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Manchego tops Atlanta in Casual Breeze

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Aug 27th, 18

ManchegoThe $136,000 Casual Breeze S. at Mohawk, featuring Hambletonian Oaks winner Manchego and Hambletonian winner Atlanta, was hyped as the matchup of the season… and Manchego proved to be much the best on this occasion.

Manchego 2,1:52.4; 3,1:50 ($1,375,350)—the Brittany Farms bred, raised and sold filly and last year’s Dan Patch Champion—went gate to wire to defeat her archrival Atlanta by 1 3/4 lengths last Friday night in a new stakes record and Canadian record-equaling 1:51.4. (Watch Race)

After a freshman campaign that saw her go undefeated through 12 starts, the daughter of Muscle Hill-Secret Magic is now 6 for 9 this year with the Casual Breeze following her wins in both the elim and final of the Hambletonian Oaks, where she took her career mark of 1:50.

Brittany congratulates the Takter trainee’s owners Black Horse Racing, Herb Liverman and John Fielding, with the latter, incidentally, also the co-breeder of Saturday’s Travers S. winner at Saratoga, Catholic Boy.

Last weekend saw a parade of important stakes winners bred, raised and sold as yearlings by Brittany.

Don’t Let’em 2,1:51.4 (Muscle Hill-Passageway), the year’s richest and fastest freshman trotter and Peter Haughton Memorial winner, won the KYSS at Red Mile; Captain Ahab p,2,1:51.1 (Captaintreacherous-Acquavella) remained undefeated after winning the Nassagaweya at Mohawk; and Starita 2,1:55.2 (Trixton-Morningstar) won the Reynolds at Tioga.

Racehorses bred by Brittany Farms, or Brittany & Partners, have now earned more than $6.8-million this year, with that number rising on a daily basis. Among major breeders, the farm ranks number one in average earnings per starter.

To take your rightful place in the parade, take a look at the yearlings Brittany will sell at the Lexington Selected Sale, Oct. 2-6. Videos are now being produced, and will soon be available for viewing.

 

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