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Former world champion and Harness Horse of the Year (2015), Wiggle It Jiggleit, returned to the winner's circle after over a three-year absense due to injuries. Driven by Montrell Teague, victory came in his third start back to the races, capturing the 12th race $30,000 Invitational Pace at Dover Downs in Dover, Delaware. It was back on October 15, 2016 when Wiggle It Jiggleit last won at harness racing. It was the $250,000 Invitational Pace at Yonkers Raceway. On this Thursday evening with regular driver Montrell Teague back in the sulky, Wiggle It Jiggleit started from post two in the eight-horse field. For Teague, it was his return to the races after suffering a broken wrist over two months ago and it was also his 29th birthday Thursday. The race started with 38-1 long shot, Larry Karr (Mike Cole) leaving like a rocket from the far outside post 8 and took command of the field with Wiggle It Jiggleit settling into second place. They paced by the opening quarter mile in :27. Slick Tony (Ross Wolfenden) was stuck on the outside in seventh and started to move up as the field past the half mile marker in :55.3. Then, as Larry Karr was reaching the three-quarters, Teague pulled the pocket with Wiggle It Jittleit and came after the race leader as they past the three-quarters in 1:23.3. Wiggle It Jiggleit went right by Larry Karr and with Slick Tony on his back, cleared to a two-length lead at the top of the stretch and held command on the field through the wire, winning by one and one-half lengths in 1:51. Slick Tony was second with Bo Mach (Corey Callahan) third.   Trained by Clyde Francis for owners George Teague, Jr. and the Teague Racing Partnership, it was the first start of the yeawr for the eight-year-old gelded son of Mr Wiggle. Wiggle It Jiggleit has lifetime earnings of $3.9 million. His lifetime record is 1:47.2. Wiggle It Jiggleit paid $7.60 to win. by Steve Wolf, for Harnesslink

Dover, DE – The 2015 Harness Horse of the Year, Wiggle It Jiggleit, is entered to race at Dover Downs on Thursday December 12. Wiggle It Jiggleit drew post four, and will compete in the 12th race Open Pace.  He is trained by Clyde Francis for owners George Teague Jr. and Teague Racing Partnership LLC. Wiggle It Jiggleit’s accomplishments include the 2015 Dan Patch Horse Of The Year award and victories in the Meadowlands Pace, North America Cup and The Little Brown Jug.  He has bankrolled just under four million dollars in lifetime earnings. The seven-year-old gelded son of Mr Wiggles qualified at Dover Downs recently, pacing the mile in 1:54.4 with a last half mile in :55.4 and last quarter in :27.2  The 12th race Open Pace field includes the following horses: 1. Dragonology 2. Asap Hanover 3. Larry Karr 4. Wiggle It Jiggleit 5  Rock Lights 6. Billy Badger N 7  Q’s Cruise 8. Bo Mach By Alex Kraszewski, for Dover Downs

Delaware, OH - Wiggle It Jiggleit, the 2015 Little Brown Jug and 'Horse of the Year," is returning to the harness racing track at the Delaware County Fair in a conditioned event on Jug Day (Thursday, September 19). The 7-year-old gelded son of Mr Wiggles - Mozzi Hanover has been away from the track for nearly three years with back issues and has competed in four qualifying races at Harrah's Philadelphia preparing for Thursday's race. Wiggle It Jiggleit has won 38 of 51 career starts and more than $3.9 million for George Teague, Jr. and Teague Racing Partnership. He will leave from post #3 in the $5,250 event. Trainer Clyde Francis listed Montrell Teague as the driver. "We cannot thank Team Teague enough for considering the Delaware County Fair for Wiggle It Jiggleit's return," noted Delaware's Director of Racing, Tom Wright. "I am sure the 40,000 plus fans will enjoy seeing the champion back on the track." Post time on Jug Day will be 11:00 AM. For ticket, race information and the latest news, please visit littlebrownjug.com. by Jay Wolf, for the Little Brown Jug

HARRINGTON, Del. - George Teague Jr. and Teague Racing Partnership;s Daiymir ($4.20, Montrell Teague) was a 1:53.2 winner in the $12,500 featured harness racing conditioned pace Monday at Harrington Raceway. The 5-year-old Mr. Wiggles stallion never looked back in his front end score where he would lead throughout over Q's Cruise and Late Mail N. It was the 7th win of the year for the Clyde Francis-trainee. Later on the card, driver Art Stafford Jr. was recognized in a winner's circle presentation commemorating his 2,000th career win. Stafford earned the milestone at Harrah's Philadelphia on August 18 with Happy That. Stafford Jr. didn't waste much time getting closer to his next milestone, by winning the next race with John Barth and Justin Brenneman's Meadowbrook Flash ($6) in 1:58.3. Stafford Jr., is the current leading driver at the meet. Allan Davis had four wins on the card and has been hot since the return of Delaware racing on August 19. Davis won 5 races on that program and is currently third in the driver standings behind Stafford and Ross Wolfenden. Joe Columbo, Mike Hall and Wayne Givens are the current top three in the trainer standings. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway        

CHESTER, PA - The 2015 Harness Horse of the Year, Wiggle It Jiggleit, a charismatic "people's horse" who has been hampered by physical problems over the last three years, finally got back to the races in a Tuesday morning harness racing qualifying session at Harrah's Philadelphia,   It had been 1,026 days after his last charted line. And "WIJI" came back in his usual game form, making up three lengths in the last quarter to win in 1:53.4, his own last split 27.   Wiggle It Jiggleit was reserved in third by Montrell Teague throughout most of the mile, then moved on the far turn. His late desire enabled him to get by Imprincessgemma A, an import with 11 career wins making her first start in the U.S., by a half length. Now seven, the altered son of Mr Wiggles - Mozzi Hanover won his only start at two, then won 22 of 26 starts and almost $2.2 million at three en route to being named 2015 Harness Horse of the Year. At four, he posted 15 wins and 7 seconds in 24 starts, worth another $1.7 million, and made his last start on October 28, 2016 in his Breeders Crown, cutting the pace then getting caught by ¾ of a length by his successor to Harness Horse of the Year, Always B Miki. His lifetime earnings currently stand at $3,907,557, and he took his present mark of 1:47.2 on July 9 of his four-year-old year, winning the Graduate Final. Clyde Francis continues to train the champion in the George Teague Jr. stable, who are of course the backing force behind FFA pacing power Lather Up. From the PHHA/Harrah's Philadelphia

