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Manchego Seeks Maple Leaf Title

September 2, 2021:

Barry Guariglia’s decision to halt Manchego’s retirement is paying dividends for the longtime horse owner. The six-year-old female trotter is the No. 1-ranked horse in harness racing’s weekly poll and heads to Saturday’s $536,000 Maple Leaf Trot at Woodbine Mohawk Park with six wins in seven starts this season....read on

Manchego & Top Mares Qualify At Pocono

August 25, 2021:

A trio of distinguished mares, with combined lifetime earnings of more than $4.8 million, put in distinguished appearances during Wednesday morning qualifiers at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono – and all three of them were trained by Nancy Takter....read on

Manchego Holds On In Cashman

August 7, 2021:

It almost seems cliché to note that Manchego has etched her name in harness racing history, but she did it again on Hambletonian Day with a gutsy performance to capture the $269,750 John Cashman Memorial TVG Open Trot....read on

Manchego Defends 'Spirit' Crown

July 25, 2021:

A year after delivering a world-record 1:49.3 performance in the 2020 edition of the Spirit of Massachusetts Trot, Black Horse Racing's Manchego ($2.20) made it two-for-two in the Bay State with a gritty 1:50 score in the Spirit's 2021 renewal, held Sunday (July 25) at Plainridge Park....read on

Takter Talks Manchego Ahead Of 'Spirit'

July 21, 2021:

Three-time Breeders Crown champion Manchego will return to the scene of her 1:49.3 world record performance when she starts in the $250,000 Spirit of Massachusetts Trot at Plainridge Park on Sunday (July 25). The lone mare in the field will take on five formidable foes in the Grand Circuit event that highlights the Massachusetts racing season....read on

Manchego Returns To Plainridge

July 20, 2021:

The draw for the $250,000 Spirit of Massachusetts Trot that will be held at Plainridge Park on Sunday (July 25), took place on Tuesday (July 20) and two names that were not on the original list of eligibles will be starting in the fourth edition of the race....read on

Manchego Regains Top Spot In Poll

July 20, 2021:

Manchego regained the No. 1 spot in the Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll thanks to her 1:49.4 win in last Saturday’s fourth round of the Miss Versatility Series at The Meadowlands....read on

Manchego Equals 'Big M' Track Record In Miss Versatility

July 17, 2021:

As soon as driver Dexter Dunn got on the track with Manchego for Saturday’s (July 17) $40,000 fourth leg of the Miss Versatility Series for trotting mares at The Meadowlands, he had a good feeling. Dunn’s initial impression proved correct....read on

Manchego Maintains Top Poll Position

June 15, 2021:

There was little movement in this week’s Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll as only two of the horses in last week’s Top 10 were in action....read on

Oaks Champs Take Miss Versatility Splits

June 13, 2021:

A pair of Hambletonian Oaks champions were the winners of the two $30,000 divisions of the third leg of the Miss Versatility Series for Open mare trotters at The Meadowlands Saturday night....read on

Next Level Stuff On A Roll

June 10, 2021:

Next Level Stuff finished last season on a roll and her winter recess did nothing to halt her momentum. The four-year-old female trotter has two wins and a second in three starts this year and heads to Saturday’s (June 12) third round of the Miss Versatility Series at The Meadowlands as the morning line favourite in the second of two divisions....read on

This Is The Plan Gains On Manchego

June 8, 2021:

This Is The Plan, fresh off his world-record 1:47.3 mile in the Battle of Lake Erie, narrowed the gap on No. 1-ranked Manchego in this week’s Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll....read on

Manchego Maintains Top Spot In Poll

June 1, 2021:

Maxie Lee Memorial winner Manchego remained the No. 1-ranked horse in the Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll, adding 11 first-place votes and 43 points to her Week One totals....read on

Bongiorno Bounces, Wins 'Barry'

May 30, 2021:

Not even 24 hours after being involved in a spill at The Meadowlands, driver Joe Bongiorno steered Nicholas Beach ($3.80) to a 1:48.4 score in the $100,000 Commodore Barry Pace, one of three co-headlining invitational events on the Sunday (May 30) program at Harrah's Philadelphia. Three-time Breeders Crown winner Manchego ($4.20) captured the Maxie Lee Memorial Trot in track-record fashion, and Keep Rockin A ($9.60) proved best in the Betsy Ross Mares Pace....read on

Manchego Headlines Philly Sunday

May 27, 2021:

The Nancy Takter-trained Tall Dark Stranger was voted the 2020 U.S. Horse of the Year, and when balloting was announced earlier this week for the first Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll of 2021, Takter proclaimed, “And I’m starting off with the No. 1 horse this year!”...read on


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