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Beverly Park’s 15th Win Brings Down Curtain On Amazing 2022 Campaign

Beverly Park, guided by Marcelino Pedroza Jr., notches his 15th win of the year at Fair Grounds

While running at his 14th track in 2022 alone, Built Wright Stable's Beverly Park put an exclamation point on his extraordinary year with an authoritative victory in Fair Grounds third race on Saturday.

Remarkably, that $5,000 starter allowance event marked the 30th start of the season for this newly turned 6-year-old, since Twins Miracle ran 33 times, winning just once, in 2016.

With the next closest being eight, his 15 wins in 2022 far exceed any other runner. It is the most wins any horse has had in a single year since Rapid Redux won 19 in 2011.

After winning a $5,000 claimer at Belterra Park on July 8, 2021 by 15 lengths, Beverly Park, a son of Munnings, was claimed by Cash for $12,500 in his follow-up start, which produced another dominate victory.

“He's definitely an iron horse and probably the horse of a lifetime,” Cash said. “He travels well. He's just a fun horse. I just happened to grab on to his coattails while he was going by and he's pulled me along with him.”

Competing almost exclusively in starter allowance races for the better part of the last 16-plus months, Beverly Charge has posted a 21 wins from 38 starts for Cash, banking nearly $500,000 in the process.

“The (starter allowance) condition that he's been eligible for helps,” Cash explained. “He's got a great personality. He's happy. He bounces to the track, bounces back. He's as sound as any horse has ever been. We've never had to do any work on him whatsoever.”

Now that the calendar has turned to 2023, has Beverly Park lost his best friend – the starter allowance condition?

“A lot of racing secretary write starts based on the calendar year, but others go by the month they last started for that tag when determining eligibility,” Cash said. “There won't be as many opportunities of this kind, but they are out there and we will find them.”

Beverly Park was bred in Kentucky by Ray Hanson and George Gilbert. He was produced by the Grade 3-winnning Langfuhr mare Madeira Park. He was a 2018 Keeneland September yearling sale graduate, selling for $220,000 to PTK out of the Penn Sales consignment. His overall record stands at 25-7-4 from 47 career starts and $536,730 in earnings.

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