Cranbury, NJ --- Defending Horse of the Year Wiggle It Jiggleit is supplemented to the $421,000 Breeders Crown Pace, setting up another epic showdown with harness racing arch-rival Always B Miki, winner of last year's Crown title for older pacers at Woodbine Racetrack. Wiggle It Jiggleit, owned by George Teague Jr. Inc., and Teague Racing Partnerships LLC, is the richest harness horse this year with seasonal earnings of $1,624,337, and will meet up once again with the fastest Standardbred of all-time, Bluewood Stable, Roll The Dice Stable and Christina Takter's Always B Miki, who lowered the world pacing mark to 1:46 on Oct. 9 at Lexington's Red Mile. The two have electrified the sport battling in the open ranks this year and the adage "In harness racing, it all comes down to the Breeders Crown" may never hold truer. The pair has met seven times in open stakes competition with each horse winning three - Shamballa beat them both in the US Pacing Championship, though Wiggle It Jiggleit finished second and Always B Miki fourth in that match-up. One of four Breeders Crown events slated for the Meadowlands on Friday, Oct. 28, the Crown Pace will be featured in a one-hour live broadcast on SNY (Sports Net New York) from 9-10:00 p.m. [EDT]. Though owner George Teague and trainer Clyde Francis had not been inclined to supplement their extraordinary 4-year-old gelded son of Mr Wiggles, the ease with which he racked up his 38th career win in 50 starts a $250,000 Invitational at Yonkers last Saturday changed their minds. "Wiggle" was the lone supplement to any Crown event by the noon deadline of Monday, Oct. 17. "The main reason I wanted to do it was because it's good for the business," said Teague from his home base of Harrington, Delaware. "People like to see him race and these two together, they may meet another time, but for him to be in the Breeders Crown it's really good for the business more than anything." "This horse just gets stronger and sharper as the year goes on," marveled Teague. "When he trained before the Yonkers race I thought he was sharper than he was in April and May. He's never taken a week off all year and never had a bad race either." Regular entries for eligible trotters and pacers are due by 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the Meadowlands race office. The contestants for the 12 Breeders Crown Finals will be determined through elimination races this Friday and Saturday night at the Meadowlands. Eliminations for all open events will be raced on Friday [post time 7:15 p.m.] and eliminations for all 2-year-old and 3-year-olds will be Saturday [post time 7:15 p.m.]. Elimination winners draw for inside post positions 1-5 for the finals. For more information go to Hambletonian.com or playmeadowlands.com. Follow Breeders Crown news and updates on Twitter @Breeders_Crown, using #BCrown16 and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BreedersCrown. Fans can also go to http://harnessracingfanzone.com, the Place for Harness Racing Fans to See, Share, Connect and Play.  

YONKERS, NY, Saturday, October 15, 2016 - The post position gods made it difficult for harness racing star Wiggle It Jiggleit (Montrell Teague, $2.80). The opposition did not. Harness racing's richest horse of 2016 had it easier than expected Saturday afternoon, winning Yonkers Raceway's $250,000 Invitational Pace. Everything, save for the draw, worked out splendidly. First, there was an inside scratch, moving WIJI in one notch from behind the eight-ball. Second, in a race packed with early foot, everyone else deferred. Wiggle It Jiggleit snapped off the wings, made an immediate lead and rendered the result a given. WIJI found his way around pole-sitting Bit of a Legend N (Jordan Stratton), then negotiated his work day (:27.3, :55.4, 1:23.1, 1:50.2) with no issues whatsoever. So much for a shot at the Raceway's first ever sub-1:50 mile. It was Keystone Velocity (Brian Sears), who figured to be in the early fray, trying it first-up...from fifth. That one never mounted a challenge as Wiggle It Jiggleit took a length-and-a-half lead into the lane. The final margin over a chasing Bit of a Legend N was a length-and-three quarters, with Mel Mara (Corey Callahan)-another non-leaver-All Bets Off (Matt Kakaley) and Melmerby Beach (Dan Dube) settling for the minors. For WIJI, a 4-year-old Mr. Wiggles gelding trained by Clyde Francis for co-owners George Teague Jr. and Teague Racing Partnership, it was his 15th win in 23 seasonal starts ($1,624,337, career 38-for-50, over $3.8 million). The exacta paid $8.20, the triple returned $33.60 and the superfecta paid $54.50. "I was surprised as anyone to no one left out of there," Montrell Teague said. "He was on the bit and ready, so I let him go. It was a better trip than I could have ever imagined. "Someone asked me going in what my strategy was, and I said I had idea, just see how the race unfolded." It unfolded right in his lap. As far as buying into the Breeders Crown, "Dad and I have talked about it, but we're not going to tip our hand yet." Frank Drucker

