by Matt Sparacino, publicity director, Harrington Raceway
Harrington, DE — Legendary pacer and the richest Standardbred of all-time, Foiled Again ($12, Montrell Teague), notched his 105th career win Monday (Oct. 22) at Harrington Raceway in 1:55.1 in a $10,000 conditioned race.
The venerable pacer took the lead near the quarter-mile and dug in gamely to hold off all comers to a half-length victory, one of four for Teague on the program. It was a fitting finish for his stop on his “farewell tour,” where he greeted fans after the race in a temporary stall near the grandstand. Harrington Raceway has a history with the pacer, as he is the only three-time winner of the track’s signature event, the Bobby Quillen Memorial.
The well-mannered 14-year-old son of Dragon Again has been a worthy ambassador for racing and his extremely favorable temperament has lent itself to an abundance of interaction with racing fans. As has been widely publicized, the pacer will be retiring from racing at year end.
His visit to Harrington was coordinated by local television host Heather Vitale, who was instrumental in scheduling the appearance.
Owners Burke Racing, Weaver Bruscemi and JJK Stables have been generous with the pacer’s schedule to accommodate various requests. Trained by Ron Burke, the immortal Foiled Again has banked more than $7.6 million in his illustrious career.