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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

Terrific Trifecta Of Takter Trainees

January 12, 2021:

Heading into awards season, very few participants in the harness racing industry can state definitively that they'll be collecting hardware in the next few weeks. Nancy Takter is one of the exceptions to that rule....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

Takter Unanimous US Trainer Of The Year

December 3, 2020:

Nancy Takter was voted 2020 Trainer of the Year by the United States Harness Writers Association (USHWA) – and her year was so spectacular, the decision to have her receive the award did not even have to go to a vote....read on

Takter Goes 1-2 In Progress Pace

November 25, 2020:

Tim Tetrick spotted Fortify in a perfect position to pounce on a vulnerable favourite and capture the $325,000 Progress Pace for three-year-old pacing colts and geldings on Wednesday (Nov. 25) at Dover Downs....read on

Takter Duo Tackles Aged Foes

November 18, 2020:

Trainer Nancy Takter will watch trotting mare Manchego and pacing mare Kissin In The Sand compete for the final time Saturday at The Meadowlands, but also will get another look at two three-year-olds that will attempt to follow in their award-winning stablemates’ hoof prints next season....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

Breeders Crown Redemption For Kissin In The Sand

October 31, 2020:

Thrice a Breeders Crown Finals competitor but now finally a bride, Kissin In The Sand kept defending Horse of the Year Shartin N at bay to score a stakes-record performance in the $300,000 Breeders Crown Mare Pace on Saturday (Oct. 31) at Harrah’s Hoosier Park....read on

Peaky Sneaky Plays Dragon Slayer

October 31, 2020:

Ontario-sired Peaky Sneaky posted the minor 7-1 upset over the previously undefeated Party Girl Hill and held off a hard-closing Lyons Sentinel to win the $500,000 Breeders Crown Final for three-year-old pacing fillies on Saturday (Oct. 31) at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino....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

Debut Episode Of 'The Extra Mile' Podcast

August 28, 2020:

The Extra Mile, a new biweekly news-magazine podcast centered around Standardbred racing, debuts with a Pepsi North America Cup preview which was released this morning (Friday, Aug. 28)....read on

Stepping Out From The Shadow

August 23, 2020:

Could you name the brothers that have combined to score the most points (including playoff games) in NHL history?....read on / continuer à lire

Takter Aims For Hambo History

August 6, 2020:

No trainer has ever won the Meadowlands Racetrack’s top events for three-year-old pacers and trotters — the Meadowlands Pace and Hambletonian Stakes — in the same year. Just being in the position to accomplish the feat is rare enough, but that is the spot in which Nancy Takter finds herself this year....read on

Say Hello To A Brand New 'Lou'

July 31, 2020:

"He doesn’t get tired at all. He’s got a great engine, he’s got great speed, and he’ll just go forever. I think it’s really an open race now that Papi Rob [Hanover] is not in there. They’re all even, good horses."...read on


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