HARRINGTON, Del. - Wiggle It Jiggleit ($2.20, Montrell Teague) won the 10th Annual $150,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial Monday at Harrington Raceway in 1:50 over a sloppy harness racing racetrack. Owned by George Teague Jr and Teague Racing Partnership, the 4-year-old Mr. Wiggles gelding notched his 36th career win in front of a large contingent of racing fans, many of whom came to see the 2015 Horse of the Year in action. Wiggle It Jiggleit, who is trained by Clyde Francis, left alertly from post position one and protected position with strong early fractions of 26 and 54 with Luckbewithyou in the pocket through three-quarters in 1:22.3. Wiggle It Jiggleit drew clear by two lengths in the stretch with an overpowering triumph. Mach It So, 2015 Quillen champ rallied strongly to be second with Luckbewithyou third. "I was raised here 40 years ago and just to have the race here is a big thing," said owner George Teague. "It can't get much better than that. You go around to Indiana, New York and see the crowds. It's really nice to see." For 25-year-old driver Montrell Teague, the son of George Teague Jr., it was also a rewarding effort. "It's great to win at Harrington," said Montrell Teague. "I look in the stands and see all my family and friends. It's a great win." Trainer Francis, who just returned from a multiple week stint in Canada, was happy to be home. "I was up there for almost three weeks, I was glad to get back down here," said Francis, who indicated Wiggle It Jiggleit's next race would likely be at Dayton Raceway (Ohio) at the end of the month. The win pushed Wiggle It Jiggleit over the $3.6 million lifetime, while also equaling a track record for 4-year-old pacing geldings. It was yet another resume building win for the star pacer who has won major events this year such as the Canadian Pacing Derby, Graduate, Dorothy Mullin Memorial, Battle of Lake Erie, Dan Patch Invitational, just to name a few. The race is named after the popular late long-time legislator who was an avid harness racing fan and was a regular at the racetrack. Three $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) stakes were contested for 2-year-old pacing fillies on the undercard. Driver Victor Kirby piloted two of the three winners for owner Jo Ann Looney-King and trainer Jim King Jr., winning with Spanish Dream ($6.40, Victor Kirby, 1:57) and Logan's Girl ($4.20, 1:58). Spanish Dream is sired by Dream Away, while Logan's Girl is a daughter of Roddy's Bags Again. George Teague Jr.'s I Won Them Both ($2.40, Montrell Teague) captured the third division with a 1:58 triumph for trainer Francis. I Won Them Both is sired by Mr. Apples. Four $20,000 divisions for pacing colts and geldings will go post ward on Tuesday with trotters taking center stage on Wednesday. Matthew Sparacino  

HARRINGTON, Del. - Harness racing owner George Teague Jr. has been as far north as Quebec, Canada, and as far west as Indiana with 2015 Horse of the Year Wiggle It Jiggleit, but as rewarding as those trips have been, there's no place like home. Team Teague and harness racing superstar Wiggle It Jiggleit have traveled to 12 different racetracks this year, six different states and two Canadian provinces, but will now have a race close to their Harrington, Del. home on Monday September 19th for the 10th Annual $150,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial. The Teague farm is located about 5 miles from Harrington Raceway. Wiggle It Jiggleit is trained by long time Teague associate, Clyde Francis. "We're really looking forward to it," said Teague, who will have two 2-year-old fillies racing on the same card in the opening round of Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund (DSBF) action. "It's funny because we've raced all over and one of the most memorable moments is when we raced at Harrington last year and had as much fun winning an $11,000 race as we did the $700,000 Meadowlands Pace. It's great to bring this kind of horse in front of your home crowd." Teague was alluding to his star pacer's world and track record setting 1:49 performance at Harrington on May 11, 2015. A large contingent of fans showed up to watch him race in anticipation of seeing a rising star. At the time, Wiggle It Jiggleit had won six races. To say that his star has risen since then, would be a gross understatement. He now has 35 wins in 47 lifetime starts, won many of the sport's top races and has banked more than $3.5 million in his career, while captivating racing fans across the country with some breathtaking performances. Perhaps no win was bigger than his epic win in the Little Brown Jug at Delaware, Ohio. Wiggle It Jiggleit's sire, Mr. Wiggles, who was also in the George Teague Jr. stable, finished fourth in his Quillen elimination in 2010 before being scratched due to sickness from the final. "He has definitely done his sire proud," said Teague, who conditioned Mr. Wiggles and still owns the sire. "This race is very important to us." Wiggle It Jiggleit's last race was a second place finish in the $225,000 Jim Ewart Memorial at Scioto Downs (Ohio) in a world record mile of 1:47. "Wiggle" did the heavy lifting throughout the mile after setting a grueling pace while dueling with eventual winner Always B Miki, who won a memorable stretch battle that left many horse racing fans speechless. "He came out of the race really good," said trainer Clyde Francis. "He always amazes me how well he recovers after a race. It's unbelievable how well he jogged and how fresh he is. We couldn't be happier with how well he is coming into the race." Teague said he has received an abundance of feedback in regards to his upcoming race in his hometown. "A lot of people have contacted me about him racing here," he said. "Not just in Delaware, but in New Jersey, Maryland and other nearby states." While Wiggle It Jiggleit (7/5, Montrell Teague) figures to be a well-backed favorite at post time, the path to victory isn't a foregone conclusion, given the rich field of pacers that has amassed in excess of $8 million in career earnings. "Having the rail on a half-mile racetrack is always the ideal place," he said. "The draw definitely worked to our advantage. There's some really nice horses in there. Luckbewithyou, Rockin Ron, Mach It So, Mel Mara and others have been racing against some of the best year round. Hats off to Harrington Raceway for getting such a great field of horses. My horse will have to be on his game." Among the competition is Bamond Racing's Mach It So (9/1, Tim Tetrick) won the 2015 edition of the Quillen and enters off an impressive 1:51.2 win at Yonkers Raceway (NY). "We had a great time last year," said trainer Jeff Bamond. "Everyone treated us great. (Mach It So) kind of tailed off a little bit but he seems to be going back in the right direction. We were very pleased with his last race at Yonkers." John Craig's Luckbewithyou (5/2, Eric Goodell) was a game third place finisher in the aforementioned 1:47 mile on September 10 at Scioto Downs. The Western Ideal 5-year-old has been in many stakes engagements this year and has banked nearly $1.3 million in his career. "I thought he raced very good at Scioto," said trainer Chris Oakes. "I was real happy with him. He came out of the race good but we might have a tough time with the 1 horse there (Wiggle It Jiggleit)." Burke Racing, Weaver Brucsemi and RTC Stables' Rockin Ron (20/1, Yannick Gingras) sprung a 14-to-1 upset against Wiggle It Jiggleit in the Prix D Ete at Three Rivers Raceway in Quebec (Ontario) on August 21 for perennial leading trainer Ron Burke. The powerhouse Burke stable is tops in North America with 629 wins and nearly $15 million in purse earnings this year. Only Robert Cooper Stables and J&T Silva's Mel Mara (6/1, Corey Callahan) has a win at Harrington this year and it came last week with a track record setting 1:50.1 performance. Mel Mara is trained locally by Dylan Davis of Viola, Del. Lauretta Galm's Keystone Velocity (25/1, Andrew McCarthy) is also locally-trained by Mike Hall of Dagsboro, Del., and is coming off a career best 1:48.4 at Pocono Downs (PA). Lightning Stable's Mcardles Lightning (12/1, David Miller) has been a heavy hitter among Open pacers in New York and New Jersey while Rock and Roll Stable's American Primetime (12/1, Tony Morgan) has been a well-traveled adversary throughout the year and took a lifetime best at the Meadowlands of 1:49. Post time for the 13-race program is 5 p.m. The field is listed below in order by post position: 10th Race - Harrington Raceway September 19, 2016 1 - Wiggle It Jiggleit - Mr Wiggles - (7/5, Montrell Teague) 2 - Mcardles Lightning - McArdle - (12/1, David Miller) 3 - Mach It So - Mach Three - (9/1, Tim Tetrick) 4 - Luckbewithyou - Western Ideal - (5/2, Eric Goodell) 5 - American Primetime - American Ideal - (12/1, Tony Morgan) 6 - Rockin Ron - Real Desire - (20/1, Yannick Gingras) 7 - Keystone Velocity - Western Hanover - (25/1, Andrew McCarthy) 8 - Mel Mara - Lis Mara - (6/1, Corey Callahan) Matthew Sparacino

