Mr Manhattan, known affectionatly as Manny, was a consistant metropolitan racehorse trained by Joe throughout his career before retiring in 2017.

Manny retired at the age of 7 having earned a grand total of $235,900 in prize money and having competed in 3 major stakes races in both Sydney and in Melbourne. With a final benchmark rating of 84, Manny had won 6 races from 16 starts and was placed in another 3 giving him a solid strike rate of 37.5% win and 56.3% place.

These days Manny lives a quieter life with talented show jumper, Mitch Carraro, who is absolutely delighted with the smooth transition he's made from his successful racing career to showjumping. Manny has fast become a stable pet that everyone adores and has a knack for getting an unnecessary number of carrots from everyone on the farm.

Anna, his rider adores him and has enjoyed slowly moving him through the heights in the jumping ring. He has a lovely temperament and a fantastic brain meaning he has taken up jumping with ease and is proving to be very talented.

Manny's first ever show was at Tamworth, where he took everything in his stride. Since then he has competed in shows at both Gunnedah and Bega and is due to compete at the Tamworth World Cup show in October this year.

One of the perks of Manny's new life living on a farm is that during the picking season at the orchard he's allowed to help clear up the second grade fruits- which as you can see, he thoroughly enjoys!

"He (Manny) is a really lovely horse in so many ways and we feel incredibly lucky to have him." says Anna his rider.

Manny is a great example of the old saying that 'a good horse can excel in any discipline'.

We wish Manny, Anna and Mitch all the success in the near future and are delighted to see such a wonderful horse excelling in his second career.

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