Wiggle It Jiggleit paces fastest mile at Harrah's
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) Wiggle It Jiggleit paced the fastest mile in the 11-year history of Harrah's Philadelphia on Sunday, winning the $200,000 Dorothy Mullin Invitational for older male pacers by 1 3/4 lengths over in 1:47.3.
The 4-year-old Wiggle It Jiggleit, harness racing's 2015 Horse of the Year, broke the track record of 1:48 shared by Artistic Fella and Mister Big. The time was a fifth of a second off the world record for a 4-year-old gelding pacer on a five-eighths-mile oval.
Wiggle It Jiggleit won for the 29th time in 36 races and increased his earnings to $2.57 million.
''He's done so many races and all of them are spectacular, it's hard to pick one that stands out,'' winning driver Montrell Teague said. ''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. 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.