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec, August 20, 2016 - Without the other "Big Three" to contend with this weekend, Wiggle It Jiggleit could very well have an easy time Sunday in the $200,000 Prix D'Ete Sunday afternoon at the Hippodrome 3R.ham Racing fans throughout Quebec will have the rare chance to see this world champion performer in their backyard. The Prix D'Ete is just for four-year-old pacers and Team Teague is taking full advantage of the opportunity for what many consider to be an easy payday. Just don't try and tell that to the other four contenders in the race. Wiggle It Jiggleit comes into the Prix D'Ete off a dramatic comeback victory in the $325,000 Dan Patch at Hoosier Park where he defeated rivals Always B Miki, All Bets Off, Shamballa and Freaky Feet Pete. None of those rivals are in the race on Sunday. The 2015 Harness Horse of the Year is the current money winner leader in 2016 with more than $1 million bankrolled this season. He sports 11 wins in 17 starts, four seconds and two third place finishes, thus he has never finished off the board this season. Owned by George Teague, Jr. and the Teague Racing Partnership of Delaware, WIJI starts from the rail on Sunday in the 10th race feature with George Teague's son, Montrell, handling the lines as he has done all season long. Most figure that WIJI, a son of Mr. Wiggles, will go off at odds of 1-9 and rightly so off his past performances and uncanny ability to dig in when most horses would back off. "What I am most pleased about him right now," said owner George Teague, Jr. "Is that he has settled down into a groove and is relaxed more when he races. It took a few starts but I think he is at his best now and last week really showed it." "He (WIJI) arrived in good shape," said trainer Clyde Francis. "It took us around 12 hours to get to Quebec (I got a little lost finding the training center outside of Montreal) but once we arrived, WIJI was feeling pretty good. He ate up all his feed and this morning I jogged him and he was ready to go a mile. He will be in top shape for tomorrow." Is WIHI a sure bet? Perhaps, but then again, the other four rivals in the short field cannot read a program. Rival Rockin Ron from post five, beat WIJI back on May 15 in the Confederation Cup final at Flamboro Downs. At that time the son of Real Desire was undefeated in ten starts this season. Trained by Ron Burke and part of an entry in the race with Rock N Roll World, Rockin Ron starts from post five. The gelded son of Real Desire has yet to win a race since beating WIJI, but still has earned $324,000 this season and was fourth to WIJI in a leg and the final of the Graduate Series. "There are not many horses that can beat Rockin Ron out of the starting gate," said his driver, Yannick Gingras. "Starting from post five I plan on leaving hard and seeing how it develops. I really want to be on the lead early. With a five-horse field strategy is the key and I think the race will be won or lost by position by the opening quarter mile. Stablemate Rock N Roll World goes from post four for driver Daniel Dube. Dube is a native of Trois-Rivieres and Gringras also grew up in Sorel, Quebec. Both are world class drivers and will have the home town crowd rooting them on. Rock N Roll World is sired by Rocknroll Hanover and just pasted the $100,000 mark in earnings this season with just two wins. He was third to WIJI three starts back in the Graduate Final, pacing his mile in 1:48, so he is also a contender in this race. In peak form coming into the Prix D'Ete is Rockin In Heaven from post three for driver Jody Jamieson. The son of Rock N Roll Heaven is trained by Dr. Ian Moore and in his last two starts at Mohawk Raceway he was victorious in 1:50.4 and 1:51.2. He has $105,000 in earnings this year. "He (Rockin In Heaven) has picked the perfect time to come into form," said Jamieson. "He won his last two starts both on the front end and from behind and we did not enter this race to go for second place money. If he feels good enough behind the gate, we might leave and see how the race goes early on, but WIGI or not, we came here to win it." The long shot of sorts in the field is ASAP Hanover. This son of Somebeachsomewhere drew post two in the Prix D'Ete for local driving sensation Louis-Philippe Roy, made only one start at age 3 and has but two wins this year, one of them coming three starts back at Mohawk Raceway in a lifetime best clocking of 1:50.2. He is trained by Sean Mehlenbacher of Ontario, who decided to take a chance with young driver Louis-Philippe Roy. "I had read some stories of how Roy was driving very well at 3R and Rideau Carlton," Mehlenbacher explained, "but last week he impressed me a lot with his win in the Gold Cup & Saucer and I like having the leading driver at a track drive my horses. "We did not come all the way from Ontario to race for fifth place money," Mehlenbacher said. "I was real pleased my horse drew post two and despite finishing 10th last week as he was never able to get into the race, he is feeling good and I think he will be heard from on Sunday." The Hippodrome 3R track announcer, Guy LaFontaine, sees the short field capable of breaking the all-age track record of 1:50.3 that is co-held by Prix D'Ete winners Sunfire Blue Chip (2014) and All Bets Off (2015). "I think the forecast for rain will hold off until after the races Sunday afternoon," Lafontaine said. "And with a fast track and a rich purse, they will be flying around the 3R oval and will break the track record. I predict it will be Wiggle It Jiggleit by a nose over Rockin In in 1:49.2." TRACK NOTES: There are four divisions, two for colts and two for fillies, of the third leg of the Future Stars Series for pacers on the Sunday program. Standouts include Makasi (race 3) for driver Yannick Gingras, who despite being winless in two starts, was race timed at Mohawk Raceway in 1:52.3 and 1:53.4. He takes on Wildriverbumblebee, who in his last start won a leg of the series at 3R in 1:57.4. The fourth race for fillies features Yaris Bayama for trainer Yves Filion. She will be driven by Yves son, Sylvan Filion, and last week won the $105,000 final of the Grassroots Series at Mohawk in a lifetime best 1:52.4. Most simulcasting outlets and ADW's will be carrying the 3R race program Sunday with first race post time at 1:30 pm. For a free race program for Sunday, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com. From the Quebec Jockey Club          

