 with Perfect Bet, then took race 5 with Kerrin Joseph A. In both races, Dauplaise put his drive on the lead and fended off all challenges to win in a close finish.
Later in the day, Kolaczynski completed the hat trick in race 9, sending out Soho Chelsea A to victory with driver Pat Lachance. Aimee Scheid owns all three winners.
Beckwith, who celebrated his 19th birthday on Saturday, pulled off upsets in two races. He won race 6 in exciting fashion, as 51/1 Rockin Indy came rolling from the back of the pack to get up and win by a head, for the biggest upset at Freehold so far in 2021. Izzy Estrada is the winning owner and trainer.
A few races later, Beckwith guided Time Watch to victory in the Preferred Handicap pace in an 11/1 upset. He rated his drive in the pocket off a speed duel, then rolled off the rail in the stretch and got up to win in 1:55.1. Ken Tisa is the winning owner and trainer.
Live racing resumes at Freehold on Thursday (January 27), starting at 12:30 PM. There will be a pick 5 carryover, starting in race 4, worth $998.49, and a carryover in the early pick 4, starting in race 2, worth $2,643.47.