09/14/2016 11:31PM

Delaware County Fair: Wiggle It Jiggleit will be on hand for fans to greet


The 2015 Little Brown Jug champion Wiggle It Jiggleit is returning to the Delaware County Fairgrounds.

The reigning “Horse of the Year” will be taking up residency in the LBJ Barn for fans to get an up close and personal look at on Wednesday, September 21 and Thursday, September 22. Members of “Team Teague” – driver Montrell Teague and trainer Clyde Francis - will be available for autographs and photos from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday and 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. on Thursday.

Thanks to the support of Sugar Valley Farm, who stands Wiggle It Jiggleit’s sire Mr Wiggles, the first 500 fans to visit will be given a 8” x 10” photo card celebrating the gelding’s 2015 accomplishments.

Last year, Wiggle It Jiggleit turned in the performance of a lifetime when he was parked on the outside for more than a half mile and edged a game Lost For Words by a scant nose to take the 70th LBJ in 1:49 3/5.

Wiggle It Jiggleit has won 35 of 47 career starts and more than $3.5 million. He has quickly become a fan favorite thanks to his gutsy performances and his ownership’s willingness to travel. Wiggle It Jiggleit has raced at 15 different tracks in Ontario, Quebec, Ohio, Delaware, New York, Indiana, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Fans of the now 4-year-old may also get an opportunity of a lifetime. Thanks to the generosity of Team Teague, one lucky bidder will get to ride along with Montrell Teague in a two-seat jog cart when Wiggle It Jiggleit leads the post parade for the first elimination of the Little Brown Jug. The auction will be a part of the Pre-Jug Gala held after the Jugette day card and benefits New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program and the Delaware County Fair.

-edited release (Delaware County Fair)