Reigning National Horse of the Year Wiggle It JiggleIt (Mr Wiggles) came to the Saratoga Racetrack for the first time on Saturday night and was the harness racing 1-9 betting favorite in the 8th annual $260,000 Joe Gerrity Jr. Memorial Pace. Driver Montrell Teague blasted the superstar pacer out early but after seeing he was parked in a fast opening quarter backed off a bit and waited for things to sort out. Wiggle It Jiggleit then blasted up alongside leader All Bets Off (Matt Kakaley) and took over the lead in a half of 54.4. After stealing a third quarter breather, Wiggle It Jiggleit sprinted away in a 27.1 final panel to win by two lengths in 1:51. Bit Of A Legend N (Jordan Stratton) closed quickly up the rail and won the photo for place with All Bets Off earning the show spot in the $260,000 Gerrity. Though the track record wasn't ever in jeopardy on Saturday night, the fans who came out in full force to see the harness racing superstar roared in appreciation as the talented four year old made his way back for the winner circle presentation. It was victory number ten in fifteen starts this year for Wiggle It Jiggleit who is owned by George Teague Inc. and Teague Racing Partnership LLC and trained by Clyde Francis. Wiggle It JiggleIt earnings are now $2,999,000 from 42 starts for 33 wins, 6 seconds and 2 thirds. There was over $600,000 in purse money battled for on the evening's fourteen race card at the Spa. Live racing resumes on Tuesday night as the summer schedule is in full swing with racing every Tuesday through Saturday beginning at 7:05pm each night.   Mike Sardella     Photo: Melissa Simser-Iovino    

