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Bettor Memories wins from off the pace and captured the $32,500 Preferred Pace at Dover Downs on Thursday night. Bo Mach (Corey Callahan) and Wiggle It Jiggleit (Montrell Teague) sprinted for early race position going to the quarter. Wiggle It Jiggleit became anxious in the pocket and took the lead away from Bo Mach. The opening quarter was paced in 27.4 over a sloppy track. Wiggle It Jiggleit was allowed to cut the mile and reached the half in 55.4, a 28 flat quarter. Down the backstretch Closing Statement marched 1st up.  Kimani N followed 2nd over and Bettor Memories was carried 3rd over as the backfield was in motion and threatening the leader. Wiggle It Jiggleit continued to lead the field to the three quarters in 1:23.3. Driver Montrell Teague was asking for more but the champ surrendered the lead at the head of the stretch. Closing Statement and Yannick Gingras sprinted clear to take a short lead into the stretch.  However, Bettor Memories and Dexter Dunn launched a three wide blast and drew clear of the field to win by a measured  1 ¾ lengths as the favorite at odds of 3/2.   Bettor Memories is owned by Gus Dovi and trained by Nifty Norman. Q’s Cruise was a fast closing 2nd for driver Tim Tetrick and trainer Jim King Jr. Closing Statement was third. Yannick Gingras was the driver for trainer Mark Harder. Wiggle It Jiggleit finished last. Proper One was able to repeat and win the $30,000 Blue Hen Open pace.   It was  Sicily and Proper One  wholeft alertly establishing early race position. Andrew McCarthy retook the lead with Proper One and paced the quarter in 26.1 over a sloppy track. Slick Tony rushed up from third and took the lead away from Proper One, who already had been used twice  The half was paced in 54.1. Slick Tony continued to lead down the backstretch. Late Mail N pulled first over and pressured Slick Tony to the three quarters in 1:22.3 The tandem paced a third quarter in 28.2 Little Ben was in perfect position to pounce as he was 2nd over on the outside.  Sicily was caught inside and was raging with pace as the field turned for home.  Driver George Napolitano Jr. asked Slick Tony for every ounce of courage in the deep stretch. Proper One showed his toughness after being used a 3rd time in the race.  Andrew McCarthy found a seam on the inside with Proper One and won by a nose.   Proper One won in 1:51.1 and was sent off at odds of 10-1. Proper One, who won back to back weeks, is owned by Louis Tomzak Jr. and trained by Carlo Poliseno. Slick Tony picked up the place spot, for trainer George Leager. Sicily was loaded with pace but had nowhere to go and finished 3rd.  Victor Kirby drove for trainer Wayne Givens. Racing resumes at Dover Downs on Monday. Post Time is 4:30 pm.   by Alex Kraszewski, for Dover Downs  

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 - Wiggle It Jiggleit and Montrell Teague are reunited  in the 12th race Preferred Handicap at Dover Downs on Thursday January 2. Montrell Teague resumes driving duties, after suffering a broken wrist earlier in the year. Montrell is listed to drive the 2015 Horse Of The Year Wiggle It Jiggleit.  Wiggle It Jiggleit was assigned post 2 and is the 5/2 morning line favorite. Post Time is 4:30 pm The field and drivers are: Rockin M                          Tony Morgan Wiggle It Jiggleit               Montrell Teague Bo Mach                           Corey Callahan Billy Badger N                   Russ Foster Quality Bud                       Victor Kirby Duplicated N                     Tim Tetrick Slick Tony                          Ross Wolfenden Larry Karr                          Mike Cole by Alex Kraszewski, for Dover Downs

Former harness racing super stars, Wiggle It Jiggleit  and Wakizashi Hanover return to the races on Thursday at Dover Downs. Wiggle It Jiggleit, at age 7, looks to make amends for his 7th place finish in the Open Pace last week. He will take on 7 other rivals including Dealt A Winner from the Mark Silva Stable and Q’s Cruise for trainer Jim King Jr.  The race is the 12th race on the card. Jim Morand is listed to drive Wiggle It Jiggleit again. In 2015, Wakizashi Hanover upset  Wiggle It Jiggleit in Canada’s North America Cup. He will compete against 7 other pacers in the 4th race. Wakizashi Hanover, also 7 years old, qualified at Dover Downs over an off track, recently in 1:57.2 Here is the field for the 12th race Open/ Preferred Handicap at Dover Downs.  Post time is 4:30 pm. Q’s Cruise Wiggle It Jiggleit Larry Karr Quality Bud Bo Mach Dragonology Billy Badger N Dealt A Winner by Alex Kraszewski, for Dover Downs

