From the Sports Editor: Bachrad was one of a kind

It’s difficult to imagine, but there actually was a time when Marv Bachrad didn’t know anything about horses or harness racing. Bachard figured he was about 20 years old and had just gotten out of the Army when a friend invited him to go to Brandywine Raceway, the track that was just north of Wilmington. […]

Foiled Again says farewell, cruises to victory in final Harrington Raceway appearance

HARRINGTON — The richest horse in harness racing history, Foiled Again, made a stop at Harrington Raceway Monday night during the 14-year-old pacer’s farewell tour. Trained by Ron Burke of Burke Racing, Foiled Again is set to retire from harness racing Dec. 31. Driven by local 27-year-old harness racing driver Montrell Teague, Foiled Again competed […]

Teague seeks second Little Brown Jug trophy

DELAWARE, Ohio — It’s been three years since Wiggle It Jiggleit’s memorable Little Brown Jug win at the Delaware County Fair. But the race remains a topic of conversation whenever fans approach driver Montrell Teague. And that’s more than OK with the Harrington native, who will try for a second Jug trophy today with one […]

Morgan wins career 16,000th at Dover Downs

DOVER — It was a big day for Tony Morgan. Needing two wins to reach 16,000, Morgan quickly responded by taking both ends of the Dover Downs daily double to attain his milestone on Wednesday. Morgan, who won four races, is only the second driver in harness racing history to drive 16,000 winners in a […]

Downbytheseaside wins $308,060 Hap Hansen Progress Pace

DOVER — Downbytheseside went out a winner, rushing to a 1:48.3 victory in his final race prior to stallion duty Thursday night in the $308,060 Hap Hansen Progress Pace at Dover Downs. Driver Chris Page directed the convincing victory, his 14th of the season with a separately owned Brian Brown stablemate Fear The Dragon second. […]

‘Seaside’ and ‘Dragon’ meet for final time in Progress Pace

  DOVER — Harness racing’s two richest horses this year, Downbytheseaside and Fear The Dragon, will meet for the final time in Thursday’s $308,060 Hap Hansen Progress Pace for 3-year-old male pacers at Dover Downs. Downbytheseaside, who has earned $1.44 million this season, will start from post No. 2 with Chris Page in the sulky […]

Wiggle It Jiggleit named harness racing’s Horse of the Year

The hottest horse in the country, Wiggle It Jiggleit, chills with Clyde Francis of Houston, inside Teague Stables near Harrington on Tuesday. With a win at Dover Downs Thursday evening, the pacer will top more than $2 million in earnings. (Delaware State News/Dave Chambers)

Wiggle It Jiggleit made the most of nearly every month on the calendar. The gelding from Harrington, who on Thursday was named the Dan Patch Award Horse of the Year by the U.S. Harness Writers Association, won his first race of the season in January and continued posting victories through November. In fact, the only […]

Teague family on pace to harness more honors

The hottest horse in the country, Wiggle It Jiggleit, chills with Clyde Francis of Houston, inside Teague Stables near Harrington on Tuesday. With a win at Dover Downs Thursday evening, the pacer will top more than $2 million in earnings. (Delaware State News/Dave Chambers)

DOVER — George Teague Jr. continues to remain humble despite his success as a harness racing owner and trainer. But what he isn’t humble about is being able to share his success with his family. “Everyone is involved,” Mr. Teague said. “My son, daughters, everyone. I’ve been a part of this all my life. My […]