Freehold, NJ --- Trace Tetrick doesn't have to go far to see the impact that horses like Freaky Feet Pete and Wiggle It Jiggleit are having on harness racing. And it has nothing to do with talking to people at the stables or racetrack. He just has to look around his neighborhood. "My neighbors don't really know much about racing, but they know I drive Pete and they all want to know when he's racing," said Tetrick, who lives in Anderson, Ind., and drives Indiana-based Freaky Feet Pete for trainer Larry Rheinheimer and owners Mary Jo and Marty Rheinheimer. "They all want to know about Pete. People want to follow him and root for him. The sport needs this, something people can follow." Tetrick will be alerting his neighbors to watch the races at New Jersey's Meadowlands on Saturday (July 9) because Freaky Feet Pete and Wiggle It Jiggleit are ready to go at it again. A week after meeting in a memorable edition of the Ben Franklin Stakes, the two headline the $250,000 Graduate Series pacing championship at the Big M. The Graduate Series is for 4-year-old horses, so Ben Franklin winner Always B Miki -- who is 5 -- will not be joining Freaky Feet Pete and Wiggle It Jiggleit for this weekend's drama. But that shouldn't diminish the interest of fans, who watched Freaky Feet Pete and Wiggle It Jiggleit split four previous encounters prior to the Franklin. Freaky Feet Pete finished second to Always B Miki in the Franklin's world-record-equaling 1:47 mile at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. The stallion, a son of Rockin Image-Skyway Lori, has won 29 of 34 lifetime races and earned $1.34 million. He has finished worse than third only once in his career. Delaware-based Wiggle It Jiggleit, a son of Mr Wiggles-Mozzi Hanover who was the Dan Patch Award Horse of the Year in 2015, finished third in the Franklin. Trained by Clyde Francis, the gelding has won 31 of 39 career races and earned $2.69 million for the father-son team of co-owner George Teague Jr. and driver Montrell Teague. Wiggle It Jiggleit also has finished worse than third only once. Wiggle It Jiggleit, who is the No. 2-ranked horse in the current Hambletonian Society/Breeders Crown poll, and Freaky Feet Pete, who is fifth in the rankings, both are world-record holders. "Pete has a big following here in Indiana; people always watch him," Tetrick said. "In Delaware, everyone's got Wiggle. Everyone wants to follow him and George and Montrell. It's nice because people get attached and want to follow it that way. We need hype like that, where it gets people involved and gets them to want to come out and watch the races. It's just great to be a part of it." Wiggle It Jiggleit will start Saturday's Graduate final from post three. Wiggle It Jiggleit has won eight of 12 starts this season, including the Battle of Lake Erie, Dorothy Mullin Invitational, and a preliminary round of the Graduate Series at Tioga Downs. "He came out of the (Franklin) good," Montrell Teague said. "The draw was good to us, so we'll be up close and see how it goes." The Franklin was the focus of the harness racing world's attention, and received national coverage as well from the Associated Press, as it brought together a star-studded field highlighted by Always B Miki, Freaky Feet Pete and Wiggle It Jiggleit. It was the first time all three of those horses met in the same race. "I thought it was fun," Teague said. "It's always more fun when you win, but you're not going to win them all. Third is better than nothing. I was happy with him. "I'm just glad I've got one of the horses causing a lot of buzz right now, along with Miki and Pete and Mel Mara. I think it's all good promotion for the sport." Freaky Feet Pete will start the Graduate from post eight. He has won five of seven races this season, including a preliminary round of the Graduate at Mohawk. Saturday's race will mark his first start at the Meadowlands. "I think he'll be able to hold his own," Tetrick said. "We drew outside, but Pete's versatile and that makes him a big threat. That's what makes all three of those horses (Always B Miki, Freaky Feet Pete, and Wiggle It Jiggleit) great horses. They're fast off the gate, they can carry their speed for a long distance, and it doesn't have to set up perfectly for them to win." Saturday's card at the Meadowlands, which begins at 7:15 p.m., also includes the $250,000 Graduate Series trotting championship, a single elimination for the Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace, and two Reynolds Memorial divisions for 3-year-old female trotters. Following is the field for the Graduate Series pacing championship: PP-Horse-Driver-Trainer 1. In The Arsenal-Brett Miller-Kelvin Harrison 2. Artistic Major-Tim Tetrick-Steve Elliott 3. Wiggle It Jiggleit-Montrell Teague-Clyde Francis 4. Rockin In Heaven-David Miller-Ian Moore 5. Rockin Ron-Yannick Gingras-Ron Burke 6. Dude's The Man-Corey Callahan-Jessica Okusko 7. Rock N' Roll World-David Miller-Ron Burke 8. Freaky Feet Pete-Trace Tetrick-Larry Rheinheimer 9. Americanprimetime-John Campbell-Rick Dane Jr. 10. National Seelster-Mark MacDonald-Chris Ryder by Ken Weingartner, Harness Racing Communications

When 25-1 longshot Wiggler captured her $40,000 Ohio Sires Stakes division Saturday night (July 2) in a career best 1:53.2 at Scioto Downs, it made Terry Saffran a very happy man. Terry, a Toledo, OH resident, owns the daughter of Mr Wiggles-Do Me Freedom-Keystone Raider in partnership with Suzanne Bates of Gibsonburg, OH. "I had harness horses years ago--back in the early 1990s," Terry said. "But early last Spring I got the itch to get back into the business so I contacted Tyler (trainer Bates) and told him I was interested in getting a horse." In May 2015, Terry and Tyler went to the Spring Blooded Horse Sale at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. "I liked the looks of this filly and when I saw her breeding, I liked her even more," Terry recalled. "I felt like we stole her for what we paid for her." Thirty-seven hundred dollars later, Terry put his new filly on the trailer. "I'm a big fan of Mr Wiggles," Terry admitted. "To me, he's a stallion who has it all. In addition to being a top racehorse, he's got great breeding. So I was very excited to have a filly by him." Terry raced his filly last summer at the fairs, where she was winless all season, but thought enough of her to put her in the $35,811 Ohio Breeders 2-year-old Filly Championship at Delaware, where she finished a game third in 1:57. "She raced huge in there and that's when I thought she'd be a very good filly this year," Terry said. "Sometimes trainers throw out the horses they don't think are going to make it to the stakes early in their careers and a guy like me gets lucky later on." Terry has indeed been lucky with Wiggler, now a robust 3-year-old. After earning $11,174 last season, she's amassed an additional $37,920 this year with a 3-1-1 record in ten starts. With Jeff Nisonger at the lines in her OSS triumph, Wiggler rallied from the back of the pack to prevail impressively by a length over rivals Hooray For Hazel (Dan Noble) and Clarebear (Peter Wrenn). "When I saw the time at the half (:54.3) and then the three-quarters (1:23.2), I knew she was going to be flying home," Terry said. "She made a big move in that last turn." Wiggler brushed home in :28.4 with Nisonger sitting chilly in the sulky. "I give all the credit to Tyler (trainer Bates) for getting this filly to where she is today," Terry stressed. "This filly was just colt sore last season and Tyler is very patient. He gave her a lot of time off over the winter to mature and it's paid off. Her breeding has really shown through too." Brenda Teague was all smiles as well when her charge Miss Me Yet prevailed in a new lifetime clocking of 1:53.2 in the first $40,000 OSS division. Brenda, who harnessed the daughter of I'm Gorgeous for her brother George Teague, Jr., and the Teague Racing Partnership of Boynton Beach, FL, said the filly was just getting over a bout with sickness, but that "she raced her guts out tonight." Driven by Randy Tharps, Miss Me yet took advantage of a speed duel by Big Bad Ashley (Jeremy Smith) and She Gone (Chris Page), using a :28.4 final brush to win by a length. John's One Desire (Kayne Kauffman) got up for second, while She Gone held on for third. "That :26.4 third quarter took its toll on the other horses and Miss Me Yet benefitted from the second-over trip," Tharps noted. Miss Me Yet, who was bred by Fannin Racing and George Teague, Jr., pushed her seasonal earning to $33,360 and career earnings to $226,985 with the victory, the sixth of her career in 18 starts. Gorgeous Road, the 8-5 favorite in the third $40,000 OSS division, looked every bit a champion as she cruised to a front-stepping 1:54.4 triumph for co-owner/driver Kurt Sugg. Conditioned and co-owned by Cory Deyermand of Dorset, OH, along with Patricia Nappi of Jefferson, OH, the daughter of I'm Gorgeous picked up her fourth victory of the season, as she bested her rivals by 2¼ lengths. Gorgeous Road now has $51,568 in her 2016 coffers and $73,401 in her career bankroll. She was bred by Spring Haven Farm and Doug Millard Holdings USA. Given a perfect steer by Josh Sutton, My Tweed Heart captured the fourth and final $40,000 OSS test for sophomore pacing fillies. The daughter of Manhardt-Tweedle D was sent off as the public's 1-2 favorite and used a garden trip behind eventual second-place finisher Ohsowigglesspecial to notch her fifth victory of the season. Bred by Stanley Swango III of Florida, the Jim Dailey-trained lass is owned by Carl and Melanie Atley of Xenia, OH and Alan Keith of Pataskala, OH. My Tweed Heart upped her seasonal earnings to $73,950 with this latest win and lifetime she's amassed $206,202 from eight triumphs in 13 career starts. Ohio Sires Stakes continue this evening with 14 divisions of 2-year-old trotting and pacing fillies at Northfield Park, with a post time of 6 pm, ET. Another 16 Ohio Sires Stakes divisions for 2-year-old trotting and pacing colts will be contested Monday afternoon with a 2 pm, ET, post at Scioto Downs. by Kimberly A. Rinker, for the OSDF  

