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2020 Dan Patch Award Winners

January 16, 2021:

Ontario-sired pacing colt Tall Dark Stranger was named the 2020 U.S. Horse of the Year as part of the Dan Patch Annual Awards Banquet held virtually on Saturday (Jan. 16)....read on

Manchego To Race In 2021

January 8, 2021:

Trot Insider has learned that three-time Breeders Crown winner Manchego is being aimed for a return to the races in 2021....read on

Dunn On Top Of The World

November 29, 2020:

“It doesn’t really sink in to be honest ... I just dreamed of driving over here from when I was a young kid, so it’s pretty crazy. It’s been a crazy year, but like I said I drove [for] some great trainers and drove some great horses.”...read on

Manchego Brilliant In Swan Song

November 21, 2020:

Fresh off her win in the Breeders Crown, Manchego came up monstrous yet again with a breathtaking victory in come-from-behind fashion in the $320,000 final of the TVG Open Trot....read on

TVG / Fall Final Four Card Complete

November 21, 2020:

A parade of the sport’s brightest stars was on display Saturday at The Meadowlands as the New Jersey oval hosted the finals of this year’s TVG Series and the Fall Final Four championships....read on

Curtain Call For Dan Patch Trio

November 19, 2020:

Harness racing will say goodbye to three Dan Patch Award winners following Saturday’s (Nov. 21) TVG Series championships at The Meadowlands. Bettors Wish, Kissin In The Sand, and Manchego will be retired to breeding duties after their careers conclude this weekend and each will be honoured in ceremonies following their respective races at The Big M....read on

Fights Mounting For Fall Final Four

November 17, 2020:

Grand Circuit racing for 2020 is nearing its end along with the careers of a few competing on the stakes-laden card at the Meadowlands on Saturday (Nov. 21)....read on

Manchego To Retire

November 12, 2020:

The record-setting career of Manchego will come to an end Nov. 21 at The Meadowlands. Barry Guariglia, who owns the five-year-old trotting mare, said her final start will be in the TVG Series championship, either in the Mare Trot or Open Trot....read on

Manchego Motors Into Breeders Crown History

October 31, 2020:

Nancy Takter trainee Manchego regained her groove off a mid-year slump and stormed to the finish under minimal urging to win the $300,000 Breeders Crown Mare Trot on Saturday (Oct. 31) at Harrah’s Hoosier Park, becoming the sixth horse in history to win three Breeders Crown titles....read on

Kissin' A Breeders Crown Curse Bye

October 30, 2020:

Two years ago, trainer Nancy Takter accepted a bye for Kissin In The Sand and advanced directly to the Breeders Crown final for three-year-old female pacers. By skipping the eliminations, though, Kissin In The Sand missed the chance to earn an inside starting position with a win....read on

2020 Hambletonian Day Card Drawn

August 5, 2020:

The stage is set for the biggest afternoon of the year on the harness racing calendar: Hambletonian Day at the Meadowlands Racetrack....read on

Records Fall In Plainridge Stakes

July 26, 2020:

Manchego put on a display of devastating speed in a gate-to-wire victory in the $250,000 Spirit of Massachusetts Trot at Plainridge Park on Sunday (July 26) and set a new world record of 1:49.3 for older trotting mares over a five-eighths-mile track....read on

Manchego Marches In Miss Versatility

July 18, 2020:

Sent the 1-9 favourite, Manchego unhurriedly claimed command and maintained control through the mile to take the third $40,000 preliminary of the Miss Versatility....read on

Meadowlands Pace Night Complete

July 18, 2020:

The 2020 stakes season kicked off with a stakes-packed card from the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, N.J. on Saturday (July 18)....read on

Stacked Meadowlands Saturday Card

July 15, 2020:

In a typical year, the harness racing stakes season would be well underway coming into mid-July. But since 2020 has proved an atypical year, the Meadowlands Racetrack will host the first large stakes program of the season on Saturday (July 18) topped by the $636,650 Meadowlands Pace final....read on


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