Manchego sets stakes record in Steele
August 03, 2019
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Dexter Dunn sent Manchego to the lead and didn’t look back, winning the $186,000 Dr. John R. Steele Memorial TVG free-for-all for trotting mares, sponsored by Steele and Associates, in a stakes record 1:50. The former Hambletonian Oaks champion was followed under the wire by Hannelore Hanover with Darlin Mearas S trotting third.
Drawing the rail, Dunn pushed Manchego to the lead with a :26 first quarter as Hannelore Hanover slotted in behind in second. The four-year-old Muscle Hill-Secret Magic mare continued to command the field through fractions of :55.2 and 1:23.1 as Darling Mearas S led the first-over charge that included Ice Attraction and Custom Cantab.