Allan Beck

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Whose stable are you attached to:
Freelance driver
Other stables worked at:
R J Beck.

Have you worked in harness racing overseas?

When did you start driving?

How many winners have you driven?
793 (End of the 2016-2017 season)

Your best season – how many winners did you drive?
1998/1999- 42 winners

Southland drivers premierships:

1989, 1992, 1993, 1997 and 1999 (5)
Best trotter driven?
Diamond Field- Originally trained in Southland by Allan Beck Diamond Field won 33 races, seven from the Beck stable.

Biggest race/stake won:
NZ Breeders Stakes.

Best Southland horse you’ve seen racing:
Young Quinn

Best pacer driven?
Bee Bee Cee 48-14-8-5 $416,430

Editor's note-Allan won 10 races driving Bee Bee Cee including his first two races at the Northern Southland and Invercargill meetings.

Shortys Girl 32-11-6-2 $223,276

Editor's note - Shortys Girl won back to back NZ Breeder Stakes in 2002 and 2003

Your current sponsor?

Favourite course:
Winton - most wins.

Mobile or standing starts – your preference?
Stands when drawn wide.

Most harrowing driving experience:
An eight horse smash at Forbury Park in the 4 year old final.

What race would you most like to win?
New Zealand Cup. It's the most prestigious.

What do you love about harness racing in Southland?
It's fast and competitive.

Which New Zealand driver do you most admire?
Tony Herlihy.




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