05/30/2012 4:18PM

Presque Isle Downs: Beckner gets win 1,000


Jockey Dale Beckner reached a personal milestone with a victory number 1,000 on Tuesday evening at Presque Isle Downs aboard Pompous Time ($22.60) for trainer John Bourke. The 39 year-old Spokane, Wash., native won the Eclipse Award for outstanding apprentice rider in 1994. Beckner has suffered several setbacks from injuries in his career, most recently in August 2009 when he suffered muliple facial fractures when injured in a spill locally. Beckner’s mount Private Exchange broke down in the first race on August 28 and he was trampled by a trailing horse.

Bill Harrington More than 1 year ago
I remember Dale coming through Helena Mt in the early 1990s. He was riding for a Quarter horse trainer from Wa. He rode our horse Preimum Blush to a win. It was one of if not the first TB horse he won on. He was a very nice young man at that time and it has given me great pleasure to follow his career since them. Good job Dale Bill Harrington Helena M T