A lot of harness racing fans were glued to Dover Downs Thursday as their 12th race $25,000 Open Pace featured the once again return of 2015 Harness Horse of the Year, Wiggle It Jiggleit. Most fans would be very disappointed. As Bo Mach (Corey Callahan) and Larry Karr (Mike Cole) left out of the starting gait along with Wiggle It Jiggleit (Jim Morand in the bike as Montrell Teague was away) trying to leave some and then Morand snatched him up into fourth place. Larry Karr took the lead away from Bo Mach by the opening quarter mile in :26.4. Then they raced to the half mile in :55.3 and just as you would think that Morand would come first-over with Wiggle It Jiggleit, they sat in as Rock Lights (George Napolitano, Jr.) came first-over with Billy Badger N (Dexter Dunn) second-over. As they raced down the backstretch it looked as if Wiggle It Jiggleit almost went off-stride as they backed to the back of the pack. Meanwhile, Larry Karr was strong on the lead with Bo Mach in the pocket at the three-quarters in 1:23.4. Off the final turn, Callahan moved to the outside with Bo Mach and gunned down Larry Karr coming to the wire, winning by a long neck in 1:51.1. Billy Badger N was third.   As for Wiggle It Jiggleit, he finished seventh, race timed in 1:52.3. Sent off at odds of 38-1, Bo Mach scored a lifetime mark and his eighth win of the year. The four-year-old gelding by Mach Three is trained by Dylan Davis and owned by Howard Taylor and Thomas Lazzaro. He paid $79.00 to win. In the 10th race $27,500 Blue Hen Open Handicap, Late Mail N and driver George Napolitano, Jr. sat the pocket trip as Sicily (Victor Kirby) cut fractions of :26.2, :55.3 and 1:23 to the three-quarters. Race favorite, Slick Tony (Dexter Dunn) had come up first-over at the half but could not really gain ground on the leaders. Blazing Bobby Sox (Art Stafford, Jr.) was second-over and then fanned out three-wide on the final turn.   As soon as they could, Napolitano sent Late Mail N into the passing lane and in deep stretch collared Sicily and went on to win by a half-length in 1:50.4. Sicily was second with Slick Tony nosing out Blazing Bobby Sox for third place. It was a lifetime mark for Late Mail N. The six-year-old gelded son of Bettor’s Delight is trained by Michael Hall for the Claim To Fame Stable of Dagsboro, DE. Sent off at 28-1 odds, Late Mail N paid $59.20 to win. By Steve Wolf, for Harnesslink

