Chester, PA — The 2015 Horse of the Year Wiggle It Jiggleit, who has been hampered by physical problems over the last three years, finally got back to the races in a Tuesday morning (Aug. 20) qualifying session at Harrah’s Philadelphia, 1,026 days after his last charted line. And he 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 hold off Imprincessgemma A, an import with 11 career wins making her first start in the U.S., by a quarter-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 Oct. 28, 2016 in the Breeders Crown, cutting the pace then getting caught by three-quarters of a length by his successor to Horse of the Year, Always B Miki.
His lifetime earnings currently stand at $3,907,557, and he took his mark of 1:47.2 on July 9 of his 4-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 2019 pacing power Lather Up.