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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Wiggle It Jiggleit Stakes His Claim as a Legitimate Meadowlands Pace Contender

Wiggle It Jiggleit set a world record for a half mile track as he went through a paid workout at Harrington Raceway, racing like a 1-9 favorite while scoring a 14 1/2 length victory in a winners over event in 1:49.   This lightly raced gelding is now 8 for 8.  Number 5 on Darin Zoccali's initial Road to the Meadowlands Pace rankings will certainly be moving up after this performance.

Quite honestly, instead of just offering win wagering, wouldn't it have been better served to bar the horse from wagering and have a full menu of wagering options for the race available?

You have to admire George Teague for keeping Clyde Francis, his trainer at the Meadowlands, listed as the trainer of record for his Harrington start.  Many trainers would make sure to put the horse in their name when they return to the home base.  Teague is giving credit where credit is due.

Australian track announcer Fred Hastings visited Yonkers Raceway last night and called races 7-9.  I have previously heard his work watching some of the Australian racing and I thought he was an excellent announcer.  Well, I listened to him last night and I would call him a great announcer. Maybe it is his lilt,  but it adds a bit of class to his race call quietly adds a little excitement to the races.  If you haven't heard him call a race, check him out.  Go to the bottom of this page and select May 11, 2015 and race 7, 8, or 9.

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