After weathering what turned out to be an extended storm of injury issues that kept 2015 Horse of the Year Award winner Wiggle It Jiggleit sidelined for nearly three years, George Teague Jr. is looking forward to seeing his 7-year-old harness racing  pacer continue his comeback attempt in Thursday's $25,000 open at Dover Downs. Wiggle It Jiggle will be making his third start this year, but his first since Sept. 30. The gelding finished second in his 2019 debut at the Delaware County Fair in central Ohio on Sept. 19 and third in the open handicap at Harrington Raceway. Since then, Wiggle It Jiggleit has won twice in qualifiers at Dover, the first in 1:55.1 with a final quarter of :29.3 and the second in 1:54.4 with a final quarter of :27.2. "He's doing good," said Teague, whose George Teague Jr. Inc. shares ownership of Wiggle It Jiggleit with the Teague Racing Partnership LLC. "He was tying up a little bit (leading to his recent time off) and when I got him off that, I qualified him, and he just didn't fire like I thought he should. It turned out his blood was a little off. "The last time I qualified him he seemed to be a lot more like himself. Not totally like he was in the past, but I still think it's just going to take a little while. I'm hoping he can come back to that status, or close to it. He's going to be fine. We'll see how it plays out." Wiggle It Jiggleit, trained by Clyde Francis, has won 38 of 53 career races and earned $3.91 million. His earnings rank sixth among pacers in North American harness racing history. "At any time, any horse can come up with injuries; unfortunately, he did," Teague said. "It didn't look that bad originally, but one thing turned into another, turned into another, which turned into three years. It is what it is. That was a perfect storm. But every storm blows over. "He still seems like the horse of old, he really does. He doesn't seem any less willing to go. Everything is there, we just have to put the speed back into him, and I don't expect that to come over night. He's sounder than he's ever been and looks great physically. We just have to put the work in and see if he can get a little stronger and a little faster." Wiggle It Jiggleit is the 5-2 morning-line favorite in Thursday's open. Jim Morand will drive Wiggle It Jiggleit, subbing for Montrell Teague, who recently suffered a wrist injury that will keep him in a cast until after Christmas. George Teague Jr. is taking a race-by-race approach with Wiggle It Jiggleit but is hopeful the son of Mr Wiggles-Mozzi Hanover can return to the Grand Circuit in 2020. "I still think it's a possibility," Teague said. "I'm not going to ruin his reputation by putting him in the box when it doesn't look like he should be in. I'm just trying to get a grip on how I think he'll come back and whether he gets back to close enough where I think I can invest a little bit of money in staking him. "I'm not making any definitive plans; I'm just hoping he tells me as we go along. It's tough to get back to where he needs to be without racing against competition. I can qualify, I can train, but none of it is like racing. When he makes it to a point where I think he's showed me enough one way or another, then I'll make my decision there." Racing begins at 4:30 p.m. (EST) Thursday at Dover. The open is race 12, with an 8:10 p.m. estimated post. For complete entries, click here. by Ken Weingartner, for the USTA

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

Dover, DE -  Former Horse Of The Year and world champion harness racing pacer, Wiggle It Jiggleit, returned to the racetrack, competing in a qualifying race at Dover Downs Wednesday morning. The son of Mr. Wiggles cut all the fractions of :29,  59, 1:27.2  and finished the one mile race in 1:54.4 for driver George Teague Jr. The temperature was 38 degrees over a fast track. by Alex Kraszewski, for Dover Downs  

Joey Bats outlasts the open trotters at Dover Downs on Tuesday night once again. Joey Bats circled the field at the quarter pole and did not look back as he won in wire to wire fashion. The outside post did not deter Joey Bats and driver Anthony Morgan for trainer Andrew Harris as they cut fractions of :27, :56, and 1:24.1 before stopping the teletimer in 153.1. Home’n Dry, an upset winner last week, went off stride nearing the half. Royal Becca J and driver Jack Parker Jr. for his wife trainer Carol Jamieson-Parker finished a fast closing 2nd. Lagerfeld, and driver Corey Callahan for trainer Ed Gannon Jr. finished third. World Champion Wiggle It Jiggleit  is scheduled to qualify tomorrow morning  at Dover Downs Post time is 4:30 pm for the live racing card at Dover Downs. by Al Kraszewski, for Dover Downs

World Champion Wiggle It Jiggleit qualified at Dover Downs Wednesday morning an doing the driving was none other than George Teague, Jr.   Wiggle It Jiggleit left quickly from post eight and cut fractions of 28.1 57.2 125.3 155.1.   George Teague Jr. was in the bike replacing son Montrell, who sustained a broken wrist loading horses last week.   The win was a well measured length. The race time temperature was 29 degrees and prompted the Judges to allow 2 seconds.   The only other time owner George Teague had ever been up behind the great Wiggle It Jiggleit in a charted race was on January 14, 2015   by Al Kraszewski, for Dover Downs