CHESTER, Pa. --- Most people might be unhappy to see clouds block out the sun on their Memorial Day weekend, but harness racing driver Montrell Teague couldn't have been more overjoyed. Teague drives Wiggle It Jiggleit, a horse who has a penchant for jumping shadows on the racetrack. So when Teague saw the clouds roll in moments before heading onto the track for Wiggle It Jiggleit's start in Sunday's $200,000 Dorothy Mullin Invitational for older male pacers at Harrah's Philadelphia, he was relieved. And under the cover of those clouds, Wiggle It Jiggleit went out and paced the fastest mile in the 11-year history of Harrah's Philadelphia, stopping the timer in 1:47.3 as he captured the Mullin Invitational by 1-3/4 lengths over early pacesetter Rockin Ron. Rockeyed Optimist finished third. "When I warmed him up, he jumped over a couple (shadows); that would have been another obstacle to overcome," Teague said. "The shadows were out pretty good until we went out, so it worked out perfect. The clouds worked out in our favor." The previous fastest mile at Harrah's Philadelphia was 1:48, a mark shared by Artistic Fella and Mister Big. The time was one-fifth of a second off the world record for a 4-year-old gelding pacer on a five-eighths-mile oval. "He's done so many races and all of them are spectacular, it's hard to pick one that stands out," Teague said after the 4-year-old Wiggle It Jiggleit won for the 29th time in 36 career races and increased his lifetime earnings to $2.57 million. "This is right up there with all the big ones, I think. "I thought I could have gone faster, but if I'm already in front I just want to look back and see where they are and start celebrating." Also on Sunday's card at Harrah's Philadelphia, Obrigado won the $200,000 Maxie Lee Memorial for older trotters by a neck over Il Sogno Dream in 1:52 and Venus Delight won the $200,000 Betsy Ross Invitational for older female pacers by 2-1/2 lengths over Katie Said in 1:50.4. Wiggle It Jiggleit, harness racing's 2015 Horse of the Year, has won six of nine races this season and finished no worse than second in any start. He entered the Mullin Invitational off a track-record win in the Battle of Lake Erie on May 21 at Northfield Park. In the Mullin, Wiggle It Jiggleit found himself in second place behind Confederation Cup champion Rockin Ron. Teague and the 1-2 favorite made their move to challenge Rockin Ron just after reaching the race's midpoint and battled side-by-side around the final turn. From there, Wiggle It Jiggleit paced away from his rivals to post the victory for owners George Teague Jr., who is Montrell's father, and the Teague Racing Partnership. Wiggle It Jiggleit is trained by Clyde Francis. "It was unbelievable," Montrell Teague said. "I thought there might be a few more horses leave and I'd have to take back a little further, but when you've got a two hole you've got to take advantage of it. I saw a horse coming on the outside of me and I didn't want to get locked in. I was just playing my part and seeing what was going to go on and trying to be out before anyone got outside of me." Wiggle It Jiggleit's next start is expected to be Saturday at Mohawk Racetrack in the second round of the Graduate Series for 4-year-old pacers. In the Maxie Lee, Obrigado held off Il Sogno Dream after even-money favorite JL Cruze went off stride in the final turn. Also going off stride in the race were Shake It Cerry and Gural Hanover. Morning line favorite Bee A Magician was scratched earlier in the day because of an unspecified injury. It was Obrigado's second win in four races this year. The 6-year-old gelding has won 36 of 66 career starts and earned $891,229. Obrigado is owned by the Paul Kelley Racing Stable, SRF Stable, Linwood Higgins, and Stable 45. He is trained by Kelley and was driven by Mark MacDonald. "I thought his effort was great," Kelley said. "I don't think he ever got ahold of the racetrack, to my liking anyway, but he's a game horse and he just gives 110 percent every time you put him on the track. All the horses that race at this level are just tremendous athletes, and he overcame it. "His year has been really good. We dealt with some issues last year with his front feet stinging him and I think we have a better handle on what he likes and what he doesn't like. Hopefully he's going to have a really good year." Then with a laugh, Kelley added, "I need a retirement plan and I don't have one right now; not a good enough one. So this could be it." In the Betsy Ross, Venus Delight and driver Tim Tetrick rallied from midpack to overtake Katie Said in the stretch and post her first win in nine races this year. The 6-year-old mare was the Dan Patch Award winner for best older female pacer in 2015. "If you're going to get a first win of the year, this is a good one to get," winning trainer Jeff Bamond Jr. said. "I think she just came back a little slowly. She had a long year last year; she raced hard and just needed to get her legs under her a little bit. This definitely worked out today. "Timmy made a great move and she just exploded today. I was very happy with the way it worked out." Venus Delight, sent off at 9-1 odds in the Betsy Ross, has won 26 of 71 career races and earned $993,523. She is owned by Bamond Racing. by Ken Weingartner, for Harness Racing Communications  

