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Manchego Staves Off Atlanta

June 20, 2020:

In a much-anticipated showdown with archrival Atlanta in the $40,000 first round of the Miss Versatility series headlined the Friday night (June 19) marathon 18-race card at The Meadowlands, Black Horse Racing's Manchego ($2.60) proved a determined 1:50 winner in a scintillating stretch on

Manchego, 'Kissin' Rock The Clock

June 6, 2020:

The return of racing at the Meadowlands from the coronavirus shutdown featured phenomenal performances by a pair of Nancy Takter on

Bittersweet Weekend For Takter

May 31, 2020:

It's the time of the year that the harness racing world usually focuses its attention on Solvalla Racecourse in Sweden for the Elitlopp, with many of the world's top trotters competing in the two-heat classic. Trainer Nancy Takter is also thinking about the Elitlopp, but also wondering 'what if?' on

Stars Shine At The Meadowlands

May 30, 2020:

The focus of the harness racing world was on East Rutherford, N.J. for the seasonal debuts of many highly-regarded horses during a star-studded Saturday session of qualifiers and a return to action at The Meadowlands on

Manchego Magical At Meadowlands

November 9, 2019:

Racing fans got a real treat Friday night, getting to see the best horse in training right now – the great mare Manchego – tune up for the Nov. 23 TVG Final by easily defeating four overmatched foes in the featured Preferred Handicap for trotters at the on

Johansson On ‘Crown’ Wins, Mohawk

November 4, 2019:

She isn’t Canadian, and might not know every word to ‘O Canada,’ but that doesn’t stop trainer Nancy Johansson from singing the praises of the ‘Great White North.’ on

Manchego Magnificent In Breeders Crown

October 26, 2019:

Becoming harness racing's newest double millionaire, trotting mare Manchego was in career form with an open-length victory to capture the $425,750 ($325,000 USD) 2019 Breeders Crown Open Mare Trot on Saturday (Oct. 26) at Woodbine Mohawk on

You Could See Her Win A Crown

October 23, 2019:

After watching her father become the most successful trainer in Breeders Crown history, Nancy Johansson will make her own name in harness racing's championship series with a serious roster of top-notch talent set to compete this weekend at Woodbine Mohawk on

Manchego Delivers In 'Crown' Elimination

October 19, 2019:

Darling Mearas S emerged from the pocket late to nab the victory in a four-across finish in the first Breeders Crown elimination for older trotting mares on Saturday at Woodbine Mohawk on

World Record For Manchego In Allerage

October 6, 2019:

Driver Dexter Dunn refused to seat Manchego in the pocket and circled the Nancy Johansson trainee to the front, speeding around The Red Mile to take the $69,500 Allerage Farms Mare Trot—sponsored by the What The Hill Syndicate and Hickory Lane Horse Farm—in a 1:49 mile, eclipsing the all-age world record for trotting females, on Sunday, Oct. 6 at The Red on

Greenshoe Wins The Kentucky Futurity

October 6, 2019:

On Sunday (Oct. 6) at the Red Mile, division leader Greenshoe kept his crown intact. He patiently pushed his way to the front and faced little challenge en route to a 1:51.1 win over a ‘good’ track in the 127th Kentucky Futurity, which featured a purse of $450, on

Jimmy Freight, Manchego Win At Dayton

September 27, 2019:

Jimmy Freight collared 2018 Horse of the Year McWicked, and Manchego established a new world record to capture the Dayton Pacing Derby and Dayton Trotting Derby on Friday night (September 27) at Hollywood Dayton on

Manchego Now Hitting Her Best Stride

August 22, 2019:

“She (Manchego) needed a little bit of time to get back into herself, but I think history has showed that when she’s on top of her game she’s tough to beat.” on

Manchego Magnificent In Steele Memorial

August 3, 2019:

The older trotting mare division has resembled a Merry Go Round this season with the likes of Atlanta and Hannelore Hanover doing special things on more than once occasion. Well, you can add Manchego to this mix now thanks to her Saturday afternoon score in the $186,000 Dr. John R. Steele Memorial at The on

Harness World Turns To Hambo

July 30, 2019:

Several racetracks around North America have hosted lucrative evenings gathering harness racing’s finest, but the summer stakes season will climax on Saturday (August 3) with a 16-race card highlighted by the $1-million on

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