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Plainridge racetrack is situated in Plainville in the state of Massachusetts and caters entirely for harness racing enthusiasts. It is a relatively young, modern track which did not open until 17th March 1999. It has a track circumference of 5 furlongs, with a 160 metre home straight, and the season normally begins in April and extends through to December. Its principal races are the New England Classic, the Stan Bergstein Pace, the Bert Beckwith Memorial and the Guy Smith Memorial. The Bert Beckwith Memorial was named after the talented driver who committed suicide at the age of 42 in August 1987.

Local Patrons Plainridge Race Club
Principal Races New England Classic, Stan Bergstein Pace, Bert Beckwith Memorial, Guy Smith Memorial

Selected winners of the Bert Beckwith Memorial
2005 The Bert Beckwith Memorial was won by Maltese Artist driven by Bruce Ranger
2006 The Bert Beckwith Memorial was won by Santastics Plan driven by Jim Morrill
2007 The Bert Beckwith Memorial was won by Maltese Artist driven by Greg Grismore
2008 The Bert Beckwith Memorial was won by Psiluvuheartbreaker driven by Jim Meittnis
2012 The Bert Beckwith Memorial was won by Briefly driven by Mike Eaton

Course today The racecourse continues to operate very successfully.
If you have photos, postcards, racecards. badges, newspaper cuttings or book references about the old course, or can provide a photo of how the ground on which the old racecourse stood looks today, then email

ISBN 978-0-9957632-0-3

652 pages

774 former courses

ISBN 978-0-9957632-1-0

352 pages

400 former courses

ISBN 978-0-9957632-2-7

180 pages

140 former courses

ISBN 978-0-9957632-3-4

264 pages

235 former courses

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