Wiggle It Jiggleit has traveled to Northfield Park's Flying Turns on two occasions and has two harness racing track records to prove it. Winner of the 2015 Carl Milstein Memorial in 1:49.3, the fasted mile paced at Northfield Park by a three year-old gelding, Wiggle It Jiggleit is now also the fastest four year-old gelding on the half-mile oval by virtue of his easy victory in Saturday's (May 21) $200,000 Battle of Lake Erie. Wiggle It Jiggleit (Mr Wiggles-Mozzi Hanover-Jenna's Beach Boy) is owned by the partnership of George Teague Jr. Inc. and Teague Racing Partnership. He is trained by Clyde Francis. Montrell Teague had the winning drive. Entering the Battle off two runner-up finishes, many analysts were not eyeing Wiggle It Jiggleit, but rather (#5) Freaky Feet Pete as their selection. Freaky Feet Pete entered the event off a nine-race win streak. "Almost every print I looked in has us picked for second, some even for third," said owner George Teague. "I wondered if I was looking at the same program as them, but it even had me doubting our chances in here." As the gate pulled away from the stellar Battle field, Wiggle It Jiggle left no doubt who would reign supreme. He led his rivals from start to finish. Wiggle It Jiggleit started from the rail and led his competition every step of the way through fractions of :28, :55.4, 1:23 and 1:49.4, besting his rivals by 4-1/4 lengths. Pacing an initial quarter in a leisurely :28, and sprinting his final quarter in :26.4, there was no catching Wiggle It Jiggleit. "My horse was unbelievably grabby and ready to roll," explained Montrell Teague. "Although we went slow early, no one would have had a chance to get the lead anyway." Saturday's win marks the 28th score for Wiggle It Jiggleit in 35 career races and increases his bankroll to $2,478,260. Ayers Ratliff

No bait and switch here. It was as advertised Saturday night, with Yonkers Raceway hosting the fifth and final preliminary round of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series. The highly-anticipated first matchup between Wiggle It Jiggleit and Bit of a Legend N---two photogenic figures-was so stirring, neither one wanted to be left out of the picture. Both were sent off at odds-on in the last of three, $50,000 divisions, and when the stone dust settled, the camera was unable to separate 3-4 favorite Wiggle It Jiggleit (Montrell Teague) and 9-10 second choice Bit of a Legend N (Jordan Stratton) in 1:51.2. Neither was put in the play at the outset, with "Legend"-from post position No. 4-operating from second -over, directly in front of WIJI, who started from post No. 7. As the battle unfolded in earnest, it appeared Stratton, with his place in next week's final (purse TBA) already secured, was in no hurry to advance, knowing exactly who was on his back. Wiggle It Jiggleit, meanwhile, had to win (and get plenty of help) if he was to have to any shot of making that same race. Fourth and sixth, respectively, turning for home, Bit of a Legend N and WIJI unleashed a torrid stretch duel before hitting the line together as "Legend" completed a 5-for-5 series prelim resume. It was another 2½ lengths to Limelight Beach (Yannick Gingras). Bit of a Legend N, a 7-year-old Down Under son of Bettor's Delight owned by Harry von Knoblauch and trained by Peter Tritton, has won seven of his nine North American starts. Wiggle It Jiggleit, a 4-year-old Mr. Wiggles gelding, is now 3-for-4 (2-for-3 in series) this season and 26-for-31 in his $2 million-plus career. George Teague Jr. and Teague Racing Partnership co-own WIJI, trained by Clyde Francis. Both halves of the track-record heater returned the lowest-allowed-by-law $2.10. The exactas paid $2.80 (WIJI first) and $3.40 (Bit of a Legend N first), with the triples returning $6.20 (WIJI first) and $11.60 ("Legend" first). "I thought (Wiggle It Jiggleit) may have had us late, but my horse came back," Stratton said. "It was a helluva race." Saturday night's opening Levy division was won by 6-5 choice Lettucerockthem A (Brian Sears, $4.50). From post No. 2, he quarter-moved, then held second-choice P H Supercam (Jason Bartlett) at bay by a half-length in life-best 1:51. All Bets Off (Matt Kakaley) was buried early, then picked off the rest for third. Lettucerockthem A, a 6-year-old Down Under Art Major gelding co-owned (as Allard Racing) by (trainer) Rene Allard, Bob Hamather and Bruce Soulsby, is 2-for-7 this season (1-for-3 in series). The exacta paid $13.60, with the triple (three wagering choices in order) returning $22.40. The second series get-together was won by a pocket-sitting fave Mach it So (Tim Tetrick, $3.90). From post No. 2, he tripped-out by a neck over a stubborn, first-up Texican N (Stratton) in 1:51.3. Te Kawau N (George Brennan) third. Foiled Again, in his 250th career start, cut the mile from the pylons, gave way grudgingly late and finished fourth. Mach it So, a 6-year-old Mach Three gelding owned by Bamond Racing and trained by Jeffrey Bamond Jr., is now 3-for-5 this series/season. The exacta paid $24.20, with the triple returning $118.50. (Note...final Levy standings were being fact-checked by the race office and thus unavailable as of this writing.) Saturday night's $40,000 Open Handicap Trot was won by Melady's Monet (Bartlett, $2.40) in 1:54.4. by Frank Drucker, for Yonkers Raceway

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