HARRINGTON, Del. - George Leager's Slick Tony ($5.20, Russell Foster) notched his 29th career harness racing win Monday in the $20,000 Open Pace at Harrington Raceway in 1:52.2. The race marked the local return of pacing superstar Wiggle It Jiggleit, who was making his second start back off a 3-year layoff for owners George Teague Jr. and Teague Racing Partnership. Slick Tony stole the show however, overcoming post eight to lead most of the way off pedestrian like fractions, while Wiggle It Jiggleit battled off stalling cover and rallied well from three wide position on the final turn to finish third. Ballerat Boomerang followed Slick Tony throughout and held second. Slick Tony, a 4-year-old No Spin Zone stallion, set fractions of 28, 56.4 and 1:25 before sprinting the final quarter in 27.2 seconds for a confident one length victory. Slick Tony surpassed $153,000 in seasonal earnings with the win and more than $529,000 in his career. Allan Davis had three wins. Foster, Corey Callahan and Ross Wolfenden each had driving doubles. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - The harness racing 2015 Horse of the Year, Wiggle It Jiggleit, will have a homecoming Monday (September 30) as he competes in the 6th race at Harrington Raceway. The track record holder, who is based in Harrington, drew post five in the sixth race, the featured $20,000 Open Pace. Owned by George Teague Jr. and Teague Racing Partnership, the 7-year-old son of Mr. Wiggles recently returned to racing action after a three year break. Adored by racing fans, he is remembered locally for a dazzling 1:49 track and world record performance at Harrington as a 3-year-old in 2015 in addition to his many stakes wins on the national stage, including an epic performance when he won the Little Brown Jug as a sophomore. He made his much anticipated return to the races on September 19 at Delaware, Ohio, where he finished second. He has won 38 of 52 career races and banked more than $3.9 million In his career. He is trained by Clyde Francis. Post time for Monday's 14-race program is 4:30 p.m. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway  

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

CHESTER, PA - 2015 Horse of the Year Wiggle It Jiggleit finished second to the $590,000+-winning mare Diva's Image in a Tuesday morning harness racing qualifier at Harrah's Philadelphia, but he posted by far his best clocking, 1:52.2, in this, his fourth qualifier after being away from the races for over three years. Driver Montrell Teague sent the now-seven-year-old altered son of Mr Wiggles to the lead in the qualifier and posted fractions of :26.4, :55.4, and 1:23.4, opening up a four length lead at the stretch call. But Diva's Image, six lengths behind at the ¾, finished strongly for driver Tim Tetrick to go by by a length over the pacesetting "Wiggle." Wiggle's best time since his return had been 1:53.4, in winning his first qualifier back. From the PHHA / Harrah's Philadelphia

CHESTER, PA - 2015 Harness Horse of the Year Wiggle It Jiggleit has now made it two of three winning qualifiers as he prepares to make it back to the races after an absence of three years, tallying today in 1:54.1 by 1¾ lengths at Harrah's Philadelphia. Montrell Teague was in his usual spot in the sulky of Wiggle It Jiggleit, directing the seven-year-old altered son of Mr Wiggles to the top and setting fractions of :28.3, :57.2, and 1:26. The winner of $3.9 million had a two length lead at the top of the stretch over Kiwi Ideal N, and basically maintained that advantage to the finish. Clyde Francis trains Wiggle It Jiggleit in the George Teague Jr. stable for the ownership of George Teague Jr. Inc. and Teague Racing Partnership LLC. The plan is for more preparatory work for the horse who has not raced since October of 2016 before he would see any pari-mutuel action and any further decisions would be made on his racing career. From the PHHA / Harrah's Philadelphia

CHESTER, PA -- 2015 Harness Horse of the Year Wiggle It Jiggleit continues his comeback after being away from the races for almost three years, set to go in a Tuesday morning harness racing qualifying session at Harrah's Philadelphia. So far in 2019, Wiggle It Jiggleit posted a 1:53.4 qualifying victory, rushing home in :27, at Philly two weeks ago, and then last week at Pocono he was third, timed in 1:54.2, after setting the pace. Montrell Teague is set to reclaim his usual spot behind Wiggle It Jiggleit - last week he was committed at Philly to drive a horse named Mr Jagerbomber, who won after a layoff of "only" 105 weeks. "Wiggle" will start from post six in the sixth of Philly's nine qualifiers on Tuesday, and his race should go somewhere near 11 a.m. 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. His all-time track record at Philly, 1:47.3, got a scare yesterday when Shartin N, the mare who right now is the favorite to succeed WIJI as Horse of the Year four years afterwards, paced a 1:48 mile. 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

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